Monday, April 6, 2015

Stitching and Finishing

A few days ago I stitched up these motifs from my "Quaker Friends" pattern.
One on 32ct and one on 40ct.  Both were stitched with the most wonderful color silk.... Chocolate Caramel from The Thread Gatherer.  I love this color.  So much variegation and a very soothing palette.  I also dyed some vintage chenille I had.  I tried to get a few different shades so that I would have a choice for trimming my finish.

I made the larger motif into a sawdust stuffed pinkeep.  I left lots of blank space for pins and I love the simplicity of the finish.  I find simple always to be more pleasing.  To my eye, anyway.   I have an interesting finish in mind for the smaller motif and will work on that in the next few days.

Wishing you a wonderful week!
Smiles, ~Nan


Robin said...

Wow, Nan! I like the motif you pulled from your chart. Thank you for providing the thread name! I like your pin keep very much.

Enjoy the start of this new week!

Robin in Virginia

susiedele said...

It's just beautiful, Nan. Can you divulge how you apply the chenille?

Barbara said...

I love the pin keep and look forward to seeing what you do with the smaller motif.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! Love the pinkeep! I agree... simple is best!

Mayté Bermúdez-García said...

Very pretty, Nan!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the chenille - perfect to set this off! blessings, marlene

Kim said...

So great!