Thursday, July 15, 2010

A few finishes.....

Since hubby & I are going to Ireland this fall and not taking vacation this summer, I decided I still needed a couple of "mental health" days. I have used my time wisely to do some reorganizing, stitching and finishing!

HIH "Hearts & Flowers" fob
Cross Stitch & Needlework Feb. 1999


I've been reorganizing my craft room and found myself going through my magazines where I came across this little design. It was so cute and just had to be stitched. How had I missed this in 1999? It is supposed to be a scissor fob but I am going to display it as a small. Just too darn cute if I say so myself.

4th of July Quaker freebie
While shopping at Joann's, I found some round wooden boxes on clearance for 97 cents. How could I pass those up! While going through some finishes, I found this 4th of July design from Aury I stitched last month and thought it would fit perfectly on one of them. This is my first round box finish and a lot easier than I thought it might be. Will be perfect next year holding my treasures.

Notice the little birdie? I saw one of these on another blog a couple of months ago and just had to make one. I am not a big bird fan, but he is just too cute! You can find the pattern at Spool Sewing. My sewing skills are limited so I learned a lot on my first and hope to practice on a few more in different color combinations.

Well...that's it for now. I have finally wrapped up all of my exchange stitching and I am itching to start something new! Thanks for visiting and happy stitching.....

23 comments:

  1. Those are some lovely finishes Karen! The birdie is just too cute :o)

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  2. Great Finishing Karen
    I've done the bird from Spool Sewing - Wasn't it fun :)

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  3. So cute!! Love that little heart small. I've done that before, not seeing something in a magazine until years later :-)

    Love the birdie too!

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  4. Love all the finishes, especially that wonderful heart box. I've been wanting to stitch that. Looks great.
    ~Nan

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  5. Oh wow! I love all your finishes! You really made good use of your time! Ireland in the fall -- sounds idyllic!

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  6. I love them all Karen~~ Especially the little birdie....too cute!

    You are amazing at finding those bargins. I only wish I could be you and save that kind of money!!!hahaha

    Enjoy your MH days and your weekend visit.

    Faye

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  7. Great finishes! Everything looks lovely. Your time was spent wisely.

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  8. Wonderful finishes Karen!! That birdie is too cute!

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  9. All three are wonderful! I may need to go back through my old magazines to see if I have that one!

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  10. What lovely finishes! I especially like your box finish and the HIH one is really cute. Loved your little birdie, it looks great!

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  11. Great finishes! Perfect mental health days!! A trip to Ireland this fall sounds amazing! Have a great weekend. Mere

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  12. Lovely finishes ... and my best wishes for a lovely trip to Ireland ... one of my secret dreams.

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  13. Lovely finishes. I do love a well-placed bird, so I may have to do one of those. :)

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  14. Super finishes. Great job on the round box top.. circles are hard to get so perfect. The birdie is quite a cutie too!

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  15. What great finishes. Thanks for the link to Spool Sewing. I saw some other great things on their website!

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  16. Karen, your finishes look great !!! One of the fun parts of organizing is that you find all these little treasures that you had forgotten about. :-)

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  17. Both the finishes are so cool. Love the birdie

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  18. Great finishes Karen. Aury's design looks fabulous on that box. I have made a few of those birds - a little fiddly but I love the way they look.

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  19. Your stitching and finishes are great Karen...love the little birdie! I just recently reorganized, found "new" treasures that had been consumed by my growing stash AND started a blog! Hope to hear from you soon!

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  20. I love the way you finished your heart on the box top, Karen. I really have to stitch that one myself--it is one of my favorites. And what a sweet bird :)

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  21. Lovely finishes. The bird is very cute.

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