Sunday, August 13, 2006

Finishing Frenzy

Lots of progress made this weekend on finishing a few of my stitched pieces. The two pinkeeps are for me; the ornaments will be Christmas gifts.

The pinkeep on the left is one of the LHN/CC Fruit threadpaks (there are currently three available: Watermelon, Pear, and Apple). The pinkeep on the right is DT Too Tiny Sampler.



Both of these ornaments are Glory Bee Designs from recent JCS Ornament issues.



Thank you all for your recent comments. Marie S. and Adele, if you can share any additional information about the Hungarian embroidery, please e-mail me. I changed my profile to include my e-mail; you'll find it there.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

21 comments:

Maria S, said...

I'm back from Mass and have taken another good look at these wonderful pieces of embroidery. WOW is all I can say. Anna magazines from Germany feature work like this from time to time. I think that people in your EGA can help locate more information about it too. Perhaps even get in touch with the Hungarian or Austrian Embassies and ask them if they can supply more background information. Dad's mother was a dressmaker. He didn't tell us about her dressmaking skills but lots and lots about what a great cook she was. I've a gallery at Cyberstitchers "Maria's Busy Stitching". Our oldest son lives in the Mpls/St. Paul area. We visited him the fall of '99 and he took me to Stitchville USA. This has been fun and I've enjoyed looking at your work often.

Leah said...

You are very talented at finishing! Everything looks smashing!!

Mayté said...

Very cute ornaments and finishing. I should start doing some christmas ornaments to have them ready on time. Looks like you have a very productive weekend :)

Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

Pear looks great!! I love how you finished it! I just ordered the fabric from Handcrafts Online to finish it as a pillow.

Carol said...

What great finishes!

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful finshing, Cathy :) Don't you just love pinkeeps?? I sure do and have quite a few in my collection now :)

hugs :)

Joanie said...

How adorable! Your finishes are just so cute!

The Hungarian embroideries are beyond beautiful. I am Hungarian and any needlework from there is a treasure!

Katrina said...

oh wow Cathy, your finishes are just great! What a neat way to finish Pear - might have to remember that for when I stitch my kit - it arrived the other day (along with a couple more LHN charts, hee hee).

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finishing...your projects look wonderful!

Nicki said...

Great finishes! Those LHN thread packs look great - I'm going to have to get them I think! :)

Isabelle said...

Hi Cathy, such lovely finishing you've been doing!

Myrna said...

Nice finishing!! I've yet to try a pinkeep... I'll have to get you or Becky to help me out when I'm ready to try it!

Hugs....

Lelia said...

Nice job on the ornaments and pinkeeps! WOOT! Four finishes in one week-end. Excellent.

zoeandcooper said...

All your finishins are stunning. You are very talented!

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Congrats on your finishing frenzy! They look terrific.

andrea said...

Neat finishing, I love those pinkeeps. :) And who mentioned Christmas!!

KarenV said...

Love the pinkeeps Cathy, you did a great job! Glad the instructions came in handy - feel free to share them on the Yahoo Group (and thanks for asking first :) )

Jenna said...

Beautiful finishes, Cathy! Congrats!

catandturtle said...

The little pinkeeps are so impressive. I love how you finished them. I was looking at the pear and it looks like you stitched it in a circular pattern to add a different dimension to the pear with the overdyes. It's really beautiful. Ann.

Susimac said...

Wow you have had a finishing frenzy and everything looks really wonderful.