Friday, August 28, 2015


Well, as I said, I had three stitched Birthday presents to get done in August...And I DID finish stitching them, finish-finish them AND get them mailed in what I think was enough time... (waiting to hear still...). I also finished stitching two other small pieces, but they are going to be gifts... so no viewing right now! I have them right next to me, to be finished-finished.

Here are some pics of the Birthday presents:

You are My Sunshine, a Cricket Collection freebie... I used a scrap of the overdyed fabric that I did Rosemarkie on. It is a really nice purple, despite this picture. The finished piece will show it better.

Count Your Rainbows, a freebie by A Posy Collection... I dyed this fabric, because this granddaughter loves pink!

And what I'm calling Bloom , also a freebie, by Wichelt Imports... Cute and Perky, just like the recipient!

And here are the finishes...

Used a piece of overdyed chenille from Victorian Motto. Nancy has so many beautiful colors!! AND lovely purple pins...of course!

This butterfly fabric seemed perfect... Her favorite color is purple... could you tell??

It is hard to see that the lighter pink rick rack is sparkly, but it is!!

I think this backing fabric is pink enough... Also has pink pins!

This one was actually hard to finish, because of matching the colors... but I finally found a green ribbon that worked!

And this really cute flower fabric, sort of matched the flowers in the design...

Months ago, many months ago, I stitched this Lizzie Kate mini-sampler... and finished it into a bag... Totally forgot to share it here... This was my first attempt at making a bag. Not bad. If I had followed the instructions to a 't', it would please me more... For some reason, I strayed and got distracted, so it is not exactly the way I wanted it... I will try again sometime in the future...

Well, that's it for now. I have to blog about birding next... LOTS of birds seen this month...



Monday, August 3, 2015

A few finishes...

I finished a few pieces early last week. I didn't finish the LK Spread the Love of God piece... I got halfway done, and will probably finish in the next day or two... Hoping to do a bit of quilting on it. But--here are the ones I DID finish!

Did a pillow finish with beaded trim. Used Red rick rack that I dyed, and White and Blue beads... all patriotic!

Side view of the beaded rick rack trim and the backing fabric...

Did another tin finish with this one!

Made 'Walk Humbly' into a flat fold. Did beading again... sparkly crystal beads this time!

Side view of the beads...

And here is a shot of the backing fabric.

Did not get much stitching done last week. Was out of town for most of it... visiting family. It was a nice time. Saw some neat birds (not many pictures tho) and will post on the birding blog next. But, I have to get moving because all three of my out-of-town granddaughters have birthdays in the next 45 days, and I want to give them stitchy gifts! Started one so far! I am going to go through all the freebie patterns I have printed out over the years--I have enough there to last me forever! Bound to find some that appeal to young ladies!

Thanks for visiting! Hugs, Maggee