Tulip Pincushion & Fob

I sense a theme going on here lately with my posts - tulips, baskets, spring.... Blackbird Designs......

Barbara emailed me today and said that she had received my Spring Exchange piece that I stitched for her and that she was VERY happy with it, so that made me very happy too.

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This is from the Sarah Tobias book by Blackbird designs, I have stitched it all on 35ct cream linen and used a mixture of DMC and WDW.

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I added the scissor fob, by using one of the tulips and birds and added the year and Barbaras initials. To make it a little more unique I have blanket stitched around the edges of the pin cushion and the fob, its not meant to be evenly blanket stitched, its meant to be a little rougher to give it a less romantic look, I strived for a more rustic look, anyway whatever the final look is, Barb's happy with the finished result and thats the important thing.

45 comments:

CindyMae said...

Those are both just gorgeous and I love the blanket stitch around the edges! You done an amazing job!

Kim B said...

Beautiful! I love the blanket stitch detailing! Your finishing is absolutely brilliant Su!

Carol R said...

Pretty pillow and fob Su! Is this a sign that Spring is near?

Becky K in OK said...

I love your pillow and fob. I did part of the design for an exchange earlier. It certainly was hard to send off!

Becky K in OK said...

I love your pillow and fob. I stitched a portion of this design for an exchange earlier in the year. It certainly was difficult to let it go.

Melissa said...

O Wow! Who wouldn't be happy with those?! They are gorgeous as are all your stitching. I mean, I can stitch, but it's the finishing part which is still new to me. I guess the more you do, the better you'll get, right?

Yuko said...

Oh Su! This is one of design that I want to stitch very much!
This design is so beautiful, and as always your stitching and finishing is perfect!!!
How can you stitch and finish so beautifully?
I wish I could be there beside you to stitch and chat with you!!

staci said...

Stunning finishes Su! The blanket stitch looks wonderful...I love how that "rustic" blanket stitch complements your beautiful stitching!!!

Jane said...

They are beautiful finishes! Like Melissa, I'm not as familiar with finishing as I am with stitching, so I admire those that finish their pieces in such lovely ways.

Lisa said...

Those are just gorgeous - another book to buy. ;)

Stef said...

I love what you did with the chart and all the little extra details that you added! Absolutely fantastic job of finishing and stitching!

nima said...

wow...beautiful finishing. the blanket stitch edging looks pretty

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!!! I love how you finish them!!

Анна - Зонт said...

This design is realy beautiful! I like it very much :)

Пушистость said...

Как красиво!

Patti said...

They are both stunning. So glad I bought the book. In fact I liked it so darn much I bought it twice. Love Patti xxx

mainely stitching said...

One of the first things I did when I came downstairs this morning was to go over and admire your exchange to me! :D I'm utterly delighted!!

Stitcher said...

How beautiful, I love the colours in this

mimimira said...

Wonderful finishes! I like the blanket stitch very much. The tulip design is so beautiful!

Nancy said...

What a lovely exchange gift, and no wonder Barbara is so happy! It's beautiful Su, in every way. I love the blanket stitch around the edge. It compliments the design so well it looks as though it was meant to be there.

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty! Love those tulips :-).

Loralynn said...

How sweet!

Christelle said...

Simple and very pretty !

Daffycat said...

Just precious. Beautiful stitching, Su!

Vaida said...

Lovely pincushion! and a good idea to make a matching fob

Christine said...

They are lovely, the blanket stitching round the edges really sets them off

Loreta said...

Absolutely adorable!

Solstitches said...

This design is a favourite of mine although I've yet to stitch it.
Love how you added the sweet little fob.
What a lovely exchange for Barbara.

Julie said...

Love them both!

Sonda in OR said...

Very nice! I think the blanket stitches gives it a nice touch.

doris said...

Oh, these are in my waiting-to-be-stitched stack. They are beautifully stitched and finished.

Nicola said...

Just gorgeous. Love the Spring Basket in your previous post too.

Susan said...

They are both so cute!

Annemarie said...

Well, I happen to love that theme, Su, so keep them coming :o)
Seriously, this is such a lovely set. I won't even discuss your finishing anymore. Words fail me.

Giovanna said...

No wonder Barbara's happy, you've sent her something very special - lovely set, well done!

Karoline said...

They're gorgeous Su, congratulations

Wendy said...

Lovely and so delicate looking - I love your added touch of blanket stitching, its gives it just the right feel. I'm sure Barbara is thrilled to receive such a beautiful set!

Garden Girl said...

Su, these are just beautiful. I love the blanket stitch; it's the perfect adornment. Lucky Barbara!

NIKY said...

Really well done Su.

Brigitte said...

Tulips are a wonderful theme now that spring is just around the corner. And your stitching is wonderful as usual.

Jurga said...

So pretty set! Gorgeous colors for this beautiful design :)

Dovilė said...

so lovely this design:) perfect Su!

Sharon said...

The set is beautiful and I really like the blanket stitch going around it.

angelasweby said...

Absolutely gorgeous Su. What a lovely pair! Just looking at them makes me feel Spring is just around the corner :>)
Warm hugs Angela

lena-lou said...

Very nice, it looks great with the BS edge :)

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