Latest Finishes and Guitar (Photos Galore!)

  • Posted on October 26, 2007 at 1:48 pm

I’ve apparently been rather neglectful with the photos lately. I have a couple of finishes and a finish-finish to show off, in addition to more information about my new guitar.

First, the finish-finish. I did this one more than a week ago. My short-term memory also seems to be failing me more on these meds, so I don’t remember exactly when it was and the photo date won’t tell me anything because I took at least a week to take the photo. But anyway, here is the Little House Needleworks Berries design finished as a flange pillow. I mostly winged it, but took a look at the tutorial on Focus on Finishing, just to make sure I was doing to correctly.

Next up is a tin frame necklace kit from Shepherd’s Bush that I bought when I visited their shop back in March. The designs aren’t straight in the frame, for some reason, and I’ve been unable to correct it. You have to make a sandwich of glass, stitching, cardboard, stitching, glass, smoosh it all together, hold it tightly and slide it into the tin frame, so it’s a bit tough.

My latest finish is a kit I picked up at Enchanting Lair’s booth at CATS in Hershey last month. It’s called Twinkle, Twinkle and I left the border off that was called for. The chart is up for grabs. If you want it, please leave a comment and I’ll do a drawing if multiple people are interested.

This is my fifth finish, so, according to my 5 Finish challenge, I get to start a new design, if I so choose. The decision will be a difficult one to make, as there are lots of beautiful designs calling my name, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the Just Nan WhimZi design that I picked up at CATS. I forget the exact name, but it’s a great transitional piece as it features a snowman standing behind a pumpkin. 🙂

Finally, Anna let me know that I had indeed NOT mentioned the purple guitar before. This was the main birthday present from Terry, so I’m surprised that I’ve been so remiss. I’ll remedy that now.

Terry bought me an acoustic/electric guitar (it does both). It has a beautiful purple finish on the front, along with mother of pearl inlaid around the opening. It has a built-in tuner that I’ve never seen done before, but is really nifty! You just press a button to turn it on, then strum a string and it will tell you which note is being played and how in tune it is. Great stuff! Terry then supplemented with a stand for the guitar and a microphone and stand. I’m a bit intimidated about using a microphone. Most of the singing I’ve done in my life has been sans microphone, so it’s a little bit intimidating, but will help boost my soft voice without me losing the unique tone to my voice by trying to sing louder. Here’s a photo of the whole setup and the guitar by itself:

Finally, I will show you a picture of the oriental-styled tops that I’m about to start making today:

If these turn out well, I may tackle a pair of the pants in black satin. We’ll see. 🙂

7 Comments on Latest Finishes and Guitar (Photos Galore!)

  1. Barbara says:

    WOW – that guitar is too cool!!! Now I want to see pictures of you playing it. Maybe a short video clip!!!

    Your finishes are all wonderful, and a big congratulations on already reaching your goal of five! There is something to be said about keeping goals a little more manageable, isn’t there? I mean 50 seems so impossible, but 5 is such a friendly number.

  2. Sharon says:

    Jenna, sounds like you had a great birthday! The guitar is a beauty and a DS too, my son’s would love that! Your finishes are lovely-especially the pillow! Congrats too on making your goal of five-I can’t seem to do that to save my soul-LOL

  3. Vonna says:

    Well MY OH MY!!! You’ve been a super busy girl! I love the flange pillow 🙂 but you know I’m quite partial to LHN 😉
    And the SB necklace is beautiful…I think it’s quite straight in the frame…so I think you’re being too hard on yourself…looks great 😀
    and that guitar is way cool!
    We live in a college town, so any ‘ol corner near the campus you could set up and put a can out and be in business! LOL!

  4. cathymk says:

    I’ve made one of those necklaces (different pattern) and they are monsters to finish! Your’s looks great Jenna.

    What a beautiful guitar!

  5. Leslie says:

    Congrats on all the finishes:) I really like that new little fairy. You picked an amazing fabric for her.

  6. Michelle says:

    Wonderful finishes! And woohoo, you get to start something new! I’ve had a bit of an issue getting things centered lately too…not sure what my issue is. The guitar is fabulous – what a great birthday gift! I can’t wait to see a start on those tops too, the colors you chose sound fabulous.

  7. Anne S says:

    Jenna, do you mind if I use your photo for the Focus on Finishing Blog … I’m trying to get it back up and running more regularly again, and thought a few finished items using the tutorials would be good eye candy 🙂

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