Wednesday, September 12, 2012

And More Finishes

A few more finishes to share with you...

I finally finished my retreat piece from earlier this year.  I had finished the pincushion on top and the little strawberry (hanging in the back) but had not finished the needlebook...it is now finished!  This is a design from Victoria Sampler.



This next piece, I can't even tell you when I stitched it, it was stitched so long ago.  It was in my finishing pile because it was supposed to have piping around the edge of the pillow.  I don't really know how to make piping.  I got the bright idea to finish with chenille in a coordinating color.  I am happy with it.  The design was an exclusive from Blackbird Designs for Elegant Stitch.


Last but not least, some ornaments, also from Victoria Sampler.  Two for Minnesota and one for Indiana.  In the second photo you can see the fabric that I used on the back of the Minnesota ornaments (special Minnesota fabrics.)  These still need to have bows added; I didn't have the right ribbon in my stash, so will add them later.



The finishing pile is finally starting to disappear....just one or two more days dedicated to finishing and I might actually be caught up!

23 comments:

Keeper of the Crowes said...

You have "mad skills", Cathy! Love that Blackbird piece.
Linda

Margaret said...

It feels good to get the finishing pile down, doesn't it!

Von said...

Cathy, I love all these finished pieces! They're all amazing. :)

Margaret said...

Wow! So beautiful, all of them! But I just love that Victoria Sampler piece. Spectacular finishing!

Barb said...

Your finishes are just lovely!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous finishing, love them!

Hugs,

marly said...

Your retreat pieces are wonderful!! Great job on the finishing too.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

I love your finishing techniques...you really give your projects a polished look! You know how to compliment your handwork well!

Theresa said...

Great finishes!!!!! They are all so beautiful~

Chris said...

You are knocking out your finishing pile. These all look wonderful!!

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishing, well done!

Stasi said...

Lovely finishing job on all!!! I've also been on a finishing roll.....I wonder if it's the cooler weather that has renewed energy levels! :)

Shirlee said...

Your stitching & finishing is always so lovely!

Vickie said...

Great job Cathy. I love that flower on the BBD pillow.

BrendaS said...

Very nice finishing Cathy! I especially like the Victoria Sampler retreat piece:))

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome finishes, Cathy! I love the Minnesota backing fabric!

Edgar said...

What lovely finishes!!! Congrats!!

Deb said...

Such beautiful finishes Kathy. I just love your Victoria Sampler piece. I'm so happy to see it finished. Beautiful.

Gabi said...

Love all your finishes. So beautiful! The Victoria Sampler piece is such a darling piece.

WendyJo said...

Love the finishes!!!

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes! You're on a roll!

Lynn said...

Lovely finishes Cathy! I love how you used the chenille on the one pillow. I think it's much nicer than the piping would have been.
BTW, I can't do piping either.

Ranae said...

Love thE fabulous finishes
I plan to finish a few, well, maybe one tonight, lol