Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bees and pears.....

My plans this weekend were to include
some finishing and I am happy to
say that is what I did!
First up was "Bee's Blessing".
Threadwork Primitive's "Bee's Blessing"
stitched on 40ct WDW Linen
w/Victorian Motto
I wanted to finish mine into a box just
like Nan's but could not find the right
size oval box.  I decided to go with the
best size I could find, which was a
little too big, but would make it work.

Perfect color of  ricrac from Victorian Motto
Lucky for me, I had recently treated
myself to some Spellbinders scalloped
oval dies.  Add some coordinating
 scrapbook paper and voila...
I have a finished box.

love * love * love  this one!  
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I started Marly's two latest pears last
weekend and finished up May's last night.  
 Samplers and Santas  April and May Pear freebies
stitched on 32 ct. wake n bake frabic w/
recommended DMC
Boy was that a lot of stitching....
those red and white stripes seemed to
take forever!  I did decide to finish May
with a little different so I added a few
extra stitches at the top.
Comfortably at home with my other pears. 
I just love these designs and am so thankful
to Marly for sharing them with us.
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Best part of this weekend is it didn't
require a sewing machine!
Well...I am off to see what other stitching
trouble I can get myself into.  
Hope you are having a great weekend
and happy stitching!


  1. Great job on them all! The Bees Blessing turned out awesome!

  2. That scrapbook paper is PERFECT for the stitched piece. You are right to be so in love with it; I'm quite smitten myself. Beautiful work!

  3. All of them are beautiful, and the finishing is just perfect! I just love the box, Bees Blessing is stunning!

  4. Love your pears and the way you finished them. The box is great too!

  5. Oh my, the box turned out perfect! How awesome to find paper that matched so wonderfully. I also love your little pears. Just darling!

  6. Everything is beautiful, Karen, as always!!!

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  8. I love bee's blessing - beautiful finish!

  9. Beautiful box and a lovely bunch of pears.

  10. I love, love, love the Bees box finish too Karen! It turned out perfectly :)

    The pears look like fun to finish too.

    Have a great week :)

  11. Wow!!! The finishes are just fantastic! I love your box -- it came out so beautifully! And the pears. They're just wonderful!

  12. I am love with the Bee's blessing box. That paper is perfect! The pears are pretty fabulous too. :o)

  13. I love that box! You hit a home run for just settling for the best you could find!!

    Cute pears!

  14. I love your box finish, that bee design is gorgeous.

  15. Love your pears Karen! I am working on May's now and have 3 others stitched. I guess I better get them finished up so I can enjoy them.
    Great job!

  16. The box is gorgeous. I love pears. You are very talented. You did a beautiful job!

  17. So pretty Karen. Perfect fabric and trim.

  18. WOW!!! LOve the pears and the box is gorgeous!

  19. LOVE your Bee box Beautiful!!! Your pears are so pretty Karen. Fantastic job! love Annette

  20. Your work is beautiful love your box so beautiful , and your pears look great.

    I will have your chart ready for you now in two weeks so I will need your address , hugs.

  21. Lovely finishes - what a perfect match between paper and stitching on the box. Well done.

  22. I certainly LOVE LOVE LOVE your box too! :)

  23. Gorgeous little box, finished so superbly too,

  24. Cute, cute, cute!!!!! Your box is so sweet and I love the pears.

  25. What a beautiful finish! That paper is fantastic! And your pears are lovely as well!

  26. Your box turned out great! I love the extra decoration around the design, so those dies were the perfect treat! Love your pears, too. You got so much done, and look forward to seeing what's up next.

  27. Well Karen, you won my heart over with a title such as "bees and pears", two of my favourite things!! Your box finish is amazing! Nan's designs are so lovely. Marly's pears are perfect too and I love how you finished them!!

  28. Beautiful stitches and finishes Karen! You've got quite a collection of those gorgeous pears:)

  29. Lovely collections pears! I love them.
    The box is very beautiful The paper is perfect!

    Have a nice week, Evelyne

  30. The pears look wonderful side by side, what a great project :)
    Best wishes.

  31. I LOVE the box too, Karen. Great colors and the paper coordinates so well.

    What a collection of pears. They're wonderful and look so good displayed together.

    All of your stitching is beautiful.

  32. Beautiful finishes Karen. Your box is gorgeous!

  33. All I can say Karen is "way to make it work". The box is wonderful, the paper is a perfect fit. I really have to invest in one of those machines you told me about:)
    Btw....I am envious of your pear collection. Just lovely. Thanks for stitching A Bee's Blessing. Thrilled to see it done by your hand! Smiles, Nan

  34. Oh, that box finish is exceptional, Karen--beautiful job on coordinating the papers with the colors in your stitching. Wonderful job on each of Marly's pears, too--I'm sure she is thrilled to see what a great job you've done on the finishing :)

  35. Love your collection of pears! Great work!

  36. Wonderful stitching.
    Greetings Grit

  37. LOVE how you did the Box Karen! It is exquisite! Your pears are terrific too... you do good work! I am registed for PALS this fall--yay! Hope to see you there! Hugs!

  38. Gorgeous work Karen, I love seeing what you are working on

  39. Your box finish is stunning Karen!! Well done!
    Love the pears too. I have all the patterns for these but have yet to try one.

  40. My, I have never seen such creativity and talent in those kinds of handcrafted works. This is certified 100% pure art and talent! Kudos to you for being such an expert! I really adore all you work and I hope you will continue to produce more coz’ you’re really good at it. God Bless!
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  41. A beautiful finished box and the pears are lovely too.

  42. Beautiful box with the stitching and the paper! I love all the pears too!!

  43. Hi Karen - I just found your blog via Pinterest - your work is beautiful!! I wanted to send you an e-mail but for me that function doesn't seem to be working right via Chrome - I am thinking of doing a giveaway on my blog of some cross stitch magazines where my work is featured - would you be interested in collaborating with me on that giveaway as I don't have many cross stitch followers? Thanks so much and keep up the glorious work - Patricia

  44. Did you have a tutorial for the box?

  45. Love your finish of Bee's Blessing. It is just gorgeous. I need to go order that pattern right now. Beautiful work Karen. RJ


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