Monday, April 21, 2008

Thistle Pinkeep!



This is thistle bird by Praiseworthy Stitches-one of the whimsical bird patterns. Now if any of you have seen this design you will notice it is not stitched as the original. This pattern gave me a hard time and at one point I thought I would just cut my stitched piece up with my scissors. In the end sanity prevailed and and I ended up modifying it to make myself happy. It is missing a couple of little motifs and the original pattern has somewhat of a diagonal border and you see mine is all straight. Cute pattern-but never to be stitched again!

30 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I have had some patterns like that! Make you want to scream bloody murder! I think it looks very lovely.

Cheryl said...

This is lovely Sharon! A thistle is very Scottish you know!

Kim B said...

Sorry to hear making it was so traumatic! But it turned out beautifully and one-of-a-kind!!

Redwitch said...

It's lovely, sorry it caused you trouble, some charts are like that aren't they?!

cathymk said...

Looks absolutely fabulous Sharon! Great finish. Sorry to hear it gave you grief - I've got this one to do for myself one day and I don't really fancy a battle!

Bette said...

Your pinkeep is lovely, Sharon. And I HAVE cut up projects before. But no one would ever know it gave you fits.

Lillie said...

It turned out beautifully nevertheless. Sorry it gave you a hard time, been there too ;)

Nancy said...

I have never seen the original pattern, but your pinkeep is beautiful! I love the look of the flower.

Your African Woman turned out wonderful! And, I can't believe I missed signing up for a giveaway - lucky winners!

Barbara said...

This is one I'd been kind of lamenting not being able to buy, but hearing what fits it gave you, I guess I'm lucky! LOL! Your finish of it is great - it looks like it was meant to be exactly as it is!

Meari said...

It turned out nice, Sharon.

Paisley said...

So pretty! I'm glad your patience and perseverance won out!

J Rae said...

Ha! Ha! Can't blame you. Some patterns are like that. You stitch them and never want to see them again!

Sachiko said...

Oh!Beautiful pinkeep!

Dianne said...

This is really sweet! I'm sorry it gave you trouble. I think all your stitching sisters know exactly what you are talking about. I'm glad you persevered!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your pin keep is cute, glad you persevered through the difficulties ;)

June said...

Difficulties or not, your pinkeep turned out very pretty! :)

Sonda in OR said...

That is a beautiful pinkeep! Good job!

tkdchick said...

Lovely job!

staci said...

Very pretty~~I'm glad you didn't take your scissors to it, lol!

Karoline said...

It's very pretty Sharon, congratulations

Heidi said...

Great job Sharon! :)

Bets said...

Sharon this is so sweet, I love the thistle and have a thistle pin cushion from Scotland to stitch someday.
Also, love your African Woman!

xstitch.nl said...

Despite your troubles with this one you finished it beautifully!! Glad you kept your scissors in check... LOL!!

Lelia said...

Sharon: Well, it looks nice in the photo. Sorry the pattern was so difficult. Enjoy the day : )

Pumpkin said...

I say you still did a lovely job :o) Now it has your own personal touch!

Mel in Dubai said...

It turned our lovely, Sharon, despite the bumps along the way :)

Jenna said...

Don't you just hate when that happens? I admire you for perservering and making it uniquely you. :)

shakatak66 said...

Glad you persevered with the stitching, 'cos it turned out to be an absolute stunner! What a gorgeous pinkeep!! :D

stitcherw said...

Cute finish, I love the colors. Sorry it was a pain to stitch, some patterns just seem to go that way, difficult the whole time. Hopefully your next project will go smoother.
Sue

Terry said...

It is very cute Sharon, you did a great job even if it was a pain to stitch.