Monday, 7 September 2009

Blackbird Design Finish!

..... and two whole weeks off work – boy am I happy today!
Well now, I’ve finished my Blackbird Designs ‘Buttons & Pins’ cross-stitch and then I ummm’d & ahhh’d – "shall I make it up into a pincushion as in the pattern picture (see last post) or frame it. As you can see, I decided on the frame. The frame (a 50p bargain from a recent car boot sale!!) is exactly the right size and I think the black compliments the colours of the design ......... anyone disagree strongly? I could still make it up into a pincushion, but my next little project is going to be a pincushion, which is what swayed me with the frame.

Any comments gratefully received!


Solstitches said...

That turned out so lovely! I think the frame is perfect and I love your photography too.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you will make next.


Pat said...

I vote for the frame. I love it.I can't wait to see your pincushion.

The sewing room said...

They both compliment each other,you have done a wonderful job l say leave it in the lovely frame.

Hugs Pat

Deb said...

Julia, what a lovely pattern. It looks great in the frame. Such a cool frame too!

Karen said...

That is an unusual frame and certainly does complement your stitchery! A good buy.

Wendy K said...

Julia, I think your cross-stitch looks lovely framed Hey,, enjoy that two weeks off work... a lady of leisure...hope you're doing! Have fun
Wendy x

Karens Hopes said...

That frame looks as if it was made for your piece of work,it looks great.

Simone said...

Lovely work Julia whether framed or cushioned up!

Shiree said...

Hi Julia,
this is my first visit to your blog, some early morning lurking! Anyway, I am impressed with your work, such wonderful efforts, and you work full time too, WOW. You are one busy lady.

Patti said...

I'm sitting here looking at this right now. I got it as a PIF. I signed up for three or four of them. Can't remember who's except for Wendy Jo's but I am keeping up my end of the bargain by giving something stitched by me away every other month and the next one will be on my blog on November 1.
Patti xxx