Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last finishes of 2010 & a lovely gift...

I had planned to post these pics last night, but after we ate dinner, I didn't feel so good.  I think I ate too many "goodies" yesterday! ;-(

First, let me share the lovely gift Karen gave me yesterday..... I ADORE it!  She had stitched the same design (different finish) for an exchange at the Pals Fall Fling.  I went nuts over it then, guess she remembered!  Thank you again Karen, I LOVE it!   And it was packaged so cute I hated to open it - well, almost! ;-)  Karen also makes the cutest cards/tags, and the gingham on the card matches the finishing fabric on the back - too cute! 

  Isn't it great!!

And this is what I stitched yesterday afternoon while chatting Karen's ears off.  I would have had it finished before she left, but I left out 4 stitches in the middle of the scissors - had to rip it out & fix it.  I did that & finished it up within 45 minutes after she left.  It's from Pin Pokes I by Homespun Elegance and a QUICK stitch.  It's on a 32 ct Lakeside small cut using GAST's floss (yes, I changed the colors a bit - what's new?!)  Not sure how I'm going to finish it yet, but I'll decide soon.  This will be the last finish for 2010 because I hurt my left arm and don't think after working all day on the computer that I'm up to stitching tonight.  Might have to watch one of the movies Karen  & talked about on my iPad via Netflix...  that way it won't "bother" Ray since he's busy tonight.  


And last but not least is JBW Designs French Country Angel.  I finished this just before Christmas & I will make an ornament out it - maybe tomorrow afternoon.  It's on 25 ct over 1 and I changed the word from "Angel" to "Believe" using the word from a freebie - I'll have to look for it & edit the post later.  I LOVE how it turned out.  One can never have too many ornaments - or angels!


Thanks for stopping by & hope you have a happy, healthly & very blessed New Year! 
HAPPY STITCHING!!

14 comments:

natalyK said...

Beautiful stitching Amy! Let us know how you finish it. I love the gift your friend gave you! What is the pattern??

Jackie said...

What a beautiful gift from Karen! I can see why you went nuts over it. Love your finishes as well and I hope your shoulder/arm feels better quickly.

Karen said...

Love the bird....that came out very nicely! Sorry you hurt your arm....hope you feel better soon!

Of course....all of the goodies I brought home are gone! Think I may have to make some of those this weekend.

Hope you have a great weekend....

Maggee said...

The present from Karen is quite nice! I have been the recipient of a stitched piece from Karen in an exchange, and know just how great her stitching and card making are! I like that you changed the JBW piece to say 'believe'--very nice touch! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs.

Patty C. said...

Karen made you such a lovely gift !!!
Congratulations

Best wishes in the New Year

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great pieces! Will make beautiful ornies! More for the tree - yeah! Happy New Year!

Fiona said...

Your gift from Karen is lovely and I agree the packaging is almost too cute to open. Your stitching looks great too. Have a Good New Year.

Hugs

Fiona

Catherine said...

What a beautiful gift! Love your stitches too!

Lisa S said...

What a beautiful gift from Karen!!

Love the bird and the angel you stitched!

I hope your arm feels better soon!

Happy New Year!!

Andrea said...

A wonderful gift and a lovely finish.

Have a wonderful 2011.

Raggedy Ann said...

Beautiful!!
Happy New Year!
Louise

Nicole said...

I love the gift from Karen!! How sweet!! I also love your finishes - they turned out so pretty! Happy New Year - hope to see you soon! :)

BrendaS said...

What a great gift from Karen. Lucky you:)))

Your finishes are pretty too. I hope your arm feels better soon.

Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful gift! Love you work too! Here's wishing you more love, laughter, blessings and stitching in 2011