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Saturday, 16 June 2012

WONDERLAND AND COCONUT

Hi everyone from a very windy 70mph South of England!
(All summer bedding, sewing threads and bunny ears secured due to the risk of take-off!!!)

I didn't realise it's been 2 weeks since my last post and in that time I've managed a new start and completion!

I fancied starting this one . . .

'Wonderland' kit by The Trilogy

BUT it turned out to be another one that I just couldn't put down and 7 days later . . .

stitched on my own choice of linen ~ 28count 'Platinum' Cashel
with some of the hand-dyed threads supplied and my choice of DMC threads for the border

If you like doing Rhodes stitches, then this design is definitely the one for you ~ there are 155 of them in total!

finished into a pillow with the chequered crimson red fabric shown in the background with snowflake embellishments

I was naughty a few weeks back and gave in to temptation when JJ's sent me an email saying they were having a Memorial Weekend Sale with a 20% discount and as there's been a kit sitting at the top of my wishlist that's just been calling my name for so long . . . I couldn't resist!  

So in the meantime, between hijacking Mr. Postie every morning and getting him to check and then double-check his delivery sack, the knitting needles have been out again . . .

Coconut and Cable Cushion


This is a 6" cable stitch cushion, really quick to knit with just a small pillow insert needed for inside and 3 buttons.  The pattern called it Rose and Cable cushion but as I didn't have any pink wool or rose oil, I used a cream fleck instead and sprayed the inside filler with coconut oil ~ good enough to eat!

Yippee, Thursday came and so did Mr. Postie with my kit.  I'll keep you waiting until I've made a start but it's gorgeous and very unusual!!!

Have a good weekend everyone
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

16 comments:

Shirlee said...

Love both the stitching & the knitting : )

Patty C. said...

Darling finish!

Lindsay-ann said...

I loved seeing all your beautiful new finishes. You have been very busy.
I hope those winds are not making their way north!
Lindsay
x

Kaisievic said...

Two beautiful finishes. I love both of them. I am seeing lots of people knitting on blogs lately - makes me want to dig up some knitting needles and take up knitting again. Thanks for sharing.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Love your Wonderland pillow hun; I have been wanting this pattern for a while now and think it's time I break down and get it...lol

Hugs, Shar

Sarah said...

Gorgeous finishes, both look so lovely!

Vickie said...

Coconut and Cable cushion is wonderful. Boy, those Rhodes stitches just make it fabulous. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

Loved the description of battening down the hatches Jane.Oh like the knitting , I love the smell of coconut mmmm, Super duper ornie and I am very intrigued by what you have been tempted by in suspense here, big cuddles for T & O.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sweet finish and wonderful knit pyne pillow!

Myra said...

Oh I just love that knitted pillow - how sweet is that?!You already know I love your cross stitch - it involves a cardinal. :o) Now...I can't wait to see your new start.

Lesleyanne said...

Both your knitting and stitching finishes are gorgeous. Look forward to seeing what Mr Postie brought you. Hope you are okay.

Lois said...

Love your finish (and it's reminding me that I have it somewhere in my stash and I really should stitch it!). Love your knitted cushion too!

Carol said...

The Rhodes stitches are such a nice feature in your Wonderland finish, Jane--I just love the final result :)

Catherine said...

What great finishes!

Sally said...

What fantastic finishes Jane:) Love your Wonderland cushion and your knitty finish is lovely.

Carm said...

Love them both! Love cardinals and mittens. Wish I had that one! Maybe I'll find it someplace.