Sunday, January 31, 2010

Busy busy..... (finishes....!!!)

How did Sunday evening get here so quickly? I would swear it was just Friday a few hours ago....

I did do some stitching last night & some finishing & sewing today - but first, look at how pretty my Amaryllis is! I bought it a day or two after Christmas and it has 3 blooms open with 2 more to come. I've never had one with 5! I think it's lovely! :-)




I decided to try to make a couple of zippered bags - just wanted to see how they would come out. Both are fairly small & odd sized - just using some zippers a friend of my mom's gave me to see which I prefer to make. Both worked out - so either one works - I guess that's good! What do you think? The bottom one is a Moda Blackbird "Madeira" fabric - love it!




I was listening to an audio book last night & just stitching up a storm. I did the 3 following pieces and finished them this afternoon. The first is a freebie in the latest San-Man newsletter. It's on 32 ct Ruby Wine Belfast with CC Spun Sugar - might look familiar as it's the same thread/fabrics as in the exchange I just sent out.


Next is my "Funky Bird"! I think he's just the cutest thing.... he's from a big thick cross stitch book - don't recall the name of it right now but I can pull it back out if anyone is interested. I changed the colors (of course) and I like it! It's stitched on 32 ct White Belfast w/DMC floss & filled with crushed walnut shells - so that makes it a pin pillow doesn't it? ;-) I don't understand why it looks wrinkled in the pic - it doesn't in person. :-( Oh well, I'm happy with it!

Last but not least is a freebie from "The Stitcherhood", isn't it cute? I LOVE the new red paisley fabric - got it yesterday at the quilt shop. I think the ribbon is a bit wide but it will do until I can get something else. All I had in white was too narrow or this, and all I had in red was either too bright or too dark. Can't win sometimes huh? Again, LOVE this red paisley - I see a tote bag or maybe a purse in the near future from this fabric... **YES** I am a fabric addict!
Yes, that was 3 full finishes in 24 hours - I can do it when the mood hits - which isn't very often. I just decided I was in the mood for Valentine's Day.... and didn't stop once I got started! :-)

Okay - off to stitch a bit and listen to more of my book - Diana Gabaldon's "Dragonfly In Amber" - I'm LOVING this series - and I can stitch & listen at the same time, so that makes it even better!

Have a great week ahead, thanks for stopping by & happy stitching!!!







20 comments:

saras said...

love them all! I've got to try that type of finishing! Love the red paisly too!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Very nice, love the white ribbon just the way it is:)

Natasha said...

Wow three finishes in one night you go girl. I love that red paisley fabric. Very pretty

I want to try making a zippered bag. I have some lovely fabric I need to use, it has been in my drawer for almost two years :)

Tkae care

Zoe said...

These are beautiful finishes. Just in time for Valentine's day! There are just too many beautiful fabrics out there!!

DonnaTN said...

Wonderful finishes! You have had a very productive weekend!

Becky K in OK said...

Aren't amaryllis amazing? Your's is beautiful. Love your three finishes too. You must have been in turbo to get them all done!!

Irene said...

Love all your finishes. The Amaryllis is very nice, I usually get one but forgot this year.

Nic said...

Lovely finishes! I'm seeing a lot of red on blogs lately, and it's so pretty!

Melinda said...

Lovely finishes!:)
I love Diana Gabaldon's books, too.;)

FayeRaye said...

Like them all...LOVE the stitcherhood!! I may have to try one of those pillow like that!~~ too cute fabric... Take care and stay warm, Faye

Julie M said...

Nice finishes Amy! Love the "love" one!

Deb said...

The amaryllis is so beautiful. Something colorful to look at during this deary time of year. And I love all your finishes! Just beautiful.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

BEAUTIFUL! And I love that series by Diana...I just finished her last one in book form ECHO IN THE BONE which was fabulous!

BeckySC said...

You did GREAT GF!!!! WTG :)Happy to see you stitching....AND finishing :)

Vonna said...

I love all your finishes Amy, and your fabrics are all just gorgeous ;)
That exchange is really great too! Go girl...your a stitching, sewing dynamo!

I've never seen a 5 bud amaryllis either...and I love the color of yours too :)

The zippered bags are wonderful. I love those for projects on the go ;)

Karen said...

Love your finishes! The fabrics are great and I like the paisley too.

Great job on the zippered bags...you've been busy!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the way you finished your finishes, too. :)

Shelleen said...

I love all of your finishes and the zippered bags. I listen to audiobooks a lot when I am stitching. They are a lot of fun.

Carol R said...

Wow Amy you have been busy with your pretty pillows!
Wonderful amarylis - I'm not to good with plants!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finished. I especially like the Love one. Beautiful fabric.