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Monday, August 2, 2010

Deadline Met, RAK Received, Halloween

Here she is in all her final glory. I met my dead line with a breeze and now I can look forward to some Halloween stitching. I really did enjoy stitching this one. It went fast because of the repetition with the birds.  I am contemplating on attaching some black snaps in the center of the flowers and a larger one smack dab in the middle of the pinwheel.  What do you think?


Do you see this antique pincushion in the upper corner of the photo?  I bought this off the bay of evil a few months back.  I LOVE it!!!!  It is made with wood and is hand carved and painted.  The center of the "sandwich" is where the pins go.  I should have added some so you could see how it looks.  It was a fabulous find to add to my collection of pincushions.



This little flower in the corner is my favorite.  I love the unusual leaves, they remind me of thistles.



Close-up of the spinning wheel!

Pennsylvania Pinwheel
by Carriage House Samplings
using DMC 3371, 3857, 829
completed 8/2/10


Speaking of pincushions, look what I received in the mail today.  A beautiful red pincushion stitched by Patty of Hanging By A Thread. Her stitching is meticulously "perfect".  Amazing work Patty, you deserve a shout out on this!!! This Random Act of Kindness is truly appreciated and deserves to be paid forward. A sweet reminder that it is my turn to give back. 

This is what the flip side of the cushion looks like.  I have been spoiled lately, thank you sooo much dear Patty, I will cherish it always. 



And finally here is a quick looksie at what I will be starting next.   I have changed everything on this one.  I am sooooo excited to put my needle to work on this one.  Thanks for visiting and happy stitching!!!


Smiles....

24 comments:

Berit said...

Did someone say Hallowe'en!?

(It's beautiful, Jolene. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Great finish and fantastic pincushion! Sweet RAK, too. :)

Vonna said...

What a lovely and pretty finish :) Snaps would add texture to the piece, but I think it is lovely one its own too. And I certainly in IN LOVE with that pincushion! Patty C is a sweet young lady and that RAK is definitely the sweetest! Will love to see your Halloween Stitch all done up! I did the Witch's shoe a couple of years ago and it continues to be a Halloween favorite here at our house!

Katrina said...

What a pretty finish and cute gift!!!!

Alice said...

The pinwheel looks fantastic Jolene. Well done. ; ) Another cool pincushion? If I did not know better I would think you are collecting them. : )) Oooh, I love your new project. I have been wanting to stitch that wicked boot for ages. I love La D Da.
It arrived about an hour ago. Thank you for all the lovely goodies. My first Shepherd bush fully kitted!! Thank you again Jolene. I will treasure all of it.
Big hug
Alice

Cari said...

Your Pinwheel piece is beautiful Jolene! Your work is stunningly perfect too!! I love your antique pin cushion as well...it's very interesting!! And, I love your selection of fabric and floss for Toil & Trouble. You go girl...this will be so much fun to see finished. I have this piece sitting out and getting ready to stitch!! LOL See you in September! Hugs

Catherine said...

Congrats on the finish! I love it the way it is, but also am curious to see what it would look like with the snaps - I'm sure it would look great!

Love the antique pincushion and how fun that you were lucky enough to get the RAK from Patty - it's beautiful!!

Oooohhh!! I love the colors you chose for the La-D-Da pattern - can't wait to see some progress on this one!

Margaret said...

Love your finish! I can see why you like the unusual leaves on that flower. The pincushion from ebay is wonderful too! And the RAK -- how sweet! Love the next project -- will watch your progress with interest. :D And the snaps -- might be a neat little touch to the piece. Give them a try!

Pumpkin said...

Oh WOW! Just FABULOUS looking Jolene! Love it :o) Congrats!

Another lovely pin cushion! You're being spoiled ;o)

Oh, I can't wait to see this one since you changed all the colors.

Loraine said...

You amaze me with how fast you stitch! I am trying to get to those projects...but you know that life interferes way too much lately! Really beautiful finish! I think the snaps would look great on this.
Love the new start, the colors you picked are perfect!
Cute pin cushion too! I would love to see your collection sometime.
Hugs.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful finish, Jolene! The colors are so pretty. I really love your pincushion - what a great ebay find and I know how great the one from Faye is. She does such pretty work and her pins are just gorgeous!
Fun new start!

Carla said...

Beautiful embroidery and beautiful colors! Ciao Carla

Blu said...

Beautiful finish!
Looking forward to seeing the Halloween piece.

Brigitte said...

Oh Jolene, what a fantastic finish. This is such a lovely piece.
Enjoy your RAK and the start of your new porject.

Jane said...

Great going on your Pinwheel finish, Jolene. It looks amazing! Love some of the La D Da desings, have fun with the one you've chosen.

Mel said...

Love, love, love the pinwheel!
It's just awesome. Congrats!

TammyK said...

Awesome pinwheel! Great job & I love the colors. I haven't been reading many blogs lately with it being summer & all so I must have missed the quilt post you made. Such gorgeous eye candy. Love your posts!

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Suzanne said...

Great finish! I love that pincushion, it's gorgeous.

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Hello, I like very much this embroidery especially the bird
Best regards marylin

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Michele said...

Oh I'm in love with Pinwheel! It's lovely :) and what a fun Halloween stitch you've picked out! Love your color changes too :) Aren't RAK's wonderful :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Enabler! I just love that Pennsylvania Pinwheel and have never seen it before! BEautiful stitching all around!