Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sewing Finishes - woohoo!

So i have been learning to sew with a new to me sewing machine lately. Now that i can correctly thread the bobbin, etc, it is working great! just need to work on my straight line skills, etc. but have practiced with a few of my smalls. It is amazing at how simple these are once you get started. Will not be adding pillows yet to Finely Finished until I am totally comfortable with it though. :)

this is a fair & square i rec'd last year from Lynda A. i LOVE how this one turned out.


believe imagine dream (been sitting in my closet so long, i think it is LK)

Always Kiss me Goodnight by Angel Stitching, really like how this one turned out too.

Snug as a Bug by LK, another one sitting in my closet for many moons. LOL i haven't found the right ribbon for it yet, so it isn't "complete" but finished enough for now.

I also "finished" my first BBD stocking for myself. After not leaving myself enough seam allowance, i have learned. :)But they are pretty simple to make, following BBD's and Vonna's tutorials together. The trickiest part for me was the beaded hanger. LOL


And finally here is my finished Chicks Rule into a pinkeep for myself. I really love how this one turned out. And am finding out that this is a very very popular design this year. I have 3 here in my possession to finish into flat-folds for others. So i must get off teh computer and finish these little guys up.

20 comments:

Myra said...

Congratulations on all the finishes. I just love seeing the bright and cheery fabrics. Chicks Rule is a great design and I love the way you finished it.

Ranae said...

Pretty finishes

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Hi Karen,
my name is Belinda and I love your blog (especially the chicks rule, so cute!) I was wondering if you would like to take a look at my blog that I've just created? I would love some visitors if you have time.
Thanks for sharing all your cross stitch, your finishes look great.

Elaine said...

Karen all your finishes are just gorgeous! I just love the purple fabric on your snug as a bug and the one on your chicks rule.

Vonna said...

Isn't that darling?! All of them :)

FayeRaye said...

Whoa....You have been busy~~~ Very nice finishes Karen~~~ They are all so springy~~

Sharon said...

They look great! It won't be long and you'll have pillows available too!

Kathy A. said...

What gorgeous finishes they are! I love your fabrics for each one. They suit the pieces beautifully.

Catherine said...

Great job!

Kim B said...

Beautiful job Karen! I only learned to use my mother's old sewing machine this past summer and it's amazing how fast you can get adept at it.

Daffycat said...

What fab finishes, Karen!

Bette said...

Very pretty finishes, Karen. BTW, I've left an award for you over on my blog if you're interested.

Kathy said...

Fabulous finishes. I just LOVE that LK Chicks Rule! Your finishing is fabulous.

Carolyn NC said...

Karen, your finishes are phenomenal - just the perfect added touch and fabric to each one!

Diane said...

Love your finishes! I so admire those who actually do something with their stitched pieces besides just letting them pile up - like I do! ;)

Sally said...

Oh wow, Karen, your finishes are amazing!!

Suzanne said...

Lovely finishes! I still can't sew straight lines with my sewing machine. That's why I finish all my pillows by hand.

Farm Girl said...

Hi there, I just found your blog, your pillows are all so cute. I'm glad I found it today as I am having a finishing session too. Sick of looking at a pile of stitched pieces in the cupboard, when I should be looking at them displayed around my home!
Will stop by again soon, Nicky

linen and floss said...

Your finishing is wonderful you are fab on a machine!!! I have just started blogging and have added your blog to my sidebar I hope you don't mind xx

rusluvsme said...

I absolutely love the fabric you used with Snug as a Bug!