Thursday, June 26, 2008

Insert for Needlecase

c.1993 DJV Designs
Designed by Dorothy Van Kalsbeek

This is one of those needlwork treasures, which I have owned & decided it was time to load it up with needles, scissors, and stitch the top!! I completed the stitching part in December posts & pics here. I used Mill Hill Petite Glass Beads: #40123; 42024; 42029. DMC Floss: #451; 501; 502; 503; 712; 3722; 224; 223; 951; 3752; 3756. DMC Perle Coton #12 ecru. Stitched on Antique White 36-count Edinborough linen.

After consultation w/Marjorie, Moonsilk Stitches blog, who suggested using tape to secure the needlework to the needlecase/wooden box ... I struggled to get this needlework mounted. I am happy with the results!

20 comments:

Lee said...

Ooooh! Aaaahhh! Beautifully done!

Mary said...

What a beautiful finish! I love this little design and have looked for a copy since seeing you stitch it. Actually, I might be able to "kinda" copy it from the enlarged picture! Love it!

Jane said...

This turned out really nice!

Jane

Vonna said...

So petty Leila! I love it!!!
So isn't your fair coming up soon? How many of your glorious things are you entering? Can't wait to hear all about that!

Coni said...

Brava! Simply fabulous!

karenv said...

It's gorgeous - great work!

Anna van Schurman said...

I've got one of those boxes...you're right, I should be using my needlework treasurers.

Lovely.

Karan said...

Now that is a very lovely piece. :0)

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful piece ;)

Barbara said...

Lovely!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

It turned out beautifully, well done.

Mylene said...

It is simply beautiful!!

Linen Stitcher said...

I love small wooden boxes, and if they have needlework attached, I like them even more. Well done, Lelia! "Treasure" is the perfect way to describe it!

staci said...

Gorgeous!!! Your finishing is just wonderful!

Crazee4books said...

This looks great Lelia, and
the finish does look amazing.
I think the wood trim edging
the piece sets it off nicely.

You've got a great knack for
these dainty little designs.

Reading Vonna's comment also
reminded me of the fair
competitions that you enter
and I too am curious to see
what you might be entering
this year.

Hope you have a wonderful
Fourth of July.

Cheers!

Suzanne said...

How very beautiful! You have finished this design off very well.

Susan said...

It's very pretty. I have one of these wooden needlecases (and the kit), but haven't stitched it as yet. After seeing yours, I'm sorely tempted to start mine!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish and finishing! Congrats.

Jenna said...

Nicely done!

Chelle said...

Gorgeous finish! I like the design. The colors are just right!

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