Monday, December 3, 2012

Handwork


When I am not making quilts I love to do needlework.   So today I am showing you some of my projects that I have made or finished lately.
First is a English Paper Pieced Sewing Box designed by Sue Daley.  The box was made as a gift for one of my retreat sisters.
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This was also part of the gift – it was finished as a tree ornament but I forgot to take a photo after it was finished.  It had a dark green twisted cord around it with a red fabric back.  This was designed by Little House Needleworks.
Tweet Ornament
I  also finished stitching this reproduction sampler.  I love the wayward “f” in the middle of the lower case alphabet.  The original is part of the Chester County Collection in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I also think that the verse is good advice that we could all follow.
Elizabeth Otley Sampler







Lastly are some items that I just got back from the finisher.  The Pilgrim Couple is part of a set that I will stitch in the new year. The Snowman is a Christmas Ornament and will hang on my tree this year with the other handmade ornaments that I have made over the years.

 Pilgrim CoupleSnowman OrnamentThe pilgrims are designed/handpainted by Sandy Jenkins. The Snowman is likewise designed/handpainted by Rebecca Wood.


Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time.
Pat

4 comments:

Karen said...

A very interest fabric box. I like!

Kathie said...

that snowman is adorable! I have been to the West chester museum, they have an amazing antique quilt collection.
your a woman of many talents, I have never been able to do a sampler,
Kathie

Dawn said...

LOVE the sewing box - I have seen similar antique pieces but not like this one. Well done!
You have been busy with the needle - the ornament is precious - I think finishing those is hard - sometimes smaller is harder. The sampler is a great finish too - I think I have photos of samplers and quilts from that museum.
Congratulations on so many wonderful finishes!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Great finishes. I love those pilgrims!!