Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Fine Linens

Fine Linens by Liberty Street Designs
32 ct. gray linen
Thread Gatherer silk floss
beads from stash
Kreinik #4 braid 032

I finally finished stitching on the beads and rushed to take a quick pic to share with all of you. The second picture shows the beads a little better with a bit of the shimmer of the Kreinik metallic. I'll be stitching the companion piece, "Silk Threads" on the same piece of fabric with most of the same threads. But first I"ll be going back to my hardanger doily now that I've found the stitching instructions for it.

Look at the great papers I found at Craft Warehouse yesterday! I'll probably be using them on my Ikea drawers real soon.

Oh, Katrina, I've been going through an Alison Weir phase too lately. Currently her book on Eleanor of Aquitaine is on my nightstand. Over the last few months I've read "The Princes in the Tower", "The Six Wives of Henry VIII", "Elizabeth the Queen", and listened to on cd "Isabella, She-Wolf of France, Queen of England". Great reading!

35 comments:

Connie said...

Very pretty stitching AND paper Von! Do you have any special finishing plans for your Fine Linens piece?

It's been snowing here off and on all day. Yuck!

Barb said...

The Fine Linens piece is so pretty!

cathymk said...

Wow Von, Fine Linens is beautiful!! Congratulations on your finish.

Very pretty papers too!

xstitch.nl said...

What a great finish those beads make, Von!! Absolutely beautiful!!

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful piece, Von. Congrats on the finish!
Those papers are lovely - blue and light brown is my favourite colour combination. :)

KarenV said...

Beautiful finish Von! It's really pretty.

Barbara said...

Beautiful needlework, Von. WOW. I love the closeup picture. :)

Wendy said...

Congratulations, Von! Fine Linens is gorgeous and I love the close-up picture you took so we can see the beads and floss colour. Its beautiful!

Katrina said...

I read Elinor of Aquitane last summer on vacation, loved it! Alison Weir has a new fiction book coming out in April, I can't wait.

Love your finish, it's so pretty!

Cheryl in DC said...

What beautiful stitching. Congratulations on the finish.

Coonie said...

Fine linens is gorgeous. The papers are lovely too, I especially like the blue and light brown papers

lena-lou said...

Ooooh Von, this is beautiful the colours are so pretty and I love your photos especially the one that is a close up :-)) Your craft papers are nice too!!

Sharon said...

I stumbled across your blog today and I'm SO glad that I did! Your work is SO beautiful!! The beads are spectacular - the "linen" piece is truly "lovely" (sorry for the pun) - I'll definitly be peeking in on your site more often!!

Sharon said...

The fine linens piece is so gorgeous-congrats.

Sew-in-Love said...

Good work, Von! Wish I'd finished something of late....=(

catandturtle said...

Fine Linens is gorgeous. I love the colors and beads. Awesome. Ann.

Chelle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Kudos for
a great finish.

BeckySC said...

Beautiful :) Congratulations, Von :)

Dianne said...

Your stitching turned out lovely!
I hope you can comment soon.
Have you ventured into Art Trading Cards yet? I think if you like to do paper things like me, you'll like these also. I have a bunch of them on my blog. The kids would love them too.

Carol said...

What a beautiful finish Von!!

Kath said...

Von, your piece is so pretty. I might have missed this, but how are you going to finish it?

Great papers too. Will watch what you do with them on your Ikea things.

Andrea said...

A wondeful finish Von. The thread colours are beautiful.
Intrigued by the papers!! Will keep my eyes peeled for your creativeness.

Take care.

Linda litlaskvis said...

What a stunning piece! I can't wait to see "Silk Threads" as well :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! Fine Linens is gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Von -Fine Linens is beautiful! How are you going to finish it?

Hope you son is doing better - I just read about the broken arm!

Nancy in IL said...

Von, this is by far, the most beautiful piece I've seen in a very long time. It's a treasured heirloom right now. Somebody better take care with it and hand it down the line! What a wonderful job of stitching! Congratulations!

Heather said...

Wow -- Fine Linens is stunning! Does the chart call for beads? I know I have it somewhere, LOL ... Your color choices for threads and fabric really make this piece stand out -- lovely.

Karen said...

Fine Linens is absolutely beautiful!! Well done Von!! :)

Jenna said...

Ooooh, it looks gorgeous! Great finish, Von. I love your pictures of the piece, too. :)

lena-lou said...

I had really popped back to look at this again, it's lovely and still is after checking again ;-)

Susimac said...

Oh Von its so lovely!!

Lelia said...

That is some hard-core historical fiction! What a list. Judy at Crazee4books blog reads similar titles.

You are fortunate to have Spring Weather. We have a gloomy 17 degrees & it is really cold. I think we are supposed to get another inch of snow & then, a warm-up this week-end.

I could do with some 45 degree weather. 50 would be nice, too. Both our boys are in the week-end play "high school musical". It runs next week-end, too.

quiltorstitch said...

That is a very pretty finish! I love it :D And the papers are great, I love Craft Warehouse for getting paper, they have a good selection.

AnneS said...

Wow, your Fine Linens looks amazing all finished - way to go! Sorry for the late comment ... I'm sneaking some blog commenting in quick while Mum's yapping on the phone ;)

Nelapx said...

este bordado esta genial