Monday, May 20, 2013

Some Finishing

Yesterday started out nice but it changed to rain as the day progressed.  Made for another good stitching day!  Before stitching though I worked on some finishing. That pile has grown over the last few months and I need to work on getting it down to a more manageable size!

Here are the fruits of my labor...two hornbooks and an ornament!


The hornbook top let is a design from Chessie and Me called Birds and Blooms.  I used the recommended linen, 36 ct LL Vintage Exampler, and fibers, Belle Soie and Gloriana silks.  Quick and easy finish!

The ornament to the right is from the LHN series - it's stitched on some 40 ct linen that I had in my stash with the recommended fibers.

At the bottom, Sew Petite from iStitch Designs.  I used Gloriana Schoolhouse Red silk on some 40 ct linen from my stash.  Another easy finish.  If you are interested, you can purchase the chart from Carol here.

I also spent some time last night stitching on my Chessie and Me sampler from the Stitchville Retreat; not enough progress yet to be worth sharing a picture, but I will get there soon and then will take a picture for you.

Rainy, humid, a little windy here....here's to the week ahead. Hope it is a good one!

20 comments:

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Great finishing work. I love the Chessie and Me design. CJ in OK

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my goodness, Cathy. Your finishing is so beautiful!!! Love your pieces.

Laurie in Iowa said...

All of your finishes look wonderful.

Margaret said...

They're all wonderful! I love hornbooks.

Barb said...

Good for you getting that finishing done.The projects all look great!

Melissa said...

Beautiful pieces, Cathy! You must be so pleased with them.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Stitching and finishing perfection!!!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

I am always impressed by all that you accomplish! I admire your workmanship and finishing skills!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishing, congratulations

Bekca said...

Birds and Blooms looks wonderful as a hornbook. Congratulations on such beautiful finishes :)
Best wishes.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finishes - congrats!

Katrina said...

They are so pretty!!!!!!!!! Love them!!!!!!

Ranae said...

Fantastic finishing, love all three

Vickie said...

ooOoo! So pretty.

Brigitte said...

Very nice finishing. I should do the same with some of my finished pieces ...

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

How adorable. Don't you just love doing the small finishes and they look so wonderful!

Carol said...

Such beautiful finishes, Cathy--love them all!!

Denise said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the hornbooks, I need to get me some of them.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Anne said...

Really lovely hornbook finishes! So sweet!

Lynn said...

Lovely finishing Cathy! I love those little hornbooks. I can't seem to find them anywhere around here.