Sunday, 16 July 2017

Scissor keep and another Winter Wonderland

I really enjoyed making the scissor keep for Gill for the Needlecraft Haven Meet Up Exchange. I hadn't made one before in this style, but found it quite easy to stitch. It is the same idea as stitching a biscornu or coaster, a symmetrical square.

stitched square

I used an online chart to stitch my square, Gill had written that blue was her favourite colour so I used DMC Satin S931 and piece of blue evenweave from my stash (although I cannot remember now if it was 32ct or 28ct). I stitched it over one and followed the chart on my tablet as opposed to printing it off.

I chose a pale blue for the lining and cut both pieces to the same size, then attached then front side together. Turning was a little tricky, especially to get the corners out. Joining two edges together to make the pocket gave a neat line which I attached a button to make a fastener. All in all a lovely piece to stitch and finish.
stitching and backing fabric

stitched with button
finished piece


complete with scissors
I have been working on my next Winter Wonderland piece - Bluebird Cabin by Country Cottage Needleworks and have today finished it. There was quite a lot of snow which took a while, I do like it but I'm not sure I'll do the snow on the others that Justine gave me as it takes so long and I need quick pieces for my tree.
Bluebird Cabin
My next stitching is ...... well I'm not sure really. I have my autumn piece for the Four Season SAL on Needlecraft Haven, I have more pieces for Winter Wonderland, I have a few test pieces to have a go at and I have a gift to do ..... so after writing this I'll be spending an hour looking at those projects and choosing which comes first.


13 comments:

  1. A lovely design for the church tree.
    Great chart you chose for Gill's scissot holder, pretty tiny scissors too.
    Julie x

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  2. Lovely scissor keep Clare, and the winter wonderland design is very pretty

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  3. I love the scissor holder, that looks like something I could manage to make!
    The latest wintery design is lovely too but white on pale fabric is always tricky! Could you tent stitch the snow to make it quicker?

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  4. The scissor keep for Gill is very lovely and well done. What a darling bluebird cabin.

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  5. Beautiful, Suzi.
    http://suzi7.blogspot.nl

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  6. So that's how it's done! I received a similar scissor holder from Julie, also in blue, and also beautifully made! You make it sound so easy...

    I love the Bluebird Cabin - Jo has a great idea to tent stitch the snow.

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  7. The scissors keep is so delicate and beautiful. You did a fantastic job in it. Bluebird Cabin is a delightful finish. You do beautiful stitching. --Andrea

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  8. Oh that scissors keep is just stunning! Love your cottage finish as well, it's so sweet.

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  9. The scissor holder is lovely, such a sweet finish for the square.I'm sure the recipient was thrilled with it. The cabin is a sweet stitch,I know what you mean about snow...stitch heavy, a word I learned from Jo! I just became a new follower, my friend RJ and I started a new blog and would love for you to come for a visit. Mary
    @stitchingfriendsforever2

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  10. These geometrical patterns make wonderful scissor keeps. Yours is very beautiful.
    Nice, the bluebird cottage.

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  11. The design for the scissor keep is lovely and the LHN cottages are so sweet.

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  12. The scissor holder is lovely Clare.Love the cabin too.

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  13. Clare, you made constructing the scissor holder look so easy that I'm keen to try it.
    The ornaments for your church tree are increasing quite quickly.

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