Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A finish and some goodies!!!

I hope everyone's week is going good so far.  Mine hasn't been the greatest but it will do.  I did get to finish a pincushion and I've added to my fabric basket.
The above design is a freebie from Yvonne at Papillon designs and it's called Byzantine Gem.  She called for a floss color, two metallics and two beads.  Well you know me and how I love to change a pattern so I decided on 3 different colors of silk.  One is a varigated (around the outside) which is called Cherry Cheesecake from HDF and the other two are solids to match.  I did use two beads and for some reason in my picture, the burgundy ones are showing up red but trust me, they aren't.  They are such a dark burgundy they are almost black and the other bead is gold.  I bought some chiffon ribbon in a dark gold and ruched and attached it around the outside.  I love how this little design turned out but I really don't need another'll find it in my store.

Then I went to Sewing Studio this morning and got into some trouble.  :o)  I came across this stunning set of fabric done in creams and black and the subject is old movies and music.  I love it!!!!  Now I have to find the perfect design because I'm seeing this as a needlework set.  If you have any suggestions....I'm open to ideas.
Then I saw this beautiful fabric in pinks and greens and I knew it was coming home with me.  I then started looking around the Sulky threads and found this pink and green combo that matches perfectly.  I see this done in a geometric design....just have to find it.
Am I the only one who does this?  I go into fabric stores and my mind starts seeing different projects made out of the fabrics I'm seeing.  Alot of the time I have the finishing fabrics and trims bought before I've even looked for a design to stitch.  Am I backwards???? or is this normal????  Let me know if you're the same way because I really don't like feeling alone in this.
Blessings as always,


Linda said...

That's incredible!!

Heather said...

Your pincushion is gorgeous!!! I always love how you change things!!!! I love your new finds, especially the pink and green!

Elizabeth Brotherton said...

The pincushion is lovely! I'm always changing fabrics and colors in the designs I choose!

The pink and green fabric is gorgeous! If I saw this at my local fabric store it would be coming home with me!

I find inspiration for projects everywhere. I can be at a local fabric shop, a tea shop or even the grocery store and ideas will come to me. I think its the norm with all creative people. We just can't shut our minds off--which is a good thing! Well, most of the time, except when trying to go to sleep at night!

Brightest Blessings!

Beth B.

April said...

A beautiful Finish!! I love the colors!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

It's a beautiful pincushion, Barbara.
I think we all do the same thing when let loose in a fabric store, it's just too marvelous and tempting.

Patty C. said...

Beautiful pincushion & love your new fabric stash ;)

Mouse said...

ohhh that pincushion looks lovely and nope I see fabric and bring it home and eventually it finds the right project
love the pink thread to match too and mmmmm re the black and white .... a bag , hussif and matching stuff may be ???
love mouse xxxxx

Carolyn said...

Louie! That is THE most gorgeous thing EVER! It is just stunning! You truly are the most creative person I know. :0)

LOVE your new fabrics. Is that the Eiffel tower I'm seeing there? Hmmm?? Can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be beyond awesome.

Hugs, friend.


lesli said...

Gorgeous! I'm sorry your week hasn't been going so well :(

Penny said...

Your finishes are always beautiful and this one is no exception! Love the colors and the beads. Can't wait to see what you use your new fabrics for. The whole idea of doing anything other than framing a piece is new to me, so I don't yet have your ability to see the finished product. I'm hoping to be able to do that someday. :)

Veronica said...

Beautiful pincushion. I'm so tempted to order some Cherry Cheesecake. I must resist! LOL! I love those fabric, especially the pink and green ones with the matching thread. So lovely!


Thoeria said...

Your pincushion is just gorgeous! Lovely colours. And that fabric.....can't wait to see what you're planning to do with them!

Julie said...

Beautiful! Can you tell me the name of the black and white fabric line? My son is studying film and is also a musician. I would love to make a quilt for him from that line but I haven't seen it before. Thanks!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)