Saturday, August 25, 2012

Finishing Day!

Since I worked hard last weekend cleaning the house, I felt that I was due a play day.  Don't worry, the laundry still got done and the kitchen is all cleaned up, but I spent a good portion of today working on some finishing.  It's nice to get some of these pieces finished up!

First up - two smalls which you've seen on my blog before - I offered to finish these for my friend Judy.  She went with me to the Tree of Life Samplings retreat.  Here's the pincushion and the scissor fob; I still need to do the needlebook...


And remember this stitching from awhile back?  The design is called Glory House from Chessie and Me.  It's  finished into a small pincushion!


At the NGM retreat I finished the stitching on this Shepherd's Bush design that had been languishing in my WIP pile.  It's called Stripes and I did a quilted sort of finish.  I intend to look for one of those wire hangers that I can hang it on the wall with...


My favorite finish...Blue House Needle Primer from With My Needle.  I will have to take another picture tomorrow when the light is better.  Here's the front:


And here's the back:


I have quite a few more things that need finishing.  Next week is a holiday weekend, I may have to dedicate another day to getting some additional finishing done!

I've been trying to keep up with blog reading but I'm a bit behind.  I hope to get caught up soon!  Hope you are all having a nice weekend.  Happy stitching!

24 comments:

Theresa said...

Wow!!! You sure got a lot done!!!! Beautiful finishes!!!!! Love them~

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

great job on finishing - they are all so cute!

marly said...

Excellent work on the finishing and you really got a lot done. Holiday weekend? Yikes!! It's Labor Day already!

Gabi said...

You did a fantastic job there. All your finishes look just gorgeous.

Barb said...

Fantastic finishes!!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your finishing and finishes are beautiful.

Deborah said...

Beautiful finishing!

Becky K in OK said...

What a great way to spend your day. They are all wonderful.

Rebecca said...

beautiful finishes...your friend is going to be so happy

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Such beautiful needlework...then you finish them off so professionally! Treasures ... each and everyone!

Grit said...

Wow,
all things are very beautuful.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Hazel said...

Fantastic finishing Cathy. Love them all. Some great designs too. Xx

Marilyn said...

Great job on finishing.
I especailly like the Glory House and the Stripes, very nice.
Can't wait to see what you finish next weekend!
Marilyn

Margaret said...

All your finishing is wonderful! Lucky friend that you finished her pieces for her too!

Vickie said...

Good for you! You did so well. AND so many. =)

Anonymous said...

What fabulous finished finishes, Cathy! I love how you finished the SB piece!

Robin in Virginia

Shirlee said...

Gorgeous projects!!! Gorgeous-gorgeous-gorgeous!!! Did I mention they are gorgeous??? Love 'em!!!

Scattered Threads said...

Very Beautiful finishes.
Jackie

Mindi said...

Lovely finishes, I especially love how you finished the Shepherd's Bush piece.

Karoline said...

Great finishes, they're all gorgeous

Katrina said...

Everything is so sweet!!!!!! Great job :-).

Chris said...

What beautifu finishing! All your pieces are lovely.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Great finishing day! I love the hornbook. I need to finish stitching the Chessie & Me piece. I like the idea of a pillow. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa S. said...

Love all your finishes! Especially the second look at the retreat pieces-they are awesome! Bring your for show & tell in AZ-I'd love to see them!