Sunday, 29 June 2008

On a Roll

Violet Bouquet Needleroll by The Sweetheart Tree
32ct Antique White Jobelan
DMC and Needle Necessities threads as given
Sweetheart Tree Heart Charm
(Photo clickable for a detailed view)


I did it! I finished my very first needleroll today. It really was a lot easier than I thought it would be, and I know I'll be making more. If you've already stitched this design you may notice that the heart charm is not the stated cabouchon one, but a faceted heart. I didn't realise that I had the wrong type until I went to stitch it on. Nevertheless, I don't think it looks too bad. I've now kitted up LHN's Season of Hope to start tomorrow as a break from Garden Pleasures which I'm finding a tad hard going on the 32ct Permin linen. Seaon of Hope is going to be stitched on 28ct Jobelan.


Thanks for your lovely comments on my last post.

23 comments:

KarenV said...

Congratulations - such a pretty finish! I think the heart charm looks fine :)

Stitcher said...

Congratulations Nicola. It's stunning. I love the heart you have on it.

tkdchick said...

Nicola you did a beautiful job and I really love the charm you used... it adds charm! LOL bad pun I know!

Little Cat said...

Oh, that's beautiful Nicola! I think the heart you used looks really pretty and shows off your stitching so well. Congratulations on your very first needleroll.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your needleroll looks wonderful, congrats on the finish. Happy garden and Hope stitching, CJ

Itching To Stitch said...

Congratulations on a beautiful needleroll ;)

Clare said...

Round of applause to you!
It looks fantastic Nicola - I like the design very much - you are certainly on a roll now! (I know - dreadful pun, but I couldn't resist).

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on the first finish of the needleroll ! It turned out so sweet and dainty.

staci said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing, I would've never guessed it was your first!

Erica said...

This is just beautiful! It will be an heirloom for sure!
Erica

Sally said...

It is gorgeous Nicola! The heart is perfect:)

Stitchingranny said...

I think that is just stunning and the swarovski heart really sets it off even if it is supposedly the wrong type.

I hope my first attempt will match up to that.

Ranae said...

Congratulations!!
It's a glorious finish.

Edda said...

What a beautiful needleroll Nicola. I just love it. You wanted to know what needleroll I had on my blog. It is called Blues Needleroll a freebie by Kristine Herber and can be found here
http://www.sixstrandsweets.com/patterns/BluesNeedleroll.pdf

Karan said...

It's beautiful Nicola & the heart looks perfect on it. Congrats on your first. :0)

Carol said...

It's a beauty! Congratulations!!

Barbeeque4 said...

That is one beautiful needleroll!! The heart charm you used is just perfect!

Sharon said...

Great job Nicola! It looks so pretty.

tammie said...

your needle roll is beautiful i have yet to attempt one its gorgeous

Carol R said...

Beautiful needleroll Nicola!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Congratuations Nicola - I did a Sweetheart Tree design for my first needleroll and haven't stopped since.

Looking forward to seeing your next one too.

Ginnie said...

Hi Nicola
that looks really pretty. First time visiting your blog and I see you aren't far from where I live.

Kathy A. said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous needleroll and beautifully finished.