Thursday, November 03, 2011

THE PARTRIDGE on PEAR

I always struggle with blog titles - pardon me for being silly.  There is a partridge - I tried to think about finding a pear to take a photo of but I could not.  Thereby - my silly blog title.  There is a partridge and it is "on" pear - vintage pear linen that is .  har har

Too bad I am such a poor photographer - however here is a photo of my finish of the BBD partridge bonus chart. It was stitched with the called for Belle Soie silks - two strands so the color is vivid and rich.




I used a wonderful pre-made box I found on vacation at 3 Sisters Antiques and Needlework in Knoxville Tenn.  It has stenciled colonial type designs on all 4 sides and the top which is now covered.  I thought it was just perfect.




Looks like I had too much light on the subject but I could not get the designs on the box itself to show up.  It has ball feet and it was a gift for DF Carol for her October birthday.  I gave this to Carol when she came up for our EGA guilds workshop with Ellen Chester (more on that event in another post) and I just did not get a photo of Carol with the box.  I'm sorry that opportunity slipped by me.  Anyway I am "finishing" challenged so I was pretty proud of my accomplishment.  I ended up pinning the piece to the mat board instead of lacing like the BBD instructions said - I just could not get that to work - of course I have zero experience in that realm so I was quick to get exasperated with it.  Once I pinned it - then gluing the chenille to the box did not work for my project either - so I had to couch the chenille in place to cover the pin heads.  All in all - I was very pleased with the finish.


Here is the darling little Liberty Hill Scissor Box set.  It was SO wonderful and really came in handy with the partridge finishing and using all those nasty pins which needed to be corralled and contained but yet within reach.  It is always fun to add to my LH collection.

Two blog posts in one week - WOW - amazing.  I still can't figure out why my "followers" dont' show up on my blog any more - if anyone knows how to correct that problem - please enlighten me.  Next post I hope to show a few photos from the wonderful workshop we had with Ellen Chester.  Until then - happy stitching/knitting and hooking.

13 comments:

Courtney said...

Love the partridge box. It's beautiful. I sometimes can't see my follower list. I just refresh the screen a few times and it comes in.

Cari said...

Hey Girl....love the finish. You did a fine job. I love the box...it's beautiful !!! Hugs dear friend!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The partridge box looks wonderful. Congrats on a great finish.

Margaret said...

Oh my, Mel! It's wonderful!!!! You did a great job with the finishing, and I love that box you used too! Fantastic! I've been trying so hard not to fall for that Liberty Hill piece. I want it so much, but I'm trying not to spend money. :(

Rugs and Pugs said...

Mel ~
Great finish!!! Congrats.
Hugs :)
Lauren

The Scarlett House said...

Your partridge box is really very cool. I love how it turned out, Mel.

Penelope's Beehive said...

LOVE, love your finished project! You are a most talented gal indeed. I shall look forward to seeing photographs of your workshop (soon?).

Happy day to you Melody...

Peaceful stitching,
Judy

Michelle said...

Oh the partridge box is wonderful!! I really want to stitch this one!!

Nancy said...

The partridge is gorgeous, and I love how you finished it! I'm going to have to get some of that chenille trim one of these days!

krayolakris said...

Catchy title Mel! Box looks great. I think blogger is having problems again re: followers list.

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, wow!! Mel, I LOVE your partridge box! It's adorable. Congratulations on the superb finishing, too.

OLD CROW FARM said...

Your partride box is darling! I'm sure your friend was thrilled. Sher

Karoline said...

The partridge box is gorgeous, congratulations