Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Special pin-mattress for a Stitcher Friend.

It's been some time since I last post any updates on my stitchwork as I was busy with wedding plannings and creating wedding montage for a relative. Now that the wedding event is over, I can now get to continue with my KIV stitch work.

This special pin mattress is specially make for Cindy, a good friend and a zealous stitcher. I chose a light blue lugana fabric and DMC 930 floss for this one-over-one stitchwork.

The front design is a freebie chart from a french website. It's a design of an angel holding a basket of flowers. You can find a vast collection of free and beautiful charts from this site ECHEVETTE.

For the back, I chose a portion of the chart of a small needlebook from Accessoires Quaker AMAP. The full design can be viewed at A Mon Ami Pierre. A long and thin white ribbon with blue spots was then sewn and wrapped around the sides of the mattress. I used a long ribbon so that the pin mattress can be hang for display. Round blue pins are then placed around the sides of the mattress. And I finished it off with a sheer golden ribbon at the top of the pin mattress.

A big thank you to Cindy for these photos. :-)


Leena said...

It's a beauty! Congratulations, what a wonderful finish!

Cindy said...

Thank you so much, Linda. I really love the pinkeep alot. Its really beautiful and its my very first piece of pinkeep so far! I will definitely treasure it!

Hazel said...

Love what you have stitched! Just wanted to say hello - you are my exchange partner for the redwork exchange. I don't know if its supposed to be secret or not as I am new to the exchange board but wanted to say hi anyway. Look forward to making something nice for you. xx

Nelapx said...

muy hermoso.. felicidades

Susimac said...

This is one of the most beautiful pinkeeps I have seen, your stitching and finishing are awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.