Sunday, April 1, 2018

End of March Report

I know you are reaching for a drink to calm your hearts because this is the second post in two weeks... What can I say? Trying to be better! :)  I have a few finishes and/or FFO's plus a current WIP and a surprise to share from the last half of March. So... let's get on with it!

This is Kitty with Bird, a Britty Kitties design... There are a couple more in the pamphlet... I may do one more.

And of course, I flew through this cute one by LHN called Daisy Sampler... I will ponder how I am going to finish these two...


This is called Happy Bunny Bunny Day by The Trilogy... I just HAD to FFO it! My daughter is borrowing it at her house for Easter! Hopefully I get it back eventually! I know it is hard to see, but there is a little ladybug button at the bottom... Love it! I got this frame at WM, and it was sloppily painted grey which was fine. But then I did this piece and wanted a whitish frame... So I dry-brushed it with white paint...MUCH better for my project! I covered the burlap covered backboard in my fabric which really 'makes' it !

This is Snow Birds by CCN. This 'blue' fabric and also the grey one were difficult to stitch on. The dots are stiff/hard for the needle to get through... And on this one, they show through the white stitching (B5200)!! Grrrr... It will be made into an ornament for Christmas...later...

This is pretty Spectacular, if I say so myself!! It was a kit from LHN called... Welcome Spring. I originally pulled out a scrap of 36-count R&R Irish Creme, but the light colors were not showing up well on it. So, I decided to dye it! I wanted to do something purple... and this certainly fits the bill! Then, I found that it fit perfectly in this thrift store metal frame, which I had hubby paint for me with 'Paver Grey' Chalky Paint. And Voila... instant cuteness!


Then I did some finishing of older pieces that were languishing... I give the credit for this great ruffle finish to Priscilla . It is my first try doing a ruffle, and it wasn't that bad! This is LHN's Spring Sampler from many many years ago... I only stitched it a couple of years back tho... it was the last one to do of the series, which I think I started in 2007! So... I intend to finish the other three in the same fashion, using a coordinating ruffle! I will do that now, and have them ready when the seasons change! I used a Homespun green plaid for this one... And it is on the board magnetically. 

These two framed cuties are by Bent Creek, called 'Full Moon Rising' and 'Here Comes the Sun'. They fit pretty good in these two thrifty frames!

Finding something to display the Sheep Virtues in was not turning out very fruitful. Then I spotted this little wagon WAYYYY up on a wall in an Antique Store, painted an ugly green. Well, this is what I got the Paver Grey paint for... wanted a neutral color for it. It was supposed to be a very light Brown from the pictures online... but I had Hubby buy it and he did not bring his glasses. Sigh...  So, hubby painted it for me (it keeps him busy), and I made a tufted pillow for the inside because they needed a little propping... and voila! It works! Cuteness! At least I think so!! Of course I will change out the pillows every other month or so...

This is my newest WIP that I recently started. It is strange that it is called Blue Morpho and the colors are blue-green/teal... But that is fine for my tastes! It will take a while to finish... But I wanted to try doing a more complicated one... This was a gift from an IG friend in the UK. 



And... if you are still with me... Today is Easter. And I am gifting this cute little chart to a random follower! I found it at a thrift store, and it is not MY style because I dislike backstitching! But... if anyone would like to receive this, let me know in your comment below. Do NOT say anything about 'give away' or the like in the comments, cause I don't want lurkers invading our space! Just for my fellow stitchers! I shall use the generator on Wednesday, the 4th...




So, that's it for today... Thanks for reading my blog!

Hugs,

Maggee

14 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Maggee, what fabulous finishes you shared in today's post. I really like the little wagon you found for the sheep virtues. I think it looks great in the new color. Love your purple Spring piece! Way to go on dyeing yourself some purple fabric. You are off to a good start on the Ink Circles piece. Not a lover of backstitching either so not in the running for the chart! Hope you and your family have a blessed day.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes Maggee. I sure wish I was a finisher. You did a fantastic job on all of them. I love his designs and would love to stitch it.

Linda

Kay said...

I particularly love your Welcome Spring and Daisy samplers, I enjoy seeing work done on coloured fabrics, so inspirational. x

Vickie said...

The Daisy Sampler is so cute. Welcome Spring is just wonderful Maggee! Blue Morpho is really special.

Denise said...

Dang girl! You've been busy. They look fabulous. And thanks for the heads-up on the spotted fabric. I've wondered if the spots show through.

Andrea said...

What wonderful finishes. The Ink Circles piece is fabulous.

Katie said...

Great finishes. I love your finishing techniques. Great ideas. The wagon looks perfect holding your pillows. So cute! Please don't enter me. I have way too much to do now haha.

Beth said...

So many nice finishes - Daisy sampler, Bent Creek duo, Welcome Spring. You've got your creative bonnet on!

Justine said...

Wow you have been busy! I love the little wagon you painted up for sheep virtues and your gorgeous purple fabric, but my favourite is Happy Bunny Bunny Day, so perfectly finished. I'm not a backstitch fan either though I have stitched 3 Bothy Cut Thru designs...maybe that's why i hate it so much!

stitchersanon said...

Beautiful stitching as always. I've done the Daisy Sampler. I made a little wall hanging out of it xx

Carol said...

Maggee, Maggee, Maggee--your finishing just keeps getting better and better! I saw that cute bunny on IG and almost squealed--it is SO adorable... And your framed finishes looks wonderful, too. You are so brave to dye your own linen and that thrift store frame really is perfect for it... Watch out or your daughter will be "borrowing" all of your finishes!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Girlfriend, you are on fire! Congrats on all these lovely finishes.

laceystitcher said...

Love all of your pretty finishes - your needles must be smoking hot!! The Easter Egg pattern is adorable - love all the bright colors. Happy stitching.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Maggee, so much eye candy here. Your stitching is just beautiful and I love your choice of fabric colours very much. I sometimes try to find more colourful fabrics for my projects (and I have some in my stash so that is not the problem) but then I'm not brave enough and stay with the more neutral tones. One day I will just do it :)
Your finishing is gorgeous and very creative. Particularly the Spring Sampler mounted on the wooden board. I remember that you have already shown this kind of finishing before. Or was it someone else?