So, what follows are a few of my finishes since early January, including three gifts! They've all seen them, so I should be good! And then, I did some of my own finishing... just a bit... Have SO much more to do! Next I share a couple of my current WIPs, tho... I have a pretty good case of startitis... so they may multiply. One piece I was stitching on, the thread barely showed... so a bit of dyeing is in the cards! Finally, a Blast From the Past to share with you!
Without further ado...on with the pictures!
This is 'A New Creation' by My Big Toe. I wasn't sure the colors would all work together, but in the end... I was pleasantly surprised. Birthday gift for my stitching buddy...she loves purple, so the frame was painted purple to top it off! (Hard to tell, but... it looked wonderful!)
Sideways view of the back, in purple too!
Use a simple ticking fabric for the back...
Here is a view of the trim I did around it... beaded dyed ric rac...
Here is the other one sent as a gift... This is another one by All Through the Night... I didn't even realize I had two by her! Called 'In the Berry Patch' and I sent it to my good friend in Wyoming, to cheer her because it was nothing but cold and snowy all the time... and we both longed for Spring!! Stitched on 32-count PTP 'Dwarf' which was a delight! And I used some of the called-for overdyeds and some DMC.
Unfortunately for me, I took pictures of this one with my phone before putting on the trim and sending it off! So, as is usual... they are sideways, even tho on my computer, after editing them... they are upright!!! Grrrr.... I ended up dying some chenille trim for it... It was quite pretty...wish I had a good picture of the entire finish!!
This is a Country Cottage Needleworks piece called Birdhouse Sampler. One of those kits that came with the thread and buttons... all I had to pick out was the fabric, which was just a scrap with no name! Not sure what finish to do yet...
This is a Prairie Schooler called Winter Wind. Loved stitching this one. Have a finish in mind...
And this is Little House Needleworks Spring Band Sampler, with some changes made to the colors to brighten it up. Also have a finish in mind for this one! Stay tuned!
Priscilla's Blog, which by the way is a FABULOUS blog! Go visit it, after mine, of course!! Anyway, the chart is Forest Snowfall by Country Cottage Needleworks. I had a piece of grey linen, but I had seen others doing it on a nice mottled grey fabric... so.... I overdyed it! It turned out great--nice and stormy looking! I changed up the thread colors some... no telling what they were now! It is not exactly finished... but I cannot get winter embellishments right now!
And because it is a nifty, interchangeable-type finish, I also finished this Victorian Motto piece to be on the corrugated metal. Again, will need a ribbon and some Christmas picks... stay tuned.
And last but not least, wanted to share a framed piece that I gave my older sister many years ago. It is stitched on white aida, and each flower has beads in it! When I took it to the framers, I made sure they knew it was beaded. Unfortunately, when I picked it up, there were beads rolling around under the glass!! NOT happening! I had to wait longer, while they RE-DID it, at no charge to me of course! And last time I used them! But... I really like the sentiment... I wonder if my sister even has it on display? Sigh... I also wonder if this was the start of my intense dislike of backstitching???
That's it for now! We are all caught up! It's going to be cold for a week or two again, so I intend to do more finishing... If I get enough done, I will do another post.
Till next time, thanks for visiting!