Thursday, July 2, 2009

Prim Pinkeeps

I've never made pinkeeps with my embroidery before, but that's exactly how I pictured these little patterns when I first laid eyes on them. I used muslin fabric and DMC 498, and then they had a dunk in some coffee.


The backing fabric reminds me of old-fashioned ticking :)


I used a red grosgrain ribbon and natural jute twine. And straight pins with some cream-colored beads.


The embroidery patterns came from a book I found at my favorite quilt shop: "Timeless Toile" by Roxanne Rentzel.


Julie and I did a patriotic pattern swap; trading patterns that we've stitched and some freebies that we had. This was a lot of fun and now I have some great "new" patterns to stitch up! Thanks Julie!!!



Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Wishing all of my American friends a very Happy and Safe 4th of July! And to all of my friends elsewhere in the world, I hope you have a wonderful summer weekend!!!

34 comments:

Gaynor said...

I love the rustic look of these. very beautiful!

Annie said...

A real patriotic stitching frenzy at your place! Very cute finishes. Have a happy safe 4th!

Kim B said...

You are so gifted!!! These are gorgeous!

Leah said...

Those pinkeeps are gorgeous!

Deb said...

I love your pinkeeps. I never thought of making these out of embroidered pieces, but it seems like it would have a no-brainer (and quicker than xstitch)! Gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Yummy stash and your pinkeeps are finished SO beautifully! I need to stock up on my patriotic stitching while I'm on vacation!

Irene said...

Beautiful pinkeeps !

Nancy said...

I love your pinkeeps! Everything about them is just perfect together. I like your print at the bottom of your post too. You have really inspired me for some patriotic stitching Staci! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Gayle said...

The pinkeeps are wonderful. It brings back memories of my early stitching days. I love the finish. Very appropriate.
Happy Safe 4th!

Melissa said...

These pinkeeps are really cute! What a great idea for you and Julie to swap those patterns.

Have a great 4th celebration yourself. I'll be tuning in for your version of the Tour de France starting this weekend! ;-)

Jeanie said...

Great pinkeeps !

Have a safe and happy 4th of July celebrations !

Jennifer/OH said...

I love the finishing with the twine over the ribbon. Great idea, and it goes perfectly with the designs.
Have a Happy 4th of July!!

Lee said...

Love the way you used the jute twine! It's the perfect touch. Lovely job, Staci.

Sadie said...

Very nice pin keeps, the backing fabris is so perfect, and you're right, just like ticking.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend x

Harmien said...

Looks like you're all set for tomorrow. Great finishes!! Have a wonderful 4th of July!!

Kathy A. said...

Lovely little pinkeeps. Your embroidery made a perfect subject and the ticking and just sure gave them that old-fashioned look. Way to go!

Patti said...

Love the pinkeeps. Patti xxx

tkdquintmom said...

What a cute idea with the twine! Never would have thought of that. Love all your Americana stuff. Looks just great.

Sharon said...

Very cool pinkeeps!

Carol R said...

Very pretty Staci. I love the twine trim!

Myra said...

All of your patriotic pretties are just lovely. Have a happy 4th!

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow!! LOVE your pinkeeps, the fabric and the finishing! Beautiful work Staci! Congrats!
and what a fun exchange!!

Hazel said...

Beautiful pinkeeps. Love them. xx

Siobhan said...

Beautiful pinkeeps!! I just love all of your patriotic stitching.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, those are so adorable. You always make such cute things. I love all of the patriotic finishes lately you have. I hope you had a great 4th of July too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great redwork!

Michele said...

They are too cute! I think the jute twine is the perfect touch.

Vee said...

I love your pinkeeps! They are wonderful. Your finishing is perfect.

Melanie said...

Very nice patriotic pinkeeps! Looks like a lotta french knots on the flag design! Your basket of patriotic smalls in your previous post is lovely.

Kajsa said...

I love those finishes! How cute is that. The backing fabric is perfect too.

FayeRaye said...

I love all the patriotic stitching! You have inspired me to make a goal of at least one patriotic per month to inhance my basket. Come next July I hope to have a cool patriotic basket like yours. Keep up the great work Staci! Faye carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

Lillie said...

Wonderful stash exchange and lovely finishes

Jan said...

Staci, I adore all of your patriotic finishes, and your full basket of them is truly awesome!!

Love those pinkeeps, they are just perfect, as is your materials for finishing, congratulations!

What a great idea to swap out patriotic designs with a friend!

doris said...

Wonderful pinkeeps! And you're so smart to trade charts.

So sorry you've been sick. Hope you're on the mend so you can enjoy summer.