Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mattress Pincushion & Tin cover

Just read that Viv received my SFE(small finished Exchange) of ILCS yahoo group. Her theme for the exchange was celtic. Stitched this design of Joan Elliott which was finished off into a pincushion on the book, i made it into a mattress pincushion instead.

Celtic Spirit Mattress Pincushion
Joan Elliott
32ct Minster linen
DMC threads

Finally finished my monthly challenge for the Tin Cover. My very first of this kind of finishing. My piece isn't really centered but my fault as i haven't left enough fabric for the finishing. I hope to try another one soon. This design is part of Summer Season of LHN.

Summer season Tin cover
Little House Needleworks
28ct linen

Today, we had to part with this VW transport. We had it for six years but i never drive it as i find it too big and i wasn't use to manual. We bought this Chrysler in exchange and it's automatic. Do have to get use to it. If neccesary when DH isn't around i borrow my MIL's car which is quite small and automatic.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog especially to those who take the time to leave a comment


too_busy_to_stitch said...

..and I certainly do love it Mylene!! Thank you so much.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your new car.

And that Celtic pincushion is MARVELOUS!

Debra said...

Mylene, congrats on the new ride. Love your tin and the way you did the inside is really neat.
Debra in Indiana

Julie said...

Lovely finishes Mylene and i like the new car too

Shari said...

the tin topper is really cute! You did good! I still haven't done that item for the month. Not sure I will get it done!!
Your new van looks nice! I am sure you will come to love it!

Karan said...

Oh I LOVE the Celtic pincushion. What book is it from, please Mylene?
The tin topper is so cute too.
Nice new car. I didn't drive our old one either, as it was a huge Isuzu 4x4 - not sure DH will let me try the new one. ;0) I'm much happier driving small cars. :0)

Carol R said...

Pretty Celtic mattress pincushion and a lovely tin finish too

Ruth said...

Hey, don't worry over the centering of your tin -- at least you are brave enough to try. I have not attempted a tin -- I keep figuring I'll end up with glue in terribly inappropriate places. ;-)

Your exchange piece is beautiful!

stitcherw said...

Love the pincushion. I hadn't seen the celtic design before, it was perfect for it. Your tin topper turned out great as well. Enjoy the new van. It looks like it will be much easier to handle once you get used to it.

Anonymous said...

The celtic design is lovely and wow I would love your new car!!

Meari said...

Congrats on your new car and on your finishes. Both finishes turned out nice.

Sally said...

Beautiful finishes Mylene:)

Stitchingranny said...

I love that celtic design Mylene and both finishes are lovely. Well done on your first tin - something else I have yet to try.

Ugh - I never driven an automatic.

Doris said...

The tin topper is really cute!, and the Celtic pincushion is beautiful!
Congratulations for your new car.

Christine said...

Great finishes Mylene. Enjoy the new car

Carol said...

Lovely finishes! And congratulations on the new van!

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love your celtic pincushion, the pattern you chose for it is so pretty! Great finish!

Barbara said...

Love your pincushion. The design is simply wonderful. And congrats on your new car. Enjoy!
Barb in TX

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too_busy_to_stitch said...

That car is just like our VW Caravelle! It IS big, and ours keeps on breaking down, but I love it, lol!