Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Long Time Coming...

 
"The Strawberry Collection"
by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery
(photo shown with permission.)
 
A long time ago (June 2012), I fell in love with an inspiring pattern.
I had to stitch it right away.

 
Everything else just had to wait.

 
And so it did. 
The sweet strawberries stitched up very quickly.
and then it sat,
and sat,
and sat.
 
Finally, it couldn't sit a moment longer and demanded to be finished immediately.
How could those sweet strawberries sit in a dark box with no one to admire them?
 
And so they came back into the bright summer daylight and became:

 
a sweet sewing collection

 
A scissor fob, perfect for a pair of antique scissors,
 

A long pincushion filled with crushed walnut shells, perfect for weighing down a cross stitch pattern in a soft summer breeze,
 
 
and a little sewing book with an antique bone ring and a piece of old ribbon to close it

 
An antique fruit fabric backing them all


and inside the little book a place for needles, scissors and pins.


And they lived in my sewing basket happily ever after :)
 
Thank you to Beth Twist for continuing to inspire me with her delightful patterns. You can visit her lovely Etsy Shop here.
 
There is still time to enter my little giveaway for a little homespun heart and wrapped votive candle here.
 
"Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God."
Psalm 90:1-2
 
Blessings, Patti

18 comments:

BumbleBeeLane said...

Sweet! Love the sewing roll. Warm Blessings! Amy

cucki said...

Wow it is so sweet..I love it ❤❤❤

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, so pretty, love Strawberries.....Francine.

Pamela said...

Beautiful! Your finishing is absolutely gorgeous! I love the needle book! And of course what's not to love about strawberries!
Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful! The sewing book finish is spectacular...what wonderful fabric, and that strawberry looks good enough to eat!

Friendship Crossing said...

Very 'berry' sweet. :))
You did a wonderful job in finishing them all different.

Tanya

Kathy L. said...

Again just stunning finishing!

You are so inspiring.

Kathy

Raymond Homestead said...

I love little sewing books!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Love it all!

marly said...

Glad to see these wonderful berries are out and about!

linda said...

Patti your finishes are always so beautiful. I am a follower of Beth's blog also but I hadn't seen this pattern before. I just ordered it from her Etsy shop!
You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your work and always giving credit to other designers.

Mmanka said...

Absolutely fantastic!I love the needlebook and all your strawberries.

Elisabetta said...

Gorgeousexecution in every little detail!

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes. This is such a wonderful design.

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

OK I am in love with this set!!! Gorgeous. Cheers, Susan

Giovanna said...

What a stunning set - congratulations!

Kellie from Indiana said...

Sweet group of strawberry perfection!

Roberta said...

Beautiful all, but especially loved the antique fabric on the needlebook. And I never realized the heavy pincushions were also used to weigh down sewing fabric. Thanks for the tip! ~Roberta