Saturday, November 10, 2012

I'm sooooo addicted

to Belle Soie's silks

I couldn't help myself, I was going to stitch the cardinal slow, while stitching the branches, but.....that didn't happen



The fun part is over now and it didn't last very long.

I took a break from it today, stitched and finished this











The design is from The Blackbirds booklet, Honeysuckle Manor.

This was the before


Big difference, huh??!! at least the pincushion anyway

Good night! Good stitching!!


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34 comments:

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

love this design and it looks even more gorgeous stitched in belle soie silk : )

Tammy said...

Everything looks great--I adore cardinals and that one is just gorgeous!

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Congrats. Love also your spool cabinet.
And you're right, silks are addictive. I got drawn into silks too.

Margaret said...

I love what you did with the pincushion! just wonderful! Love your cardinal too. I don't like belle soie. I'll use it if I have to though.

Barb said...

Beautiful cardinal! I have never tried those silks, maybe I should.

Catherine said...

Both projects are wonderful!!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, you were keeping your needles smoking. I love this cardinal and it's also on my to-do list.

Hazel said...

Everything is just lovely! Beautiful bbd finish too. I made that design into a needle magnet. X

Giovanna said...

What a gorgeous pincushion. The cardinal is beautiful too, great going.

Nicola said...

I'd love to stitch with Belle Soie but here in the U.K. it is sooooo expensive that I just stick to cotton threads. Your stitching is lovely Ranae.

Annette said...

Your cardinal looks great!
You changed a lot.. lovely job on your second project

Siobhán said...

I love Belle Soie, too! The bird is so pretty. Cardinals are my favorite bird so this sampler is one of my favorites. Love your finishing!

Chris said...

The cardinal is gorgeous. Isn't it great when you enjoy a project that much.
Your finish is gorgeous!!

Julie M said...

Yep, those silks are yummy and a dream to stitch with! Love your pincushion!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your BBD start, is fantastic! I love that cardinal :)
And your pincushion finish today! STUNNING!

Julie said...

Fabulous Ranae, the silks look wonderful.

barbara said...

Wow, I love your pincushion creation, and that cardinal is stunning. :)

Linda said...

Great job Ranae. I love the red bird.

Linda

cucki said...

both projects are so beautiful..
i love pin cushion so much..
love cucki x

SoCal Debbie said...

The cardinal looks so pretty. Too bad the fun is over now and you only have leaves and branches to stitch! LOL

BrendaS said...

Ranae -- Your cardinal looks so pretty. Aren't those silks wonderful to work with?

Have a good week!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Ranae, I love your finish! What a great way to redo something old into something fabulous!

Pam in IL said...

Love your stitching and congrats on the finish!

Teresa S. said...

That BBD piece is looking fabulous! And the recycled pincushion looks perfect!

StitchCat said...

Lovely stitching

Karoline said...

Your cardinal is looking lovely and the BBD pincushion is gorgeous

Meari said...

Cute cardinal. I have a few of those silks and haven't used them yet.

Kajsa said...

I really like the new pincushion, perfect fit. Cute cardinal too!

una sognatrice newyorkese said...

The cardinal looks soo beautiful!!
Ezia.

Suzanne said...

The cardinal looks great! Love the spool box, the BBD piece fits perfectly with the aged look of the piece.

Anne said...

Gorgeous finishes Ranae! I love them both!! The spool cabinet is so pretty!

Gray Bonnet said...

The pincushion turned out great, and your stitching is lovely on all counts!:)

Carin said...

wow ... I love that cardinal !!

SewAmy said...

I love this pattern "Tis the Season". I hope to stitch it one day.