MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Tah Dah!! (Part Two)

Okay - here goes for Part Two

The Inside of the Hussif

INSIDE OF HUSSIF

On the left is a large open pocket and to the right you can see a pincushion roll. In the middle is a large zippered pocket (see the rose charm on the upper right which is actually a zipper pull) that flips down to show further things beneath. The large rose is a needle case, of sorts. To the right you can see a crochetedthimble holder and a holder for a spool of thread.  On the upper left of that section is the magnetic needle holder and to the right is a pin keep. Below is a smaller pocket (the flap opens up to reveal a pocket and the area behind the flap is left open to create a further pocket area.

   
HUSSIF INSIDE - MIDDLE SECTION

Above you can see the middle section opened up.  At the top there is another small pocket with a flap (also left open behind for additional storage).  Below left is a needlebook and to the right a scissor holder.  The flap itself holds a scratch pad and a pen.

Below are some close-ups of the inner sections...

CLOSE-UP OF LEFT SECTION     


CLOSE-UP OF MIDDLE SECTION


CLOSE-UP OF RIGHT SECTION



CLOSE-UP OF MIDDLE 'BENEATH' SECTION

CLOSE-UP OF MIDDLE FLAP SECTION


There you go - the entire hussif.  Finished.  Done.  Complete. 

This project has taken a little over two months to complete - two months of pure unadulterated joy in creation.  This hussif will never likely be actually 'used' as a hussif, but will be kept pristine and perhaps, one day, might become an heirloom.  Of course there's an equal chance it will end up in the garbage tip once I kick off the mortal coil but that won't be up to me!!  The design is my own, cobbled together from many great ideas I have come across on places like Pinterest and in various books and magazines. As I said on the previous post, you can click to embiggen any of the pictures and if you want even more details see the labels on the right hand side of my blog under 'Hussif' and 'Crazy Quilting'.

Today I give you a quote from Elbert Hubbard.... "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal"




22 comments:

karen said...

completely and utterly breathtaking....

Vicki W said...

Oh my gosh, it's spectacular! I can tell that it was a joyful project for you. There are so many great little surprises in it but the big middle rose needle case is my favorite part!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Wow this is really something. I love those pockets, all so useful and well appointed. Very pretty!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! Congratulations!! What an absolutely stunning work of art!! Love it! Just beautiful... you should feel very proud! :) xx

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! Congratulations!! What an absolutely stunning work of art!! Love it! Just beautiful... you should feel very proud! :) xx

Cyra said...

All the design elements are fabulous. So many little "nooks and crannies" to explore.
Not only is it a practical piece (should you ever wants to actually use it) but it is a fun piece full of eye-candy .... AND it is a technical exemplar for hand embroidery.

Pamela Kellogg said...

OMG! Whoa! That is gorgeous MA! Well worth the wait for the final project. You put a lot of time into the little cross stitch motifs. It's just beautiful!

Quinn said...

It's amazing! So many perfect little details. It's a bit like a beautiful dollhouse for needles to live in!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, such a work of art. There are so many wondrous things for one's eyes to gaze upon. 'Tis beautiful Mary Anne....definitely an heirloom!

Judys Fabrications said...

Wow, bet you're pleased with this beauty!how pretty!I love to use pretty things for sewing accessories!Some little treasure doilies here!So many cute sections too,
Judyx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh WOW!! it is simply amazing. It's a work of art and beautifully designed. Congratulations. It's wonderful.
xx, Carol

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Mary Anne, This is really lovely. I think all those pockets are so useful, and the pin cushion, and the needlekeep too! I love using a needlekeep or I can never find my needle. A marvellous make! Well done you.

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful Mary Anne! Love the quote too!

Beedeebabee said...

This is sooo darn gorgeous Mary Anne...A real feast for the eyes! OMG, it's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Absolutely beautiful work...a real treasure!!! xoxo

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Congratulations for a beautiful finish and your design and hussif look absolutely lovely. I'm definitely writing that quote out for myself. Thanks!

janie krig said...

That is too lovely and fun not to use.

Renee said...

Bravo! Your hussif is stunningly gorgeous! What a work of love and beauty. It has been a pleasure to watch it come together. What a treasure!

crazyQstitcher said...

Beauty beyond words.

suziqu's thread works said...

Sew many Roses! Oh Mary Anne I've just come back for a second visit to see your whole completed Hussif and I am incredibly impressed with how beautiful the whole piece is.
You should be so proud of your creative artwork on this.
Any one who loves roses could not but fall in love with it all.
Well done!!!
x Suzy

Wilma said...

This hussif is so beautiful. With all the wonderful different roses and details!!
Thank you so much, Mary Anne, for your kind email and your comment on my blog.
Have a great weekend !
Wilma. Shabby Royale.

SuperMomNoCape said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!! Every little detail is just amazing. I hope you do decide to use it though. Just imagine how much pleasure it would give you each time you picked it up and opened it.

karen said...

just had to come back for another look.....it's still,as beautiful as last time :)