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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More of the journey

Hello friends!  I have been absent from my blog for a bit as I have been having lots of trouble with my back.  A visit to the doctor this week for x-rays left me with pain meds and muscle relaxants so hopefully I am on the road to recovery.

Before the pain set in I managed a few more finishes from the BBD "A Stitcher's Journey" book.


I completed the Tulip House Stitching Companion and the Tulip Pincushion.  These were stitched on 30 ct Cafe Kona with the charted floss.   Having no chenille trim I improvised and coffee dyed some tiny pom pom trim for the design on top.  I decided the pincushion is just too pretty to keep closed inside the box so I made a fabric pincushion to keep inside the box.

 As you know, the first one of these I made as a gift but I can show you I have now completed and "decked out" the inside with some stitchy goodness.

 Next, this "Summer Sachet" demanded my attention.  I used 30 ct Baby' Breath linen instead of Parchment and stitched my initial in GA Old Purple Paint instead of the CC Cappuccino as charted.  I also added the year at the bottom.
 Dear Faye who knows I am in a Blackbird state of mind right now gifted me with this lovely little box topped with a pincushion design that is also from the BBD book.  Doncha love that chenille trim?  Thank you so much Faye - your stitching is just gorgeous!

If you have read this far you deserve some dessert.  :o)  Delicious Banana Pudding, fresh from the oven!

34 comments:

valerie said...

Banana pudding?! Yummo! Looks delicious. And your stitching looks amazing! I love all these BBD finishes and the one from Faye is sweet. Love that trim. It just screams Spring!

Jane said...

I've missed you Myra, sorry to hear about your back and hope you're be comfortable again soon.
The Stitcher's Journal book really does have some lovely projects in it and your colour choices of fabby and threads are gorgeous ~ so pretty.
Banana Pudding, my DH's fav fruit ~ I'll book him a flight and send him over!!!
xxxxx

Pumpkin said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're having back trouble :o( That is no fun! Hopefully it heals up soon. Take care of yourself ((((HUGS))))

I love your finishes! All so cute :o)

Okay, you should have had a disclaimer at the first of your post because I have to clean up the drool that's all over my computer now...

Karen said...

Okay....that Banana Pudding at the end is just cruel!!!!!

Your finishes are just perfect.... I need to get busy and stitch some of these up. They are just so pretty.

Hope you back feels better soon!

Carol said...

I was just about to email you to check on you, Myra! I'm so sorry to hear that darn back is still causing troubles for you... Hope the pain meds help.

You sure were busy though--so many goodies to share with us (including that lovely banana pudding!). Your Tulip House Stitching Companion is a real work of art--just lovely. And I love the Summer Sachet, too--the buttons add a really nice touch.

You take care of yourself now, and I hope by the next time you post, you'll be as good as new :)

Ellen said...

Love your BBD finishes, they are gorgeous!

Hugs,

Catherine said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are having troubles with your back. I hope that the meds will help you get back on your feet soon!

All of your stitchy goodies are beautiful and as always, your finishes are inspiring! Ditto for Faye's piece!

Chris said...

Hi Myra.
I am so sorry that you are under the weather.
Your finishes are beautiful and the banana pudding looks amazing.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do.

Nancy said...

Some beautiful finishes! Your gift from Faye is lovely too!

Hope your back problems are on the way to healing.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Such pretty finishes. I'm sorry you're having trouble with your back.

Teresa S. said...

I hope you feel better soon, Myra! Back problems are so painful! Your stitching is not painful-really lovely :)

mainely stitching said...

So sorry to hear about your back pain - I do hope it will soon be a distant memory. Love your stitching ... and dessert! :D

Deborah said...

Love all of your finishes! Gotta love the ftrim. Another way to use the pom-pom's. Love it!:)

JOLENE said...

Good to hear you are on the mend. Bain pain is no picnic!

Love all your finishes you have made on the "Journey", they turned out fabulous!

Take care, my friend....

Smiles

JOLENE said...

I have to laugh! Did I really say bain pain? lol You know I meant "back pain".....guess it's time for bed!

CATHI said...

Some very beautiful finishes! And the Banana Pudding looks great...! :o)

Cathi

Lois said...

Sorry to hear that you are having back troubles Myra. I hope that you are feeling much more comfortable soon. Such lovely BBD finishes and a lovely gift from Faye. Isn't this latest book from BBD just full of so many 'must stitch' projects!

Crispy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your back is giving you fits!! I hope that clears up soon. Love all the stitcheries....and the box is wonderful :0)

I thought banana pudding just came out of the box LOL. Looks VERY yummy!!

Crispy

CalamityJr said...

I think you're going to cost me some money, with all these gorgeous Blackbird designs. And hungry? Oh, my, yes! Wish we could share!

Vonna said...

I love, love, love all your finishes Myra and that pincushion box from sweet Faye...well that's a treasure to behod!
Hope your back feels better real soon, my husband suffers from back pain occassionally and I know that it can be so burdensome. Take good care!

Sally said...

I hope your back pain eases soon. That is definitely no fun.

Beautiful finishes from the BBD book. I love the box. So pretty.

Blu said...

Gorgeous finishes! The boxes look great and the pincushions look so cute!

That pudding looks delicious! You're so cruel posting pictures of such (inaccessible) treats! drool

Hope that the back troubles heal soon and that you're back to full strength.

Tracey said...

Beautiful finishes! Thank you for posting these as I was wondering what some of the designs were in this book. What a lovely gift from Faye! Hope your back is doing better!

Ranae said...

Myra! Way to go! girl!
the finishes are fantastic
I do hope your back gets on the mend real soon

carol fun said...

I wondered what was up. Sorry to hear you're having back pain troubles. That is no fun at all.

Love the cross stitch and that little pompom trim you dyed is just too stinking cute!

Take care -

zoomcity said...

I hope your back improves quickly. I didn't need a reward for reading this post, but thank you for the delicious pudding! Double rainbow all the way, as my son would say. You pictures were a feast of loveliness. I especially love your dyed pom pom trim. A clever, pretty idea I will have to steal some day. :)

Jan said...

I hope you are feeling better now---it's awful to be down with your back. I've missed you! Love all the pin cushions----they are so pretty. Banana pudding----yummy! Yours looks wonderful!!

marylin said...

hello I'm marylin person to whom you made ​​the cover demand Faye! thank you very much it is magical
friendships de France

Natalia said...

Myra, I hope you start feeling much better soon !! I love your finished projects.... And what a nice gift from Faye.

Crossed Yarns said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well, Myra and hope you get well very soon. I love your bag and the fabric baskets so much. Actually need one for all my WIPs so they aren't out of sight/out of mind! A slice of your banana pudding would go down really well with my cup of tea right now XXX Pokua

Angela P said...

I absolutely LOVE your BBD box finish! The trim around the edges is fantastic!

Love your other finishes too and the gift from Faye is lovely.

I wish I could eat that Banana Pie it looks divine :) Enjoy!

Lisa x said...

I hope your back pain eases soon Myra, it sure isn't fun sending hugs x
what a lot of lovely finishes you have been really busy
oh that banana dessert looks yummy!

Irene said...

Great finishes. Hope your back heals soon and you feel better.

Kathy A. said...

Oh Myra - I do hope you are feeling better soon. A sore back is not a good thing.
Your box finish is stunning. What a wonderful project.
That banana pudding - I'll be right over ROFL