Sunday, October 5, 2008

FINISHES! Woohooo!!!!

I've been finishing over the past couple of weekends trying to get a few things ready for the Pals Retreat which is coming up quickly! But first, let me show you the ornament I sent to Vonna in September in the monthly oranment exchange group we're in. It's a Prairie Schooler "Quilt" Strawberry. I know how much Vonna loves PS & quilts, so I decided to stitch this for her. It was my first, but it won't be my last. It was a fun finish and I think Vonna likes it! :-)

Next are 5 Lizzie Kate ornaments I did the finishing on for my friend Char. She is using the 4 that are over 1 for the Pals ornament exchange, aren't they cute? The other is one she stitched for me since I was doing the finishing for her. Wasn't that sweet of her? These are cuter than I expected, just love "Cookies" & "Santa". :-)


Next are my ornaments for the retreat ornament exchange... they are by JBW Designs, Bent Creek, Stone & Thread and the biscornu is from the 2008 JCS Ornament issue by Cherished Stitches.



I also helped Renee get her finished started yesterday on her ornaments. She let me know today that they are finished, yeah!!


Next is Just Nan's "Pansy Cameo" made into a pinkeep. I think it turned out pretty. This has been stitched for awhile, just not finished. I'm so happy to have it done!


I also have Shepherd's Bush "Heart Blooms" that has been stitched for a bit that I made into a pinkeep too. Cute isn't it? Or at least I like it! :-)

And last but not least tonight is JBW's new "Christmas Purse". I stitched this while watching the first presidental debate, and just got around to the finishing yesterday. I think it's cute and worked up great into a cube.


I have a bellpull that is sewn up, but I decided to paint the hardware white & it's not dry, so I'll share that pic next time when it's completely finished.

There is also one more piece that I can't show yet.... those who are coming to the Pals retreat will see it then, everyone else will have to wait until afterwards. And I'm hoping to finish up my Maderia Tin class pieces tomorrow or the next day - I'll share pics when it's all done. One piece is finished, one to go! Yeah!!!

Thanks for looking... have a great week ahead & happy stitching!

32 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!

staci said...

My goodness you've been BUSY!!! Wonderful stitching and finishing!!!

Becky K in OK said...

That's quite alot of finishing you did. All are wonderful.

Suzanne said...

Excellent finishes and very inspiring. You have given me some great ideas. Thank you!

Beth said...

WOWSERS!!!!! Amy, those are some fantastic finishes. Man, they are great! I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to - LOL

Beth

CraftyT said...

WOW you really have been busy! They all look great.

I hope ya'll have a great time at the retreat. I still hope to make it up to visit you one of these days :)
Natasha

handgemacht said...

Lovely finishes! They are all great!
Barbara

Vonna said...

ALL are beautiful! Love them!!! :o)))

cathymk said...

Fabulous finishing Amy!! WOW!!

Sharon said...

They all look fabulous!

Joanie said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing! You've been busy and the results are fabulous.

Can you tell me the name of the snowman pattern from Stone and Thread and where you purchased it? It's a must have cause I collect snowmen...thanks!

Nicole said...

Wow Amy!!! Those are all great finishes! I'm very impressed! :) I can't wait to see your mystery project at the retreat! Only 10 days away (for me)! :)

Carolyn said...

Wow - fantastic job finishing! All are great.

Julianne said...

Amy,

You've been very busy and what great things you did! I'd have to say my favorite is the cute snowman face.

I hope you have a good week.

Yvonne..... said...

WOW! Lovely stitching AND lovely finishing!

Andrea said...

Wow Amy so many wonderful finishes.

Petra said...

WOW Amy!
You've somehow added hours to your day and you aren't sharing with us how! Amazing finished, thanks for showing us...I'm green with envy!

Ruth said...

Heavens! You were a busy little finishing goddess. :) They're all beautiful..... I'll take them all.

Shelleen said...

your finishes are awesome. I love those ornaments that Char stitched. Where do you get the pretty pins for your pinkeeps?

Einschies stitching blog said...

Oh myyy, the purse is wonderful, I haven´t seen the chart before buit I will get it;-))) And all your finishings are great Amy;-)

Gaby

Sylvie said...

Wonderful job, your finishes are gorgeous!

vEr0n!c@ said...

I love all your finishes. Every single one of it is pretty in its own unique way. Lovely!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what an armful of beautiful things! You are inspiring me to get busy with some finishing of my own - or all those stitched but unfinished Christmas ornaments will not make it to the tree!

Daffycat said...

Wow, you have some awesome finishes! Well done!

Jeanne said...

Wow - this is incredible to have so many finishes! Everything is just way too cute - great job!!

kimstitch3 said...

What beautiful work you have done. Thanks for sharing them with us on here. Keep them coming,Kimberly

Lana said...

Wow! These finishes are beautiful!! Good job!!!

Kajsa said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love everything but the pinkeeps are my favorites.

Carol R said...

Great stitching and finishing. Hard to pick a favorite!

Sonda in OR said...

It all looks so great! All I can say is WOW!

Debbie said...

I would love to know the name of the pattern for the snowman faces---love them!!!!

Lennu said...

Wow, how beautiful! You've really been busy stitching and finishing! Everything is so pretty, I love the strawberry :)