Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BBD Peacock Pinkeep


Hi everyone!  Thanks for all your lovely comments last time round.  Things are gradually settling down again and I’m gradually getting back into the swing of things here at home with just several trips each week to see my parents. 

Back in July I’d shared my start of BBD’s Peacock Pinkeep well, here it is a couple of months later and I can now share my finish!!  I had a change of heart about finishing this as a pinkeep and decided to finish it this way….

I’d it half completed before everything was put on hold but finally grabbed an afternoon last week and got it done.

Stitched on 28ct flax linen using DMC 730 & 3777

 My first attempt at finishing this way and maybe it was a good thing I was interrupted as it has meant that I took more time over the different stages and didn’t rush to get it done as I would have been tempted to do!


I received this chart from Sally over at Stitchyangel’s Treasures and would like to do as she did and send this chart on to someone else who’d like to stitch it.  So, if you’d like the chance to stitch this chart please let me know when you leave a comment.  All I ask is that you only add your name into the draw if you are interested in stitching this and that once you’ve stitched it you send the chart on its way again.  Closing date is next Wednesday, 12th September.

Until next time…..

31 comments:

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Hi Lois - sounds like you've been busy - love love the way you finished your peacock its as pretty as can be! I would love to be entered for this chart - so pop my name into the hat. Hugs - Amanda

Ele said...

Wonderful Lois,

the design of BBD and your finish on ths box!

Gabriele ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Spectacular finish, Lois! You did an amazing job on the box and I love the trim on the side of the lid. No need to put me in the draw, I have this chart but now I need to stitch it. Beautiful finish!!

Catherine said...

Love this finish! Job well done!

Susan said...

I love your finish of the "pinkeep" - I finished mine the same way!

I love the colors you chose for the piece, too!

Shelly said...

Beautiful and your first time at finishing this way! I especially like the lace around it, really matches the linen. Great!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish - what a beautiful box!

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

What a wonderful box. Great finish.

Greetings
Anja

Cathy B said...

Awesome finish Lois! I like the way you put the trim around the edge of the lid - very smart! It's beautiful.

No need to enter me in the draw as I've stitched this one. It was a fun stitch and it's great that you are sharing the pattern for another person to enjoy it!

Monica said...

Amazing finish! Where did you get the box? It's perfect! Please enter me in the drawing.
Monica

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Love the way you decided to finish this piece!!!
Linda

Margaret said...

Your finishing is wonderful! I just love it! Glad things are settling down for you now. Hope your parents are doing ok. It's so hard to see our parents age.

Carol said...

Wow! That is one stunning finish, Lois--you took your time on it and it really show. I've discovered that good finishing does take a longer time than most people realize, but it pays off in the end...

I'm glad to hear your travel days to your parents have diminished a bit, but that still sounds like a lot of time on the road... Hope your mom is improving daily--please take good care of yourself, too, my friend :)

Mary said...

Lois, I'm so pleased to hear things have settled down for you and your parents. I'll keep my fingers crossed that things stay on the upward path for all!

I absolutely love the peacock finish - what a creative way to go with it! Would love to know more about the details and steps you took in the finishing process. Where will it be displayed now that it's so beautifully done?

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!

Krista said...

What a lovely finish! I love this peacock design :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous finish! I love BBD- you don't have to enter me for the giveaway tho- too many patterns of theirs already I need to stitch! :)

Beth said...

What a lovely stitch and a most creative finish - just awesome!

Ranae said...

Your BBD finish is beautiful, awesome stitching and finishing

Deb said...

Your finish is wonderful Lois. Perfect!!

Lisa V said...

I do love your finish, soo pretty!
Please put my name in for the draw of the pattern.
Many thanks

Patty C. said...

It looks great!

Gabi said...

Love your box. Very beautiful. Your color choices are great, so is everything else from this gorgeous box.
Glad to hear that things are settling down bit by bit.
No need to put me in the draw, I do have the chart already :)

Sally said...

What a fantastic finish Lois. Absolutely love it :) Good luck to all who enter for the chart:)

Vickie said...

Love it Lois. It is unique and wonderful. Please count me in. Thank you ever so much.

Anna - Viola said...

ПРЕКРАСНО!

valerie said...

Gorgeous Lois! I love the peacock piece finished as a box. It's lovely! Please don't count me in the giveaway. My stitching time is almost non-existent nowadays.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

dixiesamplar said...

Love the box finish...did you follow instructions/tutorial or did you wing this on your own? I would love to know how you did it.

Natalia said...

What a beautiful finish, Lois. I love what you did with the box and the fabric you chose. I think it is perfect !

Anne said...

A superb finish Lois! I love the inside fabric you chose! It's perfect!!