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Part Two of The Edwardian Lady Set – Free patterns and a stitch along

Welcome everyone!
Here is the second part of The Edwardian Lady Set that

I am currently making at the moment, the patterns used are all freebies!

The pattern for the Parasol pinkeep is Part One that I blogged about here. 
The alphabet letter is a free pattern from The Tempus Fugit blog here, to find the alphabet pattern go to the paragraph on the page that says “If you want to find easily the charts for this SAL you can upload this file  made by my friend SOF” and click on that sentence. (Please DO NOT email me for the alphabet chart, it is only fair that you get it from the correct source)  
Part Three is a  hand made box with accessories to match, including a felt needlebook with white roses embroidery, a lace trimmed bottlecap pincushion and a strawberry  scissor fob – pictures coming soon!

The Edwardian Lady Toblerone –  Stitch along anyone?

Materials Required 

You can now see Part One of the tutorial to make the needlecase on my tutorials blog 

1 thread for the alphabet over 1 count and 2 threads over two count for the parasol. 

Sharp craft knife 


Fine pencil 

Fabric Glue here

1.5mm to 2mm thick card 20″ x 20″ (mount board) 

2 pieces of contrasting fabric 10″ x 10″

Thin wadding 8″x 8″

2 skeins of DMC or Anchor Stranded Thread in contrasting colour for making the cord

1 mother of pearl thread rings here  in the UK

Small piece of lightweight interfacing (Pellon) for the scissor case part.

Swarovski Crystals available here

Cross stitched alphabet stitched 1 over 1 thread of 32 count linen, I used Murano 
from Sew and So here in the UK

Cross stitched parasol stitched 2 over 2 threads

Polymer clay to make the little roses from Amazon UK

3 pins  

12″ piece of ribbon for closure

Small piece of lace for trimming the scissor holder

Mill Hill Beads (optional)

Inside the needlecase is a special place for your scissors, thread and pretty pins.

Tiny cross stitches stitched over one thread using one thread of stranded cotton

I trimmed this Parasol with white Mill Hill Beads

Until next time – Happy Stitching!


Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Oh my, I think I'm in love. This is lovely 🙂

  2. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Realmente maravilloso¡¡¡Me encanta.

  3. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Thank you!

  4. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing, beautiful designs!

  5. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Wonderful black stitches!

  6. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    How very beautiful Lynn.

  7. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Just discover this beautiful pattern. I will stitching this!!! Thank you

  8. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Beautiful! Well done….

  9. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    The set is beautiful would love to make but probably not at the moment as my mother is sick in hospital

  10. August 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    It is such a great idea Lynn, I would love to join you, but first I'd like to know if there's any deadline for this SAL? You did a wonderful work on the toblerone!

  11. August 26, 2013 / 7:49 am

    Just gorgeous – stitching & finishing. I'm jealous!

  12. August 30, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    I just love it! Gorgeous work as always Lyn x

  13. August 30, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing these designs! I would like to join the stitch-a-long.

  14. August 30, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    Absolutely beautiful – you are amazing.

  15. August 30, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    I would love to stitch along……

  16. September 1, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Just beautiful. Love
    your work.
    Cheers, Anita.

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    September 1, 2013 / 5:51 pm

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