Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Lee

The Victoria Sampler - "Where Stitchers Gather"
Threads: Rainbow Gallery Silks, The Thread Gatherer Silk, NPI silk, Gloriana Silk, & Belle Soie Silk
Weeke Dye Works, Sampler Threads
28ct Lambswool Linen

 Lee at Notes from the Mountain has been celebrating her Birthday. A very Happy Birthday to you Lee and many many more my friend.
This has been one of my secret projects that I could not share with you till now. I am happy to say My parcel to Lee has been dispatched & more importantly elegantly received by her and opened. As you have seen my other pouches in previous posts - those where practice for me leading up to making these pouches for Lee.

 Close up of some of the MANY different specialty stitches.

 Large zippered pouch made using Anna Griffin Fabrics. The rose garland on the bottom is a trim. The top border of Rhodes Hearts and Satin Stitches was very challenging for me. After much frogging and prayers - finally got it right (I think).

 Middle sized pouch also made with Anna Griffin Fabric.


 And a small pouch I made to coordinate with the others for Lee.


 Making these pouches were so much fun and it was all my pleasure to make these for Lee. 
The ribbon, trim and lace I hand stitched.

Sue Hillis Designs -  "Gingerbread Street"

A new WIP. I  started & worked on it this weekend  - "Gingerbread Street" by Sue Hillis Designs.
This is the pretty sparkly pink fabric that was specially made for this design. It has been slow stitching for me. The lollipops and candy require 2 strands of DMC and 1 strand of Filament Blending thread. Therefor it takes me more time to thread my needle and I'm careful when stitching not to have it knot on me. It is very pretty in person. I snapped this photo late this evening so I don't think I was able to capture its true beauty (I tried). I will share my progress of it in the future. Lots of back-stitching also. This is one of 4 gingerbread houses (aka Gingerbread Street). I am stitching them all in one row.
Well that's it for now. I wish you all a wonderful week. Happy stitching.
Always with Love and my Appreciation - Annette

20 comments:

Lee said...

I am glad I am the first to comment. Thank you Annette the pouches are just lovely and arrived filled with all sorts of exciting threads and things.

Chris said...

Wow Annette! What beautiful pouches. I am sure that Lee will treasure them. The fabrics and your stitching are beautiful.
Your new start looks lovely too. Perfect for this time of year.
Have a great week!

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't tell that the Rhodes Hearts and Satin stitches were any kind of struggle for you. They look wonderful!

Annie said...

What fabulous stitching and sewing! I just love that VS piece and your really did it justice. Lee is lucky lady to receive that package!

Vickie said...

Oh.My.Goodness!! Your talents have soared my friend! Wow! I do believe Lee has rubbed off on you. =) I got goosebumps from examining your pictures Annette. I really did. And your pouches look perfectly sewn.
I am curious. Which stitcher up there is you? ;)

Shirlee said...

What a lovely gift for your friend, & a great start on Gingerbread Street!

Terri said...

What a lucky person Lee is! THose pouches are absolutely gorgeous!

You might try stitching the DMC first, then go back with the blending filament over the DMC. THis is how I do it and it is much easier for me.

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh those pouches are so gorgeous! Lee is so very fortunate to receive them from you! Gingerbread Street looks so cute! I'm looking forward to more progress pics and I know it's hard to get the sparkly fabric and threads to show up with the camera.

gracie said...

What a lovely gift...

lynda said...

What beautiful pouches! I'm sure that Lee was thrilled with her gift.

Linda said...

Wow Annette. Those pouches are absolutly gorgeous. And the stitched piece is stunning. Love your new start.

Linda

Carol said...

Oh, such beauties you've made for Lee, Annette--I'm sure her birthday was even more special with your thoughtful gifts :)

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, Annette! What an amazing gift that you've made for Lee! I'm sure she was thrilled with it, and that her birthday was more special because of the thought you put into everything.

Kathy Ellen said...

What truly lovely and beautifully stitched little pouches you have created for Lee. Your needlework is aboslutely exquisite! Lee must be absolutely thrilled! You are a very loving and thoughtful friend.

Blessings for a wonderful week!

Patty C. said...

Your pouches are just beautiful!

Karoline said...

Your pouches are exquisite, congratulations

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous, gorgeous gift! I love those pouches and your stitching is beautiful!! The Gingerbread Street will be adorable when done. I look forward to watching your progress!

Tricia
The Stamper's Stitches

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Those pouches are spectacular!!! What a lucky lady!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Just cruising some older posts I missed. The roses on the pouches remind me of my roses in the BAP and the ones that grew by the porch when I was a kid. Lovely! Sigh!

Syd said...

Annette -

Those pouches are exquisite! What lovely finishes.