Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SAL finishing day

Look at this beautfiul tote bag that Carol made for me.  I LOVE IT!  Thank you Carol. I met Carol 3 years ago at Celebrations and she is my stitching twin.  We love all of the same projects and have taken many classes together.  My Celebrations Stitching Group is made up of 5 fabulous women who enjoy stitching ( and lots of laughs).  This past weekend Carol and I got together to put together our SAL Peacock Pincushion and Needlebook.  It was quite an endeavor and we helped each other get through it.  Finishing is not our strong suit and we both would have rather been stitching but the UFO piles are getting quite large.  Below is the picture of our twin pincushion.  As you can see they are not identical.  I switched it up by substituting the floss to Blue Lagoon and Collards by Crescent Colours.  Carol did hers with the recommended threads.  The last pic is of the needlebook opened so you can see front and back and also the fabric I used to line the bottom of my pincushion and inside of my needle book.  I love the way it came out and have it in a spot where I can admire it from my stitching nest.  


Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my happy dance.  Stay Cool and Happy Stitching

29 comments:

Sally said...

The bag Carol made for you is gorgeous!

Love both those peacock pinkeeps :) Gorgeous colours.

Catherine said...

Love that bag - lucky girl! And the pinkeeps are lovely!!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely bag and the pinkeeps are both gorgeous. You both did a great job.

Teresa said...

Fabulous new purse. Love bot peacocks, wonderful finishes for both of you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Michele said...

OH I think they turned out lovely!!!! and that bag Carol made for you .. soo pretty :)

valerie said...

What a great tote from Carol! Love the BBD projects you both did. I love it in your blue.

gracie said...

Well you both did a great job with the project....and the bag is pretty.

Vonna said...

The bag is gorgeous...but the real winners are those gloriously finished BBD pieces. GOOD GOING YOU!!! Gorgeous!

DonnaTN said...

The tote bag is wonderful. I love both the BBD's. Your color choice is beautiful and so is the finishing!

cucki said...

i love the bag too.i really love both of the peacock pinkeeps..they are so sweet.well done xx

MoonBeam said...

Love the peacocks and bag. Blues and greens are my favorites, so you know which peacock I like. Makes me want to stitch one. I am really finishing challenged!

Bobbi

mdgtjulie said...

Great bag, and grats on the finish. I love the colors you used!!!

Mouse said...

oooooo srummmy on all counts :) love the bag and the pincushions and the needle books and love that happy dance :) love mouse xxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous bag Nataly and two beautiful pin keeps!

Lisa said...

Some really lovely stitching there Nataly & the bag from carol is really cute... project bag maybe?

Myra said...

Love the tote bag and your finishes are just gorgeous.

Gabi said...

That's wonderful to have a stitching twin. Love both of the twin pin cushions. Lovely tote as well.

geeky Heather said...

Stunning peacocks; congratulations to you both! That bag is very lovely.

Christine said...

Beautiful SAL finishes and the bag is gorgeous

Kate said...

Great finishing on Peacocks - both look fabulous.
Gorgeous bag you received too.

Patty C. said...

The Bag is beautiful & the pinkeeps are gorgeous !!~!!

Bekca said...

What a beautiful bag. Congrats on the latest finish Nataly, I love how both projects look stunning even though you went with different colour options. Best wishes.

Maggee said...

Gorgeous bag! And the two peacock finishes are so beautiful! Each color is tempting to stitch. You both did a fine finishing job. Hugs.

Valerie said...

Love the bag and those pincushions...they are amazing! So beautiful! I am envious! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen said...

love the bag! and your peacock pinkeeps are gorgeous!

Anna van Schurman said...

Lining fabric is perfect.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a wonderful bag! Love the colours!

You and Carol have done a beautiful job of finishing the Peacock Pincushions and Needlebooks.

Blessings in Stitching to you!

MoonBeam said...

Is that you stitching for Drawn Thresd?

How cool.

Bobbi

Siobhan said...

The bag that Carol made for you is lovely! I am in LOVE with your BBDs, too. They're both beautiful!