Thursday, October 13, 2011

A new pincushion

First off, I want to express my thank you to all of my lovely followers.  I started this blog as a way to get my mojo back (hence the title) and what I have come away with is many friends that otherwise I wouldn't of gotten to know.  I love each and every one of you and I give thanks everyday for bringing you into my life.

I came across this filet crochet pattern a few weeks ago and in the back of my mind I knew I would end up doing something with it.  Well this is my version.  I found the link on Ravelry to the pattern.  It was designed by Maria Merlino and here is the page on Ravelry here.  I stitched it on a small piece of the Graziano Linen that is natural with burgundy stripes with a new HDF silk that has different values of red in it.  I love this color and of course HDF is a dream to work with.  This little pincushion has taken up roosting in my store if you are interested in him.
Have you ever started a design that you just couldn't wait to start only to find out once you started lost interest.  That's how I've felt about a couple of the designs I have started lately and I'm not sure if it's the design or me.  Do I take these off of the frames never to see daylight again or do I keep them in open sight just to taunt me.  Decisions.....decisions.....not on wednesday!!!!!
I'm really in the mood to stitch a Mirabilia.  I know.....nuts right????  But I think I have found the solution.  I have the little Thanksgiving Harvest Fairy so I think I will stitch that and make it either into an ornament or a standup.  I've decided I'm going to change the Crescent Colors into DMC or Anchor because I'm really not a big fan of Crescent Colors cottons.  I love her silks but that's it.  If anyone knows of a good conversion chart for CC to DMC, please let me know.  I've looked everywhere and haven't found one yet. What it will probably come down to, is me making my own conversions and praying for the best.
One of my favorite actresses was Elizabeth Taylor and when I saw the Nora had designed this one with Ms. Taylor in mind, well I know I have to stitch it.  I also love the Sabrina one which was for Audrey Hepburn....another of my favorites....and my daughter, Jenn, has that one that she says she'll stitch for me.  What a great daughter, right?????   If anyone has a used Elizabeth they don't need anymore, contact me.
Well that's all for today.  I'm off to start a large pot of beef stew for dinner.  
Blessings as always,


Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Beautiful finish Barbara, very different in a very good way, love the red of course. Nice to see a design that is new to me. You're so right about making new blogging friends, makes the world a much nicer place:)

Rita E in AZ said...

I saw a conversion here - I am not sure if it is what you are looking for:

If you scroll down on the page there is a word document titled:

Crescent Colours - DMC -Sampler Threads -Weeks Dye Works

Your pin cushion is so pretty.

Catherine said...

Cute pincushion!! I have seen both of the other patterns all finished up - they are stunning in person!

cucki said...

hello dear, i love your lovely pin cushion so much..very lovely finish :) right with blogging friends..really they all brighten our life :)
love you so much xxx

Daniela said...

TBeautiful bag, beautifully finished!

ChrisG said...

Ive not seen a filet pattern done in cross stitch before. Turned out really well. I have many of the HDF and will have to obtain this new red...any idea what the name of the color is? Thanks, Christina

Tatkis said...

Beautiful pincushion - in French style I think :)