Mar 26, 2012

Simply Elegant Scissor Case and Fob

Simply Elegant Scissor Case and Fob are finished... Woo Hoo!

Designer: Lorri Birmingham Designs
Started: February 2009 ~ Finished March 2012
Fabric: 28ct Zweigert Cream Linen
Fibers: Needle Necessities, DMC, Kreinik
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Pearl Beads, Crystal Heart,
Czech Crystals, and Handmade Cording and Tassel

The pink fabric is what I used for the lining and the back of the fob. I think it looks really good with the stitching. These projects contained several specialty stitches I'd never done before: Rhodes Butterflies, Queen Stitches, Diagonal Queen Stitches, and Hardanger. While I think both turned out beautiful, the instructions on how to assemble each one left a lot to the imagination. I think someone with little finishing experience would've been extremely frustrated.

Now that I have another UFO finished, you know what that means? It means I am starting some new projects!!


Vickie said...

Hooray! Good for you! I rarely challenge myself with stitches I don't know, I should. Beautiful, beautiful!

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Meari! The fob and scissor case look professionally done; you do such beautiful work and your finishing techniques are perfect!

It is cooler here today; we are dropping back to some winter temps also.

I sure hope your puncture wound is feeling much better!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your LB finish! I stitched that one a few years ago as a gift, and would love to do it again for me!

Kathy N in southern Alberta

Mouse said...

cooo i missed this post woooooo hooo on you finishes ...they look gorgeous ... :) love mouse xxxx

Vicky L said...

Gorgeous! It is so lovely! Congratulations! I can't wait to see your new start.

Cindy said...

Congrats on the finish. They came out really nice. It will seem funny not seeing it listed in your currently stitching on.
What will you be starting next?

Shanda said...

Ohh, so pretty!!!

Pam in IL said...

I'm drooling over the scissor case and fob! Oh, but you already knew I would because your stitching is beautiful and you used my favorite color - PINK! Did you make or buy that tassel?

Congrats on the finish!!!

Irene said...

Very nice!
Congratulations on another finish.

Lynette said...

These are beautiful, Meari. I wonder what new project you will choose!

Veronica said...

Oh my, Meari, you've outdone yourself on this one. It looks amazing! Congrats on the finish. Love the fabric you chose to finish it with. So sweet!

So what's next? ^.^


Daffycat said...

Beautiful finishes. Congratulations on another UFO out of the workbasket!

I definitely need good instructions for finishing. I HATE fudging things!

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Woo Hoo, great job they are so pretty. All that detail and specialty work is amazing. Have fun starting a new project, can't wait to see what it is. CJ in OK ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh Meari

I cant believe how beautiful are your Simply Elegant Scissor Case and Fob, you made always so wonderful work, I really love them :)
I can admire them hours :)

Your frame looks nice and
lovely birds. I saw today in our yard first Kottarainen = Common Starling in this year


Deb said...

Lovely finish!!! Lorri made the best kits!

Akila said...

WOW, they are so pretty!!! They are what they are called - simply elegant.

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous finish ;)

Katrien said...

that's gorgeous!

Nancy M said...

Very pretty! I know what you mean about instructions. People probably by a kit like that thinking the instructions are perfect for finishing and then they find out its not so easy and give up on trying to finish things themselves using other techniques!

Anonymous said...

Love your LB finish.


Sunshine said...

I see you mastered the speciality stitches :) Great Job!!!!

Debbie said...

Hello Meari (by the way, I love your name) thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!
Your needle work is amazing, puts mine to shame!Its such a joy to see it!!!
much love,
Debbie Moss

Anonymous said...

I love the finish on both pretty :D

Did you make the tassle for the fob? I always spend a bit of time swearing when I make those....usually after the first couple of times :P


mbroider said...

Oh Meari!!, it is so very beautiful

Congrats on such a wonderful finish!

Kay said...

Good for you with collecting the dust off of your UFO and finishing it. I imagine it has to feel great to get this accomplished! Very beautiful indeed!

Tessa said...

Ahhhhhh Stunning!

Denise SA said...

Awesome I love the colours and the finishing is great

glenda said...

I never got this in the mail...i think the set got lost on the way..