Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The People´s Choice - November

Hello Everyone,

I thought I might join Jo´s new SAL called `The People´s Choice´ celebrated the first Saturday of each month and with this month´s theme being birthstones.


Looking through my stitched items, I don´t seem to have embroidered anything at all to do with birthstones or gemstones in general or even a peridot in particular which happens to be my August birthstone.  However I found a Hardanger piece which I had finished with a sparkly gem.


I stitched the pattern on 28ct. antique white fabric using Anchor perlé thread #8 and #12 and a dash of Anchor floss Nº 93 for the dove´s eyes.  Other stitches include button hole edging, kloster blocks, wrapped bars, maltese crosses and a blanket stitch flower in the centre.



I didn´t want to make a bookmark as such and hunted about for a suitable frame.  I hardly ever frame embroidery.



and apparently this wasn´t going to be the exception either as none of the 20 odd examples knocking about in the basement were suitable and the above example just too small.  So how about a fabric frame?



linen from stash,  a bit of lace, some beads and buttons.

Thank you for looking.

Linking to Wen for Simply Neutrals
Sheryl

23 comments:

  1. What beautiful stitching ,I love how you finished it .
    So pretty and elegant .

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  2. That's a charming way to finish and mount it - well done!

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  3. How gorgeous! You are very creative to finish it the way you did!

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  4. Beautiful Sheryl and I love the frame, perfect. xx

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  5. Gorgeous stitching, and what an imaginative finish Sheryl!
    Did you use card in the backing, and did you make the lace? I only ask because the lace does look similar to some I made from a kit.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  6. Such a beautiful cross. AriadnefromGreece!

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  7. You are so talented. Just beautiful.

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  8. So creative, I love the way you finished it!

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  9. Hi Sheryl,
    Wow, a very nice job. The Hardanger Cross looks really great, and you have a very special finish. I am enthusiastic.
    Happy Weekend. Hugs, Martina

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  10. Beautiful and elegant finish. hardanger always looks so pretty and complicated.

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  11. It’s super pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thanks for showing us this lovely work, the finish is perfect and I really miss hardanger work, not enough time! xxx

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  13. Thanks for joining in with the SAL this month. Your hardanger is beautiful and I love the way you finished it too.

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  14. I hardly have any frames at all knocking about anywhere! A fabric frame is the perfect way to show off this lacy piece. I like the tiny wooden hearts too.

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  15. Such a pretty finish! There are a few pink birthstones, so we can always claim it's one of those.

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  16. Hello dear Sheryl, so happy to see you joining Simply Neutrals again! Your stitching is sublime, such a gorgeous cross you created. And what a great idea to make a beautiful fabric frame for it. I love that other frame too. Wishing you a beautiful day, hugs xx

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  17. Gorgeous work Sheryl. I love how you finished it. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  18. Oh, what a stunning piece of handwork, Sheryl! And such a creative way to finish it as well... It really showcases your lovely stitches!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Your hardanger embroidery is exquisite and as for the fabric frame you fashioned, just gorgeous!

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  20. Hi Sheryl wow what a beautiful finish,this is stunning my friend,well done.

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