Monday, February 20, 2012

The Last Rose of Summer

The Last Rose of Summer. . . . I think a fitting name for another new pattern for Nashville. The combination of several of our rose-pinks, greens and our ever popular Pond Scum color. It is kind of what I would call a 'modern' color combination for these motifs that came from a simply stunning old sampler that I own. Yes, the entire sampler will be available sometime in the future, but for now I will tempt you with my updated version of these motifs. Since I took the picture of the pin keep I actually ended up adding some pins to the ribboned edge. I love making my own pins for the edges of pin keeps, using silk pins and beads from the beading store.
I love needle cases, especially customizing them to make them my own. I blanket stitched two hand-dyed wool pieces together for the inside needle pages and attached them to one side. on the other I made a small pocket where a handmade ATC (artist trading card) I made with fabric and a spider web rose in our chenille. I had entitled the card "The Last rose of Summer" when I traded it with a friend. Now it has its own pocket for safe keeping. . . . .
Until later. . . . .as I do indeed dream of the Last Rose of Summer, or rather look forward to the first rose of summer during this time of winter.


  1. It's very pretty. Lovely colours. x

  2. Yes, the colors are more 'vibrant' than the original, but perhaps not quite as much as in the picture above, since the linen isn't coming through as 'brown' as it truly is. Enjoy your stitching week.