Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine pinkeep

Design: A Tudor Rose Valentine by Debbie Draper Designs
Threads: DMC 321
Fabric: 32ct cream Belfast Zweigart
Notions: white braid, red pearlized pins, and heart fabric
Start/Finish: 1/9/2011
Finished as pinkeep: 1/17/2011

A little improvising with this pinkeep as I had only a small scrap of red fabric in my stash and decided to go with the varying hearts fabric for the backing material as a substitute despite its pink color compared to the red of the cross stitched design. I think perhaps I should have made the pinkeep a bit smaller, but it will do ;)

I've gotten a lot quicker at completing pinkeeps as I've taken a hint from BeckySC and started to lace the fabrics at the back and on the sides instead of using glue, which can make using pins a trial.

I hope you are enjoying your Monday!

Until next time ^____^


  1. Hi Rachel,
    Thank you always for your lovely comments on my blog!!!
    Sorry that I haven't been leaving comments at all, I'm very behind for everything online things!!
    By the way, your Valentine Pinkeep is so cute!!
    I love this so much and what a lovely fabric you use for back!!
    It perfect matches both stitching and backing fab!! (sorry for my funny English...)
    Congratulations for your wonderful finishes!
    I also love iStitch's New Year design that you have stitched!! :D

  2. A very beautiful Valentine pinkeep, perfectly stitched and finished. I also love the little rabbits that you finished lateyl - they make me want to stitch a couple of bunnies myself.