Now I can show you the pictures of what I sent to Janaina. Here is the pinkeep, its close up, back and other goodies:
In the post card I wrote to Janaina that I had been stitching the piece in four countries and she did not understand that.
Well, I am originally from Russia and recently we, my husband and I, made a trip to my home country to see my family and friends. I took a few charts with me so I could rotate them and kill the time during the trip. You know, when the flight lasts 13-18 hours you need a variety of activities not to get bored. So I stitched on board the planes, in between the flights, in the airports and hotels. I started ( just marked and kitted) the piece here in Keithville, Louisiana then stitched a little in Chicago; a little inTokyo, Japan; then in Seoul, Korea; in Russia at home then again in Korea, in Los Angeles and finished it here at home for this exchange. I thought a piece with such history will be interesting for Janaina. Besides I stitched this pattern before and I knew it is pretty. Here are some more pictures of other things with the same design:
a box, a biscornu - my first one,
that is its back, and a little ring pincushion - hard to take a good picture of it but a very convenient thing.
Everything can fit inside the box.
I modified the design a little in the corners so it can sit better on the top of the box and added some more beads. I stitched all pieces on 28 ct Antique Evenweave which I coffee dyed a little.
If you have not recognized the design yet, it is Just Nan " Spring Fantazy".
Happy stitching to everybody!