Monday, June 25, 2012

Finishing Frenzy

Well, since I'm not due back to work until tomorrow, I took time today to work on some finishing.  I will have more to show in a few days!

Here's the LHN/Shakespeare's Peddler/Crescent Colors collaboration pieces that were released at market earlier this year.  I kind of liked ruching that hand-dyed rick-rack!


This Mary Garry piece entitled "Forget Me Not" was stitched way back in 2010.  It's finally finished as a pillow.


And this LHN piece was stitched last year or the year before just waiting to be finished into something.  When I saw Mary Kathryn's finish, I shamelessly copied her.  Please check out her blog, her pillow looks even better!


Finally, here are the ornaments that I came home with from the retreat.  The camel on the left was stitched by Ranae at Stitch by Stitch.  I'm thrilled to have something that she has made!  The sled on the right was made by Carole from Nebraska (no blog).  It's really cute.


That's all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

marly said...

Oh my! Love your finishes! Every one of the designs are great and your finishing is the icing on the cake. Hmmm. Cake.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your finishing looks fabulous. A perfect way to spend your day off from work. Love the ornaments you received.

Beth Pearce said...

Fantastic finishes - especially Liberty - very cool. I am going to try that rushing bit this week sometime. Not at all sure I can do it though!

RuthB said...

Well, look at you being so productive. Everything looks great-- and even if you "shamelessly" stole the finishing on the LHN piece, yours is STUNNING!!

Congrats.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

That's all? That is a lot! Doesn't it feel sew great to finish up a project! I admire your finishing abilities! Would love to take lessons from you...I won't tell you how many stitching projects I have done that are just waiting to be finished! You and your work is inspiring!

Margaret said...

Wow, you've really made use of your time! Lovely finishing, and I love the ornies you got from the retreat too!

Karen said...

Great finishes! Love the flag pillow...don't blame you for copying it!

happy stitching....

Lelia said...

all your finishes are wonderful - i'm esp fond of the M.Garry

Karin said...

Love the finishes!! The pillow is such a cool idea and yours turned out gorgeous!!

Jeanne said...

Love your finishes Cathy! You really got a lot done. The LHN heart is just divine with the ruched rickrack. And as for your patriotic pillow...what's the harm in using someone else's ideas...after all that's why we blog - so we can share and inspire each other. That little sled is a great idea too...ingenious use of a cute little Christmas ornament.

Giovanna said...

Great set of finishes, congrats!

Shirlee said...

Wonderful finishes! Did Marly say something about cake???

teresa said...

Cathy ~ your finishes are great ~ I really love the heart! You had a productive day!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous exchanges and finishes!!!!!

Vickie said...

Wonderful! Great stuff, so nice to have it all completed and it looks great.

Deanne J said...

Beautiful stitching!! Can I send you some of mine? :)

BrendaS said...

Great finishes Cathy! You were really on a roll. Do you want to come to my house and do some of mine? (LOL)

marykathryn said...

Lovely!!

:0)

Teresa S. said...

Love the finishing including the flag pillow! What a great idea and inspiration-thanks for sharing!

Ranae said...

OMGosh! I love your finishing
They are fantastic

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishing.

Suzanne said...

Such pretty finish! Great ornaments you received.