Friday, September 18, 2015

Two Finishes and a Giveaway...

I keep losing my stitching mojo!! Has anyone seen it?? I have put away so many WIPs... but I am currently working on a Thanksgiving piece, and I must do an Autumn piece for an Exchange, so... who knows? It could stick! I DID finish three pieces, two that I can show you! One is going to be for a Giveaway, at the end of this post... read on...

This is a design by My Big Toe called Stitching Buds that I love! Made it into one of my favorite finishes, the cube. Stitched on 40-count R & R Gardener's Blend, using random DMC threads.

I found the perfect backing fabric a couple of years ago for the little piece of linen I had, but never got around to stitching it until this year. Lace around the edges was a nice finishing touch.

Humble Spirits by Little by Little, a pattern that has been in my stash for quite some time! Used a piece of 36-count R & R Creme Brulee, and the called for DMC threads.
Finished it using a piece of vintage cloth from a former quilter's stash given to me last year. Made a wired handle covered in cloth also...wound around two mis-matched, overdyed buttons from Nancy at Victorian Motto. It's pretty cute!!

This coming Sunday, September 20th, is National Women's Friendship Day.

In honor of this little-known, but all-important day, I'm having a Giveaway! The objective of this day is to promote special friendship among women. If you are following my blog, you are a special friend to me! Post a comment, and you will be entered for the Giveaway! I will draw a name Monday, so be sure to come back to check if you have won! I made a special piece that I will send to you...along with...well, I haven't quite decided! Oh the suspense...

Well, have to move on to my other blog now... lots of birding pictures to share! It probably won't be posted until tomorrow!!

Hugs,

Maggee

29 comments:

lynda said...

Your stitched pieces are lovely! I'm hoping to get some stitching done this weekend as well, since I have a couple of exchanges to get out. I would love a chance in your friendship drawing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Tiffstitch said...

Great finishes! I'm very bad at finishing pieces, and seeing these gets me interested in at least trying something different.

Joyce said...

Just found your blog and checked out your birding blog love them both will be following you now. Love the humble spirits finish.

stitchersanon said...

Gorgeous finishes...and what a lovely idea. I know my life would be a lot harder and emptier without my online friends, especially my blogging friends.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Love your stitching Maggee, hope you have a grand weekend. Please enter me in your giveaway. hugs Lynda Ruth

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finishes Maggee. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Lnda

Barb said...

Both of your finished pieces are wonderful! I might even try the cube!

Phyllis said...

Lovely finishes...especially love the cube!

Robin said...

Fabulous finishes, Maggee! I have stitched that My Big Toe design before and I really like you can change the look of it just by changing floss colors. That fabric looks perfect for yours. Enjoy your weekend and have an exceptional Women's Friendship Day on Sunday.

Robin in Virginia

CalamityJr said...

The finishing fabric for stitching buds is perfect! Thanks for sharing one of your beautiful pieces; please count me in.

Diana said...

Great stitching and finishing! Please include me in the giveaway.

Ellen said...

Beautiful finishes, love them! I am still stitching but loss my blogging mojo ha ha! I am blogging lesser n lesser each day and have not updated my blog for quite a while. Love to be entered in your giveaway, thank you!

Hugs,

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful finishes Maggee, i love the cube, I haven't made one of these.

Justine said...

Your finishes look perfect! I love that cube and I've saved your post as I'm about to attempt my first cube finish so I know what to aim for. But first I have to help my 7 year old make an Iron Age shield....

butterfly said...

Wonderful finishes, love the way you match the materials hugs.

Virpi said...

Your finishes are really pretty. I like the idea how you have put the pins through that button =) I would love to be entered to your giveaway.

Marilyn said...

The cube is pretty, and the fabric matches perfectly!
Humble Spirits tuned out cute, love the hanger.
Marilyn

krayolakris said...

Love your finished pieces! Thanks for having a giveaway!

Vickie said...

Well you are most certainly one of my special friends! :)
Really nice finishes Maggee. It is fun to try new things. I finally tried the cube finish. I will do more too!

Katie said...

Beautiful finishes!! I love doing cubes too. So easy and no sewing haha. Good luck to everyone in the drawing. Please add my name to the list. I'm thankful for our friendship.

Annie said...

Your finishes are beautiful! I don't sew, so I'm always envious of the wonderful ways you sewers can finish your pieces.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks:)

Lorene Frischknecht said...

I love stitching and i also love your patterns! I would love to be included in your drawing! Keep up the great work!

Kaisievic said...

Two lovely stitched and finished pieces, my dear. I especially love the cube finish. Please do count me in your giveaway, too.

Nancy M said...

Beautiful finishing! I have Humble Spirits in my stash and need to stitch it...still love it. I'm not stitching as much either, hopefully as the weather gets cooler I'll pick up the pace.

Beth said...

Perfect fabric choice for stitching buds!

C. Cross stitch Creations said...

Just started following your blog. Love reading it. :) I would like the chance to be entered in the giveaway. Beautiful stitching and finishes.

Carol said...

And you are a special friend to us, dear Maggee :) Lovely finishes and the vintage fabric you used is perfect!!

Brigitte said...

Such lovely finishes, Maggee. An a great way to celebrate Women's Friendship Day.
I do hope that your stitching mojo will come back soon.

Sally said...

Your finishes are so beautiful Maggee. Hope your mojo comes back soon.