Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Paula's Heart


Back in the "Hands and Heart to Work" post a couple posts back I mentioned I was working on a piece that was to be part of a Swap...well, I finished it and thought I would share it with you. 



 The women I am swapping with is none other then Paula Sibbald the owner and designer behind Kelmscott Designs. I love the things Paula creates and I am sure a lot of you have her scissors, mother of pearl accessories, needle minders etc. in your sewing baskets. Needless to say I was a little intimidated at having to create a piece for her. She did however give me a wish list...pink, she collects hearts, a mouse or bird, she really liked my punch needle work and she preferred fabric that didn't have a busy pattern to it.



Well I think I was successful in incorporating pretty much everything from her wish list, the needle punch part...well...my tennis elbow just put up to much of a fight! Instead of the punch needle detail I instead incorporated a cross stitched Letter P Monogram(for Paula of course) from one of those old Sajou cross stitch design booklets. I used three strands of Valdani Pink variegated floss to stitch it.


A wee fuzzy mouse wearing his pink woolly coat sits perched on top.
Last but not least, I collected a few other goodies to give her...all in shades of pink.
It was back in February of this year that Paula contacted me to inquire about my work...a swap was agreed upon, but life somehow got to busy and I wasn't able to complete this swap. Sorry I took so long Paula...I hope the wait was worth it!

Hugs Susan

19 comments:

The French Bear said...

Oh I am sure Paula is fine with the wait for this sweet design!!! Susan you never fail to make fall in love with your darling creations!!!! I love him! My favorite color too, love it!
Hugs,
Mags
xxx

Lee said...

Lucky Paula! It is beautiful!

Joolz said...

Oh my gosh it's so divine, you're so talented!!

WoolenSails said...

I think your piece was well worth the wait, it is beautiful and beautifully made and something she will treasure, always.

Debbie

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Oh my goodness . . . I bet Paula will be tickled Pink!!
So happy you are stitching again . . . . missed you!

Lori Ann

Kays Kids said...

Well I am sure she will be more than happy to wait for one of your beautiful designs. The cross stitched "P" is perfect. The little pink mouse is the crowning glory.
Hugs

Megan Chamberlain said...

Your little pink mouse is adorable, I am sure she didn't mind the wait. Also my favourite colour. I would love to have one of your amazing creations.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I would think the wait was worth it. The little mouse is awesome!

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

I'm sure Paula will think that the wait was very much worth it! He's absolutely PERFECT in every way!! Well done, Susan!!

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Really Sweet. She will love it.
Happy creating. ~Nan

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Oh - isn´t he the cutest little one. Love the hearts too. Wonderful creation

Joni of Fully Wooly Primitives said...

how wonderful! Here I am seeing a post and saying Susan is creating again and then I read that it is going to Paula - my Paula - who handles my designs.I am pea green (LOL) but how lovely that she will get one of your pieces. I know she will treasure it!

marly said...

Oh my. How can you not love this? Paula will be thrilled....and lucky!

Damenana said...

Tous ces petits animaux sont magnifiques.. Et si réalistes.. Plus beaux qu en vrai!!!! Bravo j adore!!
Nana

Jeri Landers said...

Just Darling1! Your little creatures really touch me.. I need one. I just can't decide between a mousie or a rabbit.

Theresa said...

It is lovely!!! I'm sure Paula is going to be excited to have this sweet mouse heart. :0)

Rita Gerlach said...

I just found your site through Pinterest. Your little mice are so adorable. Do you sell them?

Catherine said...

Positively adorable!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful. I'm glad it already has a home because I thought I'd lost yet another chance to buy one of your dear creations.
Maybe one day a mouse will come to my house too.

Lovely little fellow in his cozy pink coat.

Happy Sewing

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