Saturday, 23 July 2011

A visit to Ribbon Rose

Since Thursday I have had a horrible head cold and had the weather been as the forecast promised I may have remained curled up under the blankets.  But it was a beautiful sunny warm day so I wrapped up and went to see Stephen at The Ribbon Rose.   Last month I won the door raffle at Embroiderer's Guild so had a $25 voucher from that and also a 10% discount voucher so list in hand off I went.  And the result??

Well first up a picture of all the items - oops I see that the new packet of needles and the two hanks of DMC 310 got left out!

Some of the Ultra suede will become the backing of the Christmas ornaments I am currently stitching.   This is hard to get here so I took what the shop had while they had it.
And next - this is what the Navy Coton A Broder and Lugana fabric are for

Yes-  another needle book.   But I love Kogin (Japanese Darning) and as I live in the Antipodes -  well. how could I resist?

And the pink Cashel linen and matching DMC perle are for this Pulled Thread piece which will become a cushion for a gift to a friend.

This week I completed the little Winter Bell - I had thought it would look very like this Pink Tassell I made many many years ago.  

The Pink Tassell has been stitched many times in many colour combinations (Blue, Green, Cream, Peach etc etc) and been given away as gifts.  I was rather disappointed with the finishing technique for the Winter Bell -I think having four "leaves" and them not being separate makes for a messier look inside.   But it was interesting to stitch.   I had a brass bell which seemed to finish it off nicely so here we are -  A Winter Bell!
I also finished a small hardanger bookmark but no photos of that I'm sorry.   Tonight I plan on sitting in front of the TV and making a start on quilting yet another Advent Calendar.   Christmas is only 5 months away and I hope to be prepared well in advance.
Hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. Congrats on finishing your bell. It looks gorgeous. I love the other one too.
    Lovely new stash. :)

  2. Both bells look extremely pretty, your stitch work is always perfect. The needlebook pattern is very unusual, I look forward to seeing it in progress.

  3. Lovely new stash! I really like the needlebook pattern and the colour you chose for the pillow is really pretty. Both of your bells are gorgeous! You're such a talented stitcher!