Monday, August 23, 2010

Couple Final Finishes

My vacation has ended and I need to return to work today. I can't complain, I feel refreshed and rested! It was really nice to have a week at home; I accomplished many things around the house, enjoyed getting together with friends, and finished up some stitching projects. It was a good week!

Couple more finishes to share:

I finished thio Lizzie Kate design into a pillow; the stitching was done several months ago.



And, the finish that really makes me HAPPY - the box top for my BBD class project from the Stitchville / Blackbird Designs retreat in April. I'm including a picture to show you the inside of the box (although the inside was completed at the retreat.) I stitched the top piece on Saturday evening/Sunday morning and mounted it on the box Sunday night.




One last hot day in Minnesota and then things are going to cool down. Yippee! Hope you have a great day!

26 comments:

Carol said...

Each of your finishes from Saturday and today is just beautiful, Cathy! I do love your finished BBD box so much--what a special piece. It is just perfect :)

natalyK said...

Both of your finishes a beautiful but I especially love the BBD Designs finish. I love the inside especially. What a beautiful keepsake.

Diana said...

Your BBD box turned out really nice! Now you're ready to take another class. Your dog pillow is real cute, too! Guess I need to make one of those, too now that I have a dog.

Jill said...

Congrats on all of your finishes. You were really busy. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your week off from work. I think you needed a break. See you at Joan's.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I love the BBD design also. What a wonderful finish.
Be always in stitches.

Kim B said...

Beautiful finishing!!!

marylin & poussy said...

oh it's very lovely
best regards marylin

Meadows08 said...

Great finishes! I especially love your BBD box.

Lelia said...

beautiful . . . just beautiful : )
We had lovely weather on Sunday - less humid. I'm looking forward to Autumn

Margaret said...

Beautiful finishes! I just love that BBD box!!

Beth said...

Your BBD box is gorgeous - so delicate. As a big Lizzie*Kate fan I love your pillow too!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finishes!!!! Love the BBD box :-).

~*Shar*~ said...

I love your work hun; I'd love to go to a Blackbird retreat someday. I enjoy your site.

abaszka said...

Your box look amazing - I love it :) Dog pillow finished great!!

Bekca said...

I love the way you've finished the Lizzie Kate pillow, it's adorable. Happy stitching.

Brigitte said...

You must have had a wonderful vacation week filled with all the things that you love. That's what I'm up to as well - enjoying my holidays.
Your final finishes are so beautiful.

Lois said...

Your BBD box is just beautiful! Cute L*K finish too! Hope getting back to work wasn't too difficult.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely finishes Cathy. You do such beautiful work and finish them so nicely.
Love that BBD box.

Sonda in OR said...

That BBD box is gorgeous!

Lynn said...

I love, love, love that stitching box!! Well done.

Von said...

What an awesome box, Cathy! You must certainly be enjoying that particular finish!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes Cathy, especially the BBD box

Marsha said...

I love the finished box. It is really nice. I need to stitch the dog piece to remember my Clark (as if I could forget).

Robin said...

Wow!!!!! Cathy, I just read your blog from July up to Aug 23rd post and I am AMAZED at your stitching and finishing. I have been away from the blogging world so much this summer and am trying to get caught up. I just LOVE all of your BBD designs. You have done a wonderful job on all of them. Our DD went off to college this year also. I too have the "empty" house but am looking forward to some "me" time to stitch.
Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects and your stitching retreats/photos. I have thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finishes. The BBD box is amazing!

tina said...

Wowwwwwwwwww...it's fantastique!! Sono italiana ed ammiro queste Class...qui da noi non ci sono!!
Tina