Monday, March 24, 2008

Challenge piece finished and exchange stitching

I was off on Friday (from work not my rocker.....but that is always debatable!!) and so took a trip over to NIAH and picked up some things, no snap...I'll get that up tomorrow. Then spent a majority of my stitchy weekend working on the pyn-keep challenge. Here is a snap of that sucker -



This is a piece that I have wanted to work up for the longest time and the Challenge was a very good reason to make it up. It is from Barrack Samplers and is called "Companion Quaker Christmas Tree Part I. It is worked on 32ct BOF Sandpiper using WDW and CC overdyed floss'. The middle of the flowers I used beads that are copper coloured from Sundance Bead Co. They are kind of hard to see, but they are there. It was the first time I had used any kind of beads on anything. I have always wanted to try but was not sure of how they would look. I really like the way this turned out. I did modify the chart and left out some of the extra bits as it was getting very busy.

I also started my next exchange so no picture there.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

Stitcher said...

That's a great pinkeep. I love it.

staci said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing on your pinkeep!

Svenja said...

Wow, that's a beautiful pinkeep! Love the design.

Vonna said...

OH I LOVE it Edgar! It is fabulous!!!!

Carol said...

Oooo, awesome pinkeep!

Jennifer/OH said...

Great finish. I love the modifications you made to the design. Simple but elegant. Very nice work.

Monica said...

That is lovely! So beautiful with the beads, thread choices are so rich and pretty!

Becky K in OK said...

Love the pyn keep. The colors are gorgeous.

Nicole said...

That turned out so nice Edgar! Your stitching and finishing are perfect! :)

Carol R said...

What a lovely pinkeep Edgar. Great pattern and choice of colours.

BeckySC said...

OOOH, I love it!! Great work, Edgar :)

Mary said...

I absolutely love the pinkeep, and I just have to search for that pattern! Great job with the stitching and the finishing.

Rowyn said...

Wow, that's the most beautiful pinkeep I've seen in a long time!

Glenna said...

That's a great pinkeep, but even better is your desription: "here is a snap of that sucker." LOL--I am forever after going to refer to my projects as "suckers."

Sally said...

Your pinkeep is lovely Edgar.

Julianne said...

Very nice! I love the design and the colors that you used.

Andrea said...

Lovely pinkeep. Great finish.

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful pinkeep. You did a wonderful job on it ;)

Teri said...

Oh wow! Stunning design and finish. Love it!