Finishes for the Upcoming Seasons

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. Everyone is thinking ahead and stitching up some lovely things to cover all the coming celebrations. It has been a busy few weeks in my studio finishing up some beautiful and amazing stitching.

Carol J. now has a place to store her needles and pins with her new needle book.

Carol J Needlebook1

Carol J Needlebook2

Carol J Needlebook3

Becky M. chose a flatfold for a fun new spooky decoration for her home.

BeckyM - Spooky flatfold1

BeckyM - Spooky flatfold2

The Tinsmith’s Wife is a Needlework Shop in Comfort, Texas specializing in Knit, Crochet, Cross-Stitch, and Needlepoint. They now have an Autumn Owl on display in their shop.

Tinsmith Owl1

Tinsmith Owl2

The shop also has a new basket tag encouraging everyone to be “Thankful.”

Tinsmith Thankful1

Tinsmith Thankful2

and a lovely new Shepherd’s Bush ornament in anticipation for Christmas to come.

Tinsmith ShepBush Orn1

Tinsmith ShepBush Orn2

Judy B. is celebrating “Friends” this season with special gifts.

JudyB - Friends Flatfold1

JudyB - Friends Flatfold2

JudyB - Friends Flatfold3

JudyB - Friends Flatfold4

Nancy H. has another pillow similar to her Halloween one…this one for Christmas which will look lovely in her home. It’s not a small pillow…maybe about 11×16 inches. Love the soft colors she chose.

NancyH - Xmas Pillow1

NancyH - Xams Pillow2

Carol J. found two of her three kings and decided to have them finished for the holiday this year. They now have a luscious deep forest green velvet back!

CarolJ. King Orn1

Becky M. stitched up two lovely Christmas ornaments…a “peaceful” angel and a cheery cardinal.

BeckyM - Angel orn1

BeckyM - Angel orn2

BeckyM - Card Orn1

BeckyM - Card Orn2

Anne L. was lucky enough to purchase the chart for the new Prairie Schooler Christmas “reindeer.” We will all surely miss Prairie Schooler designs!

AnneL-Xmas Reindeer1

AnneL - Xmas Reindeer2

And last but not least Southpaw Stitcher quickly stitched this fun and lovely Blackbird Design and requested a “box” finish. I think I need to find a box a make one for myself! Love this one.

Pat B - Halloween Box1

Pat B - Hallowee Box2

Pat B - Halloween Box3

Thank you to everyone for your trust in me to create lovely things from your beautiful stitching!

More finishes to post soon. I have so busy in my studio there has been little time for me to stitch anything for myself! However, I did have a LOT of fun this month in showing my finished quilt at my quilt and needlework meetings and telling the story behind it. I haven’t had a quilt to show for a LONG, LONG time!

Amities, Averyclaire


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lilian
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 16:10:52

    All this beautiful hand crafted stitching, and how lovely they all look after your finishing touches. I used to do fine needle work, but my eye sight is not as good as it used to be for small items, Now it’s just the occasional lavender bags.


  2. Barb Carey
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 17:15:34

    All your finishing made the needlework complete and wonderful, they all were great to look at. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Beth Visak
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 17:23:28

    Your finishing is wonderful. I am in love. Are you going to me finishing canvas pieces into pillows, stand ups, etc?


  4. sallyvaughn
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 18:47:49

    Thanks for sharing. Love all of it



  5. Barbara Stur tz
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 19:56:10

    These finishes are absolutely beautiful 😪Ko


  6. KerryCan
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 05:40:51

    I am blown away by the finish work you do! The stitching is all lovely but your work takes it to the next level!el


  7. Carol
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 09:36:27

    I always know I’m in for a treat when I visit your blog, Karen!! The finishing on these beautifully stitched pieces is amazing. I especially love the inside of the box and that gorgeous Thankful piece. Simple, but elegant 🙂

    I do hope you get more hours for your own stitching, but I know it must be a joy to help others’ finishes look so wonderful!


  8. Elizabeth Janzen
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 12:10:26

    Your crisp and precise, beautiful finishes showcase the needlework perfectly. With your creative ideas and with the care and attention that you give each item, I’m not at all surprised that people entrust their precious work to you for finishing.

    I love the box finish. I think it could make a perfect finish to a small piece of boutis. What do you think?


  9. margaret
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 18:04:30

    You do beautiful finishing work! Love seeing everything!


  10. Annie
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 10:58:29

    So inspiring to see these beautiful finishes. I needed this to bring back my mojo!


  11. Sheryl
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 18:43:06

    Interesting to see these beautiful finishes, of course you can’t find time to do your own stitching. Wonderful work.


  12. Brigitte
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 02:14:12

    Your finishing skills are amazing, you create such beautiful things with the stitched pieces sent to you. It’s very motivating to see all these wonderful ornaments, needlebooks, flatfolds and that gorgeous box.


  13. Cecilia
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 17:33:27

    WOW!!! You are amazing! I am working on a crazy quilt and got on line looking for ideas, came across your website….so glad to find you. I have a carpenters star quilt on the frame, but in the evening I work on the crazy quilt, while watching TV with my husband. By the way I love the Hallmark channel, too. Anyway, the thing I am most excited about is to find someone that still “hand quilts”. To me it makes all the difference in the world. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful work.


  14. Kevin
    Dec 06, 2015 @ 15:24:48

    Love that Blackbird Design and the box finishing work! Really beautiful!


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