Monday, August 30, 2010

It's been a month since i last posted??

ok, so where did all the time go? I meant to post and just never did. LOL I have a few finishes for exchanges that have been rec'd.
I stitched "eek" by LK for Angela in the Lizzie Kate Exchange.It was a fun stitch, stitched it over 1 on 32ct tobacco linen, using the called for threads. I finished it into a pinkeep and attached braided "fun fur" around the edges.

Here is the pillow i received from Lisa in the LK exchange. it is just too cute. She looked at my blog and saw the pups and new i was a dog lover and made this really cute pillow. Thanks again Lisa, i love it!!

For the blackbird exchange i stitched "a stitchers companion" from the Honeysuckle Manor book for Jennifer. I used a teal thread by Victoria Motto and finished it as noted in the book. I found the wood pieces at HL and painted and waxed it. I can see more of these finishes in the future.

In the Blackbird exchange i rec'd a very pretty pillow from Laura. i really like the light pastel colors. Thanks Laura!!!

Searching on ebay and found and won a cross shaped (or x, whichever way you lay it down) floral frog. It won't hold normal embroidery scissors but the little kelmscott gems fit ok in it. it does have some chips on it but that's ok, means it has had some life. :)

While in Tulsa, Michele helped me with a helpful hint on sewing closed my pillows. Since i am really new to sewing i was just closing the pillow up on the outside and it was kind of distorted, well Michele showed me the blind stitch and love it! Here are the 2 pillows i finished while there.





17 comments:

Jennifer said...

Fabulous finishes as usual Karen!

I love your header pic too! Is that from your Blackbird Class? (Is this part of my comment dripping with jealousy or what? LOL!)

BrendaS said...

You've been a very busy girl.

Great finishes.

Jill said...

I love how you finished the halloween squares from me. I love your header too!

Elaine said...

Congrats on your beautiful finishes!

Catherine said...

Great goodies all the way around! I really love your stitchers companion!!

Faye said...

Love them all Karen but that stitchers companion you made up is beautiful!!! Dont you just LOVE VM threads????

As usualy, nice exchange pieces, Faye

Karen said...

Great stitching...both sent and received!

Melanie said...

They are all fabulous!!

Berit said...

Lovely stitching! I was so happy to learn that blind stitch myself, let me tell you!

Vonna said...

You stitched and received some very pretty things!
And the blind stitch is a real polished finishing stitch for all those sewn finishes!

Patti said...

Just absolutely fabulous finishes Karen. I love what you sent to Jennifer for your exchange and also what you received from Lisa - both extraordinary.

Now all I want you to do please is let me into the secret of how you blind stitch on the outside please. You know how to get hold of me. I really really need to know this.
Lot and lots of Love
Patti xxx

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Lots of lovely stitching. I love the woof pillow your friend made, so cute! Loving the halloween stitching too.
What's a blind stitch?

Sally said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! Your exchange pieces are gorgeous but I especially love the BBD stitchers companion. The exchanges you received are gorgeous too.

Mary said...

Your finishes are great Karen. I especially love the stitcher's companion...it's fabulous. Isn't it a good feeling to get those pieces completed? I have a few waiting patiently for me this weekend!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful pieces you stitched and received. I love the stitcher's companion. I have always wanted to make one of these.

Carolyn NC said...

Love the finishes and exchanges!

Carin said...

I love your finishings !!