Lots of Finishing Photos Today

Here are a few photos of some beautiful stitching done by my clients. There are a LOT of photos today so enjoy!

Southpaw Stitcher did a lovely job on this one. She even created some scissor and spool motifs to make the stitching longer for the drum pinkeep.  I love the detail on this especially the birdcage and the frog catching a bug! And I completed it with hand stitching up the back and around the top.

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Karen P. does exquisite non-counted cross stitch. The colors are so soft and delicate. It brings me into an era where Victorian women wore long dresses and had tea in the parlor. She did the beautiful stitching on this pillow.  And there is a even zipper on the back in case this lovely “white” pillow becomes soiled!

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Karen B. stitched the adorable Plum Street Sampler “Winsome Pair.” I love this little Scotty dog. He is done simply with some old gold chenille trim hand sewn around the edge with a snappy red star print on the back. The back also has a few country star buttons.

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Then Karen B. did two (wall-hanging size) fun cross-stitched pieces. They are done with bright pink hand-dyed floss on lovely hand-dyed fabric. I used French fabrics, did some hand stitching on the front border and finished them off with corded hangers on the back and around the edge. Whoever the recipients might be of these lovely gifts will be lucky people! 

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Mary A. wished for a bag like the one I made for the Prim Stitcher’s Society August 1st challenge. She stitched the free pattern for “May Basket” and I finished it into a project bag for her, larger, but similar to the one I made for myself. She did a beautiful job with the stitching and quick too!

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Nancy H. was very busy with some beautiful and delightful stiching as well! She stitched Bent Creek’s “Flag of Stars” which became a wall hanging; one of Prairie Schooler’s Santas which became an ornament; Plum Street Sampler’s “Winsome Pair” which became a flat fold; and Threadwork Primitive’s “Beggar’s Night” which became a large pillow (approx. 12×15).

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It’s been a long time since my last post, so I hope you have enjoyed all the photos.

For me personally, it’s been a very busy time with friends and family fun. There was a big fortieth birthday bash for my lovely daughter, cookie baking, one of many football games for my 11 year old grandson while I did the caretaking overnight, and local traveling to name but a few.  There was some stitching, some gardening, some reading, and lots of time in my sewing room.  But I did manage to get some hand quilting done on my huge quilt. (I am finally on the last border section.) I have several other WIPs…one is a wool appliqued, quilted wall-hanging; another is Catherine Theron’s Winter Strawberry Needleroll; and there is also a Stacy Nash cross-stitch. Photos will come soon. Rotation is the only way to get a little done each week. But my main focus has been on the king sized quilt. I am REALLY looking forward to having it on my bed SOON! Next post I hope to have photos of the two lovely friends who have helped me quilt this for the past year. Stay tuned!

Amities,  Averyclaire