Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another wonderful project from Sandra C. of Yorkshire!

Sandra C. of Yorkshire, England, recently sent me some photos of her completed Maidens of the Sea.

Sandra wrote, I stitched "Maidens of the Sea" in late 2009, so it's a minor miracle for me that I got it assembled so quickly. It is worked on 28 count Dusk blue Juliana evenweave with DMC threads. I struggled with the assembly, mainly because my fabric was so thick, but I'm glad I persevered. The little pearl button is the spare from my Mother in Law's nightie, let's hope she never loses the original.

I love this photo of her project pictured next to a Nantucket basket. The basket, with its mermaid scrimshaw decoration, certainly is the perfect touch to showcase her project. I hope you also noticed Sandra's seahorse scissors from Uncommon Scissors.

Here is a photo of the front of Sandra's sewing case. Don't you love the beautiful button she chose for her closure?

Next is a view of the inside with the seahorse needlepage and the fish threadwinders.
Here is a view of the sewing case back.And last is a photo of her scissors weight.
Sandra, you have done another incredible job!! I'm honored that you've chosen to stitch (and finish) so many of my designs. Thank you very much for keeping me updated with photos.

You can see more examples of Sandra's beautiful work by typing her name in the search engine on the left sidebar of this page.

Tonight at midnight (EDST) is your last chance to leave a comment for the give-away. Only one comment per person. Your comment must be left on my Tuesday, May 11th, post and not on this one. There are now 145 comments. I'll announce the winner on Thursday, and you'll have 72 hours to claim your prizes. Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Oh my word, she did such a beautiful job! I love those little fish thread winders.

Margaret said...

Beautiful! And that Nantucket basket looks custom made to go with the set!

Nancy said...

Truly amazing! I love those mermaids!

Sandra said...

Thank you for showing my work Ellen, I feel quite famous. I still have another finished piece ready for assembly but goodness knows when I'll find the time, I seem to have so much to do at the moment and evenings are purely for stitching.

Chrissie said...

Sandra's work is always such perfection. I know, I am fortunate to be the lucky recipient of some of it. This one is no exception, it is beautiful. Sandra, you are famous for your finishing skills.

Gillie said...

So beautiful, Sandra, I look forward to seeing more of your work!