Monday, 5 January 2015

Acorn Sampler Reticule

Today I completed two of the three parts to this set and on my satisfaction scale of 1 to 10 this is probably about an 8.   Not perfect but it makes me happy.   I found Dupion silk in my stash the exact colour of DMC680 and in sufficient quantity to line the small reticule and the scissor holder so I was very happy about that.   In fact the only cost for this was a couple of hanks of DMC floss and all the rest of the ingredients came from stash.
Instead of the heavy looking flip open needlebook on the bottom that was part of the original instructions,  I made a padded pincushion and on my next visit to my LNS will be looking for a squirrel or acorn charm to hang from the tassel. There is still the scissor holder to finish tonight and then this project can be declared finished!

8 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed Margaret, you've done a great job of stitching and finishing.

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  2. I'm sure your "8" is worth a "10" in most people's books!
    This looks really lovely. The silk shows the importance of having a good stash to choose from, you never know when you will need a certain piece of fabric.

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  3. Beautiful finish! It looks perfect.

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  4. That's very pretty. The top has such delicate work and wonderful colors!

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  5. Маргарет, очень красиво!!! С Новым годом!!!

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  6. It's lovely--and how lucky to have the right color silk in your stash!

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