Thimble Fob

For some reason I just couldn't get really good pictures of this wee Thimble Fob that I stitched for Carol for our exchange but I did my best,

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This is Side 1 as you can see I have placed Carols Initials on there amongst the squirrel and the tree of life, with a bluebird of happiness.

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Side 2 has my initials on, 2 more blue birds, a wee acorn and crown, there is the tiny heart and the pretty flowers.

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and the base has the year on and I stitched a rhodes style heart in the centre, the base reminded me a little of a knot garden.

The whole piece is as you can see 3 sided and is about 2 inches wide and about one and three quarter inches high (all approx sizes as I forgot to measure it). The inside I have lined with two-tone silk dupion fabric (kind of green and deep pink)- the thimble sits in there, to get to it you have to gently squeeze the sides and it opens enough to get the thimble. The fob part I made cord using perle thread and ended it on the other side with a tassel.

Its stitched on 32ct evenweave I used cream not the recommended flax colour. The threads I converted to GAST and WDW to suit as I didn't have any of the threads recommended for this piece and its all stitched 1/1. It was great fun to stitch and finish - it was a new finish for me and I definitely think I will try it again

The design is by Betsy Morgan and its in the 'Classic Inspirations' magazine Issue 61 which is the current issue here in the UK.

36 comments:

CindyMae said...

That is just lovely! Wonderful stitching and finishing!

lena-lou said...

The Thimble Fob is absolutely gorgeous Su :-)) LOVE it xx

Vonna said...

Well as always, I'm sitting her with my mouth agog and thinking you are the finest, the most wonderful stitching queen around! Well done!

nataliejo said...

knocked out ! I am speechless ! Wow ! Su !!! :-o

karenv said...

It's gorgeous! Thanks for the magazine details, I'll have to hunt this one down.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su. I was eyeing up the design myself, I think it just jumped up the must do list!

Kim B said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

doris said...

A truly amazing fob! You have to be the finishing queen.

Carol R said...

And it's all mine! Thank you Su - I absolutely love it!

cathymk said...

Oooh! Lovely finish! What a lovely gift to send Carol!

mainely stitching said...

This is totally insane, Su! I mean, that's the sort of thing I'd expect to see in a museum of needlework or something. It's INCREDIBLE!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Absolutely fantastic :)

Yuko said...

Hi Su,
I saw this thimblecase at Carol's blog and oh my gosh, what a wonderful work you do!!!
You and Carol's exchange is so high class exchange, isn't it!
You both have made absolutely gorgeous and stunning things!
I can't believe you both's skill!!
I'm speechless, Su!

Solstitches said...

How lovely it is and so unusual too.
Beautiful stitching and finishing.

Margaret

Christine said...

That is just stunning!

BeckySC said...

It's just stunning Su :) WOW!!
((hugs))

Theresa said...

This is so original and gorgeous!!!!!!

Karrie said...

What a clever idea! It looks beautiful :)

bricolo-chic said...

your blog and the things you do are Bellissimi!!!

Lucy said...

That is adorable!

Julie said...

That is so cute and sweet.

Annemarie said...

In the words of Stephen Fry: too utterly utter for words.
No wonder I have finishing-phobia. All I can think of as a finish is a scissors' fob, but that's okay, because I get to drool over your gorgeous finishes :o)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Fabulous, Su! Your work is such a joy to see!

Peace,
Terri

Elisa said...

Lovely, that is on my to do list too, I just love the magazine....

Nancy said...

There is so much lovely detail in this little gem! You certainly are a skilled and talented stitcher and finisher Su. This is really beautiful!

Susan said...

Another beautiful finish, Su. Congratulations!

Melissa said...

So delicate and pretty!

Carolyn said...

Absolutely BREATHTAKING, Su! I always so enjoy reading your blog. Your stitching and finishing are perfection and such an inspiration to me. :)

Brigitte said...

Oh Su, what a wonderful, wonderful little fob. I can't get enough looking at it. Your stitching and finishing is absolutely stunning.

Heidi said...

How pretty! Congrats!

Giovanna said...

The two of you have made stunning objects for this exchange - wow! Congrats to you both!

tintocktap said...

I saw this on Carol's blog - it is absolutely beautiful, Su! Very well done!

mollycaff said...

Amazing!!

staci said...

I am sitting here drooling all over my keyboard! Su, you are just the most amazing stitcher!!! I just HAVE to know how do a finish like that!!!

angelasweby said...

Su,
This thimble case is just breathtakingly gorgeous. It has a real Elizabethan feel to it. It's such fine work. You really are patient. You have finished it really expertly :>) I love Inspirations. It's full of such classic designs.
Hugs, Angela

Hazel said...

Su, I seem to have missed so many of your posts. Just had a lovely inspiring browse. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. xx

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