Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What a finish!

I ended up having another couple of days off work last week. And although I was choked up to my ears with a streaming cold, I had a couple of nice, relaxing, really productive days! So now I get to show off what I did with my time. If you haven't guessed already, I'm very very pleased with the end results!

I finally finished off my Huswif which I stitched in the first half of the year. The design was a mystery by Carol Tinson of Heirloom Embroideries. I made a number of changes to the charted design as I was stitching it which I described in this post in May.

Last week, I started with this -


And over a morning, transformed it into this -


I used a piece of my own fabric for the inside, rather than that supplied by Carol.


And I stitched a small pin cushion and scissor fob.



I really am very pleased with the end result - it's gorgeous! The photos just don't do it justice - even at 9.30am this morning the light was still too dull and dingy!

In a fit of enthusiasm, I also stitched a little beaded Mill Hill ornament. I have to confess that I think this is the first time I've stitched a Christmas ornie!



Finally, I had to go to the post office this morning to collect some parcels which the postman had been unable to fit through my letter box. I was expecting a number of Christmas presents which I've ordered for friends and family. However, I was surprised and pleased to find a parcel from Edgar waiting for me.


I haven't opened it any further yet, but thanks so much Edgar! You really have been very kind and generous.

My DS was also very impressed (as only small boys can be) with the box it came in and with the polystyrene packaging which he immediately put to use as a camouflaged bed for a toy baby seal!

15 comments:

Barbara said...

WOW you have done some seriously gorgeous stitching and finishing!!!

Sally said...

Your huswif is absolutely gorgeous and I love the beaded decoration:)

Vonna said...

WOWERS!!! THAT IS a huge wonderful, stupendous finish! It is gorgeous and you should be extremely pleased with yourself! Good job...it's lovely!!!
And the ornie is precious too! And that Edgar...what a sweetheart he is!

Nelapx said...

Felicidades Leslie esta muy hermoso..

Julie said...

Your huswif is stunning, a gorgeous finish, i like the fabric inside, i used the one supplied LOL

wanda said...

My o my what a georgeous finish you did a wonderful job!! The ornament is absolutely beautiful you go girl!

Anita said...

It is so pretty. Wow. It worths every stitch that you put in there because it is such a heirloom piece and awesome design. The Mill Hill ornament is so beautiful.

Lee said...

Very beautiful! Great job finishing everything!

Sticken macht immer noch Spass said...

Oh I like this one, well done;-)

Gaby

Sweet Pea said...

That's a really beautiful finish! And I love the ornament you did. You should definitely be stitching more of them.

Cheryl said...

Wow! What beautiful finishing!
I received your package yesterday, thank-you so much, i havent opened it yet though, im trying to have some willpower :)

Wendy said...

What a fabulous set you have finished off! I love it and the fabric matches it perfectly. You did a wonderful job - Congratulations!

mymarkdesigns said...

Oh my goodness... that's simply gorgeous! Great finishing work :)

tkdchick said...

What beautiful finsihes!!! Your ornie is great! Do you have the urge to make more?

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What gorgeous work, Lesley. Beautiful stitching and finishing. You really got the "bug," didn't you?! :) Hugs, Deb