Monday, February 05, 2007

Needlework smalls finish

I heard today that the exchange piece that I stitched for the SBEBB Needlework smalls exchange has arrived with Helen today.



The smaller one is a scissor fob and the bigger one is a pinkeep. You can't see the back of the pinkeep but its got a magnet on the back. I can't claim this idea as my invention as Aniza sent me a pinkeep last year in the pink quaker exchange that had a magnet on the back of it and I thought this was a brilliant idea.
The designs are part of two designs from a French magazine Ouvrages Broderie No67, which I bought specifically for the red and white designs that are in it. They are stitched in DMC 115, which is a lovely variegated red thread. I wanted to find glass headed pins to finish the pinkeep but I can't seem to find coloured ones in the right colours so I trawled ebay for some coloured plastic ones. I ended up buying some in a couple of different colours so I have hundreds of them for future finishes.

Last day of a four day stint at work tomorrow and then I have 4 days off to try and catch up with lots of things. Hopefully I will get some stitching and finishing done.

7 comments:

Seahorse said...

Those are absolutely lovely!

AnneS said...

Great redwork - and yet another successful and gorgeous exchange completed :)

stitcherw said...

Very pretty finishes, the redwork turned out lovely.
Sue

tweezle said...

Stunning work! I love how you finished them and just adore how Helen has displayed them on her blog.

bunnyhead said...

Very pretty finishes! Great job!

Meari said...

Both turned out lovely!

Von said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing in these last two posts! I asked Becky about getting pins that so perfectly match the colors in her pinkeeps and she told me she paints her pins to match, dipping them in model car paint! Haven't tried it yet myself, but will. :D