Tuesday, August 12, 2014

And it's a finish!

Firstly, thank you all so much for the welcome back to stitchy blogland in my last post. I was truly moved to see lots of familiar faces and new ones too. It was nice to hear that others have been feeling the same way as me in regards to the blogging community. I hope I might have spurred some of you on a bit. I know you have definitely spurred me on. Thank you! Thank you to everyone who entered into my little giveaway as well. I am really looking forward to just blessing someone's day. If you haven't entered yet then there is still time. It is running until the 21st August and all you have to do is comment that you would like to be entered and tell me what your favourite colour and style of finishing is in this post here.
 
I have been hard at it on my pocketbook and finished the stitching on it on Sunday night and spend a long, lazy afternoon today finishing it off. So here's my BIG little finish. I really love how this has turned out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitcher's pocketbook by Kirsten Edwards
Gift of Stitching online magazine
32 count Belfast Vintage Country Mocha
Rajmahal art silks as specified.
 
I hope you can see how shiny those threads are. It really was a joy to stitch and I have a few other pocketbooks from the same online magazine that I would like to do in the near future.
 
Now, I still need to do a Cornwall post and also I have been trying my hand at Hardanger so I thought I would show you my efforts on that line but that is for another post. So I will love you and leave. Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone.
 
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38 comments:

Barb said...

Very pretty!

Tina said...

Wow,clever you!

Looks gorgeous well done on your HD xx

Audrey Davis said...

beautiful work
what issue please?
thanks so much

cucki said...

Wow it's so beautiful xxx

Deanne J said...

Lovely job Hazel. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you will visit again.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! That's an awesome finish--I think your mojo has returned

Vickie said...

So pretty! Yes, I can see the beautiful silk.

Sparkly Rock Girl said...

Oh i have that pattern but haven't got around to it - but now seeing in detail it looks so much more lovely. Great work!

Margaret said...

Beautiful. I have that pattern and will now add it to my "want to do" list. Well done

Carol said...

Oh, what a gorgeous piece you've created, Hazel!!

Ranae said...

Yes, welcome back to blogland, Hazel
What a gorgeous perfect piece, love it

Blu said...

It's very pretty! And beautifully finished too.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Really pretty. I love the colors.

sharine said...

It is so beautiful:)

Margaret said...

This is absolutely gorgeous in every way! I remember falling in love with this piece. I wonder if I have the kit in my stash. lolol!

Angela P said...

Gorgeous finish!

Annette-California said...

WOW! Gorgeous needlebook. It turned out stunning. LOVE the beautiful silks and yes I can see they are lustrous. Congrats on your finish! You did a great job!
love Annette

Marilyn said...

What a great finish.
Congrats, it's so pretty.
Marilyn

Sally said...

Love, love, love your pocket book. So pretty and so beautifully put together. I've had this printed out since that issue came out and seeing yours really makes me want to stitch it!

Annie said...

A really beautiful piece! Love those even, perfect stitches!

Mii Stitch said...

What a delightful finish Hazel!!! It looks an absolute little gem, congratulations x

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely work Hazel :-)

Shirlee said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie said...

Looks wonderful Hazel, I too have this one printed out, just never got round to it (like a lot of things!)

Shebafudge said...

Looks stunning! What a beautiful design. xx

geeky Heather said...

That is really beautiful! Congratulations on the finish!

Helen Philipps said...

This is so beautiful, Hazel! I love the texture of the gorgeous stitchery and the lovely photos too.
Helen xox

Kate said...

Such a pretty finish, congratulations

my4lilgirls said...

Hazel that is absolutely stunning.
Love it
Karen x

Andrea said...

What a fabulous pocket book. You can definitely see the sheen on it, it's beautiful.

Nicola said...

Hazel that's a really stunning finish!

andamento said...

That is really beautiful, but I have to say I don't know how you manage to make so many stitched things so quickly! It would take me forever. Thanks for your comment, I'm hoping things might be better next week, felt like giving it all up on Thurs night which would be such a waste. You're an unappreciated lot, teachers...

Marie said...

Your stitcher's pocketbook is truly gorgeous!

Karoline said...

Your pocket book is gorgeous, congratulations

CJ said...

Very beautiful.

CJ

Brigitte said...

Oh Hazel, this is a fantastic piece. So beautiful, your stitching and the finishing. No wonder that you already think of making some more of these pocketbooks.

Sheryl S. said...

Just found your blog, this pocketbook is really beautiful, a lot of work went into it and very nicely finished.

Louise said...

Just beautiful Hazel!!!

<3
Louise xx