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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ewe & Eye & Friends "Tulip Scissors Companion" - Pinkeep

Hi, it's the end of September, but I just heard chirrup of cicada...
Beetle was living till a day before yesterday, Isn't it strange? It's still hot here today.

Today I show you my latest work that I sent to my friends!
It's been so long time since the last time I made pinkeep, so I realised that I was forgetting how to make pinkeep when I was working on it...

もう9月も下旬なのに、まだツクツク法師の鳴き声が聞こえています。
息子の飼っていたカブトムシも先日まで生きてくれていたし、かと思えば、夜になると秋の虫の声が響き渡り、この間は立て続けに マツムシやコオロギが室内に・・・
虫は苦手なので、外へ逃がすのに悪戦苦闘でした >_<;;


Here they are, my latest pinkeep(s), "Tulip Scissors Companion" © Ewe & Eye & Friends.
I have received same pinkeep from dear Angela before, and she stitched this design on pink linen, and it was so lovely, so I decided to stitch this on pink fabric, too!



久々に作ったピンキープ、驚くことに作り方を忘れてしまっていました。
またまた悪戦苦闘の末、なんとか形になり、いつもお世話になっているお友達の元へ・・・
とても可愛いデザインだったので、飽きずに三つ同時に作ることが出来ました!


I thought it might be funny (rose on tulip? lol) but, I added little flower as top pin to make an accent.
This design was very fun to stitch, so I could make three and could send them to my three friends at the same time!


以前、お友達の Angela にこのピンキープをプレゼントしてもらった時、彼女がピンクのリネンに刺していたのがとっても可愛かったので、真似をして私もピンクの布に刺しました。
トップには、小さな巻きバラ(?)を。チューリップにバラ?って・・・と思いましたが、いいアクセントになったかな?


And as chart mentioned, I added little buttons for stamens' top.
They really made good impression, it was quite different before I add buttons.

Lovely isn't it?!

雄蕊?の先にはチャートに書いてあったようにボタンを付けました。
なんてことない普通のボタンだけれど、付ける前と後では全く印象が違って、本当に可愛くなりました。


It might not look different, but they are used all different green colours for outline, word "tulip" and leaves!
I love satin stitch, so I was feeling good while I was stitching satin area for three.


そして、写真でも実物でも余り違って見えないこのグリーン、枠と文字と葉っぱ、全部違う糸番を使ってあります。あまりに変わらないので、「えぇ~!」と思ったけれど、サテンステッチは大好きなので、サクサクと進み、3つ分刺すのも全然苦じゃありませんでした。


I used just simple quiet check pattern for back side of pinkeep.
I remember that this fabric was presented by Carol R., I tried to fit many of pinkish fabrics for the back, though this was perfect!! Thanks, Carol R.


I heard that my friends were very happy to receive this surprise gift, so am also very happy now!!
It was just token of my appreciation, they always cheer me up when I was down.
I want to make something smalls as much as I can and want to present for my dear friends.


ピンキープの裏は、シンプルに淡いピンクのチェックで。
ピンク系の布どれを合わせても、ステッチが大きなチューリップ、とインパクトがあるのでダメ。
想像した通り、やはりこのシンプルさが一番でした!

昨日無事お友達に届き、皆サプライズギフトに喜んでくれたのでとっても嬉しいです!
最近は額作品ばかりだったので、こうやって完成形になると、久々に以前のような嬉しさと満足感が込み上げてきて、また小さい物を作り始めようかなぁ、と思い始めています!




Here is my lovely hamster "Ham-chan".
As I wrote before, he is always sleeping like this and I LOVE to see this sleeping face and pose. 

こちらは、我が家のハムちゃん。
いつも昼間は寝ているのですが、この寝顔とポーズがたまらなく可愛いです!

敏感なので、寝顔を撮るのは至難の業。こちらもケージ越しからです。


Isn't he lovely?!
When he woke up, he has big eyes and walk and run very fast, sometime I want him to just stop!! :p 

親バカ(?)だけれど、本当に可愛い~。
起きるとこんなに大きな目で、チョコチョコと動き回り、ちょっとジッとしていて欲しい位。
走り出すと本当に早くて、行方を追うのに大変です!
 

Tass my son is wanting to have small dog, but I know he doesn't take a dog for a walk everyday, even though he says he does! :p
Today I dyed fabric with coffee and now drying them in the sun.
Hope it shows perfect colour for the next project!

息子は他にも小さな犬を欲しがっていますが、絶対に私が散歩係になるのが目に見えているので、却下。本当は私も欲しいんだけどなぁ~。

今日は朝からコーヒー染めをしました。一つはシンプルに、もう一つは汚れ感が出るように試してみたのですが、上手くいっているかなぁ。
今、いいお天気の下干しているので、後でチェックしてみることにします。
どうか思ったように染まっていますように・・・


Take care and thanks for your visit!
I appreciate for you taking your time to leave comments!!

Bye for now,

それでは、また・・・






Design : "Tulip Scissors Companion" © Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric : 28ct Stoney Creek Dyed Fabrics (Antique Pink)
Thread : DMC
Finished as : Pinkeep



14 comments:

Jeannine520 said...

Very cute pinkeeps and your hamster is darling. :-)

butterfly said...

Your pin keeps look so pretty, your friends will love them.
Cute hamster so pretty. hugs.

Chris said...

Your pinkeeps are beautiful.

pj said...

Beautiful work! I love the pinkeeps and you do such a nice job finishing them. Your stitching is always so neat!

All little boys want a dog!

Take care...pj in iowa

Tatkis said...

Adorable tulip pinkeeps, so sweet!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Jennifer said...

You always do such beautiful work. I am so honored that a piece of your stitching hangs in my son's room - I look at it every day and think of you.

Cristina said...

Beautiful pinkeeps... the finish is suberb!!
Hugs!

Marsha said...

What a gorgeous basket of tulips. You have a wonderful eye for putting together fabric, threads and special touches. Your work is truly lovely and inspiring.

Your hamster is very cute.

Akila said...

Such pretty tulips, very pretty accents

Sally said...

Your pinkeeps are beautiful Yuko.

Awww what a cute hamster. Both my daughters have one and I love them!

Doris Campos said...

beautiful pinkeep Yuko. Ham-chan is so cute.

rosey175 said...

Your pinkeeps are finished so beautifully! Even your photos are exquisite!

Ham-chan is adorable! I used to have gerbils but now I have cats... I think the two would not be friends. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Yuko! Your pinkeeps are so cute and Ham-chan is kawaiiiii!!!!
A big hug,
Eugenia

Karoline said...

Your pinkeeps are gorgeous, congratulations