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A Nifty, Gifty Finish

  • Posted on January 27, 2013 at 1:57 am

I have now had my first official stitching finish (not just a finish-finish) of the year. When I was putting away some stash a few weeks ago, I found that I have my own copy of Lizzie*Kate’s Good Things design. You may remember that I stitched a version for myself as part of a traveling pattern group a couple of months ago. Once I found that I had a copy, I decided to do it again for a fellow stitcher who lost her stash in a house fire. I was told that she likes peach tones, so this is what I came up with:

I had to leave off the border because I stitched it on 28 count fabric instead of 32 count fabric and I still wanted to fit it into a 5×7 inch frame that I had on hand. I actually framed it properly, lacing it to a piece of mat board instead of just ironing interfacing to the back. It definitely turns out nicer when laced, but if the frame is just a standard picture frame, there isn’t really enough room for a laced piece. Trying to put the easel back on afterwards without flattening the stitches isn’t always possible. The corners of this one are a bit squashed, but over all, it’s not bad.

The recipient emailed me today to let me know that she received it and was pleased with it, so I’m happy. 🙂 After completing that project and framing it, I found and brought out my last PIF piece and put some more stitches into it. I should be able to finish the stitching on it over the next week or so, depending on what things I have scheduled after work.

Speaking of schedules, it is WAY past my bedtime and we have places to go later. Happy Sunday!

Another Finish-Finish Done and Out the Door!

  • Posted on January 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm

I had my first music lesson since before the holidays last night and I got Here Comes Treble finished as a hanging ornament just in time!

Ink Circles – Here Comes Treble

And that’s it for me for tonight. Nothing else to report, really. Got through a challenging situation today intact and I’m proud of how I’m doing so far in this new year. Now to go relax so more!

Final Finishes of 2012, First Finish of 2013

  • Posted on January 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

My final two finishes of 2012 consisted of one stitching finish and one finish-finish:

The Drawn Thread – Merry Little Christmas Ornament (Finished as an ornament)

Ink Circles – Here Comes Treble

I started the finishing on this one last night and will have it completed tonight. I am just finishing into a hanging ornament. Unfortunately, I left practically no margin when cutting the mat that I mounted it to and I was too stubborn to waste the mat, so I forged ahead. I’m sure my music teacher won’t mind.

And my first finish of 2013 was a finish-finish:

Tor Rhuann Designs – 2011 Ornament

This was my first time doing a ruched ribbon finish and it was quite time-consuming. I worked on it while watching Brave and then Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and I think it took me a couple of hours. Very fiddly, but very pretty.

Since then, I have been working on Nora Corbett’s Bluebell Pixie, from the Pixie Couture collection. We have a SAL going on Facebook and I have already put a good amount of time into her:

I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to touch her this week, but hopefully I’ll get some more time in on her this coming weekend, at the latest.

My Stick Family from