Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Still here..........(picture heavy)

It's getting close to being summer weather here in AZ. We are actually below normal for us, under 100, which is really really nice! :)
I have a few finishes to share, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy. I finished up stitching LHN's Needle & Thread and here it is. I still need to finish it into the pillow form soon.

First I finished the Spring Fob by LK for myself. I shortened the pattern a bit as it was too big for the little gem scissors.


BBD's bluebird was another finish for myself. I stitched it using DMC (i do not recall the # though). I finished it into a pin pillow. I really like this design, this is the second time i have stitched this little guy, one for an exchange then this one for myself.

Next up is Run Run Rudolph. I stitched him a few months back but have finally made him into an ornament. This is a second time stitching this one. I did him for an exchange for Michele for Christmas.

I also have rec'd my biscournu from Shay from the Please Pass the Biscornu exchange. She stitched it on black fabric and it is gorgeous! Thank you Shay!!!!!


I went to the Attic Needlework shop in Mesa, AZ for the Saturday Stitch-in a couple weeks ago and got some fun stash. The stitch-in's are always lots of fun, laughter, some stitching, lots of stashing and eating. Great ladies to hang with! Here is the stash i got that day!

Michele and I are starting a SAL today. We are stitching Sampler Sisters of the Thread by Primitive Needle. Here are my materials for the project. I am using 40ct Colorscapes Dill and the recommended threads. This fabric is darker than the one they used but so far i am liking it.

Michele had sent me some of her stitched pieces to be finished and here are three of them. SB patriotic one finished into a little pillow, not sure who the designer is on the other patriotic one but also finished into a little pillow. The turkey pinkeep is a free design by Primitivebettys.



Michelle from here in Phoenix had me finish a hanging pinkeep for her. She stitched LK freebie Friendship Grows. This one turned out really cute.


For the Please Pass the Biscornu exchange I had sent my March one to Despina. Here is what I sent to her.

I still have a couple other finishes but need to take pics of them.

19 comments:

Faye said...

Wow!! You blow me away~ Very nice on all those stitches AND finishes~~

Raven/Missy said...

Lots of finishes and great stash! I love the little pillows, pinkeeps and biscornu, they all look wonderful!

Karen said...

Love all of your stitching and finishing! Love the red pillow with the ricrac....great job!

Natasha said...

Great blog update :) I love all the pictures. That SAL with Michele will be great I look forward to updates. Love your finishes !!!

Olga said...

wow you have very beautiful work and finishes !
luv from olga (uk)

riona said...

Lovely finishes ... I am another fan of Blackbird Designs and The Primitive Needle, so I have added your blog to my favorites list. I look forward to coming back and seeing your progress on your sampler.

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad we met at the May Stitch-in. I didn't know you had a blog too My, you are a very busy girl! Your finishing is fabulous. I hope I get to visit AZ and The Attic again soon.

Kathy A. said...

Wow!!!! Those are some wonderful, wonderful finishes. I don't know which is my favorite - they are all so beautiful.
Your RR arrived late yesterday. I will have it stitched and in the mail on Thursday or Friday.

Catherine said...

Great stuff!!

Jules said...

All very wonderful and inspiring!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - great stitching and finishes, too!

Elaine said...

All your stitching and finishes are just beautiful!

Sally said...

So many pretties Karen! I love BBD's Bluebird!

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful projects. I love how you finished off Rudolph!

Suzanne said...

You have been doing some beautiful stitching and inspiring finishes. I love seeing all your work.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful stitching and wonderful finishes! Lots of eye candy!

octobereves said...

Beautiful finishes, all of them. Can you come to Kansas and share how to sew those pillows? I LOVE them. I have a great (expensive) Bernina, but sewing isn't my thing. I need to work on that.

lenna said...

Karen ~ Loved your work and your finishes. You have been very busy.
I am interested in joining your SAL of the Sampler Sisters from Primitive Needle. I have several of their patterns. Is it too late?
Like I told Michele I would have to get my supplies but that shouldn't take too long.
Just let me know. Come by and see my blog if you can it's ~
http:// theflyingitchesneedle.blogspot.com. My email addy is reddrooster@gmail.com.
Thanks for your time.
God Bless ~
Lenna

Brigitte said...

You're on a roll, aren't you?! Your stitching and finishing is fantastic, Karen.