Saturday, August 13, 2016

Stitchy Finishes and Finishing.....

Summer is moving right along and
I have had a good stitchy one thus far....

After the 4th holiday, I pulled out
CHS "Matter's Choice".
I love everything about this piece.

CHS "Matter's Choice" stitched on 40ct Meadow Rue
with Victorian Motto "1840 Cranberry Rainbow"

I did change it a little bit and added
my initials and the year at the bottom. 

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I reached into my big bag of WIPS and
this was the lucky draw.
As you can imagine, I couldn't help but
hum that favorite hymn as I stitched.

 Silver Creek Samplers "Blessings"
stitched on 40ct PTP Mello with Victorian Motto threads

I am blessed to be married to my
best friend so I added
mine and my hubby's initials.

The colors were so soothing to stitch
and I truly enjoyed this one.

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With the beginning of August I couldn't
resist spending some time with Miss Martha.
The colors in this one just pop and
the combination of the teal blue and
golden mustard work perfectly together.

Kathy Barrick "Miss Martha's Potting Shed"
stitched on 40ct. PTP Tycho
with Victorian Motto threads.

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I needed a quick gift for a friend and
decided the bonus chart from
Lizzie Kate's Things Unseen Mystery Sampler
would be perfect. 

LK "Things Unseen" bonus chart
stitched on 40ct PTP Sand with
Victorian Motto threads

The original design was charted to be
rectangular but it was easy to alter
into a square shape for the perfect no-sew finish.

The base for this finish is a little wooden
plaque from Hobby Lobby, and with a
little paint and Briwax, finishing
couldn't have been easier.

While at Hobby Lobby, I spotted a
galvanized plaque that I thought would
be perfect for another recent finish I had.
A little more paint and I have the perfect 
backdrop for this cute design.

Oh....I still am in love with that fabric...
WDW Red to find some more.

LK Selfie Sampler kit

I loved this design the first time I saw it and
I am happy to have it in my office so that
I can be reminded often to have a great day.

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Well I hope you are staying cool and
crossing many stitches.
Thanks as always for visiting my
small corner of the stitching universe
and happy stitching.....


  1. Oh Karen, your post is filled with pretty finishes. The last one makes me smile so much. Those are so my colors.

  2. Your work is so nice. I really like the finishing. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. What fabulous finishes you have shared, Karen! Enjoy your day!

  4. You have finished some great designs! Love them all, as always. Totally missed ever seeing Count Your Blessings... it went on my list! Hugs!

  5. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful stitching and finishes. You have been one busy gal!! Happy stitching................

  6. You have been one busy productive girl! Beautiful finishes and I see you are a Carriage House fan--she's one of my favorite designers

  7. Lovely stitching. I admire that you stitch so well on 40ct linen. I have only stitched on it a few times and it drove me potty! Lol.

  8. Wow ~ What a great summer of finishes! Love the colors!

  9. Wow! So many gorgeous finishes it is hard to pick a favorite.

  10. lovely stitching and finishing, just love what one can find at Hobby Lobby.

  11. Do love the colors in Miss Martha. Unusual combination. I like the way you finished Things Unseen. I'll have to keep it in mind.

  12. Karen, all of the pieces are so pretty. You did a lot this summer


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