Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Bowl Finishing

I am not a sports fan. Growing up the only sports my dad ever watched was the World Series. I do remember watching Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates play. He died not long after that.
And I grew up in basketball crazy Indiana. That's about it for sports for me

But, I managed to stay busy on Super Bowl day with some finishing.

It is a little embarrassing to admit I finished stitching this project in 2010.  I had planned all this time to finish it as a pillow and even had some hot pink tassel trim for the edge. But I am running out of room for pillows!  
So, while at JoAnn's looking for a card box to finish the Istitch Mystery from 2011, I found this larger square box and it worked just fine! I painted the box black but it turned out to be more like a black stain than paint.

Jardin Prive My Lady's Quaker
WDW Romance & Onyx threads
Mystery linen

Here is the inside--fabric and ribbon is from my stash.

Next project was the needlepoint kit Fleur De Lys that I got at my ANG stash exchange in November. I picked up this box there too (from a different table). I substituted Vineyard Silks for the old wool threads in the kit.
I thought the two looked great together.  I'm taking it for show and tell to our next meeting and hopefully the original owners will like the repurposing I did!

Baby's Day Quilt Kit
Waltzing With Bears Design

Next project was my new granddaughter's baby quilt.  I have been working on the embroidery squares for a few months but finished the quilt top this weekend.  Click on the picture for a closer look. This is my first attempt at a quilt and I am going to a "help" class on Friday to get started on the quilting part.

There is still a big pile of finishing to do.  Hopefully I'll stay in the mood for a few more days.
Have a great week!


Giovanna said...

Wow, well done on all those wonderful finishes!

Tommye said...

Great job! I procrastinate on finishing too.

Patty C. said...

Great finish;)

D@isy said...

Es una preciosura!!

Linda said...

Wow!! Great finishes. Love the box. The baby quilt is just adorable.


Kellie said...

Beautiful finishes!! I am in love with the Jardin Prive box. Love the finish and the colors you used to stitch it.

Nan said...

You've been a busy girl. What a sweet quilt for your granddaughter.

Nancy said...

You were busy this weekend! Love both boxes and that quilt is so special!

Tatkis said...

Wow, three beautiful finishes in a week! Fantastic! Those boxes are so cute, and to make a quilt is my dream :)


Christine said...

Three wonderful projects there. I love the box finishes

Carol said...

Beautiful finishes, Teresa! And don't feel bad about not having finished a piece that you stitched in 2010...I have some from 2003 that still need to be finished :)

Veronica said...

You certainly have been busy. Every single one of your finishing is wonderful. I especially love your Lady Quaker box.


Krista said...

Great finishes! Love that jardin prive design.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Perfect finishing! Top, bottom and sideways :)

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful finishes. I really like the box.

Someday I will try my hand at quilting. Yours is very nice.

Bernadett said...

Super.:)Beautiful works.:)

Siobhán said...

Teresa, wonderful finishes! Everything looks great--love the box-finish idea.

Beth in IL said...

Great finishes!