Finish #1-Crabapple Hill-don't know the title
The July class is finished! The daisies at the top were just lazy daisy stitches layered over a piece of felt to give dimension. Then the border. The class sample was finished as a mini-quilt. I am trying to come up with a different way to finish this. It measures approx 8" x 6". Any ideas?
Start #1 and Finish #2-Ewe & Eye & Friends
Mystery linen-found deep in my sewing cabinet
Called for DMC threads
Do you see anything that looks funny on this one? The pattern is nearly a square (54 X 57 stitches) and my ornament is definitely a rectangle! This linen is so old (maybe 25-30 yrs) I have no idea where I got it or what the original intent was for it. It it a very large piece and has nice little flecks of brown in it. When I started stitching the border I noticed the problem and counted BOTH directions of the fabric (instead of just one direction) and I have an unevenweave linen! (It could have come from a flea market or antique store and be older than I think). Really nice for a reproduction sampler, but probably not for other stitching :)
This still turned out so cute, though. I did substitute the brown thread for the bird as the ecru was not showing on my fabric.
Thank you, Jeanne, for loaning me your pattern! It will be on its way home tomorrow :)
Start #2-Red Brolly
The Three Bears Toy Bag freebie-click HERE
Not sure if I'll end up making this into a bag, but LOVE the design!
Sweet Little Blossoms
The pre-work stitching is finished except for the flowers. I still am not liking the buttonhole flowers. My favorite idea so far is to use buttons! They are not attached, but laid in place so you could get an idea of what I am thinking. What do you think?
I am off very early on Friday morning to the Crabapple Hill retreat! Looking forward to it! I'll be sure to update you next week.