Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Finish To Share....


Stitched on 32 Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linen using the GAST that the design calls for.

This design is from the Blackbird Designs "A Stitcher's Journey" book & I stitched it for Carol.   We decided back before Easter sometime to do a private exchange and this is what I decided to make for her.  USPS shows it was delivered yesterday afternoon, so I thought it was safe to share a picture now.  I sure hope Carol likes it!  This is one of my two favorite designs from this book & I plan to stitch it again for myself.  The fabric used in the finishing & the pincushion is by Blackbird Designs as well...  which is my all time favorite.  I decided to use different fabrics on the inside, as you can see.

I didn't stitch earlier in the week & night before last, I decided to pick up a new, small project.  I hope to finish it tonight - we'll see! :-)  I'll be back soon with more to share.

Thanks for stopping by & happy stitching!!

**Edited to add - the first picture makes it look like the fabric on top isn't smooth around the edges.  It is, it's the rick rack trim around the outside edge that makes it look that way from the top.  Here is another picture showing that part a bit!   :-)



22 comments:

Jon Lee said...

This is really pretty. I have a piece of vintage buttercream; it's really nice. Isn't it great when a piece is finished?

Nicole said...

That turned out so pretty Amy! I love the BBD fabric!!

Cristina said...

I'm sure Carol will love it. It looks great.

Daffycat said...

What a lovely exchange piece. I'm positive Carol must be tickled to pieces with it!

Nancy said...

Beautiful piece! Carol is bound to love it!

Lynn D said...

Amy, it is absolutely gorgeous!

Carol said...

I love it Amy, I was pretty blown away when I opened the box today and saw this beautiful box. Your cross stitching is absolutely perfect. I like how you lined the box as well. I love everything you sent. Thanks so very much!

Lesley (Home Is Where My Heart Is) said...

That is really lovely..the stitching and the fabric you chose compliment each other beautifully.

MoonBeam said...

Great job. This is one of my favorite designs from Journey, too. Love your little pincushion also.

Bobbi

Myra said...

It is gorgeous Amy. I love all the fabrics you used.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Amy, I just love your finish, and Carol is going to flip over it...what a very lucky friend. :) I have the Stitcher's Journey book and have yet to start a WIP, but I am inspired by your finish. I love the BBD fabric, it is just perfect.

Yay you!
XOXO
Ma

Karen said...

How cute.... very lovely finish!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great job you did on a beautiful project! I have no doubt that Carol is tickled to death! Love it!!!

Gabi said...

This is SO gorgeous. Carol must be smitten.

Beth said...

Wow, that is pretty! It is a darling design, and it is stitched so beautifully! What a cool way to finish the piece! I think that it all looks fantastic!! (And I looked at the first picture again, and didn't see any rough edges at all!!

valerie said...

Wonderful finish! I'm sure Carol loves it!

Judy said...

Beautiful!! Love the stitched design and the finishing.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I know she is going to be tickled! It is lovely - with a beautiful finish!

Catherine said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Lucky Carol!!

Kathy said...

Oh my that is a stunning finish. Carol is one lucky lady. :)

Valerie said...

I just found your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts...I am now a follower!

Your stitching is beautful and your BBD finish is fabulous! Love the Mystery Sampler...can't wait to find out what appears next!

merumo said...

What a pretty box and the gifts you made! Everything looks so perfect coordinated with BBD's fabrics and ricrack trim. Lucky Carol!! And your retreat in October looks like really fun!!