Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Secret Garden

After working on my Flower Power for three days straight...I needed a little bit of a break! I'm still stitching flowers and I don't even really care about flowers! This is going to be a Needle Neccessary and I just love how it's turning out.

It's all stitched on one long piece of fabric:

This will be the cover: I need to add some wording in that big empty space.

This will be the back. I picked the initial pattern from an antique stitching book that I found in my Grandma's things when she passed away years ago.

One of the stitched panels that will be inside the little book.

I am somebody who stitches exactly what's called for on the pattern. Very rarely do I adjust a single thing on a pattern. In the middle of this Secret Garden, is a secret garden behind a little gate that actually opens. Well, wouldn't you know, the secret garden really is a secret! I have to stitch the whole thing with whatever flowers I want to stitch! SCARY!! Above this blank space is a branch with a bird, but the rest I have to design myself!! YIKES!

Since I took this picture, I'm almost finished with the above section. And I've added the two pockets to the other two panels.

Almost finished! If I can find time to stitch tonight, all the stitching will be finished, then I just need to add the charms and sew it together.


Anonymous said...

This is very pretty! COngrats on wining the Sisterhood pattern next :)

Kathy A. said...

oh Sara - this is just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing it put together.

Carolyn NC said...

It's beautiful, Sara!

Sheila said...

I love this gorgeous design.
I do hope you will put up more photos when you have finished. Who is it by - Lauren Sauer?

saras said...

Sheila, yup! That's her..I had to go look at the pattern to make sure. Does she have other similar patterns out?

Anita said...

What a wonderful blog. I love your small finishes. Thank you for stopping by my blog. There is no secret to the "perfect circle". I just make a circle template and put the stitched piece on there just like what my floss ring tag tutorial. But of course practice makes perfect.