Thursday, 24 July 2008

Jigging Around

Finally, those last 80 eyelets are FINISHED – and yes, Awake the Dawning Day is now done! Thank you for all your lovely comments throughout the (inordinately long) time I stitched this wonderful design.

Design: Blackbird Designs ‘Awake the Dawning Day’
Linen: 28ct R&R Linen ‘Iced Cappuccino’
Floss: WDW as charted

I heard from Marne (who signed up for a PIF an embarrassingly long time ago) that she received the PIF gift which I finally managed to send her (nearly using up the full 365 days!) – happily it managed to land on her porch on her birthday, which is a bit of happy coincidence. I had previously stitched her a scissor fob and scissor case, and so now I stitched her the matching pocket – I chose to finish it as a zippered pouch, and it was my first time ever putting in a zipper, so hopefully Marne (who is a very talented sewer and quilter) will allow me some leeway in the not-quite-perfect finish that I executed for her!


Design: Reflets de Soie ‘La Brodeuse et l’Oiseau’
Linen: 32ct Silkweaver 'Sapphire Sky'
Floss: Crescent Colours Belle Soie ‘Ocean Tide’

And, finally, the delightful Hazel nominated me for an award:

Now, I’m supposed to nominate 5 people whose blogs I think are very creative, but let’s face it people, we’re all here crafting busily away, so we’re each as creative as the next! So give yourself a pat on the back, because I’ve just nominated YOU! Well done you!

Happy stitching!


Barbara said...

It's magnificent! :D Hooray!!!

karenv said...

Congratulations Stephanie! Your BD piece looks wonderful.

The zippered bag is cute too, you did a great job!

Becky K in OK said...

Oh my! A BBD finish. What a wonderful day you had. It's gorgeous.

jacq said...

o that looks so good! I love that kind of design lucky for me they are also in aplique yeh! your pif looks great too, luckt Marne.

Melissa said...

Stephanie - the piece looks wonderful! I know how hard it is to do all of those eyelets. Great job!!!

Marie-P said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!!!

I am impressed that you tackled a project with a zipper, I see "zipper" and my brain screams "no way" :)

vEr0n!c@ said...

That's a gorgeous Blackbird Design piece you've stitched. Congratulations.

Very pretty pouch you've made too. I like it.

Erica said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish in 'Awake the Dawning Day'! I love the colors in this one!

The zippered pouch is a great idea!
I am always looking for new ways to finish things. Somehow my designs never seem to be the right size or shape though! LOL!

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, congratulations on a gorgeous finish ;)

Lennu said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's a beauty. The pocket is perfect! I've never tried sewing a zipper into a stitched pocket. You did great job!