Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Three Finishes, Two Starts & Some New Stash

I'm back from another weekend at the Pacific Ocean!  It was 3 days of stitching, eating, stitching, eating  & more stitching!
Here is what I worked on-

Start #1  Jeannette Douglas My Stitching Treasures

This is what it should look like when I'm finished.  This project was a gift from a very generous stitching friend and it is turning out beautifully. And yes, the box was included in the gift!


Start #2-Northwest Sampler Guild Huswif Needleroll
This is my band sampler project for the round robin starting on Oct 1st.  It's not a typical band sampler, but it is constructed in the same basic style.  It is just smaller.  I don't think any of the participants will mind a smaller project :) 
I already changed the pattern and used my own monogram instead of the sampler guild monogram.
(This was actually started before I left for the weekend. )

Finish #1-Renaissance Designs Eight Candles Glowing

Finish #2-Renaissance Designs Nine Stockings Swirling
These two Christmas pieces are off to the finisher tomorrow. Now I have only 3 more pieces to stitch to complete this series.  There is a 13th piece that says Merry Christmas, but I don't have it.
 Please email me if you know where I might be able to find it :)

Finish #3-Dinky Dyes & The Cat's Whiskers Winter Wonderland Biscornu
I used a scrap of misc linen from my stash and some Gloriana silk overdye thread-don't know the name (something Garden, I think)
I just need to assemble this one and it is ready for the EGA retreat exchange in Nov.

Now for some new stash-

I received the pre-stitching for this Jeannette Douglas class I'm attending in October.  Isn't it adorable?!

And I signed up for Patricks Woods Mr Button's Souvenir Satchel class thru Shining Needle Society.  Love this one, too!
 I even have a finish-finish to report!  I found a frame at a garage sale for this finished piece . It was included for free because....

I bought this sewing machine too! $50  I thought it was a great deal.  It is the Singer centennial edition-1851-1951.  Is this considered a featherweight?  No accessories or case.
It runs great, but I'm thinking about taking it out of the table and using the machine as a decoration in the house???

That's it for now.  Have a great week!


Annette-California said...

Wow love this post. Beautiful 3 finishes, gorgeous new starts, and your Fabulous great find the featherweight sewing machine!!! I'm in love with your Dinky Dies finish. I'm going back to look at it again and again:) love Annette

Marilyn said...

All great projects and finishes.
It looks like a Featherweight.
Great score!

gracie said...

Looking at each picture I said to all of it!

Stasi said...

Sure looks like a Featherweight--great find!!! There is a site where you can check the serial number from your machine and see where/when it was made. I have a list but it starts with ones manufactured in 1952. I can't remember where I found this, but if you google Singer Featherweight, you may be able to.

Natasha said...

Great stitching. I love that thread choice for the biscornu....

Great score on that beautiful sewing machine :)

Have a wonderful day

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching! Great finishes as well. Lovely find too, at a great price!

Ann said...

Finishes are wonderful--stash enhancement, too! And I am so envious of your Singer sewing machine. The one I had of that vintage has finally died with no hope of resurrection, and I really miss it.

cucki said...

Wowwww they all so beautiful..
Sweet stash..
Enjoy x

Beth in IL said...

Great job on all the finishes and new starts. Fun city!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! That is a very generous gift if your friend included the box! I've got everything BUT the box.

Thoeria said...

What gorgeous finishes and whatg a great start! And a very lovely friennd there!
Your singer looks great! I'm inclined to want ot leave it as is...but that's just me :)

Jan said...

Love all the projects and finishes! Wow that Singer brings back memories. My mom had one just like it.

laceystitcher said...

Thanks for sharing all of your finishes - they are great. A couple of gals at our guild bring their Featherweight Singers on our outreach day that we sew for hospitals, etc. They are the cutest machines! Have fun with it.

Pam in KS