Thursday, July 17, 2008

Where Have I Been?

I disappeared for a few days. Sorry about that. I really was here; I just didn't take time to post. We had some family in town from Canada and it just got a little crazy around here!

As promised, here's another up close shot of one of my finishes from my finishing frenzy two Saturday's ago. The design is from The Drawn Thread. The was was a project that our needlework guild worked on together. The thread colors were changed to give this a "fall" look. The birds now are crows instead of robins! We did a box finish. Rather than using a styrofoam form, we used several pieces of foam core board cut to the same size and taped together. The coordinator supplied us with lots of ribbon to make a big fancy bow for the top. I'm not very good at making bows so I just kind of tied them all together and cut them short for what I call the "bad hair day" effect. I think it looks okay!


As many of you know, Vonna celebrated a birthday two weeks ago. I was very late in getting a gift off to her, but I think it's okay to extend the celebration a few days longer. (Mama Joan thinks its okay to extend birthday celebrations by weeks and months! LOL!) Here's the little pillow I stitched and finished for Vonna, our 5th of July birthday girl! Happy belated birthday Vonna!


I sent a few other packages out on Monday so hopefully there will be more pictures to share in a few days! Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Sonda in OR said...

Both of those finishes are wonderful!! I like the changes you made on the 4 Fat Friends.

KarenV said...

Lovely finishes Cathy!

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous Cathy!! Fab finishes - Congratulations!

Svenja said...

Beautiful finishes!

Katrina said...

What pretty finishes! I love them both.

Lee said...

Great finishes! That pillow looks awesome.

Andrea said...

Great finishes. You made a wonderful pillow for Vonna's birthday.

Michele said...

omgosh I love your "bad hair day? ribbons! They really look great on that cube :)

awesome stitching/finishing for Vonna's bday :)

tammie said...

i think they are beautiful and love the bows great..

Stephanie said...

What an adorable finish for Vonna's birthday - that pillow is really great. And I'm a big DT lover, so of course I love your 4 Fat Friends finish :)

Nyperosa said...

Hello,

it`s amazing to see that
Hardanger needlewoork
is so popular...
I`m living not so far
away from Hardanger : )

In Norway we "dont make"
so small and nice things.

Au revoir ; )

Carol R said...

Lovely finishes - especially Four Fat Friends.

Melissa said...

Great finishes, Cathy! Keep up the great work.

Connie B said...

OH, I love both pieces!!! Very nice!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Sooo pretty, Cathy! I have this freebie in my stash and I love the autumn interpretation. Very sweet giftie for Vonna.

tkdchick said...

Your Cube turned out beautifully! That's exactly how I make mine!

Beautiful little gift for Vonna

Vonna said...

I absolutely LOVE that four friends pinkeep and I think your ribbons are just CUTE!
You know I LOVE my pillow...I've been tardy to post it to my own blog because I've been working both hospitals the last 3 days...one more to go and then I have another break!
:)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Loving the "bad hair day" effect and Vonna's gift is cute too. Happy Stitching, CJ

litlaskvis said...

Love the pinkeep. And the name for the bow you made is awesome! hahaha!

The pillow for Vonna is great!

Marie-P said...

You did such a great job on both of these pieces. I like the idea of using foam core.

Sharon said...

Your cube looks fabulous-I think it had a good hair day-lol. Love the pillow for Vonna!

Jenna said...

I'm lousy at tying bows, as well, so I adore the bad hair day effect. I think you pulled it off quite nicely. And what an interesting idea to use multiple layers of foam core instead of the styrofoam. I think I would be afraid that I wouldn't cut all of the pieces straight. LOL. Another great flanged pillow, too. A lovely addition to Vonna's collection.

Kim B said...

Beautiful finishes!