Sunday, April 10, 2011

A finish from last weekend.... and more!

This is "Summer Sachet" from Blackbird Designs "A Stitchers Journey" book. 
I stitched it last Saturday (the 2nd) and finished it on Sunday a.m. I had planned to post it all week, but never got around to it. I used a little oval box and no, I didn't "paint" it, I liked it this color. Since it's for me, that's good, right? ;-) It was a quick stitch & an easy finish. I have other pieces from the book picked out to stitch & hope to pull the threads later today. It's small, but at least it's a finish & I like it! :-)


We spent Friday & Saturday in NC.  We went to Rockingham to the Drag Races yesterday.  It was COLD!  The high was only in the 50's, it was windy & very cloudy & misted rain a little bit (and it felt like the 30's!).  It wouldn't have been so bad had we been prepared for the weather, but it was supposed to be in the 80's!  And today is supposed to be around 90 and it's maybe 60.


Anyway, we've never been to the drag races, so it was a new experience and I have to say, it was FUN!  It was also loud & smelly - all the burning rubber, but it was still fun.  We will, however, find a different location to spend the night.  We stayed at a B&B that looked great online - NOT!  It was really terribly rundown and the breakfast was not even edible at all.  UGH!  Other than that though - it was a good time & nice to get away, even if it was only 48 hours.  :-)



And here are some "Huswifes" I made last week as well.  I'm slow at getting things posted.  These are like the one I won in Mermuo's drawing.  They were fun to make & will make great gifts I think.  The pattern is from one of the books in a previous post.  I enjoyed making them & have plans to make more. 


Thanks for stopping by - have a great week ahead & happy stitching!

17 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a cutie - and it's good to see you stitching (and finishing) again! That book is loaded, isn't it? I went to drag races about a hundred years ago, and really enjoyed it a lot.

merumo said...

Cute!! I always love BBD's projects, but haven't made any lately. And glad to hear you finally made to Drag race and enjoyed. It's been unbelievably cold and raining here in Arizona, too. But it's a perfect weather to stay at home with stitching :)))

Donna said...

I LOVE the way you have finished it. Your stitching looks lovely!!

Karen said...

cute finish Amy! I am waiting for my fabric so i can stitch the project in the book that goes into the little card box. :) it's been chilly here too, only has been up to 60 and after being in the 100's already, that freezing to me. LOL

Robin said...

Lovely design and beautiful finish, too. Congrats!

Daffycat said...

Very cute finishes, Amy! Your pincushion is darling and the Huswifes would make fantastic gifts!

Karen said...

I love your pincushion finish! Glad you had a good time even though the weather was that great. Great job on the huswifes too.

happy stitching......

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finishes! They're beautiful.

Teresa S. said...

Summer Sachet turned out so cute-love the rick rack on the lid. And the little huswifes turned out just great!

Faye said...

Great BBD finish! And, the huswife's look great as well~~ Hate the dragrace was so cold for you guys and the B&B was a bust~ Kisses to Abigail~~ Faye

Tricia said...

*Love* the huswifes that you made! I may have to buy that book just for that pattern!! Your pincushion turned out so cute as well!

Rita said...

Beautiful finishes. I absolutely love the huswives. I've gotta figure out how to make those.

Nicole said...

Adorable finish Amy!! It turned out great. The huswifes turned out great too. Sorry the B&B was not any good, but glad you still had fun!

merumo said...

I'm back again for your Huswife! They look lovely. Who are the lucky friends?

Pointed Stitcher said...

I just love our finishes. Those Huswifes are great!!

Blu said...

Love the pincushion! It's so cute.

The Huswifs look great!

Fiona said...

Your pincushion is very cute, I will have to stitch something from this book as all the finishes I've seen are really nice. The Huswife's look fantastic too.