Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pretty little things....

I decided Mother's Day weekend to take a
break from my Nantucket Sampler....
actually the dang border.  
I plummaged through my stash and came up
with some smalls to take my mind off the other.

First up a little Blackbird Designs......

BBD "Remember Me"
stitched on 35ct WDW Straw
w/ Victorian Motto hand-dyed thread

I recently ordered a lavender thread pack from
Nancy and just loved this soft toned thread.  I
think it makes the perfect complement to
the golden linen.   This one makes the 
perfect pin pillow.

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La D Da was next up on the hoop....

La D Da "Count Your Blessings"
stitched on 30ct WDW Mocha
w/recommended DMC

I saw this one being stitched in action at Pals this
past October and it looked so much better
in person.  Not sure why it took so long to stitch
this one but am happy I finally got around to it.
Another little pillow to remind me each
day of this wonderful sentiment.

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While looking for some Americana designs
to stitch last week, I came across this
one and decided I just had to stitch it next. 

BBD "Morning Star"
Stitched on mystery 40ct linen

This is the sweetest design.  I love the colors
in this one and almost hated to see it end.

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My little helper....Pork Chop
I'm so lucky to have help when staging my photos.

For those you enjoying the Memorial Day
weekend, I hope it is a good one.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you
have a great stitchy week!


  1. Lovely finishes!! You have the cutest little helper too:)

  2. What fabulous finished finishes, Karen! Your little helper is a cutie!

    Robin in Virginia
    rlbrowninva @

  3. Beautiful finishes, Karen~ I love all these patterns!!!
    How nice pork chop was there to help you stage the photos~ I'm sure he gave you lots to tips~ ^^

  4. Oh Karen,
    I LOVE those finishes but esp. the first one! Such pretty colors you chose!
    Kitty sure looks cute in the pic too!!


  5. We diffidently have the same tastes hun! lol I have all these patterns and you are "3 up" on me; I haven't stitched them...yet, but seeing how cute yours are makes me want to get them all out..Beautiful finishing..

    Hugs, Shar

  6. Karen your finishes are gorgeous. I love the La D La chart and will have to get it for myself.

    Your helper is very cute.

  7. Great finishes! I like your little helper too!

  8. Wonderful finishes! I really like all of them. Your little helper looks so sweet too. Seems to want to be in the middle of what you're doing.

  9. How cute!! I have two of the three patterns myself, languishing in my stash! Of course, now they are swirling around in my head! Real nice finishes! Hugs!

  10. As always Karen you have the best finishes to highlight your super stitching. I so enjoy seeing your creative efforts in action.

  11. All the pillows are beautiful! The finishing is perfect. Pork Chop couldn't be cuter.

  12. I was doing a little blog visiting, and found your lovely blog--wonderful finishes!!

  13. I just got morning star. After seeing yours, I'm so glad I got it. Great smalls!

  14. Congrats on your gorgeous finishes. Love the colours for Remember Me. Your little helper is very cute.

  15. Three gorgeous finishes. I'm just loving the finishing on the little lavender pillow.
    Cute little helper too :)

  16. Wonderful finishes Karen! I love the Count your Blessings pillow, such a lovely sentiment.
    Best wishes.

  17. *squee* Delicious finishes, Karen! The pieces are wonderful and the fabrics compliment each one perfectly!

  18. Hello Karen

    Beautiful finishes! I love the little lavender pillow, the way you made it up is just gorgeous!

    Sweet Kitty helper too!

  19. Beautiful finishes Karen! I love the purples that you used for Remember Me.
    Hugs to you and Porkchop :)

  20. 3 beautiful pillows Karen, i do like your little furry helper - so cute.

  21. Sweet finishes!!!!! Cute kitty too, my puppies do the same thing :-).

  22. All of your finishes are wonderful! You always do great finishing too. I really love the Morning Star piece -- have to stitch that one for sure.

  23. I love them, great job! Pork Chop is adorable. As soon as I lay out fabric, or a quilt top on the floor to work with, the dogs are on it. :)

  24. Lovely finishes, and your little helper is adorable :-)

  25. Cute stitches Karen....Love all those finishes,each unique in its own way!! Pork chop is so cute~~ I know she is a big "help" at each and every project....

    Take care and happy stitching (and finishing)~~


  26. I love all the pillow finishes Karen but the La D Da one is my favorite. I have this chart too and keep passing it over as the DMC alternates didn't catch me but now I will dig it back out again!

    I love your "stager".....mine is very helpful that way too :)

    Have a great week!

  27. Karen
    Lovely finishes...your needle certainly has been flying. I agree, Nancy floss is fabulous!
    Hope the long weekend affords you quality stitching time.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  28. What fabulous finishes, Karen--I especially love the lavender BBD one!

    How nice to have a staging helper as cute as Porkchop--all I ever get is a stray spider now and then :)

    Enjoy your Memorial Day...

  29. Love that lavender you used on Remember Me. The fabrics you (and Porkchop) chose to finish them with are great. I hope you have a fun and relaxing Memorial Day!

  30. So many beautiful stitching finishes just wonderful love them all.

  31. Pork Chop is a pretty little thing too! So much help, aren't they? Lovely finishes Karen.

  32. Girl Friend, you are one more speedster! They're all great and finished perfectly. I don't remember seeing pork chop before. What a darling! Is he a baby?

  33. Wow, aren't you just the busy little beaver. Grats on the finishes. I wish I had some to show, too, lol. Alas, all my WIPs are BAPs. Happy Memorial Day to you too!

  34. The colours on Remember Me are just stunning.

  35. What nice finishes Karen. Especially love your Count Your Blessings pillow finish.

  36. Great finishing - i love count your blessings :)

  37. Very cute finishes, and you have an adorable helper.

  38. Oh wow - Pork Chop is just the cutest little assistant! Your finishes are lovely as always - great job. I especially love the BBD pillow.

  39. Lovely finishes Karen. Your little helper is a cutie pie too:)

  40. Really great finishes!!!!!!!! :)

  41. Beautiful stitches and finishes! And what a sweet little helper!

  42. Love the designs you stitched and the finishing is fantabulous!!! Your little helper is precious.

  43. Such lovely finishes :-)
    I have Count Your Blessing and pulled it out the other day thinking of making a start on it, i like how you have finished yours off :-0

  44. I love all of your finishes Karen but love Count Your Blessings the most. Love the colours.

    Aww your little helper is adorable!

  45. Karen those are beautiful finished finishes!

  46. Dear Karen, I do love all your finishes. Lovely colours and fabric and so nice to have such a cute little helper around! :-)
    Have a nice weekend!
    Miss t.

  47. Wonderful smalls! I love all the finishes!


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