Saturday, 10 July 2010

A finish - gasp!

Yup, I finally got something finished up - the hardanger needlecase. A couple of weeks ago I got some green fabric to use as a backing for the actual stitching and also found the cotton doctor's flannel that I'd cut and brought with me specially. Here's the finished results.

Front:

Back:


Centre with the green backing showing and the cotton doctor's flannel 'pages':


I've also done a few more lengths of thread on the current hardanger piece and got about half way through the buttonhole edging. I think I'm more getting the hang of it now, but it's still a bit uneven in parts. I'll get there and no-one but me will notice anyway. Sigh! The curse of perfectionism!!!

Next up is to get the 'field mice' finished up into a nice cushion/pillow cover. I've got the first few pieces of fabric cut and pressed and should have that started over the rest of the weekend.

16 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Great job! And I know what you mean about perfectionism - no-one else ever notices the imperfections.

matilda said...

è davvero moooolto prezioso questo lavoro. sono sicura che qualche tocco lo renderà perfetto, ancora di più.
matilda

Rachel said...

Well done! The variegated threads add a new dimension to the Hardanger, don't they!

Jeanne said...

This is a lovely piece, Elizabeth! I hadn't seen needleweaving and filling stitches done in overdyes before. Fun! Congratulations on the finish.

My 1st Bambina! said...

Lovely work ! I'm trying to improve my skills on surface embroidery... little by little... LOL. You work is amazing... so beautiful !!!
And Yes !!! I'm your Sister (from NC, USA) !!! ;-)
On family worship night (at present) we are doing the cf-E and the gt-E . As a personal goal recently I finished the bt-E... what a great book to sharpen fs skills ! Now working my way through the bm-E !!!
Enjoy your upcoming Convention, ours is at the end of this month :-).

Katherine said...

Done a marvelous job as per usual. Love seeing your works in progress and seeing the finished piece. I sadly am ending up with less time LOL to enjoy my stitching etc. I'll just have to make it quality time instead.

DIAN said...

Elizabeth, this is worth the wait! I adore the coloured threads.

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

This is just lovely! I really like the overdyed floss with the subtle color changes. It really gives it a special look.

coonieandplume said...

That's lovely, really beautiful!

Linda said...

Elizabeth, how lovely to see this finished piece. I too, love the overdyed thread which adds to the design. The whole piece is just delightful, well done. You may feel a little more inspired now that you have something finished. These things tend to bog us down at times. Happy stitching.

Doris said...

Lindo trabajo,el bordado es muy lindo.

Radka said...

Lovely needlecase, I love the hardanger. Very pretty threads!

Estrella said...

Precioso, me encanta.... te ha quedado divino. Un beso, Estrella

shakatak66 said...

Wow, that needlecase is an absolute stunner - I absolutely love it! :D The stitching and colours are awesome :D

Dorcas said...

Hi elizabeth! Jane recommended your blog. I'm your spiritual sister in North Carolina and met Jane a couple of years ago in Leeds. (my husband is British and was good frends with Jane's brother) I love yuor needlework. I used to do hardanger but its been a Loooong time and cardmaking is now my passion, but I appreciate good art in all its forms.Thanks for sharing. :-) Ive become a follower.

Debbie S. said...

Beautiful colors and stitching!

 
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