Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Regal Bee Part I (88)

As the month of March winds down, so does the Woodlawn Needlework Show. So, I decided to share my "piece de resistance", The Regal Bee over the next three days. This is a design by Theresa Baird of Heart's Ease Examplar Workes that I stitched in 2012. A friend of mine gifted me the chart, I bought the shaker box and the journey began. I was enthralled with the stitching on this and challenged by the finishing (at the time there were no finishing instructions), but I pulled (again) on my many finishing classes and was able to get it all put together. I entered the piece in the 2013 Woodlawn Show and won a first place ribbon in the Blackwork category.....boy was I surprised and thrilled!!! I was  honored that my work was being appreciated by other needle workers and humbled by the fact that I was in competition with so may other fabulous works of needle art....... truly a highlight in my stitching life!!!

So onto the first part, the shaker box.

 Tomorrow and Friday, I will share the smalls. (Thankfully my entry number did not bring me bad luck!)

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  1. Oh my goodness! How very, very, very lovely this is. I had to blow the picture up to get a good look at it. You deserved that blue ribbon alright. :D

  2. You and your Regal Bee are most deserving of that blue ribbon, Stasi. The Shaker box is stunning, but even more so with the stitching inside.

  3. That is just lovely, Stasi!! I'm sure you were a bit worried when you saw your entry number--ha ha!! Congratulations on that blue ribbon!

  4. Such a beautiful design and finish!

  5. The Regal Bee set is incredible - absolutely beautiful. Never seen the design before but I love how different it is from many other smalls sets because of the blackwork. A *blue ribbon* at Woodlawn!! Quite aware of the quality of stitching in that show - congratulations!