Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Completed Candle Pocket and a "Band" Update

Gentle friends the mail was "very, very , good " yesterday!!  I got back from Faye my completed Candle Pocket, the First Kit from the Colonial Gathering Club.  She did such a wonderful job in the finishing, I know I would have totally botched the whole thing.  Here's a snaperoo of my Pocket....

....I am so very pleased with the way it turned out, and again can't thank Faye enough for her superb job... she does lots of finishing and you can contact her through her blog Carolina Stitcher.  I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!!  Now, I can't wait for the next little project!!!!
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I finished up the next band on my "Winter Band Sampler"....  I also went back to using the recommended "Mustard Seed" floss.....

.... the colours are a bit off, well, quite a bit off, I jangled it about a bit in photoshop, but taking the picture at night with lamp light and flash sort of wreck the colours, but you get the idea.  The next band is composed of big, white snowflakes. It is the band I have been dreading as I really do not like stitching great amounts of white....... but I will push through.

That's about it for today sports fans, I'll not be posting tomorrow, I am taking the day off to go to the one of the first of the Winter/Spring Antique Shows that pop up here in Northern California.  It is a pretty big show with some good dealers so I am hoping it will be a good show!!

Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

25 comments:

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Our candle pocket is so very pretty and the finishing looks great. And just amazes me at how quickly you stitch because the band sampler is just really coming along.
Donna

marly said...

What a great bag. Enjoy the show!

Melody said...

I agree, Faye did an excellent job with the finishing! Nice piece to have done.

Julie said...

Superb little pocket, well done to both Faye for the finish and you for choosing such a lovely project.

Kielrain said...

That candle pocket looks really fantastic.
Enjoying the in progress piece as well. :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your stitching is lovely, Faye's finishing is divine, so you've got a beautiful Colonial bag there!

Jodi S said...

Love the candle pocket finish! Faye is so talented. The band sampler is coming along nicely! Have fun at your show - hope the weather is nice!

dixiesamplar said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing Edgar...Faye does a great job, doesn't she?

Kate said...

Faye has done a wonderful job with your pocket. Loving the band sampler - I know what you mean about lots of white stitching, I feel the same. Enjoy the antique show.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great candle pocket - I finished mine, too! Yay! Love how your band sampler is looking. Great job!

Sherri said...

Love your pocket. Faye is a great finisher and I highly recommend her as well. I love everything she has finished for me. You are a quick stitcher, your piece is looking great.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your pocket is LOVELY! And the band sampler smashing!

Margaret said...

Love your band sampler so far! Great pocket too -- Faye did a nice job.

Barb said...

The candle pocket turned out wonderful. I have the same issues with white floss!! Good luck at the antique show. I hope to see all the treasures you find!

MartyG said...

Super cool Edgar. The pie from yesterday's post looks yummy.

Chris said...

The Colonial pocket looks great! You and Faye are a great team!
I am enjoying seeing the Christmas band sampler grow!

Jackie said...

Absolutely sweet bag! I've sent my first project off to Faye to finish - her finishes are gorgeous!

Like you, I don't like stitching a lot of white. Or any other thread color that is really close to the fabric color.

Enjoy your long weekend!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: Wow what a beauty, I love the pattern and the finishing is georgous, the pins add just the right touch.
Tha pie you brought to the movie night in your last post looks so good.

Catherine

Maria del Valle said...

Beautiful stitching, I love it!!

Susan said...

Faye did an excellent finishing job - perfectly sets off your stitching and the design. Great progress on Winter Band Sampler. Hope you have a good time at the show. Sounds like a great way to start the weekend.

Jo said...

Band sampler is looking lovely, and the finishing on the pocket is perfect. I love the two little safety pins!

Sherry said...

I love the candle pocket and the band sampler is beautiful so far!

Marie said...

I love the candle pocket. Great job on the stitching. I agree, Faye did an awesome job finishing.

Your band sampler looks so nice Edgar!

Vivian said...

The candle pocket is wonderful. I can't believe yours is already stitched and finished up and "useable", I haven't received my kit yet. Oh I can't wait!!!

Catherine said...

Your candle pocket is perfect!