Sunday, 13 May 2012

No longer a WIP!!

I am soooo excited!!!

I have finished a WIP!

This is quite a new concept for me.  As you know I am a plant/resource
investigator - I rarely finish a project!!

This is the cross stitch I started a few weeks ago from
the 'Home Sweet Home' Cross Stitch book by
the very lovely and talented Helen Philips.
I am just a little in love with Helen!!  Helen's blog
is amazing - full of pretty and wonderful things,
truly inspirational.




Now I need to find a frame and hang it somewhere.



Out with the old and in with the new ....

I have started a Bargello Cushion for our bedroom.









Bargello is a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create flowing waves. The name is said to originate from Renaissance Italy - from a series of chairs found in the Bargello Palace in Florence, which have a “flame stitch” pattern.


This WIP is perfect for me - being both quick and easy - allowing my
'butterfly' mind to flit from one idea to another. 


Hope you have a great week
Take care xx










 




38 comments:

  1. Well done!!! It looks fantastic! I tried to frame my crosstich and gave up - eventually i paid £30 to have it framed professionally and I'm so glad i did as it looks lovely.

    That Bargello cushion is interesting, I've never come across that before. I really like the colours.

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    1. Thanks Gillian. I've just had a look at your cross stitch and see what you mean about professional framing - yours look brilliant.

      The Bargello is really simple - the design is from Cath Kidston.

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  2. Wow your cross stitch is stunning. I wish I had the patience or ability! You must be so pleased with it. Can't wait to see your cushion, the colours are lovely.
    Claire

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    1. Thanks Claire - it is a very simple counted cross stitch. I'm not normally a colour person but I am trying to be a bit more adventurous.
      Love your blog - look forward to keeping in touch xx

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  3. Hello from sunny Spain. I'm a new follower on your blog.
    The cross stitch is perfect....I like doing embroidery and cross stitch too but I am on a crochet rampage just lately!!
    I've never done Bargello embroidery before it certainly looks effective on that cushion.

    Amanda :-)

    at Crafty in the Med

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    1. Oh how I wish I was in Spain today! Thank you for your kind comments - Bargello is very easy and I don't think it will take long to complete as I am using a tapestry thread.
      Lovely to 'meet' you, I'm off to have a look at your blog xx

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  4. That is so lovely! Agree with Gillian, and think it would be good idea to have it professionally framed, because it's worth it! Lovely work, have a nice week, Claire xxx

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    1. Thanks Claire - I think I will look into have it framed professionally. Hope you have a great week too xx

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  5. Wow, that's wonderful I love the colours, well done you!
    Hope you have a good week too,
    Essie x

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    1. Thank you Essie - I love this the book. Hope you have been enjoying the sunshine xx

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  6. What a gorgeous croxs-stitch - you must be delighted xx

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    1. Awww thank you! We are cross stitching butterflies at school which is fun too xx

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  7. Gorgeous cross-stitch and am loving the new WIP!
    Victoria xx

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    1. Thank you - I am so inspired by other lovely blogs, it has encouraged me to start crafting again. I just hope I haven't forgotten how to crochet after a few days away from it!! xx

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  8. The cross stitch has really turned out well - you must be so pleased. Love Bargello work, and the colours are so pretty. Have a great week xx

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    1. Thanks Karen - hope you have a good week too. I'm desparate to try quilting now!! xx

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  9. Hiya there! your cross stich is Sew pretty....I love the colours...Maria x

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    1. Hello Maria. Loving your play on words! There are so many lovely designs in Helen's book - I recommend it to anyone who enjoys cross stitching xx

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  10. Well done you! Beautifully done, it will look great on the wall, such gorgeous colours too! xoxo~karen

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    1. I'm going to look for a frame at the weekend. Colour is unusual for me, but these colours are lovely xx

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  11. Hello Karen - love your post today. At the moment I crave Lotus Caramelised Bisuits (the sort you get in little packets with a mug of gorgeous coffee!) xx

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  12. That is wonderful...you are very talented! I love Helen's blog too,she is so creative.
    Hope you have a happy week. :0)

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    1. Helen's blog is super and I recommend the book too xx

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  13. Know what you mean about Helen ... I have most of her books and I was bowled over when she left a comment on my blog!!! Love the cross-stitch will you hang if in the hall what a wonderful welcome. Also love the new cushion and will be looking forward to its progress - I haven't seen that pattern before and it would go great with my Kiss cushion in matching colours.

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    1. I think I am going to buy Helen's Sew book next. My sewing skills are non existent but I will have fun thumbing through it on a regular basis and dreaming xx

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  14. Thank you for the birthday wishes over at mine. I couldn't reply directly as your a "no reply comment blogger" so here I am instead.

    Oh how lovely your cross stitch is. I didn't know Helen has a book out. I'm popping over to Amazon RIGHT NOW!

    xxx

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    1. Oh no - I'm not sure how to rectify the 'no reply comment blogger' situation! Thank you for taking the time to find me - I love your blog xx

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  15. You did a lovely job stitching the sampler!! I love to see them stitched by others, and I hope you enjoy having it in your home! The bargello looks very rich and interesting, a bit like a ripple blanket...I haven't tried either but they are on my to do list!
    Have a happy crafty week :)
    Helen x

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    1. I LOVE your book Helen! The colours in this design are so bright and cheerful. Unfortunately I deviated from the pattern (unintentionally but I was tired and distracted one evening!
      Your Sew book is next on my wish list, although I haven't mastered sewing yet :)
      Take care xx

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  16. Lovely cross stitch! I bet that will look just perfect on your wall.
    Am intrigued by your new cushion, too!
    Have a great week.
    Xx

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    1. My next challenge is to find a frame or it will stay at the bottom of my 'to do' pile for the next few months! xx

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  17. Ooh, a stitching ta-dah! And I'm liking the look of that next WIP too :D

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    1. I have more WIP's than Ta-dah moments, but I really enjoyed this project :) xx

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  18. It's lovely, Lorraine! Really, really pretty! Well done on completing a project and I hope you are well and truly over the tough week you had at school with the awful accident. I hope that sweet boy is doing well too.

    Stephanie

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Things are getting back to 'normal' but unfortunately he is a very troubled little boy and life is not easy for him.
      I hope you are all well xx

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  19. Wowee...i love your house sampler, it is just beautiful and so neat.
    btw i am a little bit in love with Helen too ;o)
    nice new project...enjoy
    love jooles x

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    1. Thank you Jooles - have you recovered from the birthday celebrations? xx

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