A Pyramid



I was inspired by a gift that NatalieJo had been given and she gave us the pleasure of seeing on her Blog. Its a Pyramid.

Now this one is just a bit rough as I haven't quite perfected it all so forgive any glaring mistakes to it. The whole putting together involved a lot of swearing and gritted teeth and it was almost binned but dear ole Mark kept me calm and offered words of encouragment as did Helen when I rang her. I kept checking how it looked on NatalieJo's blog and sort of carried on from there.



Inside I placed an EEF design "Small sampler 6" (I think it was - I call it rose cottage but I know thats not the right name I've stitched it on 40ct lambswool linen and used almost all the recommended DMC for it. I really love this design. In fact I think EEF have to be my current favourites for this week LOL!!



I thought I would finish it as a small necessaire, so on one side I placed a scissor pocket for my scissors. On either side next to that I placed Mother of pearl Kelmscott thread rings which I sent to me from Barbara.



On the 4th and final side I have put pretty marking pins. The wings are made of pink silk shot through with gold it looks brighter the silk colour on the pics than IRL. The outer fabric is a MODA fabric I had thats a sift sage green and cream tiny check.
I have decided after a couple of days that I think I will do another one of these at some point and try to perfect my finish, but not just yet!!



I also have spoke to mum and she asked me to Thank everyone on their lovely comments about the pinkeep she made for me.
This weekend we are off over to visit mum and dad and Helen and her family, plus my brother and his wife and kidlets are coming up - its been my Dads 75th birthday this week so we are surprising him with a visit and taking Mum and Dad out for dinner - it will be great seeing everyone together.

71 comments:

lena-lou said...

Well, I think it looks ABSOLUTELY beautiful, you have done so well from just looking at Natalies photos with no instructions or book to follow. You can always bring it for me at the weekend , I'll give it a good home ;-)) Looking forward to seeing you both as well :-))

Christine said...

Very beautiful pyramid!! I like it very much !!!
And your mother's pinkeep is so nice!!
Congratulations to both !!!

Véro L said...

Bravo!!! It's stunning!! for the stitching, you are right EEF are the best :)) and what a wonderful job you made for the finishing!! thanks so much for sharing this beauty.
Véronique L

Véro L said...

it's just stunning!! for the stitching, you are right EEF are the best, and bravo for the finishing§! thanks so much for sharing

nataliejo said...

Oh Susan ! you should have asked me about the pyramid ! It would have been easier than just looking at the photos ! Actually there are step-by-step instructions on a French blog : http://mesfabricationscarto.over-blog.com/article-5459250.html
http://mesfabricationscarto.over-blog.com/article-5493477.html
http://mesfabricationscarto.over-blog.com/article-5531073.html
http://mesfabricationscarto.over-blog.com/article-5566715.html
You will find four parts in French but the pictures help a lot to understand how to do it.
Yours is very pretty !!! Congrats !

Stitcher said...

Another stunner Su

Judith said...

Looks great Su.

quiltorstitch said...

Wow Su, that is gorgeous. How creative! I love the soft colors you use to finish all of your projects. You have a good eye for matching everything perfectly. Enjoy your weekend with your dad and mom. Happy Birthday to dad! 75 is a great old age :D

Nancy said...

I think your pyramid is just beautiful! Enjoy your weekend!

KarenV said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I love the design and the finishing is so clever. I don't think I could have worked it out without instructions - good for you!

BeckySC said...

Oh MY!!! It's absolutely STUNNING< Su :) WOW!! Congratulations :)
((hugs))

Aprilblue said...

Very very beautiful. It's good idea
Congratulations !

staci said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! You've done such a wonderful job. Love the colors, the fabrics...everything! Congratulations :)

Sally said...

Oh wow, Su, your pyramid is incredibly beautiful.

Carla said...

It's so pretty!! You did a wonderful job!!!

Barbara said...

I had to pick myself up off the floor before I could type this comment. ;) WOW, Su. WOWOWOW. I'm so impressed. Incredible!! You should go around patting yourself on the back and telling yourself how fabulous you are!

Anonymous said...

Well, if this is rough then you need to change those pretty glasses of yours..haha! It's absolutely beautiful and you have chosen the most perfect little chart to go inside. Su, you really are a perfectionist and you have created a perfectly lovely little etui.
The inside is truly delightful.
Enjoy it :>)
Have a great family gathering at the weekend and happy birthday greetings to your dad :>)
Hugs, Angela

xstitch.nl said...

A bit rough, she calls it...???? Are you mad? It is STUNNING!! What a wonderful finish!!

Vonna said...

I think it is simply stunning Su. You might have sworn when you are making it, but I'm swearing that it is beautiful as I gaze upon it! It is lovely! SUPER JOB!

Romy said...

Oh Su!!! That's absolutely gorgeous!! This is a wonderful idea of finishing this gorgeous design, and your finishing is absolutely perfect!!! Congratulation, it's really wonderful!!!!

Rosanne said...

Su, that is an amazing finish, even by your incredible standards. Well done and stop being so hard on yourself - it is perfect as it is.

Rosanne

Rosanne said...

Su, this is an amazing finish and perfect. Stop being so hard on yourself!

Rosanne

Laurie said...

It's beautiful... what an inovative way to finish this design.

Casa Pearl said...

Su your finish is just wonderful! You are so clever. Patti

Casa Pearl said...

Su, it's a wonderful finish - what a clever girl you are. Lovely, Patti

Linen Stitcher said...

I'm glad you didn't give up on this one. It's so elegant and beautifully finished! You're inspiring me to stitch my EEF designs, too! Thanks for sharing this one.

choko said...

Oh!!It's a nice pyramid !!Your work is elaborate!

Anne said...

WOW Su!!! You constructed that lovely etui from photos only? That is amazing!! You have done an awesome job!! :)

Von said...

Su, this is a phenomenal finish!! You go from learning to perfection in six seconds - I don't care to hear your denials! Lol!

I hope you and all your family have a wonderful weekend!

Iris said...

WOW, this is wonderful !!! You did a great job !!

Barbara said...

The stitching is lovely and the contruction fabulous! Great job!

Julie said...

absolutely stunning, well done on another fabulous project

Karen said...

wow looks great

Katrina said...

Su, it's beyond gorgeous. Love it! You have such an eye for color and I must say I don't see any mistakes at all :-).

Nicki said...

Oh wow Su! It looks stunning to me. If you're not happy with it send it here LOL! It really does look great and the fabrics and stitching all go so well together. A great job!

Edda said...

This is such a beautiful finish you have made of the pyramid. I think your work is absolutely stunning. Happy birthday to your dad.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Wendy said...

That's a beauty, Su! And I love the design you chose for the inside. The fabric choices are perfect!! Wow is all I can say!!!

tintocktap said...

Your pyramid is beautiful, Su - it definately does not look rough! Well done - you always make such beautiful things.

Cheryl said...

Wow, what an incredible finish!!

Carol said...

Oh Su, your pyramid is absolutely gorgeous - the design and finishing are perfect!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. :o)

VavadesNeiges said...

you did a great job without instructions and can be proud of you, Su !

Hazel said...

Oh wow how amazing is that! x

Sharon said...

What mistakes? I don't see any! Gorgeous Su!

Ash said...

That is just beautiful! I love what you've done with it :)

Margaret said...

Every time you have a new posting I know it's time for a cup of coffee and some pure reading/viewing enjoyment.

What a gorgeous piece you have made Su and what a wonderful presentation. You and the rest of the ladies in your family are so artistic & talented.

Congratulations on your dad's birthday & have a wonderful weekend with your family.

coonie said...

Wow it's absolutely gorgeous!

Sheilasembroidery said...

What a great finish, well done

Patti said...

Absolutely exquisite!!! What more can I say other than your talent is amazing and I am really envious. Perfect just perfect. Patti x

Cathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Carol said...

Su - that pyramid is fantastic!! That is quite some inspiration you got there!

Giusypatch Quilting and other stuff said...

Hallo Susy, the piramid is perfect!! I Love the finishing and the chart too! Bravo!! Ciao, Giusy

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Su, you have done an absolutely fantastic job! I adore that pink silk, and just love the creativity of this finish. The stitching in the EEF design is really pretty, too.

Ulla said...

Oh, this is really beautiful!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Simply stunning!

Linda litlaskvis said...

Oh wow! That is absolutely beautiful! I love the design, and the finishing is just stunning. It looks perfect to me! Great job and so inspiring!

Annemarie said...

Yowzer!

Chelle said...

Incredible! It's lovely!

rosy said...

Hi Su!
I often look at your blog as it is really beautiful and I do so admire your stitching.
I love everything you have made and wonder how you find the time??
Hope you had a lovely week-end with your family. Regards to Helen and Amy - whose fabulous blogs I also enjoy looking at!
Best Wishes
Rosy (a very slow stitcher)

Stitch Wizard said...

Su I think your pyramid is absolutely beautiful! Oh how I wish I could do finishes like you and Helen do! What a beatuiful gift! Debby :)

Carolyn said...

What an AWESOME finish! I'm so impressed, and even more so since you didn't have detailed instructions. You did a wonderful job and you have me drooling. Of course, everything you stitch and finish is ALWAYS wonderful, so I'm not surprised.

Hugs,
Carolyn :)

sammyjo said...

I love the Pyramid its looks fun to make would you mind if i took ur idea to make one as a present plz

sammyjo

Susan said...

It's beautiful, Su, and more so that you did it without any instructions! Stunning!

Terri said...

That doesn't look "rough" to me...it is stunning.!
Terri

Michele said...

truly lovely work!

Leena said...

Oh my!! What a beauty, I really love this! You've done fantastic job!!

Dianne said...

Gee, I'll be comment #62! I just had to comment though. What an unusual piece and you did a great job with it. Congrats!

Paola B. said...

Whahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ! This is a master piece ! And your finishing is very exact !

TeresaB said...

Su, your pyramid is amazing! If that's what "rough" looks like when you do finishing, then I'd like mine to look "rough"! Seriously, it's beautiful, and stunning, and gorgeous, and all the other words everyone else has used. Can't wait to see what you make next.
Oh, and don't feel bad about the blog reading being behind, I'm WAY behind too and finally catching up.

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is truely amazing, love it.

Joanne

Lavender Rose said...

This piece is just stunning, Su. You've really made a treasure!!
Hugs,
Deb

tkdchick said...

Wow that's just amazing!!!!!

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