Saturday, August 6, 2016


First off, I hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday with loved ones and family.  I have a sweet friend in Ohio, Rhonda who needed a pillow for a friend's daughter.  She sent me the pattern and it was a fun stitch.  It's of a East Indian elephant and she wants the pillow finished in that way.  I'm on the hunt for the right fabric to set off the design.

I had a brain spasm when I posted that I had finished Sunbird and wasn't sure how to finish it.  I received an email from a sweet lady who pointed me to different of them being mounted on a black piece of wood.  I really must stop and think more before I post because I had the original mounting wood that Threadwork Primitives had made especially for this design.  

For around the outside I used BBD chenille trim and I made a twisted braid out of it.  I'm thinking it's a little too heavy for the design but it's too late now.  

I have also posted three cross stitch patterns in my store if anyone is interested.  Sunbird by Threadwork Primitives...... Wedding Ring Row by Lone Elm Designs.....and The Weaver's Work by With Thy Needle and Thread.  Just email me if your interested in any of them.

The Weaver's Work is the design I'm just starting with the linen and silk the designer called for.

I love doing mono colored designs.

Also for those that are curious.....the toilet was a success!!!!!  LOL

Enjoy your weekend,
Blessings, Barbara


Vickie said...

Your elephant is neat! Sunbird looks really nice Barbara. Hooray for toilet success. ;)

diamondc said...

Barbara: How sweet of you to do the pillow for Rhonda, it is a beautiful design, love the wood finish and trim for Sunbird is perfect, love the patterns you have for sale but I need to stitch on the pattern I bought from you as little while ago.


Marilyn said...

That's a cool Elephant.
Sunbird turned out nice.
Glad the toilet stress is over!

Barb said...

Love the elephant Barbara, you must have smoking needles. So many lovely indian fabrics to choose from for the backing . Looking forward to seeing what you choose. I love the inspirations mags and would ask for one of them I have not got but the postage will be horrendous so I will pass. Sunbird great finish and by next week you will have the mono one done the rate you are going with your stitching. So pleased to hear your toilet dilemma is over.Enjoy your week .Hugs from me to you.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your Sunbird looks great on the black board, Barbara. I really like the "chunkier" look of the chenille for it. What a beautiful elephant you stitched up for your friend and I look forward to seeing it in finished form! Glad the toilet issue has been resolved. Enjoy your Sunday!

marly said...

I miss so much! Never saw either of those two designs. Very nice.

La Nouille said...

I love your elephant! Well done!
I look forward to ypur finishing.