Saturday, January 31, 2009

Poppy's Sewing Set


As soon as I saw this sewing set by Gail Pan I fell in love with it. I think it was specially designed for a gathering of Australian Quilters/stitchers and at first only available to them. As soon as it was available I sent off to Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop for the pattern.

The set is a drawstring bag, pincushion, needlebook and scissor fob.
I was taken with the unusual square shape of the bag. It was a little tricky to get the base sewn in but otherwise straightforward to make.
I did take a picture of the inside of the needlebook but it seems to have disappeared in my PC somewhere!
If you would like to see a close up of the sewing set you can click on the pictures for a better view.



A couple of other small finishes are a Lizzie Kate design that I finished as a small hanging pillow




I bought this design on eBay years ago as just the chart from a kit and it has taken me this long to put the last few stitches in. It turned out cute so I don't know why I didn't finish it sooner.

Finally, one of Tanya's (The Sampler Girl) lovely designs Hope Perches.
I used Vikki Clayton's silk threads for the design area and silk duponi for the pillow.



Things I'm working on now are my long neglected Beatrix Potter Sampler and I will soon be starting a SAL with a few friends for Blackbird Designs Sarah Tobias Needleroll.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and for your nice comments. I enjoy hearing from you :)

Margaret

60 comments:

Quirky said...

G'day Margaret! Everything is just beautiful! Have you seen Gail's free BOM on her blog? http://gailpandesigns.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Sue
Western Australia

Sheila said...

Oh Margaret - the Poppy set is stunning!!! Your work is beautiful - as always. And love the other two also, especially Hope Perches... the colour is so striking.

Nancy said...

I'm sighing Margaret! As always everything is just gorgeous. Your Poppy Sewing Set is amazing, and you do such a professional job of finishing. The LK snowman is so happy and cheerful, and I love Hope Perches. The colors and silk are so luxurious. Lovely, lovely finishes!

karenv said...

The Poppy set is beautiful and I love how you've photographed it.

The pillows look great, that blue dupioni is a stunning colour, very pretty.

Dorothy said...

The sewing set is wonderful, Margaret. You do such a professional job of finishing.

Love to Applique said...

Hello Margaret, What a beautiful job as always. You do such wonderful work. Hugs, Debbie

Daffycat said...

Oh, Margaret, you are ever so clever with a needle! The sewing set is amazing! Great finish!

The Lizzie Kate ornament is darling as is the Sampler Girl pillow. I just love seeing your beautiful finishing.

Linda said...

Just gorgeous Margaret, you have been busy with these finishes.

Nancy said...

You are an expert on the bags you make. I am so impressed with every one you post. I love the cord you used on this one. All the pieces are just beautiful.
The snowman, well, needless to say, I think he is charming.
The setting you used for your picture was really a good idea. Love it all.
Nancy

Dovilė said...

the Poppy set is perfect and beautiful:) you've done great job Margaret:)

Dawn said...

The poppy set turned out darling!! Everything was darling...You do great work!

VALIE said...

Always a pleasure to see one of your posts popping up on the screen : everything is beautiful - very refined. Thank you for sharing.

Andrea said...

Some more gorgeous finishes.

Stina said...

Love the sewing set... Gail have so nice patterns!! :o)

Gail said...

What a nice surprise to visit your blog and see you have made one of my patterns....love it!!!

Brigitte said...

Margaret, you are the Queen of sets! This one is such a beauty, I'm completely ravished by it. Your sewing and finishing is outstanding.
I love the little stitched finishes. Tanya's design looks gorgeous with the colours you used for the stitching and the fabric.

Yuko said...

Hi Margaret,
How gorgeous the Poppy sewing set is!
Your works are always so perfetion and so fabulous!
I really want to see them in person. Your ornament is so cute and The sampler girl's mini pillow is so beautiful with silk!

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Pat said...

You have been very busy Margaret. Another beautiful finish. I see that Gail loves your work too!!

Anita said...

Beautiful stitching Margaret! I love Gail Pan designs.

Judi said...

Thanks for the visiting my blog and the shout out, good luck in the giveaway.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Margaret,
All your finished pieces are just , great colors and perfect finishing. But I love your sewing set most, it's stunning!

Nesterenok said...

So nice Poppy's Sewing Set!!!!

Maren said...

Ok, wow. I really like the colors you used on your Hope Perches. Nice job!

angelasweby said...

What a lovely vision lay before me when I checked out your blog this morning :>) You really do provide a feast for the eyes and the soul Margaret. Your poppy set is stunning and must give you enormous pleasure to know you've tackled a tricky pattern and ended up with perfection :>) The colours and fabrics are just gorgeous and the shapes of the pincushion and fob are so appealing.
I love the little frosty snowman too and the really pretty finish on Hope perches. I've loved looking at it all - sorry for the essay!!
Hugs, Angela (still at SIL's)

Karoline said...

The poppy set is gorgeous, congratulations and the others are lovely

Christine said...

As always, everything is beautiful. Love Gail's sewing set. I was lucky enough to meet her last year ... a very nice lady.
Christine

staci said...

Gorgeous! Everything is Gorgeous! All of your beautiful finishes are so inspiring!!!

Patti said...

Margaret - everything is just gorgeous as per usual. You are such an inspiration. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

love poppy's sewing set........as usual you have done some more beautiful stitching........I love coming to visit your blog........

Karen said...

I love your stitching...such a cute set. I'm doing Gail's BOM. It's very cute too;)

Khris said...

As usual you do beautiful work Margaret....hope you get to keep this set..hugs Khrs

tintocktap said...

Love the Gail Pan Poppy set too - it's beautiful! Well done!

Clare said...

Margaret - the sewing set is beautiful, conratulations on a truely wonderful finish.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a grogeous set Margaret....you have done a fantasic job.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day, Margaret, OH, what a joy to visit your website and see all the wonderful things that you create. Just gorgeous. I especially LOVE your Poppy Sewing Set. Sooooo Springy which is nice to see after seeing only endless months of white snow. VBG And Most important I LOVE seeing your "Gree" bushes and palm trees and ocean. It warm my heart just looking at it. VBG Oh, How I would love to come to Spain and stitch with you. Hugs Judy

Heather said...

Margaret... thank you for visiting my fledgling little blog.... you know what is really funny.... yesterday I did a search on blogs and cross stitch, and I came across yours and I sat and admired all your lovely work....


... then today, you come a-callin'...

Thank you also for visiting Mum's (Judy is such a sweetheart to send visitors our way) she is just starting out... but I must say I hope I am that competent when I am her age.

Anyway... I hope one day to turn some of my art into cross stitch and perhaps even make kits.... but I haven't tried it yet... have all the software... just not enough time.

Once again, your work is lovely... I will be visiting often.

Heather

Kit said...

Your sewing set is lovely, and I love the colors.

Carolyn said...

Margaret, I'm TOTALLY in love with your Poppy's Sewing Set! I will definitely be on the hunt to see if I can find the pattern somewhere in the states. I love your LK and Sampler Girl stitching, too! Lovely work! I just love your blog!

Sally said...

Wow your poppy sewing set is just so gorgeous! I so wish I could make things like this but I am useless at it!

Love your stitched pieces too. Hope Perches is beautiful.

Nancy said...

Hello Margaret:
I just wanted to tell you that I posted my Bingo gift today. The others are in the mail to them now.
Thank you again for my wonderful and generous gifts.
Nancy

The little book of Nessie said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog once again. Love your work! Everything is so beautiful. I love to visit Mrs. Martins Quilt Shop. Lots of lovely tempters to buy. Regards, Nessie

Julie said...

Looking good Margaret! I love the shape of the pin cushion!

Carolien said...

Hello Margaret,

You made such beautiful things again! The scissors are also beautiful!!!

Have a nice weekend & hugs, Carolien

Lelia said...

What awesome projects!!! Job well done : )

Enjoy your week-end

Christine said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Oh my Margaret, what beautiful projects. As always your stitching and finishing are perfection.

hazel said...

Hello Margaret, What a wonderful set you have made, the finishing is so perfect. I love how you have displayed it. All your other projects are nice to. I wished you live next door to me and did classes on your finishes.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm hugs, Hazel (UK)

Char said...

Oh Margaret..your set is just lovely and I love your bag!!!!!

Nancy said...

Hola Margaret! There is an award waiting for you at my blog.

Susimac said...

Can I just say Margaret that your sewing set is wonderful - it really really is, I have just been in awe of it when I was staring at your pic.

Great other finishes too, I love your cushion.

Carol R said...

As always - stunning stitching and finishing!

Siobhan said...

Margaret, you do such stunning work! Everything is a masterpiece. Beautiful!!

Анна - Зонт said...

The Poppy set is great! Beautiful stitchig!!!

Lisa said...

the poppy is set is so beautiful, All you work is amazing. Love the lizzie kate finish he's cute

Anonymous said...

Lisa

G'day Margaret, I just love them all. You are so clever at doing small things. Will send you some more bag patterns soon.


Hugs Lisa xxx
Western Australia

shelia said...

lovely work! thanks for sharing :)

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Margaret, the Gail Pan set is just beautiful! What lovely needlework you have done!

Khris said...

OMG I love that top set Margaret....just gorgeous and as usual you work is perfect..hugs Khris

TattingChic said...

Hi Margaret! Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it. So, you are new to tatting, aye? Are you new in that you are just learning that tatting is around or new in that you are learning to tat?

BTW, your Poppy's Sewing Set is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work! You are a very talented stitcher! :)

Anonymous said...

ce sac est vraiment superbe et les tissus sont tres jolis
bravo pour ton travail
bisou
nanou13