Friday, March 09, 2007

Quaker Pinball Flies Across the Sea


It turns out some of my work needs to be in the UK. I guess that sounds fair. LOL.
Have you seen this? Being a new knitter, I am very interested in this lovely book, Tokens of Love, Quaker Pinballs, by Erica Uten. It's very fine work, as they are knit with very tiny needles of the sort used for miniature work. It'll stay on my wish list for now, but that's what steered my choice for the item I stitched for the Redwork Exchange on SBEBB. It combines both my love of redwork and quakers, and as usual, trying a new technique of some kind. The quaker pinball was an easy stitch, but it's rarely the stitching that commands my time, it's the finishing. It looks easy enough, and it is, nonetheless I fussed with it for many an hour until I pronounced it good enough. I modified the back, using only the border and then adding personalization and the year. The receiver called it exquisite, thus I'll call it a success. Karoline has photographed it with her Merry Cox' Swan Lake Mending Bag. Isn't it a sight?! It does coordinate quite well, I think. Gosh, how I would love to stitch that piece.

Designer -Historic Stitches
Chart - AY's Necessities
Fabric - 40ct Sand
Fiber - Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fibers - Heartwood
Silk Ribbon - Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fibers - Heartwood 7mm
Interior - Wool yarn wound into a tight ball, roving would be better



13 comments:

Vonna said...

Oh WOW Veronica, You've outdone yourself again! You're pulling these out left and right...what else to you have up your sleeve :)

KarenV said...

Wow! That is absolutely fabulous and most definitely exquisite! Beautiful work and very original :)

Barbara said...

Okay, this is absolutely stunning! But I must know how to make a pinball now. I must!!!

Nicki said...

It's gorgeous! So unusual too. I love it. Congratulations! :)

(I'd love to do that Merry Cox piece too!)

Joanie said...

Most exquisite! I love your pinball!

Oh, and your sock, I chuckled over it's *presentation*!

Thanks for the prayers...

Karoline said...

Thank you so much for the Pinball Veronica, I love it.

Susimac said...

I think this is an absolutely wonderful finish, please do tell how you put it together.

Katrina said...

Veronica, I absolutely love that pinball! After seeing all the redwork pieces, I may need to start a collection.

Amy said...

I have this pattern, but I'm doing the needlecase.Was it hard to put together? I love the color.........

lena-lou said...

I think this is just absolutely stunning, you have made a beautiful pinball :-))

Jackie in UK said...

What a wonderful pinball - the finishing looks fantastic - where did you get the finishing instructions? I have the knitted pinball book and the knitting needles but I'm not likely to knit any of them any time soon - I much prefer to stitch than knit, but the book is beautiful just the same and you can use the patterns to stitch from! love Jackie x

niina said...

Those pinballs look rather beautiful. I remember my grandma has stitched some cushions with same type of pattern:)

Lhassa said...

c'est divinement beau, bravo à toi !