Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Roses

Hi Everyone,
I´ve been away from the blogging world for a week or so, not enjoying the delights of a short relaxing holiday soaking up our beautiful sunny weather of last week, but busy amongst the plants, flower pots, seeds and weeds which were all urgently demanding attention.  However I did have time to get some needlework done.  A holder for my Q snap frame.



I didn´t follow any pattern in particular, just that of a couple of tiny roses which I repeated and then added stems and leaves all over the place.



For the holder I chose from stash, a pretty fabric very similar to the actual embroidery but I worried that the two together would result too `busy´ so to lessen that possible effect, I added a velvet ricrac trim between the two.



The lining fabric is plain beige and some ribbon at the sides closes the holder.



The frame fits nice and snug and will probably not be seen again.  I bought it on recommendation from a patchwork teacher years ago while making a quilt and although fine for most people, it took an instant dislike to me, imprisioned my quilt in a vice like grip and rebelled to relinquish the fabric without a tug of war, so it was banished in disgrace to the dark depths of my wardrobe.


I hope to catch up with my blogging visits this week, until then.
Sheryl

30 comments:

  1. Hi Sheryl what a great idea i have 2 of these frames,thankyou for sharing.

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  2. That frame sound vicious. =) Such a pretty holder, both with the sweet cross stitch roses and the lovely fabric. 'Tis wonderful you have been experiencing sunshine, finally......and soaking up as much as you can in the garden. Gorgeous rose.

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  3. That is such a beautiful finish to your project. I also tried the Qsnaps for my stitching and my quilting projects. They just weren't for me. I blame it on my being left-handed and maybe they were right-handed Qsnaps. I like to blame most things on being left-handed. Either way your Qsnap holder is absolutely beautiful. I am thinking if I did something similar, maybe my Qsnaps wouldn't taunt me so much.

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  4. Good Day!! So glad you got a bit of a rest and created these gorgeous projects. I don't much like round frames, except for the Edmunds quilt frame I am currently using. But I like the q-snaps for embroidery.

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  5. I love your ideas and the fabric is what I love.

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  6. Gorgeous! Even the naughty q-snaps got the special Sheryl touch!

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  7. As always, your stitching and finishing are beautiful!

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  8. I adore all your work , roses are so pretty and what a lovely idea.

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  9. Hello Sheryl,
    what a wonderful idea. A back for your stitching frame.
    Your stitching is beautiful. I like roses.

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  10. Sheryl, this is gorgeous! I love my Q-snap for crazy quilting (it keeps my fabric taut to avoid puckering), but imagine it would be more tricky with a quilt's thickness. Your cover is exquisite! You do such beautiful work!

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  11. Hello Sheryl, what a great Idea, and everything is perfekt. I love this Delicate embroidery, and your fabric.
    Greetings Martina

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  12. You do such pretty work Sheryl - I love your holder. What a shame that you don't like the frame but then we don't all like everything thank goodness. We too are busy in the garden but you do need a bit of relaxation time too! Lovely weather here in France at the moment. xx

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  13. Very cute holder for your q-snaps. I really wish I had a sewing machine to make my own.

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  14. Your q-snaps have an elegant holder now, even if they aren't used very often. I find then to be a bit heavy for my x-stitch work, but I do use them from time to time.

    Love how the fabric print matches your roses. And whereever did you find velvet rick rack?

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  15. Beautiful holder Sheryl... you have matched the fabric and the embroidery perfectly and it looks gorgeous! Glad you have been enjoying your garden! Christine x

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  16. Beautiful holder for the Q Snap!
    Very dedicated embroiderie.

    Have a nice week.
    Evelyne

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  17. Once again, I'm speechless! I sit here in awe of your beauty, Sheryl.
    So pretty and feminine.

    So nice to see a post from you~~

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  18. Once again, I'm speechless! I sit here in awe of your beauty, Sheryl.
    So pretty and feminine.

    So nice to see a post from you~~

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  19. Absolutely beautiful and very creative! Love it!

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  20. What a lovely and practical project. Love it!

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  21. What a wonderful holder. The roses look charted so well with a lot of planning out! The fabric matches perfectly too.

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  22. Sounds like you had the same experience that I have had with QSnaps. I bought several for my cross stitching on recommendation from blogs and reviews, only to wish I hadn't. I've always had weak hands and simply could not get the frame off without practically destroying my fabric. I know many swear by them, but I guess they're not for everyone. Your holder for them is beautiful, though.

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  23. I also don't like Q snaps but I use for dimensions kit fabric as it is hard stitching in hand.
    But you are a kind hearted stitcher to give such a creative and beautiful farewell to the frames :) love the way you make everything so beautiful and elegant.
    I have also sown few seeds this week and most of them have germinated. Would love to see your garden

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  24. How beautiful Sheryl, lovely roses and your finishing is perfect.

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  25. Oh, that is simply beautiful, Sheryl! And so useful, too... I think the fabric and your stitching are perfect together. Not at all too busy looking :)

    So glad you've enjoyed sunny warm weather. We have just had one of the coldest weeks of winter here. I am more than ready for SPRING to make its appearance on Monday!

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  26. Such a creative idea again, Sheryl. And wonderful stitching and sewing to complete the frame holder. But when it comes to using Q-snaps, you are like me - I can't stitch or sew with a frame or hoop. I tried it once with the Q-snaps of a friend but gave them back immediately, lol.

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  27. You are so clever to make up such a beautiful design! What fabulous fabrics and notions you find! What a gorgeous finish!
    Having read of your problems with these vicious frames I'm so glad I haven't been tempted to buy any! I like hoops best!
    So nice you've had time to spend in your garden, and hopefully now the weather will be warming up nicely!
    Barbara x

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  28. Your blog really inspires me to try new things. Thank you

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  29. What a great idea to make a pretty holder for your embroidery frame!

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