Saturday, March 29, 2008

Monthly challenge revealed

Today is reveal day, and this was my finish for the monthly stitch challenge. I decided on a pinkeep finish, having joined Becky's monthly finishing blog, and got to do two challenges in one, is that cheating? It's stitched on 32ct Ray of Light Belfast linen, using a hand dyed thread. And I had so much trouble with that bow on the top, I can't tell you how long it took, but it didn't want to play. As you can see I used two colours of ribbon, as the green was too narrow on it's own, and the brown was too see through on it's own. The pins I picked up in a garden centre last year, but I think this is the first time I've used them.




And this is the first page of the Quaker round robin, I've nearly finished page two too. This thread is so pretty. It's GAST Boysenberry, and the fabric is antique ivory linen.

20 comments:

Christine said...

It is lovely Chris. I really like your choice of backing fabric too.

tkdchick said...

Both projects look lovely. You did a good job on the pinkeep finish!

Sally said...

Love your pinkeep, Chris, and Jane's RR looks gorgeous.

Julie said...

Fab finish, love the backing fabby too. The RR piece looks super too.

Barbara said...

Bows give me fits, too!

Looks great, though!!

Nicki said...

Hi Chris! I can't believe I haven't found your blog before now :) Love the pinkeep.

I'd love to swap Season of Hope for Season of Plenty. Could you let me have your address (my email is in my profile :)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment - your work is amazing! Lucy x

Becky K in OK said...

Chris, saw your post on "The World's largest..." I'm stitching this piece right now. Loved your ribbon finish. I may just have to use it on my own! The pins are gorgeous. Take a look at Vonna's blog, The Twisted Stitcher. She has a great bow tutorial.

Stitchingranny said...

The quaker is really pretty. Good thinking on the challenge - now do we just look at Beckys monthly challenge to know what your finish will be - he he he.

staci said...

Love your pinkeep! And your quaker WIP is really pretty too!

Karen said...

I love your finish , I haven't plucked up the courage to try a pinkeep yet

Karoline said...

Gorgeous pinkeep Chris, congratulations

lena-lou said...

Both of these look wonderful :)

Carla said...

lovely finish! great job!

Hazel said...

I love what you did with the alphabet tree. Quaker rr is fab. Love the colour. xx

Karan said...

Love your finish & the colours you used Chris & those pins were a real find. So enjoy looking at everyone's Challenge pieces. :0)
Jane's RR is looking great.

Marie-P said...

Your pinkeep is beautiful...What is it with the bows, I always seem to struggle with that as well.

Tessa said...

Your pinkeep finish looks great - love those pins, they look like little pears :)

Carol said...

Beautiful finishes Chris :-)

Michelle said...

What a lovely pinkeep. The stitching looks so dainty!