Monday, June 15, 2009

Americana Sewing Case

While I was at Dove Farm I took the opportunity to have some uninterrupted finishing time and the first project that I completed was the Americana Sewing Case by Merry Cox. I took the class online through the Shining Needle Society and I decided when considering the personalisation that I would anglicise the design. So I've stitched the flag of St George and changed the verse to the first stanza of William Blake's poem Jerusalem.

And did these feet in Ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green

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The case front

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The back

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and the inside of the case. Needless to state I am thrilled with how it turned out!

The other piece I took with me for finishing was Two Friends and a Flower from The Needles Content. It's one of the Breast Cancer fundraisers from Elegant Stitch and the finishing instructions where for making it into a pincushion. It has to be said that I hadn't registered just how big the finished piece would be but again I'm really pleased with it.

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14 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I love both your finishes! I just love what you did to make the Merry Cox piece English -- it's perfect!

karenv said...

Both are beautiful Karoline! I really love what you did with the MC design, it's gorgeous.

Paula said...

They look fantastic.

Christine said...

Both are just beautiful, Karoline! Not only is your stitching lovely, your finishing is fabulous!

Sam said...

They're beautiful Karoline and I love the way you Englicised it!

mainely stitching said...

What neat projects! I love 'em!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finishes and perfect finishing! You always do the most interesting pieces that I've never seen before!

Susan said...

Both finishes are beautiful, Karoline. I love your personalization of the Merry Cox piece!

Chrissie said...

Congratulations Karoline on two great finishes. Isn't it a great feeling to finally get a project completely finished. Well done!!

Chrissie

Sharon said...

Both are gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, these are both lovely! You are very talented!

Miss 376 said...

What lovely finishes, very satisfying

gio162 said...

Both of them are gorgeous, and what great stitching: congrats, Karoline!

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes.