This weeks finishes



My thanks to Yuko for designing such a pretty freebie and to
Vero for providing such wonderful instructions for making a mattress pinkeep. This is the 1st mattress pinkeep I have made and I'm pretty pleased with the results, I stitched this using DMC 816 on 36ct natural linen, I was going to x-stitch it but it looked too heavy for the result I wanted so I stitched it 1/1 as petit point.




My next stitching finish is by With My Needle - Busy Bee Sewing case, as you can see I have still to add the bees (didn't have enough so will have to order some), and do all the finishing. I changed everything thread wise, I did stitch it on 32ct Amsterdam Blue 2/2 but all the threads are those wonderful Kaalund Yarns silk threads I bought at Jaynes Attic stall at the show I went to last month and I used a gloriana silk for the tree and the wee cat. The writing is done in Finch (wonderful colours), her dress and flowers are stitched in Poinsetta and Jacaranda, the grass is in Moss and the skeps are Silky Oak, these threads are wonderful to use and have such wonderful names - they were made for knitting very fine work, but divideed they are the same weight as stitching yarn.

40 comments:

Annemarie said...

Oh Su, these are all stunners, as usual! I SO want to make one of these mattress thingies myself. How do the French keep coming up with such brilliant finishing techniques? Of course, it's all in the execution, so bravo, Su!

Redwitch said...

Lovely finishes, not seen a mattress pinkeep before! It's really sweet and such tiny stitches! You certainly have been a busy bee! ;)

Isabelle said...

Wow Su, all this is so beautiful... Great colours, lovely designs, and above all, impeccable stitching and finishing!! :) ((((hugs)))) to you!

Anonymous said...

I love your mattress piece and
the freebie link did not work for me. Your busy bee sewing case is so pretty and you have made great changes.

Anonymous said...

Lovely finishes! And I've been meaning to comment about your wonderful photos. The detail that you show in your stitching photos is remarkable. It's one of the reasons that I love to visit your blog!

Karoline said...

They're both gorgeous as always Su, congratulations

Vonna said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your precious needlework! You have divine techniques (that petit point is beautiful) and such wonderful ideas for finishing....that green eyed monster pops up in my head everytime I read your blog! LOL!
Really Su, you give me so much inspiration!
:D

VavadesNeiges - Eva said...

congrats for your first mattress, Su ! i love angels too, specially Casamia's

lena-lou said...

Very nice :-) I like the cherub design he is cute!!

Carol said...

Oh Su, I love your pinkeep! I recently bookmarked Vero's lovely mattress tutorial as well ;-) And that WMN project is one I simply must go out and buy for myself! Taht is so sweet! Thanks for the enabling. I look forward to seeing your finish.

Amy emailed me her photo today - she is gorgeous!

Katrina said...

Looks wonderful Su, and a perfect design for a mattress pincushion. This is one finishing technique I've yet to try so its definately going on the 2007 list :)

Nicki said...

That mattress is just gorgeous! I must give that technique a try too - thanks for the inspiration :)

Anonymous said...

Well Su,
You've done it again, girl - produced something to make us all gasp. It really is so pretty and the dainty stitching suits the design perfectly. I couldn't get the link to work either and I would love to find that pattern. Vero is an excellent teacher and you, a prize student :>)
Hugs, Angela

Karen said...

They are both gorgeous! I love the pinkeep. :)

Karen said...

They are both gorgeous! I love the pinkeep. :)

Karen said...

They are both gorgeous! I love the pinkeep. :)

Anonymous said...

I found your blog thru someone else's and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! I've really enjoyed reading your entries and seeing your incredible pieces.

Anonymous said...

Su, all your work is beautiful and these are no exception!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous work! I'm amazing at you over-1 stitching - its awesome.

Shell said...

you always pick such nice projects and your stitching is so neat.Love the redwork.

Deb said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing Su! :)

Barb said...

Both of those finishes are nice. I love that first one especially. Great stitching on both!

Stitch or no stitch said...

Gorgeous work in beautiful colors. This is the first time I've seen a mattress pinkeep - love it!!
Margaret

Renée said...

Lovely works and very enjoyable site. Congratulations from France. If you enjoy a short visit to France, you'lre welcomed to my French/ English site. Bye for now.

Anonymous said...

bello susi, asi que usaste el diseño de Casamia y aplicaste operacion maletas... ha quedado bellooooooo

Barbara said...

Good heavens, Su! Can I borrow some of that magic juice so I can whip through my stitching this fast???

Seriously, they're gorgeous finishes!

Sharon said...

Very neat mattress pinkeep-have not ever seen that before. I love the colors you chose for th sewing case-very pretty.

Anonymous said...

THe pin keep is lovely. Love the beehive stitching too, its brill

hugs xxxx

Katrina said...

Oh wow, everything is so pretty! I especially love the mattress, I tried the link for the freebie and it didn't work? I am going to bookmark the mattress finishing instructions. The WMN piece is great too, love your thread colors. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, Su, these are beautiful! I have been and picked up the freebie as I'd love to stitch it up. Your finshing talents are fantastic!

Danielle said...

Lovely! I want to try and this type of finishing, too. Now that Vero posted instructions, maybe I can make one! Nice work!

KarenV said...

Gorgeous finished Su. I love the little pincushion and the thread colours on the blue fabric are so pretty.

Lina said...

The mattress pinkeep is very interesting. I have never seen one before.

Kim said...

I love that matress pinkeep, very kewl! You did a lovely job on it. :D

Sue said...

The pinkeep is great!

bunnyhead said...

OMG, both are beautiful but the mattress pinkeep is to die for!

Anonymous said...

The matress pin keep is lovely Su, I haven't seen one of these before.

Also belated anniversary wishes to you and Mark, may you have many many more happy years together.

Lana said...

These are beautiful!
~Lana~

Vero M said...

Bravo Su, your mattress is just perfect :-))

AnneS said...

Wow, your latest pieces are exquisite - but then I'd expect nothing less ;) Seriously beautiful :)

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