Monday, June 7, 2010

A Small Finish and a Big Start

Yes, I actually have a small finish to show! I stitched 'Small Token' by Blackbird Designs on self-dyed 28ct evenweave in DMC threads and finished it as a pincushion. I absolutely loved stitching this piece - the colours are so lovely and look really good on the fabric. The fabric is coffee/tea dyed and was the perfect size for the stitching and the finishing :)
On to my new start - Shores of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings - I have been admiring this piece on many blogs for quite some time and finally decided to also give it a go! This is my favourite piece from the Hawk Run Hollow range.
Here is my start - I'm stitching it on 32ct Harvest Beige Minster Linen in DMC threads. The fabric is a lovely rich colour and seems to be reasonably close to the recommended shade. You can't see the colour accurately on my pic - it has been grey skies and storming - not great for taking accurate photos. That being said, I am extremely happy about the winter weather, especially after the extremely hot weather we had this summer!
I also noticed that I have been blogging for almost one year! When did that happen? I think this calls for a celebration, so watch this space for an announcement about a giveaway!

That's it for now! Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!

20 comments:

Margit said...

Oh Michelle, your BBD pincushion is adooooorable!!! I LOVE IT! The colors are most wonderful! Congratulations on that adorable piece of art!
I also like your start on the Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. That will come out just perfect also!

Annie said...

What a perfect fabric and finish for the BBD piece!

Shores is going to look fabulous on that fabric. That's a lot of stitching ahead for you (at least by my standards). Good luck!

Elaine said...

Michelle your pincushion is just beautiful!
Shores is also going to be stunning, great start.

Carol said...

Every time I see the BBD pincushion, I mean to get my chart out and start stitching! I love it and you did a wonderful job.

Good luck with Shores--I love the colors in it and it really looks like it will be fun to stitch :)

Farm Girl said...

Your pincushion is BEAUTIFUL. I love it! You've made such a lovely job of the hand dyed fabric. Nice new start too - that one will keep you busy for a very long time :)

mbroider said...

Love the colors on the pincushion!!

Congratulations on your soon reaching one year of blogging!!

Mylene said...

Your pincushion looks lovely! And you have made a good start on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow .

Erna said...

Wow Michelle your finish is wonderful and I like the new start..:)
Hugs
Erna

Magalys said...

I love the pincushion colors, you did a great job. A good start, I will come back to see your progress. Hugs from Venezuela.

Siobhan said...

I LOVE your pincushion!! What a beautiful finish. Love your new start, too--it's such a fun piece. Enjoy!

Manka said...

Hi Michelle! The little pincushion is gorgeous!!!

and the big work ... oh my God, it's fantastic. I really admire your patience !

hugs:Manka

Ana Mary said...

Ese alfiletero está muy bonito, y el nuevo proyecto, promete muy bien. Un saludo

Edit said...

Michelle, your BBD finish is so beautiful!! I would love to stitch this one day, but when? Lately I have no time to stitch.

But your new start... I simply love it. Just been at the sea for a weekend recently and now I would stitch boats and lighthouses until I fill the whole flat, if I could :)

Tatkis said...

Oh, I love your BBD pincushion, it's so sweet! And good luck in your new big start!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle I love the BBD pincushion - I have this chart - think I will go dig it out as it looks wonderful stitched up. Well done Michlle x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely little finish, the colours on your pincushion are quite vibrant. Congrats on your new start, and for blogging for almost a year!

Would you believe photographers actually prefer taking pictures outdoors on an overcast day, colours don't get so washed out by the bright sun, or whites too bright.

Cole said...

Love your pincushion, it's lovely!

Margit said...

Hi Michelle.
Sinse I do not want to be in the drawing of your next post, I will just leave a comment here saying that I think that's real sweet of you for doing that. I bet the winner will be very happy!
Hugs, Margit

Vinniey said...

Your pincushion looks lovely! Congrats on your new start, you've make a beautiful start on SoHRH. :)

Solstitches said...

Gorgeous pincushion! I love that design so much and enjoyed stitching it a while back.
Shores of HRH is a beautiful piece.
I will enjoy watching your progress.

Margaret