Sunday, January 11, 2015

Finishing Day

Today was another one of those "stay inside" kind of days. It was cold outside and this afternoon we had a few flurries. While the washing machine and dryer were churning away, I did some finishing.

I always think that I can accomplish far more than I actually have time for. I had a project to work on for my friend Judy. I'm not a big fan of sewing with invisible thread, but it all worked out. Her project will be mailed to her this week.

Then I decided to finish this piece that I stitched last fall. You'll recognize the design - it's Needleworker from Little House Needleworks. I changed the color of the berries but otherwise it's stitched with the called for threads on 35ct Straw. Now the finish is not my idea...I saw this finish on Stasi's blog (Bee-Mused and Bee-Stitching) and fell in love with the idea. Stasi got the idea from Syd (Syd's Stitching Room). See how much influence we have on each other?

Here it is, my Boardwalk Stitching Basket:





I have it attached to the top using magnets, one on each end. I'm debating whether I will keep it that way. I think I may tack it down to the top of the liner instead. We'll try it this way for awhile and then I will decide.

Then, I had a small framing project to work on. Now, I am not a big fan of framing, I usually will have someone else do it, but this was a small project and I figured I could manage it.

The design you will recognize - I can't remember the name - but it was one of the 2013 club pieces from Blackbird Designs through Dyeing to Stitch. They sent along fabric to make it into a pillow, but I found this frame at my LNS and decided it was just perfect for this design!





That's it. There are quite a few more projects in the finishing basket waiting to be finished but they will have to wait for another time. Now I need to get back to my pre-stitching...on to panel #4!

Happy Stitching!

13 comments:

Deb said...

Nice work!!! Love your BB Designs piece! Looks fabulous in a frame!

carol fun said...

Lovely finishes! I did that piece Blackbird piece... I think it was called Bittersweet September...bittersweet something... I haven't gotten my framed yet but yours is so pretty. Have to dig mine out. Happy stitching!

barbara said...

Oh, Cathy! What beautiful finishes!!!

Stasi said...

Beautiful job on the basket Cathy--we can be twins!!!
I do have to correct the fact that I got the inspiration from my friend Syd (Syd's Stitching Room) and not Annette.
Keep warm!!!

Barbi said...

Love the stitching basket! I would keep it there.

Smily - Света said...

I like your finishes! Look really good!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love the basket lid :) I'm with you though, I think (knowing me and how I am on things) I'd have to attach mine to the lid, as magnets wouldn't stand up to me. :)
I adore your BBD framed piece! Looks perfect in that frame Cathy!
Stay warm!

Khristine Doiron said...

Needleworker looks great on the top of a basket and you are right, the Blackbird Designs piece looks great in that frame. Beautiful finishing!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Good for you! So nice to get these pieces finished to admire.

Arthemise said...

I love the finishing! I may have to steal that too.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Looks like a productive day to me! I need to have a finishing day too...soon. Love the frame you found.

donnacrafts said...

I really like this design and it works perfectly with the frame. Just lovely...

Andrea said...

A beautiful basket lid and the BD finish is lovely.