"" Moments with Moreen: Blackbird Designs Country Garden

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Blackbird Designs Country Garden

I am back from my holiday and at last I have got around to adding my latest completed stitching. I made the box about a month before I went on holiday but needed to add the cord and tassels, I managed to do this a week or so ago, since then I have been wanting to photograph it to put on my blog but DH has been home and I never seemed to be able to get them taken until today.



Design is stitched 1 over 2 on 36ct Edinburgh linen in antique white using WDW and GA threads as listed on the chart.
I followed a tutorial for the box from Judy Odell's book The Flatfold and friends.
I chose Blackbird designs Harvest Home for the fabric as the colours matched so well with the colour of the threads

The box is all hand sewn and padded and is really lovely to feel.

I made the corded and tasseled scissor fob and the bead just added that extra touch. It looked such a good match and was one I had already in my bead collection.

I am very pleased with how it turned out.
Hope you like it.

24 comments:

Nina said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!!
You are so talented!
I love it :)

Edie in Harlingen, TX said...

Moreen, your box is gorgeous! Please tell more about the tutorial. Is it a book? I have been unable to locate searching under Judy Odell and/or Fatfold and friends. Would love to find it. Thanks! Edie in hot, hot Texas

Moreen said...

Edie the book can be purchased at traditionalstitches.com
Flatfold and friends by Judy Odell. Hope this helps.

Patti said...

Moreen just an exquisit finish and stitching of course. Glad you had a nice holiday. Lots of Love Patti xxx

staci said...

Your box is stunning! You've done and expert job finishing it, congrats!!!

Sarah said...

It's gorgeous Mum :)

Annie said...

What a gorgeous finish! Your work is so perfect. I'm very jealous!

Debs said...

Mo, that is a stunning box and it looks absolutely perfect. Everything matches wonderfully, and that bead just makes the fob.
hugs
Debs
FIT

Carol said...

Your box and fob are gorgeous Mum. You did a brilliant job. I hope mine turns out as lovely when I eventually get round to making one! :o)

NIKY said...

Such lovely things you do too. Congratulations Moreen!

Carolyn said...

Hello Moreen,
Welcome to Stitching Bloggers Yahoo group. You did a fabulous job with the box. You have a lot of pretty finishes. I am so glad you found this site and I will add you to my blog so I can keep up with your stitching.

J Rae said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Carolyn NC said...

Love this box - just beautiful!

Meari said...

That is awesome, Moreen! Congrats on your finish.

Stitcher said...

Moreen this is the most beatiful finish I have seen in a long time. Well done, your fabric is just right.

Wendy said...

I'm in awe! Your Blackbird box is incredible and I absolutely love it! Congratulations on creating such a masterpiece!!!

Casa Cuori Colori said...

This box is gorgeous!!
Have a nice week-end, Claudia

Chrissie said...

Oh yes, it is beautiful. So neatly finished and the bead is perfect on the fob. Well done!!

Chrissie

Irene said...

Beautiful finish !

marylin djandkossian said...

félicitations de FRANCE
Marylin
http://poussy-stiches-my-love.over-blog.com

Olga said...

oh my goodness, its just absolutely beutiful !!!!!!!!!

marylin said...

Hello, I discover your blog and I am in the seventh heaven you really make very beautiful things! It is magnificent! You have fairies' fingers, it is damage that you do not install(settle) a translator, because I am French and I do not understand everything, but photos are magnificent! What a talent!!!
Best regards of marylin FRANCE

Tammy said...

wow your stitching and finishing is absolutely gorgeous!

VALIE said...

Beautiful.

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