Another Mary Beale

This time I have stitched 'The Shepherdess' and isn't she lovely, I do so enjoy stitching these small designs again its taken from Pocket Needlebook No 2 (August 1989), which though I stated last time is OOP, you can get it still from Wyndam Needleworks I think.



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I've stitched it on 28ct evenweave - colour unknown and used the recommended thread colours. I have finished it as a small pincushion and double trimmed the edges with cording and beads.




This weekend is a Bank Holiday here in the UK and hoepfully the weather will improve here where I live. We have a wedding 'night' do to go to on Saturday, beacause I'm still not really feeling much like gadding about, but because its a daughter of a long time friend of Marks, we have decide to just pop in and 'show face' as they say here, We are sure that they will understand that we won't stay long, and as its in the village hall the do, its not far to wander up too, as I wanted to go and see the bride and groom. My recovery is going well, I had a bit of an 'off' day yesterday for some reason, but felt much better today. Tomorrow I have to get more bloods done, I'm beginning to feel like a pin cushion LOL!

On the stitchy front I've completed a couple of other things, which I have to do the finishing on, I want to do the finishing on Nickys last seasonal exchange too and get that posted to her, on the Grant a wish exchange I've got a couple of wishes to do for folks, both are tin toppers and I want to get them started over the weekend I think, plus I want to get the 2nd part of the Tournicoton mystery sampler done, in fact I want to finish the 1st part too, but ran out of thread for one part of it already!
In the post today I received a wonderful surprise from Kathy, who sent me the B is for Bee etc etc (5 charts in total, for all the alphabet) of the Sheepish designs charts that I have had on my wishlist forever, It was a huge surprise and I was really touched by her kindness.

*edited to state its Wyndam Needleworks not Shakespeare Peddler


34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very very sweet and pretty to boot! Lovely finishing touches again. Wyndham Needlework has back copies of the Pocketbooks or re-issues. The price is about the same as from way back when about $3.25 a copy. Maria S.

Kim B said...

It's lovely! And how nice to get that surprise in the mail from Kathy!

Carla said...

Beautiful finish! Love how you finished the edges!!!

Nelapx said...

ohh es hermsoo. pero lo que mas me gusto es la oveja de edgar esta genial... cauntos nudos has cosido?
hoy ley estuviste enfermita, pues te envio mis mejores deseos y que te recuperes pronto... besos

Yuko said...

Oh Su, it's so beautiful and I love the soft colour very much!
And the double cording is awesome!
I'm not good at beading, so I always envy your technique!
Just beautiful and adorble!

Please don't make yourself tired, just have rest and be fine soon!
I send you warm hugs from here!

Nic said...

What a sweet finish :o)

vEr0n!c@ said...

This is so sweet and pretty. I love the way you finish it as a pincushion. The cording and beads matches color enhances the design perfectly.

Nivaira said...

Es realmente precioso.... te felicito !!!

Lennu said...

Oh how cute, a really beautiful finish! Your pincushion looks perfect :)

Sally said...

Another beautiful finish Su.

Enjoy your long weekend and I hope you'll soon be feeling 100% again.

Carol said...

Oh Su, it's gorgeous and so beautifully finished too! I have to confess I wasn't familiar with Mary Beale but I do love these two pieces you've recently finished.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. :o)

Karoline said...

It's lovely Su, great finishing

Giovanna said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish!

angelasweby said...

Su,
So glad to hear you're beginning to feel better. It's a slow process so take it easy - enjoy the wedding bash, tho :>)
I love your little Shepherdess and, as always, your trims are really inspired. You really do have a creative flair. Look forward to seeing what else you have been up to.
Love Angela

Nancy said...

Su, this is so very pretty! The colors in these designs are just so beautiful and soothing. I love your double trimmed edge!

Take care, and I hope you have lots of good days ahead.

Susan said...

I hope you are able to relax and enjoy the holiday weekend.

The pincushion is adorable - I love the beaded edge.

Vonna said...

It is gorgeous Su...and please do take care and not overdo :)

Julie said...

Such a pretty finish.

Hope you have a good bank hol weekend and the weather is kind to you.

TeresaB said...

Su, Catching up on posts and love all of your pretties from the last 3. The tea pin square is adorable, but then all your work is lovely.

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Enjoy the wedding do this weekend.

Sonia said...

It's beautiful!!!

Carol R said...

Pretty pincushion - love the double trimmed edge
Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and keep well

Garden Girl said...

Glad to read you are feeling better. You've had a lot happening since I last visited your blog! Your finishes are just lovely. Mary Beale is certainly a favorite. I'm going to have to spend some time with my Pockebook Needlework ~ they are still some of my favorite charts.

Myrna said...

It's lovely...

Please take care of yourself!

Von said...

Love the double edging you put on this sweet pincushion, Su! Very effective. :D

Katrina said...

It's so pretty! Everything you make is gorgeous.

Hazel said...

Su its gorgeous. What a lovely finish! The Grant a Wish ex sounds like fun. xx

jeansxs said...

Lovely Work!!!

Romy said...

Very, very pretty Su!! Your stitching and finishing is gorgeous!!
I'm glad that your recovery is going well, and looks like you are very busy with your exchanges.
Can`t wait viewing what you will do with the Sheepish designs ABC!!
Romy

Barbara said...

That is such a very pretty finish, Su!

I hope the wedding will not be too tiring for you, and that you'll enjoy a lovely weekend.

Carol said...

Oh Su - that is just stunning! Great to see you back to feeling a little more like yourself too :-) My NRR finally came home, by the way. Thanks for much for your lovely contribution. I am putting thank yous and gifties together now for you all ;-)

staci said...

Your stitching and finishing is always so exquisite! Hope that you are back on your feet soon, take care :)

Sharon said...

Another gorgeous finish!

Teri said...

Another "wow!" It's so nice to see the Mary Beale designs worked up. Her design and your finishing are perfect for each other.

Anonymous said...

Judy Said,

I really like your work. Where can I find the Mary Beale Parasol Lady. and more smalls.

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