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:

  1. That's a great pinkeep. I love it.

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  2. Gorgeous stitching and finishing on your pinkeep!

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

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

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

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

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  7. Love the pyn keep. The colors are gorgeous.

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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."

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  14. Your pinkeep is lovely Edgar.

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

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  16. Lovely pinkeep. Great finish.

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

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  18. Oh wow! Stunning design and finish. Love it!

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