Saturday, January 10, 2009

Finally, pics to share!

I have 3 finishes to share. You might call them "UFO's" that are finally finished... the Lizzie Kate Double Flips were started in Dec of 07 when the first set of charts was released. I finished them in Dec of 08, so it only took a year! ;-) I made lots of color changes & have decided at this time not to use the charms. I may change my mind later. As you can see, I stitched them on banding & will make a bell pull one of these days. ;-)


Next up is a cute design by "My Big Toe".... Debbie sure knows what she's talking about with this design! ;-) I changed the colors again (as usual) and stitched it on 30 ct WDW linen. I think it turned out cute. I started it in Oct just before we left for our retreat. There were four of us working on it (that I know of). I know Teresa & Char (no blogs) finished theirs, Susan probably hasn't yet ;-) . I finished mine a day or two before New Years & added the beads/charm this afternoon. Not sure how I'll finish it yet, but it needs to hang by my computer I think. :-)

And last but certainly not least, this is the Happy Home Sampler that I started last May. I looked back & my only pic/post was May 31st, so it was towards the end of May when it was started I guess. When I picked it up just before the end of 2008, I was to the house, but the trees on either side were done. I ony changed the color of the house on this one. I think it's a cute design!

I'm really tired this weekend but I'm planning to stitch a bit on my Personalized Quaker by Martina Dey. I don't have much done, but hope to remedy that now. I know it won't be finished for awhile as I have some other things I need to get stitched, but I'm ready to stitch with one thread color for a couple of days. ;-) I just went & looked back to see if I could find a pic of my Quaker Sampler & I sure did, from Jan 19th 2008... and I haven't touched it since... SHAME ON ME! Here is the "old pic"... hope to make some real progress over the next week or two...
(and yes, it's still wrinkled!)!

The Barrett-Jackson car auctions start this week, 39 hours of car auctions & Ray watches it all. Well, he records it all & watches most of it. I don't mind as I use it for stitching time. :-) He's happy & so I am. So, I hope to find lots of stitching time to "listen" & watch for the 69 & 70 muscle cars, (my favs) & a 69 (or 70) Mach 1 Mustang is my "dream car"! Love to see those, but hate to see what they sell for, it means I'll never have one! :-( I guess that's what "dreams" are for huh?) I also updated my "things to remember" on the sidebar... some of them are really, really wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend & happy stitching!!

23 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Amy, I adore your L*K! The only reason I didn't choose to stitch it was because I didn't like the colors and I'm not confident enough in choosing my own! You did a beautiful job! I love your color choices!!
Your MBT is too cute!! Love it!
And your sampler is absolutely gorgeous!!
Congrats on 3 amazing finishes!! I'm so happy for you:) Good job!

-missy- said...

Where do you find the time?? Amazing LK finish not to mention the sampler and the MBT finish!! Congratulations!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Everything looks so great!

Christine said...

I like how your Double Flips turned out! That was a great idea to stitch them on the banding. I did the designs as well (charted colours with the border) and I think that I'll frame it.

Your other finishes look great, too!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finishes! I love the MBT one :)

Rachel said...

Great finishes! Im still working (if it can be called that) on my Happy Home sampler. About the only thing I will be changing on mine is the house color as well.

karen said...

great finishes Amy! i know doug is getting ready to watch Barrett Jacksons too, he was watching part of last years today. OY! It's only held across town but we have never been, would be interesting just to see everything.

Cindy said...

Love the finished, they are great! Also great WIP!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on some wonderful finishes! I particularly love the Happy Home Sampler, I fell in love with it since I saw it on someone's blog for the first time.

Carolyn NC said...

Great stitching! Great quotes in your sidebar, too.

Ulla said...

Your finishes looks great! Congratulations!

Donna said...

Love the LK and the Happy Home Sampler. Some really great finishes. Congratulations!

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Terry said...

Amy, it is all beautiful. Excellent job!!

Andrea said...

You have some wonderful finishes. I do like the Happy Home Sampler.

Vonna said...

HEY! You got married the year I was graduating from High School :)
COOL!
Love them all Amy! You did a spectacular job of them all!

Nicole said...

Great finishes Amy! I can't believe you finished the Happy Home Sampler! I still only have two flowers stitched at the bottom - so sad! You inspire me to get back to mine! Congrats again on all your finishes - they are beautiful! Hope to see you soon! :)

Beth said...

I really like the way you did the L*K Double Flipits. I have the My Big Toe design in my to do stash, it really hits home here! Your sampler is gorgeous, I don't know how you all stitch so fast.

Beth

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finishes! Congrats.

staci said...

WooHoo! Congrats on all of your wonderful finishes!!!

Shelleen said...

everything looks awesome!!!

laura said...

WOW your finishes are beautiful. I love how you changed the colours on your L*K

Kajsa said...

Great finishes!! So pretty!

Lee said...

My husband is addicted to the Barrett Jackson, too. Like you, I deal with it by stitching through it. But Saturday night one of his friends had an auction party (men only), so he went over there, and I was glad to get the TV back for the evening!

Your stitching is lovely!