Wednesday, June 18, 2008

She Stoops to Conquer: All stitched

Just put the last stitch on "She Stoops to Conquer", an Anne Stradal design. I had started this little project many months ago, then got distracted by something else and just came back to it. Originally I was thinking of putting it on one of my bathroom wall, but changed my mind and will instead finish it as a flat-fold finish and keep in my stitching room so that I can keep a vigilant eye on her.
My friends were kidding me when they saw the towel I made for her, quite thick and fluffy :-)
There is one positive thing about that towel in addition of drying her perfectly, it is the fact that when she drops it, she will probably loose an instant 5 lbs, which should be a big booster in her fight to loose a few extra pounds (grinning).
I really like Judy Odell's little finishing instruction booklet called The Flat-Fold as it makes a really neat finish and is not expensive either to do. The instructions are well made with good photos and is easy enough for anyone to use. I have used it once before when I finished my little Halloween Friendly Ghost All you need is some decorative fabric, batting, cardboard or mat board and threads. It has been a long time since I made the first one so will have to reread it before starting, but I remember it going very well.

This is a photo of little cabochons with rim sets that I have been looking for to use on a Susan Portra ornament. These two came with another project so can't use them for Susan's ornament. They are the perfect size, about 10mm or a little less than 1/2 inch (approximately 7/16"). I am looking for 5 red cabochons with golden rim sets. If someone knows where to find some online, please contact me at I think that I will buy a whole truck load of them, if I ever find some (grinning).
Terry and Pat have been helping me to look for some, but we have not been able to find some exactly the same style as the ones on the photos. There are probably other stitchers that would also love to know where to find some and if I find the same exact thing, I will post the information on my blog.
Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

Its turned out really well and I am sure you will get many a smile when you look at her after you have finished it as a flatfold ornament.

and I am still looking for your
*@$5^#* cabochons with the rim sets in 10mm, in red if possible

Anonymous said...

I just love this! It's such a fun piece. And thanks for the link to Flat Fold finishing.

Elisabeth Braun said...

I think the towel looks great - very realistic.

Jeanne said...

This finish is great! I love the towel - so thick & fluffy! :-)

NCPat said...

How cute!

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

Yes, and don't we all take our shoes off when we are being weighted at the doctor's because every little bit helps? LOL!!!

This worked up very nicely and I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish her. Picking out a fabric backing will be fun!

Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...


That is so very true, even removing jewels helps a little (grinning).

I think I have the right color fabric at home for the finishing, but have not had time to check since I finish stitching her. Too busy stitching on other projects :-)

It takes a bit of time to do the flat-fold finishing but it really looks pretty and is not difficult to do, just a bit time consuming, but since I enjoy the process, I don't mind. It also saves lots of money on the finishing and I don't have to wait months to get it back like I used to around here as she had way too much work to do.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

It was fun stitching the towel. I was there scratching my head and wondering what thread to use when I remembered the Edmar boucle and thought that would be perfect for the job. It ended up being a bit thick, but if you are like I am, I love big fluffy towels.

Pierrette =^..^=