The time is ticking away before we leave for Philadelphia on Thursday. We are getting very excited about our trip and have a lot of stuff planned to see and do. But before we go, I thought I’d finish up a few things. These are two more of the Essie’s Friends pieces from Elegant Stitch. I stitched both of them up last week and did the finishing on Saturday. Pretty quick and easy. These are the first two that actually got finished without months (or a year) going by. Maybe I’m getting better at tackling new things. They are both finished as tin pins (with the Twisted Threads tin pins), and it was my first time doing this type of finishing. I learned a couple of things for next time, but all in all they were pretty easy and straightforward.
I’m hoping to participate in the Focus on Finishing FAL this month. They’ll be doing a pinkeep class, and I’ve been wanting to learn how to make a pinkeep. I have my Eek! piece all ready for pinkeep status. I think all I may need is some ribbon.
I have several finishing techniques I’d like to try out this year: a scissor fob, a pinkeep, a flat fold, a tin box top, a bellpull, a needle roll and a scissor keeper. I have a couple of pieces that are all ready to be finished, so I’ll probably put some of these finishing techniques to use sooner rather than later.
I am very close to finishing Their Song, and hope to have it finished up tonight. It will be so good to finally finish a larger piece. And speaking of Blackbird Designs, my replacement fabric for the newest Loose Feathers arrived last night. The first piece was, in my opinion, terrible. I am also moving right along on the Liguria block of Tesori. I have two motifs left to stitch, then the backstitching. Hopefully next week this will be done.
Ok, enough rambling. I’ll be sure to post my Their Song finish before I go, and you can look forward to some photos from our trip when I get back. Then I’ll be diving into Katrina’s RR block. I think I have my charts all picked out. Until then…take care of yourselves!
I am grateful for practice, practice practice.
I’ve received word that Carol received the birthday gifts I sent her. I stitched this needleminder for her, using the same finishing technique I used for my Flower of Courage. I chose to stitch a motif from the Sarah Moon sampler, because Carol loves Ackworth School samplers. I am so pleased she likes it. Happy Birthday, Carol!
It was a good, but busy weekend. I was able to get to the halfway point on Their Song, which is where I wanted to be by the end of last week. I was even able to get a bit farther yesterday. We finished watching Season 2 of Dark Angel, and now we’ve starting watching Season 1 of JAG, which is one of Eric’s favorite shows. Anyway, one of my goals for this month was to finish Their Song. I don’t know that I’m going to make it, since I won’t be stitching tonight. Oh well, I’ve made good progress on it, which I am really glad for. I would really like to finish a larger project. The only piece over a small-size that I’ve finished this year is my Lemon Meringue Sampler. So, it’s about time to get something off my WIP list. Once I finish up Their Song, I plan to get back to Baby Garden so that I can finish it up. Wouldn’t that be nice?
I’ve also had to send back the fabric that I got for the newest Loose Feathers – it was terrible. So, I’ll be exchanging it for a piece that looks a little better, I hope!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
I am grateful for the realization of which choice to make.
I finished up the branch of cherries last night. I just love the cherries, the way they look with the Red Rocks and Aztec Red threads. Love them. Last night was a lovely relaxing night, which we both needed. Eric had had a really bad day. So, we watched a couple of episodes of Dark Angel after dinner and just relaxed. I finished up the cherry stems right at ten o’clock which is when I stop stitching at night.
And speaking of Blackbird Designs, have you seen the new Loose Feathers? I love this one. It may be the next one I stitch. I’m on automatics for these, so I should be getting mine soon I hope!
I’ve put a few stitches into my Barnabee’s Quest the past few morning too. I am still working on the over one portion in Part 2, violets I think they are. Strangely enough, the spot I got stuck on in Baby Garden was also the over one portion. I’ll post a photo when I finish the band I’m working on. Guess I should get back to stitching on Baby Garden too soon.
I saw the new Little House Needleworks new releases yesterday, and I just love this one. I feel another stash buying expedition coming on.
I am grateful for Jim Dale.