Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Wish for Andrea

I heard from Andrea today that she has received the mattress pincushion that I made for her on the Make a Wish BB. I am not entirely happy with the finishing on this one, and I just can't refrain myself from admitting that. I wish I had put 1-2 more layers of batting in it... and I have no idea why it puckered a little along the bottom edge of the front... all seemed to be going well with great tension... so very critical of myself! Must stop doing that!

Evening in the Garden Mattress Pincushion

Indigo Rose - in The Needleworker, Feb/March 2000

36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh Linen, Caron Waterlilies, DMC Floss


....back to exchange stitching ;-)

Oh! I received a lovely Mattress Pincushion exchange from Jill today! Wait until you see! I could not get a good photo tonight - it was dark and rainy when I got in from work, but I will show you tomorrow ;-) Thank you Jill - I love it!

Stitched on today: Finished first part of Pumpkin Patch Exchange

22 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Carol - you have outdone yourself with this one - i LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

anna said...

It is absolutely stunning, I love it!

ausxser said...

Carol - it is absloutely beautifully finished - as always - your work is much-admired and coveted all over the world - don't be so hard on yourself!

Blessigns
Tannia

Jan said...

What a beautiful piece of work.

Shelleen said...

what a great job you did.

Barbara said...

Carol, it is magnificent! You must stop being so self-critical. It's gorgeous.

Carol R said...

Absolutely stunning Carol!

DovilÄ— said...

very lovely!

Giovanna said...

This is beautiful! Lovely design, and lovely stitching - don't be harsh with yourself, I'm sure Andrea loves it!

Karoline said...

It's stunning Carol, congratulations

cathymk said...

Carol, it's beautiful! Just gorgeous!

Becky K in OK said...

It looks perfect to me! I often wonder why these kinds of things happen. My biscornus always have some little pucker no matter how careful I am.

Paisley said...

It's beautiful!

Sally said...

I think that is absolutely gorgeous Carol:)

tammie said...

i think it is stunning if only my stitching came out like that.. lol

Cindy F. said...

Carol, I absolutely love this mattress pincushion! The pattern and the finish are beautiful! After I made my patriotic scissor fob (my first), I also beat myself up about not putting enough batting in it. But I think it's fine and I think yours is perfect!

Tammy said...

So pretty!

Janaina said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! =)

Vaida said...

It's first time I see this pattern - and it's wonderful! You made a wonderful pincushion - don't be so critical :)

Needlearts Kelly said...

I think it looks wonderful. You do beautiful work.

Andrea said...

I love it! It is so delicately stitched and I love the colours.

Michelle said...

Wow! That's a beauty!! I haven't tried my hand at one of these yet, but I'll keep in mind about the layers of batting. Sooooo pretty!