Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Updates

Firstly thank you for all the kind comments and emails about my sick family. Thankfully everyone is doing well and back to their usual selves. I can happily say that I avoided this bout of illness which is a good thing. On the other hand, I cut my ring finger quite badly while chopping up pumpkin. I was trying to rush and well I sliced right into the tip of my finger. I looks quite bad and yucky, but I think it should be OK. I have disinfected it and bandaged it and now I can only hope it heals up well. What I am most thankful for is that it's not my stitching finger!


Becky has received the pinkeep I made her for the Friends Through Thread pinkeep exchange. I thought I would try something different and make a scissor/needle pocket at the back. After a few attempts at sewing the lace on, I am really happy with the way it all turned out.



Design: Alphabet Tree (old freebie no longer available)
Designer: Blue Ribbon Designs
Fabric: 28ct Cashel linen - White
Thread: Thread Gatherer Silk N' Colors - Royalty
Finish: Pinkeep with scissor pocket


I have also been able to get my portion of Wendy Jo's RR completed for the Emblem of Love RR. It's stitched over one using Crescent Colours Wavy Navy. This was a pleasure to stitch as it's quite different from mine. I stitched the swan motif and the bird in the apple tree motif.

28 comments:

Jackie said...

I love your scissor and needle pocket. Very cute, beautifully stitched and finished!

Kathy A. said...

Glad to hear you are feeling much better hon.
I love your scissor/needlepocket you made for Becky. Nice work.
You did a great job on Wendy's RR. I love this one.

Nic said...

Glad you're all feeling better - love the finish!

Margaret said...

Hope your finger gets better quickly! Love the pinkeep -- great finishing! And the Quaker RR is really pretty!

Nancy said...

What a pretty pinkeep! Your finishing is lovely!

Kim B said...

That pinkeep is amazing! Absolutely beautiful!!

Sandrajay: said...

Great pinkeep, well finished and lovely combination of colours.

Kathy said...

Sorry to hear about your finger. I hope it isn't stopping you from stitching..

Love the pic keep. It is just gorgeous. And that RR piece is simply beautiful.

Deb said...

Hope that your finger is better soon! Thank goodness it wasn't your stitching finger! Love the pin keep - it's beautiful and that RR looks wonderful.

Daffycat said...

This is such a wonderful pocket pinkeep. Becky is sooo lucky!

Nicola said...

Beautiful pin keep. I've yet to try a scissor pocket finish, yours looks great. Great sititching on the RR too, love the colour.

Hope your finger heels up quickly.

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds painful!! I hope your finger heals quickly. I'm glad to hear the family is getting healthy, too.

The pocket pinkeep is just fantastic. You do such beautiful work! I love the RR, too. Classic color for it--just perfect.

KarenV said...

Lovely pinkeep Suzanne! Hope your finger heals soon.

Mylene said...

Good to hear everyone's feels better but sorry to hear about your finger. Hope that heals quickly.

I so love the pinkeep you made for the exchange, it is so lovely!

Cheryl said...

Glad everyone has recovered!
That pinkeep you made is really beautiful

shakatak66 said...

Good to hear you are all getting over your bugs, and your cut finger isn't stopping you from stitching :) Your pinkeep finish is really gorgeous :D

Brigitte said...

It's good to hear that the situation at your house is back to normal and that everyone is healthy again.
What a nice pinkeep you stitched and finished for the exchange.

Carol R said...

I hope your finger is better?

Pretty pinkeep pocket - I had a disaster when I stitched this pattern - I was pressing it ready for finishing and the thread colour bled into the fabric - arrgghh!

Wendy Jo's RR is looking good! I'm looking forward to stitching on this one.

Kajsa said...

Love the pinkeep and your rr looks great too! Hope your finger feels better soon, that sounds painful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Suzan, fantastic scissor pocket! I really like the floss colour you used!

Lynn said...

Glad to hear that everyone's on the mend now. Don't you just feel helpless when the kids are sick? I always wished I could make it better instantly.
Your pinkeep is very pretty! I love the colours in the floss.
I was catching up on your posts and I'm also enjoying your Rites of Spring. Are you using the floss called for or have you adapted it? In any case it's lovely.

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Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Suzanne, I hope your fingers are all better now. Just wanted to stop by quickly to tell you the Emblem RR piece is coming to you, or has already gotten there, I hope. Note inside with it.... You did great work on Wendy's. Hugs

Margit said...

I just adore your scissors/needle keeper! You did an outstanding job on your finish!!!
Beautiful work on that RR!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your pinkeep, scissor pocket turned out GREAT! What a lovely finish.

The motifs you stitched on the RR are beautiful!

Nancy said...

You made such a beautiful pinkeep! I love the pocket in the back.

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Your stitching and finishing is beautiful! Take care of that finger and yes, thank God it wasn't the stitching finger LOL....Nancy

Melissa said...

I love your exchange piece! How clever to put the pocket at the back! I will have to remember that.

Your Quaker RR is looking great.

Owwie on the finger incident! Hope it heals up quick!