Friday, January 17, 2014

feels like spring ....

It has warmed up so much that it feels like spring! 
 That put me in the mood to use some flowery fabric to make a box .... when I was done it reminded me of a tulip.   The fabric I used is 'Scrumptious' by Moda and lives up to it's name. 
  You'll find a fabulous tutorial here.

The Man of the House is painting the wall along the stairs to the basement and we need something to break up the expanse of the wall so we looked through our pictures and decided these two would be just right. Unfortunately, the stitching needed to be removed from the frames, pressed well, and framed again.  The lily was stitched in 1990 and the rose in 1991 ... they're almost vintage.   The designs were featured in a magazine such as Cross Quick.  The aida cloth that I used is such a nice soft fabric that I can't seem to buy today.


sew.darn.quilt said...

Very cute, I really like these and one can never have to many hiding spots!

Valma said...

wow !!
such a beautiful piece ! this candle holder you made is really lovely !
that fabric is very sweet, very very well done
don't know why but this year it's as if I would like to sew more than I stitch...I want to create more thing with my hands =)
but it's only an idea !!
great frames you've done with your 'old' pieces too, the passe partout is pretty & perfect
have a very good weekend (I so wish we had 'almost spring' temperatures ...)

Linda said...

Such a sweet little holder - fabric definitely looks scrumptious. Your flowers are gorgeous and will look lovely alongside your stairs.

Carol said...

That's great that it's warmed up a bit, Kate! Your little "tulip" candle holder is so cute--we all need to see a bit of spring in our homes right now and that along with those pretty pictures certainly do the trick!

Anonymous said...

I love the new frames - they really set off the flowers beautifully

Maria said...

Love that fabric box; the fabrics are beautiful!

SoCal Debbie said...

Very pretty cross stitching, Kate! They will look wonderful on your walls!