Pinkeep Exchange for Chris
Anyway with a bit of persuasion I managed to convine it that even though it is a bit different it was is very pretty and good enough to show itself to the world :) Now it has decided to come out of the case, it feels rather proud, as it knows it is totally unique and therefore it is a little bit special!
It wanted you to see that yes, it is indeed a pinkeep and to show you its tiny silver pins that are in every flower around its edge ;) It was feeling a little plain as its pins were so small and I had to tell it it did not suit the big headed ones as it looked pretty enough on its own :)
Now it is feeling much more confident and it is doing a twirl for you ladies ;-) so you can see the little pocket it has on its back to hold a secret surprise which is a needle threader. It was a little unsure about its button but it was handpicked my by DD as the flower went with the fabric so it decided it would wear it with pride!!
Now it wants me to tell you all about it ;-) My partner Chris has a name on the BB of 'Brown Tabby' I do not know alot about Chris other than she is a very caring lady who has a great love of cats. I had nothing in my stash appropriate for a cat lovers Pinkeep so after a bit of thought whilst mopping the kitchen floor inspiration came to me. This inspiration was a picture that came into my head that I instantly drew very quickly onto the cover of my cheque book incase I forgot it. Later that day I got my pencil and graph paper out and created my own design from the quick doodle I had done. This is totally from my own head and not an adaption from other designers charts even down to the numbers. I like to use speciality stitches and nice threads so this little design is stitched with Caron Waterlilies and Au Ver A Soie silk threads on Wichelt 36ct flax linen. I have used one strand throughout the whole design. The numbers and initials are stitched 1/1 it has 8 sided Eyelets above the year numbers with Algerian eyelets on the right hand side. The heart is filled in with Satin Stitch and double backstitch rows above that. I was really pleased with the result and had alot of fun in creating this and choosing the colours. I did make little adaptions with the colours and layout as I was stitching it to get it right. I put the pocket on the back as I have seen them on some of your pinkeeps and think they look nice and had wanted to try one for myself. I chose a pretty spring like fabric with cats on (of course) for the contrasting reverse side. And now I guess you all want to know the name of my design?? Have you guessed yet.....no!! Then I shall tell you it is 'Brown Tabby' as, if I hadn't got Chris's name, then this maybe would never have been created :-)))I am most pleased to know she loves her exchange piece from me......phew!! I hope you like looking at it to :-))
I am glad you like my photos of Wales and the wee stitching shop I visited thank-you for telling me and once again thank-you for dropping by :)
I'll hopefully be back soon until then Happy Stitching and blogging!