Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Finish and a Start

Hello stitching friends!  I had such fun stitching and finishing this little pillow.  This sweet design is by Atelier Soed Idee and was featured in Das Stickcafe Magazin, which is currently a free download :)  I love Atelier Soed Idee's designs and this was just in time for some Valentine's Day stitching. 


It is stitched on 28 ct white evenweave in Nina's threads in a shade called 'Old Berry'.  It is finished with some beautiful patchwork fabric and trimmed with lace and buttons.



I also started a course in Reticella lace with Lee Albrecht recently.  I have been wanting to learn this technique for a long time and it is such a privilege to be part of the group learning this beautiful art form. Here is my first block all done:


That's my stitching update for now!  I am planning to finish the block of Shores of Hawk Run Hollow that I am working on soon, but my fingers are also itching to stitch another ornament!  (Not to mention how keen I am to work on Train of Dreams!)

Enjoy what is left of the week and have a great weekend!

Happy Stitching

Michelle

16 comments:

Annie said...

What a gorgeous little pillow! Such a nice romantic piece for the season!

Your lace block is so perfect! That really looks very hard to do .

Manka said...

I love your pillow , the design is beautiful and the fabric you used for finishing is so pretty :)

Your reticello is amazing.

cucki said...

aww i love the pillow so much..very sweet..
lots of love for you...
hugs xxx

Mylene said...

Love the pillow and it's a beautiful design.
wow! you've done the technique perfectly!

Marijke said...

Hi michelle, what a beautiful pillow! You have used a very pretty fabric. Marijke

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle your pillow is stunning I love it. Can you let me have your e-mail address and then maybe I could e-mail you about meeting for coffee when I come to Cape Town next year x

Lee Albrecht said...

Michelle, meu coração fica alegre... quando consigo ensinar ....fico feliz de voce fazer parte do nosso grupo de Intercambio Internacional do Bordado Lee Albrecht.
Um lindo fim de semana.

Marmalady said...

Your pillow is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing the link to Das Sickcafe. I am german and I appreciate it even more :)
I also love the Reticella. Its on my list of: To try one day...

Tatkis said...

Such a sweet and lovely pillow!
And your Reticella process looks so beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Patty C. said...

Beautiful finish.
Thank you for the link ;)

Lonneke said...

That pillow is so cute. Really nice.
And your lace work is beautiful too. Impressive.

Sally said...

Your pillow is beautiful.

I love your lace work. It is gorgeous.

Terri said...

Love the pillow, but the reticella is awesome!! Great work!!

Nelli said...

Beautiful finish!

Carol said...

I just love your latest finish, Michelle--that really is a perfect Valentine's Day piece. And the fabric you've paired it with is so pretty, too.

Oh, that lace block is incredible--how wonderful to learn how to make something so beautiful!

Hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend :)

Edit said...

What a lovely finish! the fabric match so well!

And the lace your are learning, it is so beautiful. I have never tried anything like that, but always like to watch them, they are so beautiful.