Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Something old, something new...

Something old, something new, something with pink to share with you...

Here is my French Abecedaire SAL part four is finished and I have started the new part. I am really enjoying this sampler and it seems to get prettier with each part that Claire shares with us. So this is my 'something old'...


...and for 'something new'...

I have started a new project. Last year, I gave my two lacemaking friends a box and half meter of fabric as a birthday gift. It was for us to make sewing boxes. We are first each designing our own French letter sampler. I will be stitching not only Hs on mine but also sewing items like the scissors I have started, my husbands initials and a cat to symbolize Dagi. I am having lots of fun adding letters to this but am very unsure about the lightest of the three pink shades. It does not show up well at all on the fabric although it matches my fabric choice perfectly. I am going to have to change this shade and rip out the small H I already stitched.


We will be lining the box in fabric and making a few accessories for in the sewing box. I will share progress as I go along and hope to show you the other two boxes also. This is going to be fun to do since they are going to become very personal to each of us.



21 comments:

Tam said...

Lovely stitching Heidi! I can't wait to see the finished box...another clever idea on your part!
Do you think once the fabric is added it will enhance the light pink color that you have already stitched? It does match your fabric so wonderfully.
Hugs2u!

Elizabethd said...

So lovely. It is rare now to find the beautiful sheets and pillowcases embroidered many years ago. The antique dealers suddenly realised how valuable they were!

Pondside said...

Beautiful! I had to enlarge the photo to have a good look at the lovely stitching. I look forward to seeing the finished box.

gazette94 said...

Thank you for the picture, Heidi ! Lovely projects ! Your box will be a real treasure, and I look forward to see all the 3 boxes finished ! That will be such a heirloom !

DebbieSFL said...

Heidi, your stitching is lovely! and the idea of sharing a stitching box with friends is wonderful. Are the monograms that you are using in one book or are there different patterns?
Thanks, Deborah
beestitchin1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh! Moi! Heidi
From Guess Who???

Nancy said...

The fabric you are using is so pretty. I am a little surprised that you chose pink but it is really a neat print.
The sissors and fob are cute and the letters are really nice. You can see the little H ok.
I will be waiting to see the finish, and also the others.
Love you, Mom

Linda said...

Hi Heidi, the sampler piece is wonderful and I just love your idea for a stitching box, it will be a keepsake for sure. I'm looking forward to seeing all three when finished. hugs, Linda

Not Waving but Drowning said...

I love the colours, can't wait to see the finished box,

GG

MarianneD said...

Mooie ABC hé?Ik ga deze week ook aan het volgende deel beginnen..kon het niet laten..komt vast vanwege het eekhoorntje!
Maar je volgende project wordt wel super...ik ben gek van die franse patroontjes,prachtig!
En dan zelf je eigen naaidoos ontwerpen..super!

mainely stitching said...

You create such gorgeous things, Heidi!!!

Vee said...

You abecedaire SAL is so very pretty and your sewing box is going to be fabulous...Don't hold back on sharing photos of your progress, I want to see!

Heidi, once again our stitching projects are similar, I just finished stitching a French Alphabet "V", have not posted it to my blog yet because I'm unsure of how I want to finish it.

solomi558 said...

Hi , I,m cottonreel, these must be some of the prettiest alphabet letters I have seen

Joni said...

This sampler is fantastic and I love your color choices. I must say I was surprised at your choice of PINK for your sewing box. I was expecting an autumnal color. That said, I LOVE all those pinks! Great job, as always!

Heleen said...

Love all your stitchings. Letterlappen zijn altijd mooi. ben al jaren met een bezig, maar hij komt maar niet af.

Cindy at her Country Home said...

Hallo Heidi, las je leuke reactie op m'n blog leuk dat je er was geweest! En ik, ik kijk m'n ogen uit hier en m'n mond valt open van verbazing... PRACHTIG allemaal. Ga er nog even voor zitten, liefs van Cindy en een lente zonnestraal voor jou!

angelasweby said...

Oooh heidi,
Drool drool. I love your beautiful colour choices and especially those incredible fabrics. I can.t think of anything nicer than a pretty stitching box. It's a modern day version of a traditional indispensible elegant lady's possession :>)

Your SAL is growing beautifully Heidi. I see you are keeping very busy :>)
Warm hugs, Angela

Brigitte said...

This is s great project. Your stitching for the box already gives a good impression of what it will be like. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished box.

Diana said...

I love you're embroidered alphabet and can't wait to see when it's finished.

logcabinlife-diana@blogspot.com

Carolien said...

Lovely projects, Heidi!

Hugs, Carolien

Brigitta said...

You're ABC is coming along beautifully Heidi, so far I've only filed the patterns, too many projects going on right now. As for the sewingbox, I totally love that project, where did you find those boxes??

love
B. (x)