Sunday, January 16, 2011

Reward of Merit

BlackBird Designs c.2008
Buttons + Pins

I was looking for a WIP + pulled this one out of the 'stack'.

I had seen this all stitched up at
Inspired Needle
and HAD to buy the pattern + ingredients right away.

So, I wondered how long it had been sitting in my stitching basket.

I looked on my blog, according to this blog post,
I last added stitches on 11 January 2010.

As I picked up my linen and fibers, I enjoyed finishing up the outside border of diamond shapes.

The basket is made with chain stitches.
Flowers are made with buttonhole stitches.


mainely stitching said...

It's beautiful, Lelia!!

CathyR said...

This was definitely a fun piece. I love all the specialty stitches!

You can do it (cheering you on)!!

gracie said...

I like the design...but then, it is Blackbird and they are always nice...looking forward to seeing it finished.

Cindy said...

Isn't it amazing how a project is a must have...and then it drifts off into UFO land?

I'm looking forward to seeing you finish this one off!

Laura said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I will be at Inspired Needle for stitch night tomorrow; this might have to jump into my stash!!!

Mary said...

Lelia, this is going to be so lovely! I've had it kitted in my stash for the longest time!

Ranae said...

Looking beautiful!!

Michele said...

Looks like a great start - I am always daunted by special stitches but I know they will be worth it.

Linen Stitcher said...

I finished this one a long time ago . . . except for adding the buttons. Seeing yours makes me want to get mine finished now. I need a finishing day!!

Chelle said...

The specialty stitches will really rock this one out! I love Blackbird...


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