Sunday, February 12, 2012

A new start

I've started a new commissioned piece and it's one that is going to test my finishing skills.  This is one design I have always loved but never stitched until my sweet friend Rhonda asked me too.  I have finished side number 1 and have 3 more to go but it really didn't take that long to stitch.  If you are thinking of doing it, please pay close attention to the counting and placement of stitches.  This is one design that you can't "fudge" on because of the way it's finished.  The basting stitches around the top are there for finishing purposes only and will be removed at that time.  This sweet little ort bag will be fully lined when finished and have twisted braid wrapped around it at the pink section and will stand about 5 inches tall.  I hope to have this finished by the end of this week......wish me luck.  I almost forgot to tell you what I'm using to stitch it with.  The fabric is 28ct. Water Lily Jobelan which is the palest of greens and the fibers are Gloriana and HDF silks plus DMC pearl cottons and RG Treasure Braid.
I will post a picture when I have it all finished and sewn together.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

17 comments:

Carol said...

If anyone can do this beauty justice, it's you, Barbara! Can't wait to see the all the finished sides... best of luck to you!! I know it will be a beautiful finish for Rhonda.

Deborah said...

I can't wait to see the finished piece! It's beautiful already.

Tatkis said...

It looks lovely! Can't wait to see the finished piece!

Hugs,
Tatyana

butterfly said...

Just beautiful stitching Barbara , what a talent you have.

Thoeria said...

I can barely wait to see the finish!

cucki said...

it is looking so lovely..
hugs and love xxx

ricketyjo said...

It looks really beautiful and unusual! Looking forward to seeing the finish :)

Teresa said...

Our piece is so beautiful. Can't wait to see how you finish it.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mouse said...

ohhh that is gorgeous ... is a Victoria sampler one ??? love mouse xxxx

Sally said...

Beautiful, so pretty.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Do you mean that this is going to be cut out as a "real" purse? I have a pattern in the historical book that is meant to be a drawstring purse, it's from the 1700's and the little girl did it on
50-count linen!!
This is so beautiful, Barb. I can't wait to see it.
Hugs,
Susan

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous !!!!! Can't wait to see it

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D it will look stunning finished.

Nicola said...

It is so beautiful, I can't wait to see it finished.

Happy Valentines Day

Catherine said...

Beautiful!! It will be stunning when finished!

Terri said...

I've stitched this one, too, but haven't finished it yet. I'm anxious to see yours finished!