Saturday, January 30, 2010

I am still here and finishes

I just haven't been posting much lately, obviously. I was trying to figure out the editing on my new camera and just realized it didn't come with editing software. grrrrr so my pics aren't the best right now, but they will have to do.
I was gone for a week in the beginning of this month visiting my parents up in Reno NV. The weather was nice a little rainy but not much. No snow, unfortunately. There was old snow but i just wanted to see some flurries since we don't get snow in our part of Arizona. oh well. It was a very nice visit and did get a bit of stitching done as well. Mom and I did visit the LNS there, very small but I still managed to find a few things i just had to have. They were having a sale on there "cuts" of fabric from last year. There were lots of odd cuts in all different colors sizes, etc. $10 for a pound of fabric and let me tell you, you get alot of fabric in a pound.
I do have a few finishes from my WIP pile. First off I finished up It's a wonderful life by the sampler girl. I don't know why i never finished it earlier, very simple stitch. oh well, finished now. :)
I also finished up Evergreen by BBD. I changed the colors on this one when I saw Karen in SC's version of it. The colors it called for were browns and red, but the cover model showed green and red. weird. I used the greens since it is Evergreen.

Here is red winged blackbird by BC, i left off the star, as I am making this into a floss tag. I stitched this one on 40ct so he is small. Life's A Stitch by LK i stitched a couple years ago and it was just sitting there in my closet. I made this one into a little wooden box for myself. I really like how it turned out and very simple to make.


I also stitched up a freebie from The Sampler Girl last week and finished it into a pinkeep for myself. It is stitched on white opalescent fabric with GAST berry cobbler and tea rose. the fabric the pinkeep is laying on is the backing fabric. Also, last year i stitched up the Hugs & Kisses freebie from Erica Michaels and i just finished this one into a pinkeep ornie for myself as well. I used some fluffy yarn, braided it to get the thickness and pinned it on. didn't even want to try glue with it. I stitched up this cute little one Love by The Stitcherhood, yet another free chart. I made this one into a little pinkeep pillow. They are all displayed on my mantle with other stitching for Valentine's Day.



17 comments:

kimstitch3 said...

wow what beautiful stitching finishes you have there. Love them all. I would love to stitch the first one in your line up.

Catherine said...

Great finishes!

Kim B said...

Great finishes Karen! I always love to see the snow here since I never got to play in the snow growing up in Phoenix, but after a day or so of it being on the ground it loses its appeal. So I'm with you on enjoying watching the flurries come down.

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful stitching. I especially love Evergreen.

Elaine said...

Beautiful finishes!

Nic said...

Lovely finishes!

staci said...

Fabric for $10/lb...FUN!!! Love all your finishes Karen...they're all stitched and finished beautifully!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - love all the stitching and finishes!

Michele said...

love all you finsihes! Evergreen looks amazing! and the box you finished is perfect! nice work :)

Andrea said...

Wow, lots of gorgeous finishes.

Suzanne said...

I love all your finishes!

Meari said...

Beautiful finishes!

Robin said...

WOW...what beautiful stitching. I love the Wonderful life by the Sampler girl also. All of it looks great.

Bette said...

Your finishes are lovely. You do beautiful work!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finishes!

Sally said...

You have some wonderful finishes there Karen. I do love Tanya's It's A Wonderful Life. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

JOLENE said...

Wow, soooo much eye candy! I love your version of Evergreen, it's lovely! Happy Valentine's Day!!!