Friday, August 07, 2015

My Pink Rose

Over recent months I have been stitching a fair bit but no finishing has been happening so in order to get back my finishing mojo, I decided to finish this sweet little piece.


My Pink Roses by Blackbird Designs
stitched on 32ct spotty natural belfast linen with recommended threads


The backing fabric has been in my stash for ages and I coffee dyed some ric rac for the edging, which I sewed on with some Mill Hill pink beads.


Talking of ric rac, does anyone have any suggestions for some good sites to purchase trims, ric rac or chenille trim, etc either here in NZ or Australia, or online? I've been slowly using what I had but its now getting to slim pickings and my local sewing shop has only a small selection of trims.  Cheers!

See you soon, and have a lovely weekend xx

18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is stunning Katrina. Loving the colours.

Bruna Aguiar Melo said...

Gorgeous!
Love the design, the fabric and the colours!
xoxo

Anna van Schurman said...

Very cute. Love it on that fabric!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Such a pretty finish!

Vickie said...

This. Is. Fabulous.

krayolakris said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish! I have found wonderful trims on etsy.

Kate said...

Beautiful finish! Good luck finding your trim.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely finish. The dotty fabric is perfect for this design.

Maggee said...

That backing fabric so PERFECTLY fits your stitched piece--everything about it is lovely!! I have to get some of the polka dotted fabric and try it out... Hope your mojo comes back!! Hugs!

Serena B said...

Terrific finish,uniquely done and so perfectly made!
As for trims,Crewel Gobelein Sydney has some lovely new ones.

shirley flavell said...

Lovely stitchery Katrina, beautifully finished. I will look at The Ribbon Rose in Auckland for trims. There is also a lovely website that I visit quite a bit called "laraines on Capri". She is on the Gold Coast Australia. The Bernina outlets in N.Z. have trims also.thimbles and threads in Upper Hutt. Hope these may be helpful. It must be a shock to the system coming home from holiday to the cold. Glad you had a great time. Shirley

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

It's lovely Katrina. I know it isn't in NZ, but L'uccello in Melbourne was a treasure trove of lace and trims http://luccello.cart.net.au/ They probably do mail order and the post wouldn't be too much from there.

Julie said...

Lovely Katrina. If you have an emporioum type hop close by, they usually have a great selection, and quite reasonably priced too.

Serena B said...

Katrina,I noticed Spotlight in Oz had "Basics " ric rack, 40 pack 1m ea for $15..colour packs of Gelati,Primary and Pastel. Oodles of 40 pack ribbon for $10. I don't know if you have online NZ Spotlight shopping like we have in Oz. These trims,I believe are in the Scrapbooking section. Hope that's helpful.

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Wonderful stitchery. I like the colors and fabric is perfect for the design.

Greetings
Anja



Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

very pretty!
Caz xx

StitchinByTheLake said...

Such a sweet, feminine piece! blessings, marlene

Sharon said...

I fully endorse Wendy@Wendysquilts comment about http://luccello.cart.net.au/epages/luccello.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/luccello/Categories

They have a lovely shop with lots of very interesting bits and bobs... I live in Melbourne and on my visits to the store have never ever been disappointed...

Sharon

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