My redwork exchange to Patti



The redwork exchange from SBEBB has been great fun and I really enjoyed stitching for Patti and I was pleased to hear today that it had arrived to her. My pattern choice I used was Miniature Alphabets by V Graindorge and I used Vicky Clayton silk thread in Dragons breathe.

I decied to make it into a scissor holder, I stitched it 1/1 on some pretty banding that I had, then lined it in red material and added a silk ribbon fastened with 2 tiny hearts to close it, The scissors are attached using a magnet. I managed to find some dark red scissors to match the thread as well as I could and this was the first time I made a keep this way and was really chuffed with the way it came out. So much so I'm going to make myself one now.

34 comments:

June said...

What a lovely swap gift. I have been enjoying the odyssey of all your needlework projects and thank you for sharing them.

Kim said...

That turned out fantastic! Love the idea of a magnetic strip for the scissors. :D

Nicki said...

It's so beautiful Su! It really is. I've never seen anything else quite like it. Love the alphabet chart too - must go and check those out! LOL!

Barbara said...

Wow, Su, another winner! I absolutely love how you've made this case. And a magnet to hold the scissors - how clever!! I looked over at Patti's blog and she's so happy - what a wonderful exchange!!

Leah said...

Wow, I would love to receive that! Greart job!!

Leah said...

Wow, I would love to receive that! Greart job!!

Chelle said...

Beautiful! And very creative, too! Love the design you chose.

lena-lou said...

This is a lovely exchange piece Su, no wonder you fancy one for yourself as well...you can do me one too!! :-)))

zoeandcooper said...

What a stunning exchange...you did an amazing job!

Anita said...

It is so pretty and great finishing.

Carol said...

The scissor case for Patti is simply gorgeous! Well done! Patti must adore it (and I hope she brings it to CATS in Pennsylvania later this month so I can see it in person!!). I am looking forward to getting the next RR from you now.

Sharon said...

Lovely scissor case and how neat that magnet is to hold the scissors!

bunnyhead said...

Your scissors keep is really beautiful and unique! I love the idea with the magnet and your stitching is suburb!

Lee said...

Awesome! You did a great job stitching it over one and finishing it in a creative way. It's lovely.

Sue said...

I love this piece. You did a fantastic job. I had already seen it on Patti's blog. Just lovely.

Isabelle said...

Wow Su, that is truly gorgeous!!

Heidi said...

Once again a great finish Su! I am sure that Patti will treasure this wonderful piece.

Heidi said...

Once again another great finish Su! I am sure that Patti will really treasure this exchange gift.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations

catandturtle said...

What a clever idea for a scissor holder. It is really pretty. Nice job! Lucky Patti. Ann.

Cindy said...

Lovely gift! Fantastic job!!

Stitch Wizard said...

Sue, Your redwork is just really beautiful!! Red is my favorite color and this piece is really pretty! Keep up the good work!! Debby

Anonymous said...

This turned out beautiful. I saw it on Patty's blog and thought it was very clever. What a wonderful exchange, great job!

Pamela

http://pamme.blogspot.com/

Julianne said...

Very nice work. Just wondering if you've been in touch with Romy? I hope she is doing ok.

Vonna said...

That is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the photo set up also...you're a talented needlewoman!
:o)

Stitch or no stitch said...

What a stunning scissor holder!!
Margaret

Cathy said...

Just lovely Su!

Susan said...

What a great finishing idea! Lovely work!

AnneS said...

What a wonderful redwork case you made for Patti - it turned out beautifully ... but then again, we shouldn't expect anything else from you - your stitching is always beautiful :D Now I'm off to see what else you've been up to while I've been 'away' (I'm trying to catch up now Mum's gone home again)...

Tara said...

so sweet!so great idea!!!
bisous***

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

How clever and beautiful!

Meari said...

What a neat idea for a finishing project! It turned out beautiful.

Christine said...

Su! it's really very beautiful !! I like the alphabet chart and the color of the thread!!
Congratulations!!
Amitiés

Von said...

Let me join with everyone else in raving over your adorable scissor keeper! I've started a little picture file of all the great ideas I'm seeing on the blogs and will add this one to it! :D

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