Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Parfait Needle Pillow

A stitchy finish, the first for a while!  This is Parfait Needle Pillow from Catherine Strickler of Indigo Rose.  The chart took a bit of finding after seeing it finished on another blog (that long ago that I can't remember where now).  I eventually came across an article on The Caron Collection website with details that it was once a workshop piece at Annemiek's shop De Handwerk Boetiek in the Netherlands.  So I must say a big thank you to Annemiek for finding the chart for me, she was so helpful and spent a lot of time searching her shop and home for it, and had almost given up hope before it eventually turned up several months later!

It's only a little pillow, measuring approx 2¼" by 2¼".  I've placed a pair of Kelmscott Little Gem scissors beside it so that you can get an idea of the size.  I've stitched it on 28ct White Jobelan with the listed Caron Collection Waterlilies Parfait and Soie Cristale 7001.  The chart uses several speciality stitches, Jack in the Pulpit, Rhodes Diamond, Triple Rice Stitch and Eyelet Stitch.

Catherine Strickler is one of my favourite designers. I've only stitched a few of her designs but have several others in my stash I'm looking forward to stitching.  Mary's Pin Pillow is next on my list, I bought it back in 2006 and have had it kitted up ready for a few years.

Thank you for popping by again, and for all the lovely comments left on my previous post for my Pincushion Organiser.  :o)

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Pincushion Organiser/Scrap Bag

This is a little project I did over the bank holiday weekend. It's been on my to do list for a couple of years and I absolutely love it, especially as the colours go so well with my lounge too! The red isn't quite true in the photos - it's a nicer red in real life.

The pattern is free from the Sew Mama Sew website HERE. The instructions are brilliant - nice and easy to follow and with plenty of pictures. The fabric I've used is Wiscasset by Polly Minick & Lauri Simpson for Moda.

Thanks for popping by - I hope to be back soon!  :o)

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