Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mini Pincushion Finish

Hi from a somewhat cooler Cape Town! Yes, our temperatures have finally started to drop - great news for heat-hating me!

To top that, I actually have a small finish to share. This design is part of the "Stitching Treasures Needlework Set" by Deborah Thorpe in The Gift of Stitching Magazine.
It is supposed to be a scissors fob, but it is a bit to big (it is stitched on 28ct evenweave and they recommend a 32ct), so I finished it as a little pincushion instead. The set also has a needle book and a sweet bag, which I would love to make in the near future. I'll also use one of the small motifs to make a matching scissors fob.

Here is my progress on the Hardanger pillow by Lee Albrecht:
I have finished the cross stitching on it, now it is on to the pulled thread work.

I have another small lined up - the quick finishes are such fun!

Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!

18 comments:

Margit said...

Michelle, your pincushion is sooo lovely! You picked some wonderful colors for it.
Hardanger I never tried but it looks adorable!!!

Cath said...

Lovely stitching , that hardanger pillow is so beautiful , well done .
Glad it's getting bit cooler for you too , I'm not a hot weather person either . X

Cari-in-VA said...

Michelle, what a lovely finish - I just love the colors in this piece.

So glad things have cooled down for you in your little corner of the world.

Mylene said...

Your Hardanger is looking beautiful! And congrats on finishing the lovely pincushion.

Daffycat said...

A lovely pin pillow, Michelle! Your hardanger looks fantastic as well!

mbroider said...

You are a quick stitcher, Michelle!! The hardanger one is going on real quick eh!

Carol said...

Hi Michelle--Glad to hear it is cooling off in South Africa! We are cool here, too, but it is warming up daily.

Your little pincushion is so sweet and that hardanger project is breathtaking--I love seeing your updates on it :)

Lee Albrecht said...

Michelle
fico muito contente com os seus avanços em meu kit.
ótima semana!

Vinniey said...

Beautiful and lovely pincushion. Love your decor and the flower too, pretty! Your hardanger looks so sweet. :)

Carpacar said...

Preicoso Michelle, ese diseño de Lee Albrecht es muy bonito y tus buenas manos dan el toque final.

Besos.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful pin cushion, Michelle! Your hardanger is exquisite.

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Michelle,your sticheries are beautiful,I like that little pincushion!
Now you can go to my blog!
I've written something for you,...late,but not to late! ;-))
Have a nice weekend,ulla

AlessandraLace said...

lovely creations. hugs

Olenka's Stitches said...

Love your pin cushion, Your Hardanger pieces are fabulous!

Edit said...

Michelle, your Hardanger pillow is very very beautiful!!! And the little pincushion is so lovely! It is always nice to come to your blog as one can find such beauties here!

Wendy said...

just send the heat this way !

gazette94 said...

Michelle,it is alway a pleasure to visit your blog .. this little pincushion is lovely and the hardhanger is wonderful !

Babs said...

check my blog ;-)