Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Grape threadkeeper HD

The title says it all really. I finished the stitching in January this year and I finally completed the finishing on it last night.

I made a couple of changes on it. No initials on the front and no year inside. Partly because they were stitched over one which I don't like doing and also because I felt it looked fine without it. I used a premade cord around the edges rather than making it mainly because I had the perfect colour in my stash. I also found some random oddments of Vikki Clayton silk in my stash to wrap on the thread rings.

Here is the outside.

Grape threadkeeper outside

And here is the inside.

Inside of Grape threadkeeper

Another view of the inside of Grape threadkeeper

I took some more pictures in the daylight today which I think shows it better.

Grape threadkeeper outside

Grape threadkeeper inside

Tonight I'm off to a local knitting group for a meet up. I'm hoping to finish the Cranford mitts that I'm knitting.

23 comments:

Margie said...

WOW! That is beautiful! :-)

Amateur de Livre said...

I have never seen anything like this before, it is absolutely beautiful! I would love to make something like this but don't even know where to begin. Keep up the gorgeous work - I love reading your blog!

zoomcity said...

Oh, that's beautiful! It looks like it was fun to stitch, too. Congratulations.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Who is the pattern by? If I may ask...

Mary said...

You did a fabulous job with the stitching and the finish. I just love the design!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Paula, congratulations

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations Paula, it looks amazing. You have been busy with your other finishes also, well done.

Isabelle said...

Paula - what a beaut! You did a fantastic job on this. Gorgeous!

Stitcher said...

Great finish.

Sheila said...

I love this grapekeeper and are those pretty beads I see on the front too? Huge congratulations!!!

Lisa... I think it´s a Chatelaine design (Paula can correct me if wrong).

Susan said...

Very pretty! I love grape designs. And you did a wonderful job too.

Chelle said...

Very pretty! The colors are gorgeous.

Dani said...

I love it! Great job.

Needlearts Kelly said...

That is really beautiful! Congratulations.

stitcherw said...

Your Threadkeeper turned out fantastic, what a beautiful finish. Your earlier finishes of the socks and TW and SB pieces looked great as well. I've never finished something off as a box top yet, but love the look of it. The frame was perfect for the SB piece as well. The colors on your mitten starts was so pretty, they'll be gorgeous when done.
Sue

sammyjo said...

i love the stitching on this the design is lovely and its a really nice finish

Susan said...

It's beautiful, Paula. Congratulations!

mimimira said...

Beautiful! Great work!

lena-lou said...

Oooh Paula, I love this and what a grand finishing job you have done :-))

Have a Happy Easter!

Meadow Walker said...

Your blog is fabulous!! Enjoy reading and seeing your work.

I live in Michigan where it snows a alot. Nine inches the day before Easter.

I love Scotland and also am a bagpiper.

Cheers,

Tessa said...

WOW WOW WOW - this is just STUNNING :)

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

All I can say is... WOW!!!!! You did a really wonderful job on this. What an accomplishment!

La Nouille said...

Wow! This a gorgeous!
Bravo!