Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yolanda in Australia shows off her A Fair Maiden's Etui!

What a delight it was to receive these photos from Yolanda in Australia of her A Fair Maiden's Etui! I think you'll agree that she did a beautiful job with this project.

Yolanda stitched her etui and 36-count cream linen using the threads specified on the chart. She lined her pieces with dupioni silk in a color named "Prune".

Yolanda wrote, I thoroughly enjoyed this whole project and I am now using it to work on the Quaker School girl set.

I chose to use the ribbon to make the closure as this tied the colours together from the outside to the inside. I also chose not to place the ribbon on the pin cushion. I made two pages for my needle book.

Thanks again for a great project and I will send completed photos of the Quaker set when done.

Yolanda, you did such a beautiful job with this project. I really like the little changes you made. You are indeed right that the ribbon closures tie the colors from the outside of your etui to those on the inside.

I'm also delighted that you are finding the etui a useful tool as you work on other needlework projects, including Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities. I'd also love to see a photo of your etui in place in your stitching area. Hmm--maybe you could have someone take a photo of you using your etui.

I look forward to receiving photos of it once you have completed it. Happy stitching!


Patty C. said...

Very Well Finished
Beautiful :)

Sheila said...

Oh.My.Goodness. That is beautiful!!!!

Margaret said...

It's just beautiful!

mariaerba said...

ciao Maria

Anonymous said...

Wow. Incredible work, very well done!

Isadarena said...

It is absolutely gorgeous and what a nice finishing : many congratulations to Yolanda :-)
Have a nice day ,

Deb said...

That is just gorgeous and a beautiful finishing job. Another one in my stash that I need to pull out!!

Sandra said...

Great work, the colour of the lining is gorgeous.

Cari said...

Oh my goodness...Yolanda does simply fabulous work! Beautiful!!!

Marsha said...

this turned out Beautiful. I love the plum silk on the inside. Scrumptious!