No Stitching Thursday – Or How a Pinkeep Got the Better of Me

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I won’t show you photos of the disaster. I decided to finally get up the courage to try my hand at finishing one of my pieces into a pinkeep. I had my directions in front of me and all seemed to be going well. I spent my stitching time last night whip stitching to two halves together, still all seemed fine. Then I pulled out my ribbon and realized that it is wider than my piece. No good. So, I will have to either a) unassemble the whole thing and try to make it fatter, or b) buy new ribbon. Frankly, the unassembly seems the easier of the two at this point since it took me weeks to finally get to the store to buy the ribbon in the first place. I’ll show you photos when it looks wonderful and finished.

In the meantime, I’ll distract you with more Philadelphia photos. Also, I’ve posted some new home photos over at the other blog. And in case you hadn’t noticed it, there is a link on my sidebar to the Cozystyle blog too.

The Philadelphia photos today are from Winterthur. We went to see the quilt exhibit they were showing (which Anna has also written about here) and we also visited the surrounding gardens. I would have loved to have also gone on one or more of the tours that went through the mansion itself, but unfortunately time did not allow for it.

The photo at the top of the post is one of the quilts, called Tree of Life. We bought a Christmas ornament with this design on it to hang on our tree.

This quilt was made almost entirely of tiny little hexagons.

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And I loved the edging on this quilt – little tassels!

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We wandered through one of the galleries of their decorative arts pieces, and I just loved this piece. It’s like a huge door, with all these little surprises and openings.

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And finally, we went out into the gardens. I loved this reflecting pool with the water lilies. Eric took the indoor photos and I took the others.

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The photo below is a bench in the Enchanted Woods.

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I hope you’re enjoying these little peeks at our trip, and I hope to have my pinkeep to show you next time as well as some more progress on Baby Garden. Have a great weekend!

Walk to Rivendell: Still in the Barrow-downs. (Total Miles Walked: 111.25)

I am grateful for getting things off my chest.

26 thoughts on “No Stitching Thursday – Or How a Pinkeep Got the Better of Me”

  1. What beautiful pictures!! Winterthur is a place that I’d like to visit someday, but since I haven’t made it there yet, it was nice to take your “tour.” Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  2. What beautiful pictures!! Winterthur is a place that I’d like to visit someday, but since I haven’t made it there yet, it was nice to take your “tour.” Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  3. Oh, but that’s nothing like a disaster! I’m sure your pinkeep looks great. Does it really matter that much if the ribbon is wider? Do you have enough to ruché it? In that case, it might work.

    Your pictures are fabulous. I could spend hours daydreaming over the first quilt.

  4. Oh, but that’s nothing like a disaster! I’m sure your pinkeep looks great. Does it really matter that much if the ribbon is wider? Do you have enough to ruché it? In that case, it might work.

    Your pictures are fabulous. I could spend hours daydreaming over the first quilt.

  5. I’m LOVING the pictures of your PA trip – thanks so much for sharing. 🙂 That Tree of Life quilt is amazing, and the door-art just tickles my funny bone. 😉

    I also have a hard time finding ribbon here at the local shops, and finally bit the bullet by ordering a variety of colors/widths. I’ll just have to create my ribbon-finished pieces in colors that work with the ribbon I have on hand!

  6. I’m LOVING the pictures of your PA trip – thanks so much for sharing. 🙂 That Tree of Life quilt is amazing, and the door-art just tickles my funny bone. 😉

    I also have a hard time finding ribbon here at the local shops, and finally bit the bullet by ordering a variety of colors/widths. I’ll just have to create my ribbon-finished pieces in colors that work with the ribbon I have on hand!

  7. Sorry to hear about the pinkeep disaster. Some days no matter how hard you try…its best just to leave it for another time.

    Your pictures are amazing! That tree of life quilt …. its incredible!

  8. Sorry to hear about the pinkeep disaster. Some days no matter how hard you try…its best just to leave it for another time.

    Your pictures are amazing! That tree of life quilt …. its incredible!

  9. I just love that Tree of Life Quilt. What gorgeous pictures from your trip. Sorry about your pinkeep. That kind of thing happens to me all the time! I’ve just posted a picture of my pumpkin for you Michelle – you commented you would like to see a close up.

  10. I just love that Tree of Life Quilt. What gorgeous pictures from your trip. Sorry about your pinkeep. That kind of thing happens to me all the time! I’ve just posted a picture of my pumpkin for you Michelle – you commented you would like to see a close up.

  11. Ah, another day, another pinkeep project. I am sure it will all work out fine. Your photos are lovely. I like your perspective.

  12. Ah, another day, another pinkeep project. I am sure it will all work out fine. Your photos are lovely. I like your perspective.

  13. LOL! I bet your pinkeep will be a beauty! Now, I would have opted for new ribbon instead of taking it apart – you are a brave one! I can’t wait to see it finished up!!! I will be building one tonight too!

  14. LOL! I bet your pinkeep will be a beauty! Now, I would have opted for new ribbon instead of taking it apart – you are a brave one! I can’t wait to see it finished up!!! I will be building one tonight too!

  15. Gorgeous photos, Michelle! I’m glad that you guys enjoyed your time here. That Tree of Life quilt is amazing. I had better fo see it in person, before it’s too late!

  16. Gorgeous photos, Michelle! I’m glad that you guys enjoyed your time here. That Tree of Life quilt is amazing. I had better fo see it in person, before it’s too late!

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