Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hearts and Flowers

I had a very slow weekend and did very little done. In fact I got no stitching done, but I did bake cookies and a cake :) I also managed to get a tiny bit of sunlight in the morning to take final pictures of Hearts and Flowers.

The above is a slideshow of all the pieces together, but just in case you can't see them here is a close up of the faces of each accessory.

Starting with the scissor fob which was the last accessory to be finished. The fob is stuffed with polyfill and there is also a 2016 Canadian quarter inside it for weight. Very apropos as I got this kit from Seminar 2016 in Toronto. The scissors in this picture are Nogent scissors I bought a few years ago. I don't think I've ever used them for cutting anything.

My favorite part of this fob are the Swarovski crystals I managed to find that matched this project perfectly. A little white heart and a blue flower.

The second accessory is the needle book.

And when you open it, you find the thread counters we received as gift favors at Seminar 2016, this time the heart is blue.

And the last one is the pincushion which I think is my absolute favorite. Bullions are a pain in the behind to stitch but you can't argue the results you get when they are finished.

My one regret is that I didn't have pretty pins to stick in my pincushion to really show it off. I will have to look around and see if I can find some for exhibition.

This set will be joining Fandango and Hana at Seminar 2017 :) Notice I've only picked pieces that don't need to be framed >.< All my other larger pieces are not framed and there's no way I'm dragging them on a plane with me. I will have to see if there is a lighter, temporary way I can frame some of them.


  1. Beautiful! You done such a nice job with both the stitching and the finishing.

  2. They are look fantastic. It is a beautiful set.

  3. It is possible to mount embroidery over board, but anything heavy enough to withstand the tension is probably also heavy enough you won't want to fly with it!

  4. They've turned out beautifully, and I'm sure will be much admired when you exhibit them - with or without pretty pins!

  5. Wow...This is a beautiful set! Congratulations!

  6. Absolutely exquisite needlework, finished with the perfect detail. Gorgeous.

  7. Beautiful! You have finished them so well and are a lovely set. I'm sure you will get lots of lovely comments when you exhibit them.

  8. absolutely beautiful. Your stitching is so perfect! I love the addition of the Swarovski crystals.