Monday, December 8, 2014

dresden plate and new finishes ....

I tried my hand at a Dresden Plate table topper and am pleased enough with it to share it with you.  For the centre I used two medallions (one smaller than the other) that I cut from a vintage tablecloth.



 Did you notice the label with my name on it?????  This was a gift from Lynn B who has the most charming x-stitch designs and tutorials and we've chatted via email - she's a very kind, generous, and talented lady.  Be sure to visit her blog and become acquainted.   She recently began creating labels and very graciously sent me some of my own.  Thank you, Lynn, these make me feel so posh!  ^^


I have a two new finishes to share with you - one from Daffycat ... I love her reindeer.  ^^


And the other is from Kincavel Krosses.  Both are photographed in front of the cedar creche that my husband made.







14 comments:

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

What a good idea it was to use the medallions for the centre! I love the look they give to the block. Very old fashion.
And the reindeer is indeed beaufitul-- it has an attitude. ;-) The lilttle piece must be gorgeous in the Christmas tree.

Sally said...

Hello Kate

Your patchwork is lovely and so are your ornaments. Your hubby is clever too x

Daffycat said...

Beautiful stitches! Your Present Reindeer is the first finish I've seen so far and you did an excellent job with her, thank you!

Timi said...

The Dresden Plate is so nice!
And I love the little reindeer, too! :o)
The label was such a great idea and gift from Lynn B!
Have a nice week!!!

Isobel -Argante- said...

Thanks so much for your comment and your visit dear Kate :)
Let me wish you a very Merry Christmas :)))

Isi

Anthea said...

beautiful stitching & sewing there Kate... the dresdens fascinate me, how did you sew them so neatly & make it without binding?

Jenny said...

Love your Dresden Plate topper Kate, so pretty. Guess you need a set of special rulers to cut the wedges out?

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A BEAUTIFUL Dresden plate, Kate!!! I love how you've done the centre - it's such a contrast and really finished the table topper of perfectly.

Carol said...

Oh, how pretty your Dresden Plate finish is, Kate--love the ide of using the center medallions from old tablecloths (I have more than my share of old ones laying around here!)...

Your reindeer finish is so cute--I love Sharon's design this year!

Mii Stitch said...

I've learned something new today: Dresden Plate!!!
All your finishes look lovely, well done :)

Irene said...

che belli! bravissima!

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely Dresden plate and a great idea for the centre! The little deer cross stitch is very cute!
Helen xox

Peg's Place said...

Oh Kate, you are making me want to cross stitch, and since you have visited my site recently, you do know that it isn't in the cards right now ;). I love your stitchery. Back up a moment though...since it turned out well, you decided to share? :)...what other hidden projects aren't you sharing. It is a beautiful piece and thanks for sharing a new blog with us. So much creativity!

nikiad.blogspot.gr said...

Lovely finishes , Kate !!!!!!
greetings
Niki