Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Cathy and Carol's surprises

Cathy and Carol do such a great job on HOE that I wanted to surprise them - and they have now both received so here are the pictures.I did this needlecase in a class at my LNS many years ago and decided to try it again for Cathy when I saw on her blog that she does hardanger. This is stitched on 28 count Lugana (in shade Limestone from Kiwi Country) with Wildflowers variegated thread. You can't really see but the tassels have a 'different top' where the twisted cord is inserted, that is done in two steps. I was really worried I hadn't remembered how to do that properly but they turned out OK.

Since Carol is always doing so many scissor fobs for others I made her a tassel - which is almost but not quite a scissor fob (It would need really big scissors!!) This is in 28 count cashel linen with matching DMC #8 and #12 perle thread. I am pleased, as I was worried that the twisted cord hanger was too stiff and too short and ... But no need to worry; it suits the door of Carol's hutch cabinet perfectly. You can see it at home on her blog here.

I got such a lot of pleasure out of surprising these two wonderful ladies who do such a great job on HOE.


  1. you have done a great job it looks gorgeous well done

  2. Oh Margaret, these are STUNNING!!! Beautiful : )

    My hardanger skills aren't that great; however, I so admire people who have mastered them.

    I'm certain Carol & Cathy will enjoy them & appreciate them

  3. These little hardanger gifts are perfect for Carol and Cathy! Such beauties - congrats to you for creating them. :)

  4. I'm new to your blog and a big fan of Hardanger, so I just ADORE these beauties that you made for Cathy and Carol. I can't think of more deserving recipients, either. Well done! If you're interested, you can visit my blog at http://www.jennamagee.com/weblog

  5. Love the hardanger fobs - is there a pattern somewhere?