Saturday, May 5, 2012

A New Finish

I sincerely hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend filled with all kinds of leisure time for stitching.  I think we need to organize as women and demand....or ask nicely....for a week off from everything else just so we can sit there and stitch.  Wouldn't it be lovely not to have to think of anything else for a whole 7 days!!!  It wouldn't cost the DH's anything except some forgotten dinners and maybe some dirty clothes which I'm sure wouldn't bother most men.  LOL  Let's all give this some thought and maybe organize a "sit in" that takes place in our favorite stitching chair.  
I have been stitching on this for about a week and it's taken longer than I thought it would.  It's a Mary Garry pattern..."A Present for Sewing Well" stitching case.  The above picture shows the front of the case and you'll notice at the top you'll see some printed cotton sewn on there.  Well that was suppose to be stitched in a checkerboard pattern and I just didn't like it.  I decided to sew a piece of the coordinating fabric there and it can be seen from the front or the back which is pictured below.
 Below you'll see the inside which has a pocket, a piece of wool felt for needles and a gold ring to place fibers on if you so which.  I absolutely love how this turned out but I really don't need another one so you'll find this one in my store for sale.
My next project is coming up with something that goes with the black and cream fabric collection that I posted about.  I'm not sure what it's gonna be yet but I'll think of something.....I hope.
Well that's all for now....hope nobody has run into that frog that keeps visiting everyone...he's a pesty little bugger.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

25 comments:

Heather said...

Very pretty!! I love how added the fabric!

Catherine said...

Simplly adorable!

MoonBeam said...

Mmmmmm, not sure if I am remembering correctly, but are you the one who stitched that wonderful Mrs. Waddalow with the pretty florals? And if so, does this piece coordinate with it?

Regardless, it is beautiful. Nice work.

Bobbi

Tatkis said...

What a lovely and romantic stitching case! And coordinating fabric is perfect!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Melissa said...

Very pretty! Love the colours!

marly said...

Beautiful. And impeccable!

Barb said...

Your project is just lovely!

butterfly said...

Beautiful Barbara.

Carol said...

So, so pretty, Barbara--love the way you added in the fabric!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Barbara. I love the colors and all the finishing details.

Vickie said...

Very well done Barbara. :)

Rita said...

What a beautiful stitching case!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful stitching case. I like the addition of the co-ordinating fabric on the outside very much. Your finishing is wonderfu.

Penny said...

Beautifully done, Barbara!

valerie said...

What a lovely stitching case! The coordinating fabric was a great substitution. A week off to stitch sounds heavenly! If only that was an option outside of a real vacation! :)

Sweet Sue said...

She's a beauty, like the pocket too - congrats!

Patty C. said...

Oh my gosh - im in awe! Pattern is now on wishlist
GORGEOUS FINISH!

Linda said...

Great job Barbara. I love how you finished it.

Linda

Sharon said...

It is gorgeous!

Valma said...

Ho My ! this is wonderful !!
I love the idea and the colours are perfect ! =D
I love, bravo
And please count me in your giveaway to win a whole week free =D
hehehehe
big hugs
xxx

Bekca said...

Such a beautiful finish! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with your new fabric haul.
Best wishes.

Carolyn said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Louie! Oh my...I just love the way you added the fabric to it. Just so, so purdy!

I love your blog header, too. I've been meaning to tell you that. :0) Brain freeze an all.

Love ya!

ricketyjo said...

really beautiful, I love it :)

Teresa said...

Beautiful stitching case. I think the fabric looks just lovely.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous finish :)