Friday, 19 June 2009

~ Spot the Difference ~

For our third stitch~along for 2009, Sandra and I have just completed "Fancy Work - Whitman's Wynnewood Tin sewing set".

This is mine..... the pincushion has different patterns on each side....

Sandra sent me this perfect match piece of fabric which lines the bottom and sides of the tins and for a little bit of individuality I had enough fabric left to make the thimble pouch to which I added the tiny thimble charm and enclosed a little thimble inside.

This is Sandra's.....

As her little piece of individuality, Sandra made a tiny thread keeper using the same design that is used on one side of the pin cushion.

I really enjoyed this as it was a quick stitch and the assembly was quite simple. Now, I am quite keen to do this type of finishing on my other Whitman's tins but have a few more projects that are more urgent at this point so that won't be in the immediate future.

Number four project is about to be started and here are the threads with the fabric I have chosen to use as a lining.

That could in fact change though as I have found in the past that although a fabric seems to suit a project well when you lay the threads you are planning to use on it, once it has been stitched, the fabric sometimes just doesn't seem so perfect any more. So with that in mind, I will need to get it all stitched before that final decision is made. I am really quite looking forward to this project as it is quite a bright cheery one but I am not going to tell you what it is yet :))))

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left about my La D Da Hearts.:))))

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies".
~Author Unknown


  1. Your Whitman's set looks great Chrissie. I did enjoy stitching this one with you but if we are to do the rest, I'll need to buy some more tiny scissors.

  2. Right now I am feeling so sorry for myself because you make such lovely pieces and I am too lazy to grab my needle and sit down. Chrissie, you are lucky that I don't live next door or I'd be over at your house all the time!

  3. Awesome job on the tin, Chrissie! I love it - I have it - I should do it - one day.....

    Love the colors for your next project; can't wait to see what it is. You are so right about the colors looking good together - they really do!! I'm guessing you're making a bourse.

  4. Lovely work ladies, as always!

  5. You are both totally AWESOME stitchers and finishers. And I am so jealous. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  6. You two are like twins! Very lovely work as usual! It's nice you have a partner to do stitching with!

  7. Loving it all!! Just a tiny bit of your talent...that's all I wish for;)

    oooh...pretty floss colors! Can't wait to see what you're going to stitch with it!

  8. What a gorgeous tin! You two do such amazing work. I can't wait to see what you're going to make with those fabulous colors!

  9. Both tins are gorgeous, congratulations to you both

  10. Your tins are just lovely as usual and the new colours are very much your colours Chrissie. Can't wait to see it finished.

  11. Your tin project is lovely! You do such beautiful work. I love the floss colors for your next project, and they go beautiful with the floral fabric. I wonder what you will be making?

    Your La-D-Da hearts are gorgeous!

  12. Chrissie
    Your handwork is beautiful...and your companion is a handsome boy.
    I'm new to the blogging world...Dog Daze, Miss Kit, is my mentor.
    I came online last Sunday...I have a lot to learn but it is fun....and a way for me to work on my photography
    skills. Madi and Mom

  13. Your finishes are just beautiful!!!

  14. Hi Chrissie,
    You and Sandra are a dynamic stitching duo and never fail to impress with the beautiful things you stitch and finish in your year long SAL's.
    I love your tin, the tiny pincushion and the dinky little thimble holder.
    Now to wait patiently for the Victorian card case ;)

  15. Beautiful little tins Chrissie. Very creative! I loved the Winter Heart, Autumn Heart & Daisy Heart that you stitched with silk thread. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for your lovely comment on my last post.
    Hugs to Ben ♥

  16. You girls are so clever, they are gorgeous finishes. Looking forward to seeing what the new project is.

  17. Wow these tims are lovely, the finishing is gorgeous!