Monday, October 22, 2012

2 Starts, 3 Finishes, And A RAK

New Start #1-SAL with Maryse
Finally got this one started even if it is pretty pitiful! It took me some time to come up with some different words to use.  Welcome to the Country just wasn't doing it for me. I decided to put our last name on it and Est. 1979.  Hope that makes sense.
I'm using 35ct natural linen and DMC threads. One thread over 2. I don't think it is too late to join if you're interested.  Click on the name Maryse above.  There is a picture of the almost complete SAL there.
 Start #2 and Finish #1
Little House Needleworks Fresh from the Garden
30 ct. R & R Reproductions Olde Towne Blend scrap
Called for Crescent Colours threads
I'm only interested in the needlebook on this one--won't stitch the sampler.  I did make one substitution.  I didn't have CC English Ivy so I used GAST Chives and loved the way it turned out.
If you're interested in this gently used pattern only, leave me a note in the comments.  If there is more than one interested party,  I'll have a drawing on next Monday and mail it to the winner.

Finish #2-LHN  A Stitcher's Heart
Just back from the finisher's and I am in love!  It turned out so great! DD #3 said-It even looks like you, Mom  :) 

Finish #3-Blackbird Designs Peacock Pinkeep
Don't remember the fabric
HDF silk threads
Also back from the finisher's .  Oh, my, this thing has some heft to it!  I sent Victorian Motto champagne chenille trim with the completed stitching to my finisher and she finished it according to the instructions with rolled-up wool inside.  The lid doesn't open.  Since I am the type to look for a quick and easy finish-finish no doubt I would have put this on a painted box top and called it good. But this is sooo much better!
Last, but definitely not least, is the wonderful RAK I received from Rana at Stitch by Stitch!
I have been pretty low in spirits because of my cut fingers, but this perked me right up :)

I recognize this as a BOAF design but have never seen it in person before--it is just adorable!

And look what she did to the inside,  lined top and bottom and she included a limited edition GAST thread, scissor fob (with my birthdate on it), tree ornament, and little coffin of candy.  Thanks ever so much again, Rana!
Now I am off to sew on more quilt squares from my next beginner's quilt class tomorrow night. I only have 9 more to do.  I'll keep you posted. 
Have a great week!


Margaret said...

Love your new starts! Both are so wonderful! And your two finishes -- beautiful! What a lovely RAK as well!

McKenna C. said...

I love your new starts and finishes!! Your RAK is adorable!! Is your birthday on Halloween?


Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your finishes and your RAK. Lucky you!

Anne said...

Wow! Loads of fabulous finishes Teresa! I adore the little "A Stitch in Thyme" and would love my name to be added to the list :D The stitcher's heart is so pretty and the peacock too! The colours are so soft on the peacock. What a lovely RAK from Rana to hold all your little tools inside :D

Lisa V said...

You have been a stitching machine! Love them all and the finished BB is gorgeous.
I would like to put my name in the draw for the LHN chart please, this is one that I havent got in my stash and would love to do.
Many thanks

Krista said...

Nice starts and finishes! That peacock is so sweet!

stitchinpeanut said...

Oh my goodness... what a wonderful group of treasures... you have done abwonderful job on them. I wanna start some of these now... they are adorable.

LaRue said...

Love all your stitching and finishing - impressive.
I'm very interested in the pattern, so please add my
name to your list.

Ranae said...

I'm so glad to see you received your birthday gift safe.
When you entered my give away and I didn't pick your name I was disappointed because its your birthday day
So I just had to send you something, lol
Have a great birthday!!

Ranae said...

Oh btw
Love the finishes, she did a perfect job

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Very pretty finishes - am a big fan of LHN so please pop my name into the drawing hat for the LHN chart - am also a big fan of BOAF and think that box is adorable! Good luck with your quilting lesson - hugs and stitches, Amanda

Phyllis said...

Your stitching looks great and some nice finishing too. I have the Peacock Pinkeep stitched and ready to finish. Had a little trouble with the wool coil, but I'm anxious to get it finished.
I would love to have a chance for the chart. I love LHN designs.

cucki said...

Love your new sweet..
Your finishes are so lovely and RAK is super sweet
Hugs xxx

Marilyn said...

Great finishes.
Love the Peacock box.
Wow, what a great Hallowwen box you received!
I would be interested in the LH pattern, please throw my name in the hat. :)

Chris said...

Wow! The finishes are so lovely. I Love the SP/LHN piece.
Your new SAL looks interesting.
What an amazing RAK! That would lift my spirits too.
PLease put my name in the hat for that sweet chart!
Have a great rest of the week!

Giovanna said...

Gorgeous WIPs and finishes - I have a friend stitching Maryse's design, so I've seen it in person and it's just amazing. Great gift too.

AquaMarina said...

So lovely finishes!
have a good day!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Lovely stuff, top to bottom. The BBD drum is fabulous!
And what an adorable RAK! Love it!

Deb said...

Your finishes are wonderful!! And your peacock box is amazing!!

What a wonderful RAK too. That would make anyone smile - sore fingers or not!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes and starts. They all look great.


SoCal Debbie said...

Wow! Great finishes! Everything looks adorable. The RAK Halloween box is wonderful! I hope your fingers are healed up.

Sherry said...

I love all of these! Wonderful!

Patty C. said...

TERESA - Everything looks lovely ;)

Myra said...

Great starts and wonderful finishes too. That box from Ranae is fabulous!

Sue said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing, and such a lot. Would love to be entered in the draw for the chart...x

Shaunterria Owens said...

Your finishes are beautiful, congratulations! I think I may start leaving the finishing to a professional because your results are so impressive :)


Catherine said...

Great stitches, finishes and gifts!!