Thursday, April 05, 2007

Two posts in one day!!

Just finished my first ever pinkeep!! Now to all you finishing experts pls don't laugh at my feeble attempt!! As you can see - it's not quite centered and all the pins are different colours and I made the mistake of cutting the backing fabric corners out which made it start to fray a little which I quickly hid with ribbon!! Thank you to Carol for the link which provided the instructions. It's far from perfect but I am very proud of it - even if I may say so myself!
First ever pinkeep April 2007 finish
It is a freebie from Carriage House back when they were called Barrick Samplers and stitched x2 on 32 count linen and uses NPI silks. Thanks for looking.

19 comments:

Sally said...

I love your pinkeep Hazel. I really must try making one.

Carol said...

It's gorgeous! I have not tried a pinkeep yet! Great job!!!! Your confidence simply must be growing now!

Anita said...

Your pinkeep is very pretty. You did a great job. Your next one will be "perfect", I love your cheryl bouquet, and enjoy your great stash.

Happy Easter.

cathymk said...

Love it!! Congratulations!

Cindy said...

Very nice! I haven't tried one of these yet, but have wanted to. Congratulations on your finish :)

Cheryl said...

Well i think you've done a great job there! Congrats on your finish

stitcherw said...

I think it turned out great, very cute pattern, and I don't see any problems with your finishing. I haven't made a pinkeep yet, but it is on my list of things I want to make this year, along with a flatfold.
Sue

Rowyn said...

It looks fantastic, well done!

Redwitch said...

This is just lovely and I didn't see any of the imperfections and would never have guessed there were any unless you'd said, it's fab :) (lovely stash too!)

Jamie said...

It is so pretty! This is such a great job for the first time you've done it. I haven't tried this yet.

Vonna said...

Very Pretty! Great job!!!

Sharon said...

I think you did a great job! congratulations.

Karin said...

I love the pinkeep - it's so sweet. Your stitching looks gorgeous too!

Judith said...

Your pinkeep looks great.
Your name is ringing a bel too from a cross stitch site.

Barbara said...

Hiya Hazel,

Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

That's a very pretty pinkeep, the design and colours just perfect. Nevermind about the boo boos, we all learn from them :)

I want to stitch Cheryl's Bouquet too. I intend to use Carrie's Thread just like you. Rest assured I'll be keeping tabs on CB's progress!

The Silver Thistle said...

You made a super job of it! I'd have guessed you've been making them for ages!

I haven't tried one..........yet, lol. They're on 'the list' though, heheh

Mad Dixie said...

Hazel your pinkeep looks great, better than my attempt would be, lol, Happy Stitching

Lana said...

Your pin keep is beautiful! if you hadn't pointed out the flaws, no one would ever know! It is gorgeous!
~Lana~

Lizzy said...

Oh, my... how did I miss this post Hazel? I love it and I think you did an excellent job on your first pinkeep! I so want to make one of these... I love the design... I haven't seen this CHS before... Just Beautiful, Sweetie! :-)