Monday, November 14, 2011

Before and After


Let's start the week with a finish!


IStitch Mystery
Carol Ridyard
40 ct. HDF jackalope linen
Mystery HDF overdye silk


Here is BBD Hedgerow Birds Before-


 Here is Hedgerow Birds Now--




These after photos show a more accurate color of the linen and threads.  I ran into a problem when finishing. There was only 2" of fabric left on one end of the design and it called for 3" on both ends in order to use the buttons/buttonholes.  So I took the fabric I cut off the sides and made handles!  It is too small to be a tote bag, but it is a beautiful purse.

Here is Carriage House Samplings Merry Christmas Before-


 Here it is After-


 Here is Log Cabin Needlework's Merry Christmas Before-


 Here it is After-


Here is SamSarah Designs Liberty Before-


Here it is After-


Here is La-D-Da Free-Bee One Two Before-


Here it is After-


DD#3 baby shower went wonderfully on Sunday-Here is a look at the refreshment table-


I am off on Thursday to a long weekend stitching retreat.  Greatly looking forward to it!  There will be a pincushion exchange, trash to treasures room, silent auction, opportunity baskets, and a Longaberger basket show.  I'll take some pics and update you next week. 

24 comments:

dixiesamplar said...

What lovely finishes, Teresa! You have been very busy...you could give Faye a run for her money, LOL!

The baby shower goodies look delicious as well!

Oh my, a stitching retreat and Longaberger basket show...you lucky girl you!!!

Carol said...

All those lovely finishes and a baby shower, too! Do you ever sleep :) Everything looks lovely, Teresa!

Blu Stitcher said...

Your finishes are all so beautiful. I really have got to learn how to sew.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your finishes look fantastic! I love the way you used cotton fabric in a couple of your pieces.

Michele said...

love all your finishes!

Peggy Lee said...

Very lovely finishing. That is something I really need to work on.

Kay said...

Beautiful finishes! Enjoy your retreat - sounds great.

blue star stitcher said...

I love the finishing on Log Cabins Merry Christmas, those colors are perfect.

pam said...

Great looking finishes! Enjoy the long stitching weekend

RuthB said...

Such lovely finishes!

You know we'll all be waiting with baited keyboards for news of your stitching retreat.

Myra said...

You have been busy! Everything looks great.

CalamityJr said...

What beautiful finishes! I couldn't choose a favorite if I had to, lol.

Karen said...

My...you have been busy! Great job on your finishes & "finishes"!

Happy stitching...

Patty C. said...

You've been a busy bee -
Great work ;)

Deborah said...

You have been very busy. All the finishes are beautiful. The Carriage House piece is really lovely.

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching, wow you have been busy.

Christine said...

Wow, such beautiful finishes. The bag is stunning, and I love the little Christmas pillows

Penny said...

That's such a pretty thread color on your IStitch Mystery. Lovely finishes. Your purse is absolutely beautiful!

Giovanna said...

What lovely finishes, especially the BBD bag - well done!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your finished-finishes are wonderful! You really inspire me!

Siobhan said...

Teresa, wow!! What a bunch of fabulous finishes. Each one is lovely! Nice spread at the shower, too--yum!

Sally said...

Oh wow I love all your finishes. You have finished them so beautifully. Seeing your Hedgerow Birds has made me want to start mine!

Tatkis said...

Oh my, I love your finishes!
BBD bag is fantastic!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Brigitte said...

Oh my, all these lovely finsihes - and they are all really finished, made into something. I really love them all. That little purse is just gorgeous, and so are all the little pillows. Congratulations!