Monday, July 13, 2015

Old project New finish

Hello lovely friends! Right after 4th of July we were having some cooler weather and I took advantage of it by making another project. Sharing with you today I have a finished project and at the end of this post I have an update on my progress of "Sojourner"!
I had gone on a hunt for a particular piece of fabric and in the drawer I was looking in came across a project that I had all the pieces traced & cut out. This was from 2011 right when I picked up my needle after a dry spell of over 10 to 15 years. I didn't decide to cross stitch at the time but got into embroidery.
Crab apple Hill was a new vendor to me and Meg Hawkey has tons of beautiful patterns that incorporate embroidery but also finishing them with sewing & quilting. This project appealed to me because of the soft colors of Spring and the finishing was all hand sewn.

 This whole project is made of wool felt. At the time I was only aware of felt squares that are available in craft stores. I was soon educated on wool felt. The quilt shop that I had bought my wools from in now out of business. They had a great selection of the wool felts all on bolts. The tiny hearts are individually cut out and then stitched to attach to the cover. The oval pearls I found in my moms stash (now mine). These beads she had left over from when she hand beaded my wedding gown.

 #812 "Embroidery Envelope" by Crab apple Hill
threads: Cosmo, Wildflowers by Caron 
So I decided that now was the time to do this project! And so happy how it turned out.

 The inside is a pale light green wool felt and cover & smalls are light cream wool felt. 

 Pocket 

 scissor & pen holder
Lee do you recognize the scissors? I added some sequins for sparkle so when I open it I get pretty winks - lol!

 pincushion 

 The heart is a double pocket and above a removable needlebook

 I didn't have any velcro but I did have this pretty elastic. I just open the needlebook and slip it in. Perfect!!!

Progress as of 7-12-2015
I've been stitching on Sojourner also - added a few more rows of the alphabet & bands.
Hope you are enjoying summer. Our temperatures will be climbing back up this week - so not looking forward to the heat! With my love and appreciation - Annette

17 comments:

Brigitte said...

Ohhhhh, Annette, what a beauty you made here. It's quite simply stunning, your new sewing case. All the little details you added like the beads ... so beautiful.
I think I would also be lost if I was looking for wool felt around here, I would have to rely on the internet.

Lee said...

Love your photos the project has turned out really lovely well done

Pamela said...

Your wool felt project is adorable! What a great finish. Great progress on the sampler.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your finished project is just amazing!!! Looks wonderful!

Jackie said...

Your mom's button stash yields the best little treasures! The beads from your wedding gown that she hand beaded just melts my heart! I love how you turn your work into something extraordinarily special! xoxo

Linda said...

Congrats on the absolutely stunning finish Annette. Your finishing is amazing. Nice progress on your stitching.

Linda

Beth said...

What a pretty felt project with bleeding hearts and lavender. I'll bet you are glad you revisited it.

Vickie said...

Oh Annette! Aren't you glad you found this project waiting for you?!
I love the oval pearls from you mother's stash and the story that goes with them of course.

Von said...

What a pretty little project you've whipped up for yourself! You're going to enjoy using it for a very long time and especially so with all the treasures and memories that you stitched into it!

Marilyn said...

The Embroidery Envelope is just so pretty.
Great progress on Sojourner.
Marilyn

Weronika said...

Wonderful project! Amazing!

Frances N said...

What a lovely project! The colors are so pretty--your stitching is just beautiful! You can really do it all!!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a sweet finish, Annette! I love it. Sojourner is coming along nicely too. Hugs, Lisa

averyclaire.org said...

Love this needlebook...have admired it for years...and you did a marvelous job in stitching it up. Love the beads leftover from beading your wedding gown. What a nice keepsake!!! Beautiful work.

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely sewing case with lots of pretty details

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very beautiful and romantic.

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