Thursday, November 12, 2009

Something a little different

This is another of my mother's finishes for this year. It's by The Nostalgic Needle and is a chart called The Queen's Sweet Bag. She's had this chart for years and has only recently decided to stitch it up.

The Nostalgic Needle - The Queen's Sweet Bag (stitched by my mother)

It's a little different and one that I'm not sure I would do myself, but I love it all the same. I really like the specialty stitching throughout it with the grapes, strawberry, and the centres of the flowers. It raises them higher than the rest of the design and emphasises their appearance.


The chart shows it finished off as a sweet bag and Mum may still complete it this way, but she won't dress it up as much. She has left off the small gold discs sewn throughout it and I'm not sure whether she will add the tassels. She has also changed some thread colours to the chart. Mainly with the blues. These were a little bright for her liking and she's toned it down with some bluey/grey variegated threads. I'm not sure what colour substitutions she's used as she grabs whatever's in her stash at the time. She always ends up with great combinations by using her own choice of threads.


Anyway, I hope you enjoy viewing this finish of hers. She was thrilled with your responses over her other two finishes (Snow Treat Bag and It's Berry Time), and she wanted me to thank you all for your kind words. She is now stitching Victoria Sampler's Tea Party Sampler and she's going to finish this one as a tea cosy. I'm sure I'll show you photos of her completed work when it's done.


Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Alice said...

I love those designs. The grapes look awesome raised as they are. Very pretty stitching indeed.
Alice

Cari said...

WOW!!! Oh, it is absolutely gorgeous! I have never seen anything like this.

Thanks for sharing.

Hazel said...

Its a stunning piece. Well done mum! x

Kelly said...

This is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Susimac said...

Gorgeous - You and your mum are very talented!

chez sheri said...

Absolutely breath-taking! Museum quality stuff!!! Oh, how I wish I could do something like this! BRAVO!!!!
~Sheri

Isadarena said...

Oh yes, jane, it is different but how are gorgeous this design and its colors : what a wonderful stitching. Many congratulations to your Mother!!
Have a nice day ,
Isa

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Love your Mom's work. It is gorgeous.

Sandy

Carolien said...

How beautiful!!! I just discovered your blog and will certainly have a further look ...

Greetings, Carolien

Deb said...

How absolutely beautiful. Your mother does wonderful pieces.

Tommye said...

Your mom did a wonderful job! It's beautiful. I love Nostalgic Needle.

I did this same sweet bag about 14 years ago for a friend for Christmas. The paillettes do add a little bling.

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, what a talented family you have...that is another beautiful piece!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Lana said...

Wow! That is so beautiful!!!

Julia said...

How lovely - beautiful colours! Clever mum!!:0)

Katrina said...

Oh wow gorgeous, and your mom's stitching is beautiful.

Lei B. said...

What a beautiful design. Love the colors, and the stitchwork looks great. Can't see the next project pictures!

Karen said...

OMG...that is so pretty! I just love the colors.

Theresa said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!!! Those colors are soooo beautiful~ Love it!!!

Christine said...

You did a beautiful job !

MoonBeam said...

This is beautiful. There is some amazing work on this blog. Nice going, both of you!

marylin said...

Hello and indeed what a made work it is magnificent! In more which speed to realize any celà finally it is cà the passion...
Come to see I also put some nouveautées in bientot best regards and big kisses marylin

Jurga said...

It's so elegant work, very very nice! I love these designs, maybe they are a little bit complicated, but very interesting and beautiful :)

Justflo said...

This looks absolutely stunning.

Melissa said...

Well, I can see where you get your stitching talents from! Your mum's work is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing the Tea Party Sampler too. I really liked that one but backed away when I heard others talk about the specialty stitches (they were having troubles with).

Stickerin M.B. said...

Very beautiful!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Fabulous Jane! Tell your mum congrats from me! I have that chart or one similar to it. I know how complicated that one is! I also love her color combinations. She did an awesome job changing the colors!

Анна - Зонт said...

Colors are lovely! Congrats to your mother! Verty interesting work!