Saturday, February 4, 2012

Dusting off the sewing machine....


I finally got my gumption up to
do some finishing today.


La D Da "In the Sweet"

This design stitched in DMC resulted in
some "funky" colors but I had the perfect
olive ric rac from Victorian Motto
to trim this little pillow.


Scarlett House "Jingle All The Way"

I also had the perfect ric rac for this
one but it was too small to sew in
the seam.  Tacked around the edge
worked out perfectly and I have
to say I  *love* this one.

(Pssst Tanya....I need a complementary design to stitch on
red and one to stitch on ivory to keep this one company.)

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Well...I've been spending time with
another Fat Man this week.  With temps in
the 70'sstitching one of these guys is
about as close to winter as I can get. 
Sure hope this doesn't mean we
are in for a hot summer.

Hopefully my sewing machine will get
another work out tomorrow and I can get
some of these Fat Men properly dressed.

happy stitching...

60 comments:

  1. They are both so sweet!!!! Love them :-).

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  2. Cute cute!! See...You CAN sew~~ I agree with you that Tanya needs to design US a couple more designs to hang out with Jingle.....

    Happy stitching and sewing! Faye

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  3. I really like both those finishes, and I can't wait to see your Fat Men!! Yes, Tanya should make some complimentary charts - LOL!

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  4. Cute, cute, cute! Glad to see dusted off the sewing machine. Your finishing is always so gorgeous!

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  5. Fantastic finishing! Love both those pieces!

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  6. love them both! You could always stitch Jingle on red :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, I want to stitch that first one and start using ric rac, lol!

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  8. Love the finishes! They look great.

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  9. Both are adorable but I espcially love the la-d-da, funky colors and all!

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  10. Good for you Karen! Beautiful finishes :o)

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  11. Nice finishings! Love that sweet by and by pattern!

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  12. Sweet finishes Karen. I just love Tanya's design more everytime I see it. Have a great Sunday!

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  13. Wonderful finishes! Blessings, Shirlee

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  14. Beautiful finishes--love the gorgeous colors!

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  15. Great finishes! One of these days I'm going to have to make friends with my sewing machine again.

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  16. Wonderful finishes - so fun to see what you do when you are done stitching.

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  17. Beautiful finishes. My sewing machine lives at my friend, Cheryl's house. lol That works out pretty good for me.

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  18. Really pretty. I live the finshing. I can't wait to see the fat men.

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  19. Glad you dusted off your machine cause you have some beautiful finishes to show. Very nice work.

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  20. Lovely stitching and great finish, can't wait to see the fat men.

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  21. Two gorgeous finishes. The Jingle piece looks very festive on the green fabric.
    Margaret

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  22. Beautiful finishing, I love the colours in Jingle.

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  23. Gorgeous finishes. I LOVE the colours in Jingle.

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  24. oooo love those finishes .. that olive rick rack is perfect :) and Jingle is such a fun design I think she should do some more to add to the collection ;) love mouse xxxxx

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  25. Two gorgeous finishes, I agree with the other commenters, Jingle looks wonderful on the coloured linen

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  26. Beautiful finishes there. Stitching is so gorgeous. have a nice day
    x catherine

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  27. Wonderful finishes! Love the ric rac on both.

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  28. Loving the fabric on jingle, great finishes.

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  29. I love them both, Karen, and the giant jingle bells on the second are just perfect :)

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  30. Well done Karen! I love your finishes. I hope your sewing mojo holds out. We can't have naked fat men running around...LOL!

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  31. Funky colors or not, that is one sweet piece now! They both are! I am going to do some finishing today too, after I run a few errands and start laundry and fix dinner... Man, I am tired already! Hugs!

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  32. Hey, Karen!
    Great to see you whipping up something fun and fabulous! Hope work hasn't been keeping you too busy. Love your finishes, and good tip for Tanya! Look forward to seeing how the fat men are dressed :-)

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  33. Love your finishes. You're making me feel guilty about not getting my sewing machine out to finish some projects!

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  34. Stunning finishes. I have my eye on that Jingle one. x

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  35. Beautiful finishes, I love the dark green linen on Jingle. It's hard for me to stitch wintery designs once it starts warming up again.

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  36. I don't know how your machine could possibly get dusty - You are always posting such wonderful projects ;)

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  37. Beautiful finishes Karen, just love them.
    LiBBiE in Oz

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  38. Just beautiful, Karen. Love them both!

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  39. Both of your finishes look wonderful Karen!

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  40. Great finishes Karen! Love the ric-rac:)

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  41. How very pretty and perfect both are!

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  42. Congrats on two such perfect finishes. Best wishes.

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  43. Love your finish finishes! I'm a fan of ric-rac too!

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  44. Your pieces that you finished are awesome as always! I love looking at your finished projects, you so inspire me to get some of my things finished.
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  45. As always, you have done some more beautiful finishing! Visiting your blog is always so encouraging and inspirational, and makes me think that I too can achieve nice finishing like yours. Blessings in Stitches!

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  46. Oh, these are such great finishes Karen! I really like the ric rac trim especially on Jingle.

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  47. Such cute finishing, Karen!! I am so impressed with your mad finishing skills. :)

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  48. Your finishing is just beautiful:)

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  49. Oh so cute your two little pillows. I love the ricrac you used for the edging. Looks great!

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  50. Love Jingle All the Way!! That fabby looks like velvet to me!! Beautiful finishes Karen!!

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  51. Wow, Karen...these are both beautiful finishes. I love the ric rac tacked on like that second pillow. I don't know if my sewing skills are up to keeping it even and straight inside a seam. I must try tacking it on! You always have such good ideas.

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  53. Hi Karen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  54. Both of these turned out lovely! Your finishing and stitching are beautiful!

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  55. I love both those finishes!! I love the trim from Victorian Motto!!

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