Thursday, 7 June 2012

Bright and Cheerful

When I last visited my Mother-in-law, she had a little doily I made for her on her table and I remembered how much I liked these colours together.  This is Lizbeth Spring Green with Lizbeth Tropical Punch.  The border I chose is similar to the one that was on the original doily but not quite the same as I couldn't remember where I found it the first time.  It's a vintage edging that I've seen in a few different old books.  I modified it just a little to a shape that appealed to me.


No. 8 of 25-motif challenge


Just can't have my hands idle you know... so a couple of hours on the train yesterday plus a couple of hours watching a film with the children on TV tonight and there you have it.  Nearly done.

Best wishes,

26 comments:

  1. It's so very pretty!! I have that color, but I don't use it too much. It does look nice with that green though!
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  2. That is so very gorgeous!!! :)

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  3. Very pretty and cheerful! Love it.

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  4. very pretty colors. and your edging looks very good. looks similar to one in the Tatters Treasure Chest.

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    1. Yes, this is the one from the TTC, I just shortened the top bit a little as I preferred the flowers closer together and I liked the smaller diamond shape it made between the flowers.

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  5. These do indeed look attractive together. Karen in Or

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  6. I have done this edging many times, it is one of my favorites... but I have never ever don it like this, I have no idea why it hasn't donned on me... This is just absolutely beautiful!!! It is like a little garden of flowers, and I really love it, excellent job :) Ty for sharing your work :)

    Bree.

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  7. Lovely!

    And neat photo!
    Fox

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  8. Very springlike! This pattern makes a good bookmark too, one of my favourites.

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  9. It's so pretty! I love the colors! Great job.

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  10. The change in colours of the thread made lovely flowers.

    I like that .."so a couple of hours on the train yesterday plus a couple of hours watching a film ... " and you are almost done. I wish I can say that often, :)

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  11. That's adorable frivole!

    I may need to use that pattern with my pink and yellow HDT... I need some green now!

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  12. Totally gorgeous, well done on tonight so much, what you put the edging on its going to look wonderful
    Margaret

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  13. I love love love this edging - so beautiful!

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  14. I love this pattern. And it DOES look so cheerful in those colors!

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  15. That is beautiful, just the inspiration for the neck of my jumper that keeps gaping, now what colours to choose??

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  16. It made me smile on this gloomy rainy day. Thank you.

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  17. *sigh* This takes my breath away. So beautiful and cheerful!

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  18. I'm sure the Handy Hands folks (Barbara Foster) would love to show this in their gallery. Although the individual tatters who create beautiful HDTs deserve great praise, we are also fortunate to have a commercial enterprise making so many colors of threads available to us! Although I love the look of classic white and ecru, I also am delighted how patterns come to life in color! This is a perfect example! Certain threads seem to be made for certain patterns!

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  19. Perfect colors!! Wonderful work!
    j

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  20. Gorgeous. The colors really compliment each other.

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  21. This is so lovely! One of the prettiest edgings I've seen. What do you plan to do with it?

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    1. Hi Texas Tatter, I have already completed the project I was going to do with it and took photos today so it should be appearing on my blog soon... :-)

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