Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Pocketful of ... Finishes!

Still on vacation ... one more day to go. It's going to be so difficult returning to work on Monday!

I've been busy stitching and finishing. Here are some of my recent finishes!

First up - the LHN Pear Ornament. I finished the stitching on this back on January 17! It's stitched on 40 ct Iced Cappuccino and finished with a beaded edge using gold beads. It's dainty and cute!



Next - a "needle tweet" from Just Nan. The kit includes the beads and wool to finish, all you need to supply is the fabric and DMC fibers. This one is called Pinkie. So sweet...



This sweet little fishy fob just required finishing. Lori had stitched these for our "Under the Sea" retreat last week but ran out of time and wasn't able to finish them (she needed that time to cook and bake for us!) Going to put this little bugger to work on a scissors now...



This is one of the Essy's Friends designs that I stitched a long time ago - CURE tree from M Designs. I never finished it because I was somewhat intimidated by the finishing. Not anymore though - it's finished as a pin with a pretty ruched ribbon edge. The design and finishing supplies were part of a kit which is no longer available.




And last but not least, my big finish...I finished stitching the Birds and Berries Needlecase from the Silver Needle Blackbird Designs retreat. After putting the final stitches in it, I put the needleroll together and voila!




I didn't take a picture of the inside - it's finished with some delectable Blackbird Designs fabrics and has three pockets for holding stitching necessities!

That's it for me tonight. I'm heading back to my stitching chair to enjoy another evening filled with stitching!

30 comments:

Jan said...

Wow Cathy, each finish is just so beautifully done, beautifully stitched and finished! So tasteful too, wish I had your talent, you go girl!!!

Have a great time with your stitching, you have been fruitful with your vacation time! Enjoy the rest of it!

Meadows08 said...

Great finishes! You made great use of your vacation.

Karen said...

Love your finishes! Your needleroll is beautiful.

The first day back to work after vacation is always the hardest! But it seems like you've had some excellent time off. :)

Theresa said...

Wow!!! You have some awesome finishes there!!!!!! I love them all!!!

natalyK said...

Cathy, Love all of your finishes. I especially love the beading and rouching. I would love to see a pic of the inside of your needleroll.

Michele said...

woo hoo! lots of lovely finishes :) hope the first day back to work isn't too bad for ya!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, you have done some incredible finishes. Your needleroll is gorgeous.
I hope your first day back at work is short and stress free!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous finishes Cathy! The needlecase is beautiful and I love the ribbon on the Cure ornament. I'm one of those ones whose a little intimidated by finishing.
Enjoy what's left of your vacation.

Julia said...

I have the LHN Pear Ornament chart (unstitched as yet) - your looks lovely. And I really love your BBD needlecase - gorgeous!!:0)

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty!!!! Love them all, especially the BBD class piece.

Margaret said...

I love all your finishes -- but especially the retreat piece! Wonderful! Congrats on getting so much done!

Karen said...

Great finishes! Love the BD Needleroll...very pretty.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Everything looks fabulous. Congrats on getting all that finishing work completed.

Daffycat said...

OMG so many wonderful finishes. You must be having an incredible vacation!!!

I really, really hate returning to work after holiday! *hugs*

marylin & poussy said...

great finishes ! I love your blog
best regards marylin

Paisley said...

You do gorgeous work, Cathy! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation!

Bekca said...

Wow, you have been busy with all these finishes. They are wonderful, but my favourite has to be the "needle tweet", how cute!
I hope you enjoy the remainder of your holiday.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Oh I love it and the little bird. I am hoping to get some more of the LH Ornaments done before Christmas also.

Coni said...

Holey Schmoley...who's more fabulous than you?

Lovely, lovely things!

Woo Hoo!
Coni

Karen said...

wow you have been busy! I love them all! now i really need to get my needleroll piece back out and finish my stitching!

Brigitte said...

Great finishes. And so many, that's awesome.

Cindy's Stitching said...

You have been busy. I completed Pear tree earlier this year also. You have done some cute little pieces. It always hard to go back to work.

awikkidwomanswords said...

Lovely finishes, I particularly love the CURE tree, it's beautiful.

Teri said...

What beautiful finishes! And what a wonderful way to spend vacation time. I hope the transition back to work is a good one.

Beth said...

Fantastic finishes. I love the pear ornament. It is beautiful, stiched on 40ct - WOW

pj said...

Great job Cathy. I am so jealous that you have your BBRD needleroll all finished up! WOW~ You got alot done on your vacation. I just spent a whole day yesterday going thru old stitching mags and cleaning out the boxes.

Love the LHN ornament too. I have mine stitched but not put together. I need to live closer to you! pam

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the little tweet and your Pear Tree ornie and BBD needleroll are stunning! Perfect way to spend a vacation! :)

Vonna said...

So very, very pretty, each and everyone Cathy! Just gorgeous work you've done there ;)

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes Cathy, especially the BBD Needleroll

Suzanne said...

Wow, such beautiful finishes! You certainly made the most of your time off. I really love the needlebook by BBD.