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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

As promised, Mary Sophia's Pennsylvania German Sewing Set!

Hello everyone,

Here is Mary Sophia's Pennsylvania German Sewing Set (named for my mother).  It is the piece I designed to go in the miniature blanket chest I had made for me.  The original blanket chest was found while doing research on line and, although it is available for sale, $2,500 was a bit out of my range.  Oh well, as the saying goes, "Necessity is the mother of invention", I found a woodworker who managed to capture the feel of the original in his reproduction.  My chest has a lift out tray, where the original had a till, but I find that the tray will be more useful for my needs, especially since I designed something to line the bottom of the tray.

Okay, enough suspense, here are pictures of Mary Sophia's beautiful sewing set.

The set consists of 2 stacking biscournu pincushions, a ruler (measures 3"), needle book that contains a very small, but sharp, Bohin scissors, with attached fob, needle pages for 24,26,28 & miscellaneous needles, and an attached mattress style pincushion.  I designed the needle book this way so you can take it with you and it would have everything you needed to stitch, without taking the whole kit and caboodle in the chest.  The next item is a scissors sheath which holds a Gingher embroidery scissors, with attached fob, and, last of all, since no blanket chest would be complete without a quilt, there is the "quilt"!  It doubles as a floss/tool holder, and rolls up and is tied with dyed-to-match silk ribbons.  It is missing it's floss rings, I need to order them, but I did not want to wait to show you the design until they are delivered and attached.  They will be the mother of pearl ones.







I hope you like it.  Now if I can only figure out how I plan to market it.  I'd love to know what you think. 

Yours in stitches,

Theresa

16 comments:

  1. That is beyond beautiful! I love everything that you designed. I don't think you should call yourself a "fledgling" designer. Your ideas and execution are beyond beginner! Let us know how you plan to market your beautiful design.

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  2. I absolutely love it! I have been buying a lot on etsy lately. And I see several cross stitch designers who use it for their work. Would that be workable for you? No middle man?

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  3. Theresa,

    Your sewing set is beautiful.

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  4. Theresa, Your sewing set is absolutely gorgeous. I am sure I will enjoy stitching this set as much as I did the regal bee. Let me know how you decide to market it..

    Regarding Regal Bee, I am waiting for the box to arrive. Once it comes, I will finish the bottom and start assembling the piees..

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  5. It's wonderful in every way, Theresa! I love the clever details and especially the quilt floss tool holder. I like the idea of the compact needlecase with room for scissors too. With so many pieces to the group, I think you could separate them and have three smaller sets. You are amazing!

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  6. Oh Theresa! This is yet another beautiful creation. You are so talented! Simply gorgeous!!!

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  7. It's a beautiful design!! All the pieces are just gorgeous :)

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  8. Theresa, this set is simply gorgeous! I love the colors.

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  9. I came to visit via the HDF forum. Love your work Theresa!

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  10. The set is gorgeous, congratulations

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  11. beautiful. your work is fantastic. so glad i stopped by. can't wait to read your other blogs.

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  12. Stunning, Theresa - you out-do yourself with every new design!

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  13. I'm loving your blog and your designs are gorgeous. I can't wait to see more :)

    ~Narita
    http://thetwilightthread.blogspot.com/

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  14. I would love to buy the patterns for this set, I think it is wonderful. I hope you sell the patterns soon.

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