Monday, January 31, 2011

This Too Shall Pass

The message on this pinkeep is one that I have been reflecting on a lot recently (potty training 'nuff said) I stitched this last year before Christopher arrived and started the finishing last October. I finally finished last night!

This-too-shall-pass-pinkeep

This Too Shall Pass Pinkeep design by Lois Mouriski Bear of Elegant Stitch
stitched using the materials from the kit.

I stitched the Scissor pocket from the set back in 2005, I have the kit to do the matching box but on my current rate of progress with the set I wouldn't hold your breath that it gets done any time soon.

This Too Shall Pass

35 comments:

KarenV said...

Lovely, Karoline, the ruched ribbon really sets it off well.

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous Karoline! Lovely finish!

Annemarie said...

Doesn't matter how long it takes you to finish something, as long as you enjoy it! Both pieces are lovely.

Good luck with potty training...

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finishes! They're beautiful, Karoline.

Margaret said...

They're both lovely! At least you have two of the pieces done -- I have them and they're not even opened yet. lol! Good luck with the potty training. Boy, do I remember those days!

Michele said...

Congratulations on the finish. Yes, potty training does end....eventually! ;)

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finish, congratulations! All the best with the potty training (am I glad I'm well past that stage... and yes, it *shall* pass).

mainely stitching said...

Good things are worth waiting for! Great set. (And we are also doing the potty training thing - my gosh, it seems like Arden will never get the hang of it!)

Karin said...

Great finish - I love the ribbon!

Vonna said...

A beautiful pocket and a gorgeous pinkeep :)
And as far as potty training....it does pass. I can tell you from my experiences that the less stress you put on them (and yourself) about getting it done in a certain amount of time the faster it goes. Honestly...I worked and worried and fretted so much with my eldest that it was horrible. With my last I just didn't even try to train, we just talked about it and one tried training pants every day and within a week she was trained. It all works out....

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Beautiful finish on this one Karoline! I love the ruched ribbon accent.

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Bertie said...

Gorgeous Karoline, the ribbon finish is fabulous. Love the scissors keeper too.
Thanks for your encouraging words on my swan bag:))

Jan said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, I love the ribbon trim!

Susan said...

I can sympathize with the potty training!

I love your finish - it's beautiful. Congratulations.

ollie1976 said...

beautiful!
-Jen

Paula said...

Lovely Karoline

woolwoman said...

since I have no siblings and no children - I have no knowledge of the dreaded potty training subject - thankfully so - I would be so clueless ! Your pieces are simply gorgeous Karoline - do you have time for any knitting these days? Cheers! Melody

Sheila said...

Looks great...love the ruched ribbon.
I´ve stitched mine but not put any of the pieces together yet.

Katrina said...

Beautiful and the ribbon is perfect!! Congrats on the finish :-).

Blu said...

Lovely finished! The ruched ribbon is just gorgeous and adds the perfect touch.

Jo said...

Lovely - I really liked theribbon you used

Nancy said...

Your finish is just beautiful! I hope the potty training days are just a memory for you some time soon.

Scully said...

They both look lovely Karoline....with two young children, I'm impressed you can finish things so beautifully anyway!

Lois said...

Just lovely! Good luck with the potty training!

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing.

Barb said...

Very sweet finishes Karoline! I love the needlecase.

And yes, this too shall pass. Just love 'em to pieces even when they make you nuts (the little ones).

dancingbeastie said...

That is very pretty, and an encouraging thought as far as potty training is concerned! My elder son took nearly five (count 'em) years....I thought I was stuck in purgatory....but the next child was super quick and almost effortless, thank heavens. Nothing I did differently, just luck and how the genes happened to turn out, I think. You'll get there!

Rhona said...

It's such a great feeling when you finish something. Well done, great finishes

Aussie Stitcher said...

You've done a great job on the finishing Karolyn. As for potty training, if there doesn't seem to be any progress have a break for a week and then give it another go, the less stress the better.

TeresaB said...

Beautiful finish! I love the ribbon that you used. Hopefully the potty training will be successful soon, good luck.

Sharon said...

Those are both gorgeous! Loving the ribbon. I have yet to try to do that.

Kathy Ellen said...

"This Too Shall Pass" pincase is really lovely, and the ruched ribbon is a wonderful finish too!

Solstitches said...

That is so pretty Karoline.
I love the ruched ribbon trim.
I've never tried doing that - must have a go now that you've inspired me.

Margaret

Chelle said...

Gorgeous! I love the ruched ribbon.