Friday, 3 February 2012

A Valentine Finish

The Stitcherhood Valentine Quaker
32ct Enchanting Lair One-of-a-Kind
using Belle Soie Sister Scarlett




I got a little sidetracked this week when I spotted this wonderful design on The Stitcherhood website. I knew that I had the perfect fabric for this in my stash. I purchased this wonderful piece of fabric from Laura at Enchanting Lair.
Laura is responsible for organizing our local stitching retreat and although I haven't been for a few years I was lucky enough to reap some of the benefits when some of Laura's fabric made an appearance at our Tuesday stitching group.  This particular one belongs to her One-of-a-Kind fabrics and I absolutely love the mottling in this piece. I still have a fair bit left for some other stitches. Then I was searching for a floss in my stash when I came across this Belle Soie. I knew that it would match the fabric I had in mind for the finishing.I will be finishing this into a small pillow but I would like to stitch the companion piece Be Mine first.
Here are a few more pics of the finish.












I haven't been stitching on anything else other than this the past few days. I did, however, manage to chart out my Dad's name and date of birth for the Eveline Cunningham design. I'll be putting that one back on the frame today for some one on one before I get back to my Valentine Quaker.


Monday evening I met with my friend Trish to see a movie and before the evening ended I left her with several patterns to browse through. I told her I would stitch her something as a thank you for letting me use her sewing machine this past year on all my pillow finishes. She returned them to me on Wednesday and has given me several to pick from. That way it will still be somewhat of a surprise in that she won't know which design I'm stitching but I know it will be something she really likes. Now I have to sort through my stash and see what supplies I have available.


Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I really enjoy hearing from you and  as a result of WIPocolypse I've met some lovely new stitching bloggers. I'm trying to make a point of visiting each of your blogs. My Google Reader is really piling up though as a result so I'm slowly trying to catch up.
I hope you all have a great weekend and you are able to put in a stitch or two!

24 comments:

Ranae said...

Your Valentine finish is so pretty, love that color silk
Have a great weekend

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Lynn!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I thought about this Valentine for Leroy but decided that the La D Da suited him better but I still do love this one. Have a great weekend Lynn and stitch plenty.
Be always in stitches.

CATHI said...

Very pretty, your finish! :o)

Cathi

Nancy said...

Such a pretty Valentine finish!

Beth Pearce said...

That is a lovely Valentine piece. Thank you for the link to the Stitcherhood site, I saw many things I will have to do someday!!

CalamityJr said...

Lovely finish! The two together will look so nice.

Daffycat said...

Oh my, this turned out gorgeous! The fabric AND the floss go so well together for this design!

Okay, I'm going through Clarisse withdrawal...need photos and news please!

Deborah said...

Great mines do think alike! Your finish is beautiful. I will be posting mine tomorrow.

Carol said...

I've also bought this one, Lynn! Will I get it finishes (or even started!!) before Valentine's Day? Yours is so, so pretty on that fabric--what a perfect pairing your floss and fabric are :)

Kathy Ellen said...

Beautiful Stitcherhood Valentine Quaker....the entire design,stitched with your wonderful choice of Belle Soie 'Sister Scarlet' on that gorgeous Enchanting Lair linen, is amazing. I just peeked at the Enchanting Lair website, and will definitely be visiting them again soon.

Have a wonderful weekend with some special time for stitching!

Autumn said...

I just love this design! The threads are amazing.

Brigitte said...

Very beautiful, this Valentine finish. It will look so good as a little pillow.

Kathy A. said...

Sweet little Valentine stitch!

Sally said...

What a beautiful finish Lynn. So pretty. I'm new to your blog and will add you to my reader:)

Mary said...

Lovely finish, Lynn!!

Anne said...

What a lovely design Lynn! And that Belle Soie...ooohhhh, so pretty!!

Cheryl said...

OOoooh that is pretty! If i had more time i would stitch that for sure!

Lois said...

What a sweet Valentine finish Lynn! The fabric and threads work perfectly for this one.

Siobhán said...

Super cute finish, Lynn! The threads and fabric that you used are so nice. Great job!

Tatkis said...

What a lovely Valentine design!
Threads, linen and pattern are so beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Pumpkin said...

ROFL! This is SO funny because I just bought some of that sewing fabric today to finish some Valentine's Day projects I plan on stitching :o) They had an awful selection and it was DH who actually found this one. I love the simplicity of her pattern and the colors are perfect.

Andrea said...

A gorgeous stitching finish and I love your choice of thread and backing fabric.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching, the thread choice is perfect.

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