Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Gift


This year for Christmas, my friend Jodi sent me a threadkeeper. Her father is Max Bloom of Bloom Woodworks, and he makes wonderful threadkeepers, of all shapes and sizes. I have wanted one of these to mount a stitching on, and this one seemed perfect. The other threadkeepers I have that her father made are in shapes, and not really suitable for a stitching. (one is a really cool looking bat, the other a jumping bunny) I had several ideas for this one, but decided to go with a Little House Needlework house, in my choice of colors. It was stitched with Belle Soie Silk, the main house color being Blue Heaven, on Flax linen in 28 count. Really wish I could have found a piece of 32 count in this color. Mounted on batting covered mat board, and laced in the back, the cording is twisted linen thread. I think it turned out great, being my first one.

Now, I'm thinking a mini sampler for the next one? Perhaps my favorite bands from Shepherd's Bush samplers? I'm thinking I need to place an order for a few more of these lovely pieces.

Thank you, Jodi, for this lovely gift. And thanks, Max, for your wonderful talent.

6 comments:

Carol R said...

Beautiful threadkeeper!

Kath said...

Beautiful Debs, just beautiful. I can understand why you like it so much!

RuthB said...

Absolutely lovely. .... just like all your stitching!

Jane said...

It's fantastic. Well done! Love wooden threadkeeper as well.

Patti said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS and I LOVE IT. Your stitching is just so lovely and I love Max Blooms' woodwork.

Coni said...

Oh, how lovely! The colors are so rich and the finishing is superb!