L'Cage de Eglantine



Finally a finish to share with you, this is L'Cage de Eglantine, by Martine Leonard, a wonderful French Designer.

I first saw this on DanyBrods ( http://dany88.canalblog.com/archives/mes_broderies/p20-0.html ) blog earlier this year and fell in love with it, so thought I might do my version of it too, I also added like Dany a ring and a clasp instead of a stitched one, which I felt makes all the difference.

I have stitched mine on 40ct cream linen using the recommended DMC colours, the little bird is stitched 1/1 on 40ct and attached to the cage using a cream chiffon ribbon, the cage is 2/2. I have used a beautiful piece of embroidered lace trim to edge around the inside of the frame, and the frame is just a very simple creamy white 10"x8" from from Ikea.



Watch out for a Harry post soon as he has been pestering me as he wants to tell you all about his holiday to the North East and to reply to his 4-legged friends comments.

I also have a couple more finishes to share too, but these are more of a Christmas kind.

Til later Hugs


 

44 comments:

Susan said...

Wow! That is absolutely breathtaking, from the cute little bird pillow, to the hanger & clasp, to the ribbon, and then finally the lace trim in the frame. Wow.

Can you tell I love it?

Have a wonderful day, Su!

Deb said...

That is gorgeous Su. I just love it!!

Catherine said...

This is one of the sweetest things!! I love, love, love it!

Tatkis said...

Beautiful design, and very original! Great work!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Katrina said...

Su that piece is so pretty!!!! I love it.

Can't wait to hear about Harry's adventures. I will be sure to let Chloe and Sophie read it too ;-).

staci said...

Stunning Su, absolutely stunning!

Terry punto e a croce!!! said...

Sono senza parole, bellissima.

Nancy said...

I love this design too Su, and you did a gorgeous job! I love the ribbon and the trim you used to frame it, and your stitching is perfection!

Looking forward to Harry's post and your Christmas finishes too!

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous!!!! Absolutely stunning......I love your work, this is beautiful!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Rêve de fil said...

Cet ouvrage est vraiment magnifique, bravo!

Dovilė said...

fantastic work! fantastic finish:)

Christine said...

That is beautiful Su.
I love all your little finishing touches too

Laurie in Iowa said...

How very beautiful and what a clever idea.

valerie said...

Wonderful finish! It's stunning! I love the little lace trim around the edge of the frame.

Puntini said...

Wow... it's simply perfect!! I love it, love the color, love the framing with lace trim...
And Harry is so cute!! :-)

Paola.

Riet said...

Hello Su, I make this beautiful work earlier this year.
Maybe you will look here, you can see mine: http://dutch-thread.blogspot.com/search/label/Martine%20Leonard
It was a nice work to do.
Regards from Holland, Riet

unikat said...

Oh, good! Very clever! And the lace under the frame!

Nina said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!! :)

Karan said...

Absolutely gorgeous finish Su. :0)

Hazel said...

Stunning finish. I love the over 1 bird! Wow! Great frame too. I was at Ikea today and bought some square white frames for a little secret project. Secret, till I know it is going to work lol! x

Jan said...

That is so very Breathtakingly Gorgeous!!!

Melissa said...

That is just gorgeous! I love it! I've never seen something like it.

Amanda said...

Beautiful! Congrats on a stunning piece.

Roberta said...

This is just lovely, what a pretty design.

Looking forward to seeing more of Harry.

Barb said...

A-m-a-z-i-n-g! Su ,simply divine ,you must be so thrilled with this. Be proud ,be very proud.
It WOULD look lovely on my birdie wall rofl.
Hugs

jane said...

Absolutely beautiful Su!

averyclaire.org said...

Exquisite! as your work is always!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Su,

Wonderful stitching finish and
you've accented and framed it
beautifully. I love how the
ring and the bird on a seperate
pillow give this piece a three
dimensional look. Gorgeous!!

Cheers!

Sharon said...

That is gorgeous! Love it.

Giovanna said...

It's absolutely beautiful, and exquisitely finished. Congratulations!

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching and so pretty how you have finished it off.

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, Su!!

Vaida said...

I also felt in love with this design when I firstly saw it on Dany's site. Your cage and the bird are gorgeous, and simple white frame and lace trim is just the best solution! Congratulations on wonderful finish

Farm Girl said...

It's stunning, I saw it on Dany's blog and fell in love with this one too. I love the way you've finished it with the pretty lace around the edges. Gorgeous!

Carol R said...

Stunning finish Su! The lace trim around the edge of the frame sets it off to perfection!

♥ Nia said...

Stunning!!!
And absurdly adorable =)

Anonymous said...

Your work is perfection.....the epitome of needlework. Thank you so much for presenting it here for us to see. Terry in Texas

Julie said...

Very beautiful and so elegant looking

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic finish! Beautiful job, Su.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you finished the design ;)

Sally said...

Wow, Su, it is gorgeous!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations

melania said...

meraviglioso..complimenti!!!
ciao melania..

Yuko said...

Oh wow Su, what a gorgeous work!
I totally fell in love with this, I might get one soon! LOL
I don't know why, but your blog wasn't shown on my google reader, so sorry that I haven't been leaving you any comments!!
I will set it again to read yours, as yours is always so wonderful to read and see!

Harry is so cute, please give him a big hug from me!
xxoo

Yuko

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