Follow My Heart

I was so excited when NatalieJo opened her on-line stitching shop and knew immediately which one I was going to do first when I saw them there on screen for the first time.


Just to tease - here is the back of it - have you guessed which lovely it is yet? - Course you have its in the title of this post.

I have chosen to stitch my version of this on 40ct antique white linen 1/1 using the recommended thread colours apart from the writing which I stitched in an unknown overdye I had in my box, I think the colour is called zambuca and its a Six Strand Sweets thread.

You might wonder why I chose to stitch it this small, especially when its not hat huge anyway - well thats because quite a long time ago, mum bought me the smallest pair of scissors and I was always losing them, so I wanted something to keep them in and so it had to be as small as I could make it.


I followed the instructions putting it together, which was so easy as the instructions are very clear and easy to follow, and then I wanted something else on it as I always like to change things slightly (as you know) LOL! and I added 1/8" satin ribbon all around the edge - its the same ribbon as I used on the back on the scissor pocket.  The wee pocket is made with some tilda fabric I bought when I was last over the North East its such a pretty duck egg blue with the smallest of polka dots on it, I know it looks quite big on my pictures but the whole piece together measures 2.75 inches long by about 1.75 inches wide.

I would also like to thank those of you that have given me this lovely award, that was so so kind of you, and really unnecessary I always feel such a fraud getting awards as there are far far nicer blogs out there in blogging land who post regularly and comment regularly - unlike me who is so errant its untrue and although I keep promising I'll be back out there visiting anc commenting more time just slips away from me with all my other things, and so I will nominate all of you who visit me here you are all so very very worthy of taking this award yourselves and Thankyou so much to the ladies who gave me the award - Love ya girls


You might wonder what I've been up too lately (and there again you might not LOL), well my sofas have arrived and I have been playing house, and trying to make it look like I want it too, I'm nearly there and I will have some pics for you at some point I promise - would you like a tour of my home? You might not, it might be a little boring but I'm excited as I love it when a plan starts coming together don't you?

Hope you are all having a great weekend - I'm off to Onion club tonight.


39 comments:

Siobhan said...

Su, that is SO adorable!! You always add just the right touches to your stitching. What gorgeous work!

Yes, yes, yes, I would LOVE a tour of your home! :D

Margaret said...

Oh I love it! So beautiful and tiny! Perfect!

Julie said...

A very adorable and lovely project.

Christine said...

Thats adorable Su

PS you don't want to know what the word verification is today. I feel like I should wash my keyboard after typing it :D

Elaine said...

Su your finishes just amaze me , that is absolutely beautiful!

Nancy said...

I love everything about your finish for your little scissors! It is so beautiful Su, and your work is perfection as always!

Yes, I would love a tour of your home. I love decorating.

Nina said...

Su, this is such an adorable finsihed work, I adore it, so wonderful and awesome :) I also love NatalieJo's blog and her works :)

Barb said...

Oh just so delectable Su, your finishing is always perfect and I for one would love a tour of your home, even if I will probably be green with envy lol!

Karan said...

What a sweet finish it is - love it. Hope you will post pics: loved what you did to your guest room, it was beautiful, & would love to see what else you've been doing. :0)

BeckySC said...

Sue, that's just gorgeous as is ALL your work :)
Hope you are doing well my friend :)
(((hugs)))

Nicky said...

That is the most gorgeous wee design. Your stitches are so perfect. Love it!

Hazel said...

Beautiful Su! x

Deb said...

I just love, love your finish. So tiny and so perfect!!!

Katrina said...

Too cute! I love it. And I have to ask, what is Onion Club?

Susan said...

I would LOVE an online tour of your home - from what I've seen of your home so far, it's adorable - I bet the rest of it is, too. So, please do share pictures!

The little scissor keep is adorable! I love everything about it!

averyclaire said...

It's beautiful...lovely stitching as always. What is an Onion club?

Sally said...

Oh Su that is just adorable.

FayeRaye said...

Beautiful job~~ I love what you made and her site is adorable`` Nice~~ Faye

corinna said...

here i am gaping again
love it

trishie said...

Very gorgeous stitching!

PS: i'm hosting a giveaway and would love for you to enter: http://trishiekoh.blogspot.com/2010/03/picos-skirt-giveaway.html

nataliejo said...

Just love your tiny version of it ! It is so cute :-)

Pilar said...

Beautiful and tiny. I love it!!
Hugs

Carol R said...

Now shall I break my stitch from stash year or shall I 'Follow My Heart'? I have been eyeing this up on NatalieJo's shop since she opened!

I just love your stitching and finishing Su - you know how much I adore anything miniature. The scissors looked like Premies - I have a few pairs of these in stitched etuis and I think I may have a spare pair lurking around.

And I'm afraid I have no idea what an 'onion club' is either!!

[[[Hugs]]]

Carol said...

This is the sweetest little scissor pocket Su and as always your finishing is just perfect! I was also very excited when Nataliejo opened her online stitching shop and will definitely be stitching this one day too!

Would love to see a tour of your home too.

Rachel said...

Delightful.
And I'll second averyclaire's query - what's an onion club?

Jane said...

Your blog and stitching are wonderful, you so deserve this award. You bring a little sunshine to lots of peoples lives.

Your scissor keep is just delightful and beautifully finished. Natalie Jo does some amazing needlework, I'll have to go have a look at her online shop!

Have fun with those onions. :)

Giovanna said...

The scissor keep is wonderful, congrats on this little beauty!

JOLENE said...

How beautiful in blue! It so soft and delicate looking.....LOVE it! I love the saying on it, too. Maybe I need one of these now. Oh, I would love a tour of your home! Smiles.....

Kim B said...

This is an AMAZING finish!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Wow that's beatuiful :)

Michele B. said...

What a sweet wee design, and as always your finishing touches are perfect. I would love a tour of your home - if it is anything like your stitching it must be so lovely.

VALIE said...

Pretty finish ! Tiny scissors are so sweet... but can be misplaced so easily. Great idea of yours to make this wonderful "pocket" for them.

Vaida said...

soooo tiny and so perfectly finished! amazing, as always!

Catherine said...

How adorable!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous finish.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations

Brigitte said...

This little scissor case is so sweet, and such a creative finishing idea. Wonderful!

Douce Eilof said...

Beautifull!!!!! magical...very, very soft! your blog is soooooooo nice! My eyes thank you!

Mirandoline said...

Wouaaaw...So beautiful....
Love from south of France

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