Saturday, July 21, 2012

Latest on the Stitching & Finishing Front

I have been working on cleaning up my stitching room.  After all my efforts, there was a pile of finishing that was looking pretty daunting.  So the past few days have been working on making a dent into my finishing pile.  The problem is that every time one is finished, I find another one!
Well, here is what has happened--


Thank you DD#1 for finishing Prairie Schoolers Country Wise-your finishing rocks :)


Here is the backing fabric-love it!


This is the only new project finish to share. It is my second attempt at a drawstring bag.  You can see the blue backing fabric and the sampler lining fabric. It really helped to pick out the fabric THEN match the floss to the fabric.


I had this tote bag for a different project and finally admitted I would never stitch the other project.  But I still loved the tote!  So what to do? I Sew'd My Heart from Heartstring Samplery looks a little uneven, might have to revisit this one.


Yes, finally the Istitch mystery is complete. Woo Hoo! Hey, it was only 1 year. :)  DH stained the box with the darkest brown stain we had on hand.  Really like the results.


LHN Liberty Belles is finished to match LHN Liberty & Justice (see below).  Love this look!


Finally a Christmas ornie finish this year. Once again the button looks off center, but it looked fine when I attached it.  (This is part of my typical finishing angst.)


This one I just love-the Prim Sisters wall pocket.


This one is a little embarrassing-it is from 2010.  The LHN Traveling Stitcher stitching bag was finished last year.  The needlebook just got done.  Here are the two together--


Here is the needlebook alone-


And the inside of the needlebook--


Off for more finishing!

22 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow wow wow!!!! So many finishes! And they're all wonderfully done too. Congrats on getting so much accomplished!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love seeing all your wonderful finishes. Congrats!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

How beautiful they all are together :) and separately and I'm sure quite gorgeously displayed throughout your home!

Lisa V said...

WOW, you are a finishing machine. They are all soo lovely.

McKenna C. said...

My you've been busy! They're all beautiful, but I especially love the boxes. :)

~McKenna

Cathy B said...

Great job on all of your finishing. You've accomplished a lot in a short time!!!

Deborah said...

All the finishing is beautiful!

Mindi said...

That's a lot of finishing! All of them are fantastic, and you should be proud of your work.

Nan said...

What a great day's work. They all look wonderful!

Catherine said...

Wow! What a wonderful group of finishes!

Carol said...

What a productive week you've had, Teresa!! Your finishes (and your daughters!) are wonderful. I like how you chose the color to match the blue backing fabric. I do that with ornaments, too, and it makes such a difference...

Giovanna said...

What great finishes, all of them - congrats!

Karen said...

How busy you have been! All look great... can't wait to see what it is yet to come!

happy stitching and finishing...

Penny said...

A lovely job on all of your finishing!! I love the boxes! And how many times have I measured once and ended up with a big mess. :) Maybe I should stitch this piece and hang it in a prominent place. :)

Veronica said...

You and your sewing machine sure have been working overtime. Everything looks amazing! From the drawstring bag to the tote to the boxes to the ornament to the pouch and needlebook... Wonderful job, Teresa!

Hugs,
Veronica.

SoCal Debbie said...

All these finishes are so wonderful! I love the needle case and the boxes with lace trim. Great job!

Denise said...

Great finishes!!!!! I really need to do some finishing also. The pile just keeps getting bigger.
Happy stitching
Denise

Cindy's Stitching said...

really nice. Some sweet finished pieces.

Patty C. said...

You're on a roll - Everything looks great !!

Brigitte said...

You have ben really busy finishing all these things. And all so differently, from ornaments to bags to needlebooks and more. Fantastic!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

wow! lots of eye candy - everything looks so good - my favourites are the lhn stitching bag & needle case - prim sisters wall pocket and your drawstring bag :)

Sherry said...

You have been busy! Your DD did a great job on Sewing Wise. Someday I have to find that chart. Love how you finished the tote. Beautiful work!