Sunday, September 19, 2010

Some Finishes to Share

Hello --
This weekend I was able to finish "finish" some things I've had done for a while.  I made this LHN design into a pillow.  I think it turned out pretty cute.
Next I finished 2 punch needle designs.  Both of these are by With Thy Needle.  I did them a couple of years ago and didn't know how I was going to finish them until recently.

Last is a design by Little House Needleworks that I stitched for my Mom a few years ago.  She had it framed in a large antique frame that wasn't my style.  When I picked it up in Michigan last week I decided to take it apart and just finish it as a little wall hanging.  I put rick-rack around the edges and added a bow and loop at the top.  I think it turned out pretty good, thought I don't know if I will leave it like this or change it out.

I am still stitching on Just Nan's Merry Fifteen (15-sided biscornu) and a Victoria Sampler Christmas design.  Sorry no pic's of my progress.

Thanks for visiting and your continued nice comments.  I really do appreciate each and every one.

Have a great week!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Something Different

Hello --
I don't have any stitching to show this week.  It seems that there wasn't as much stitching taking place as I would have liked.  Oh well that happens sometimes.

This past week we had new countertops installed and then on Saturday my husband put in a new tile & glass backsplash.  He still has to do the grouting but the kitchen looks totally different.  It will take a while to get used to.

I meant my very good friend Bonnie on Friday and she made 2 beautiful things for me.  One of which is this wool applique table runner.   Bonnie made this to go with the Franciscan Apple Dishes I inherited from my Mom last year after she died.  To say I was overwhelmed was an understatement.  I absolutely love it!!!!

(you can see a small portion of the kitchen too in this picture)

A couple of weeks ago I got some great sampler fabric at a quilt store with no idea what I was going to use it for.  However this weekend I decided to make a curtain to hide my plastic fabric drawers and  to recover a wooden table top I use on top of a plastic storage cabinet which is next to my stitching chair.  I think both things turned out pretty cute.  I just love this fabric and I am going to have to get some more to have in  my ever-growing fabric stash!

Well that is about it for me.  This week is going to be very busy at work with the September 15 corporate tax deadline looming.  We also have to make a quick trip to Michigan on Saturday.  I'm going to miss watching the Michigan vs Notre Dame game:(((((   GO BLUE!!!

Have a great week and I hope you find time for lots of stitching!  Thanks for all the wonderful comments they really do make my day.