Sunday, October 14, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNETTE

All can now be revealed, on recent posts I have mentioned I could not show what I have been stitching.... as it was a  gift for a friend who I know reads my blog, parcel has now safely arrived and I can share the pieces I stitched. Happy Birthday to Annette who enjoyed a birthday this week.
 I love needed work accessories and delight in making them, the set I made for her is made up of a pincushion......... a pin whimsy.... and a tassel fob for her scissors. Bullion Stitch roses worked on silk using Chameleon  Perle 12 threads. The pin cushion has 4 small bead feet making it look a little like a Victorian foot stool.
 
I love Pin whimsys as they are the easiest way to store and carry pins, This one has layers of sheep's wool between felt inside and finished with a ribbon edge, I have not used this method of finishing before, but recently received a gift with this finish and I was most impressed and had to try it out. The ribbon is stitched on using coral knot stitch.

 
This is my effort at decorating a bought tassel and the last piece is a little extra tucked in with the parcel a pomegranate fob attached to a small plastic ruler. I  find a 6 inch /15cm ruler most useful to have in my embroidery hussif and  I came up with the idea of having a fob attached to it, I bought some clear ones and  Paul drilled small hole at the top of each one for me and I have now something different to add to my small gifts. You cannot see much of the ruler in the photo !
I am currently working on two challenges to send off and hope to be able to share these with you soon.. Little bunny has finished his travels within New Zealand and he should be heading off overseas again by the end of the week.
it is meant to be spring but the weather has been quite wintery, good for sitting by the fire stitching... where ever you are I hope you are managing lots of stitching time.
 

13 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh Lee! Your gifts to Annette are just stunning. I have been on your blog for many minutes. I just keep staring and taking it all in. God has truly blessed you with a most wonderful gift Lee.♥

Mouse said...

ohhhh wow ... happy birthday Annette :) that is simply gorgeous ....love those wee feet and the pomegranate on the ruler is a wonderful idea too :)
I have mine from you hung near my stitching chair and I keep admiring it :) love mouse xxxx

Listochek said...

WOW!!!!Lee, u made amazing gifts !!! Love them all! but i think pomegranate little bit more my favorite:)
Antonina /FL

МамаФиалка said...

amazing

gracie said...

Not surprised to see such a beautiful gift that you created! The little pomegranate is lovely...how about teaching a SAL like you did with the heart?

Nancy said...

Lucky Annette receiving such beautiful gifts! Your stitching and finishing is beautiful!

Annie said...

Well, I think you just gave Annette the best birthday gift ever. These are all so exquisite.

Rhona said...

Your gifts are truly amazing! Such intricate work. The bullion stitch roses are on my list of things to master! What a great idea with the ruler too, such creativity....love it all!

Joysze said...

Holy moly, Lee!!! Those are GORGEOUS!! Wow, wow, WOW!! :D

Carol said...

I'm always in awe of your exquisite work, Lee--Annette must have been jumping up and down with joy when she received these beauties :)

Lelia said...

WOW! Annette will have a very very happy birthday ; )

Annette-California said...

Thank you thank you Lee. I love my Birthday Gifts :))) I still am in AWE and I absolutely cherish each treasure you made for me. The stitching accessories suite are GORGEOUS. I just now saw your beautiful post my friend.
Lots of Love to you and Hugs -
love Annette

Patty C. said...

Beautiful !!!!