Monday, October 5, 2009

October Pinkeep Finish

Spring is in the air! Despite today being cooler, we are definitely going into spring here - days are getting longer, flowers are blooming and temperatures are rising.

I stitched this sweet little pinkeep, which is another Freebie on Maryse's blog. It is her October pinkeep and she has it in Autumn shades, so I changed the colours to suit our season. It is finished as a pinkeep and trimmed with dark pink and green braid.
The backing fabric is a pink floral patchwork material, which was in my Mom's stash for about 25 years! Must be one of the first needlework related things she bought after I was born :) She is very glad that I could use it so many years later - it proves stash will never be wasted!
I finished the border of Mary Wigham, so she is having a bit of a rest again while I resume work on Scheherazade (Heaven and Earth Designs).
For those who are wondering what 'Mary Wigham' is all about:
The Mary Wigham chart is still available for download on the Needleprint blog. The chart was originally made available as a 'free' download for a SAL - the aim was to raise funds to preserve the original embroidery. The idea was to donate a dollar per download (there are 9 downloads), or whatever donation, if any, you wish to make. Read more about it on the blog - you have to scroll down a bit to get the link to the download page.

Have a great week with lots of stitching!


Mylene said...

wow! I've just started this one this evening planning for my next giveaway(maybe), with the colours given but i so love the one you have used. Great job on finishing it, looks sooo beautiful!

Carol said...

Oh, I love your spring pinkeep, Michelle! You are so lucky to be going into spring...our days are getting cooler and drearier here in Pennsylvania now that October is here. But, they make for good stitching days since we're stuck inside more :)

Wendy said...

wauw, your pinkeep and Mary's look great !!
funny how you have spring, and we over here have autumn !

Unknown said...

Michelle, your pinkeep is just beautiful (love the fabric!). What great progress you have made on Mary. I have her kitted up but I confess she is just sitting in a drawer.

Enjoy your day.

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Your october pinkeep is wonderful with that fitting fabric!!!!
Have fun with your big stocking project!
Greetings from Ulla

Olga said...

Wow! Great job on the pinkeep and your Mary looks wonderful!