Happy Holiday Finishes

I am honored to help so many of you with your stitching finishes. My small business has grown considerably and I humbly thank all of you who trust me with your precious work.

C.J. lovingly stitched Six Little Cardinals and some pretty red fabric with golden stars was added:

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V.DiN. beautifully rendered this special pillow, hung with wide silk ribbon and surrounded by twisted chenille trim, as a lovely gift:

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A.G stitched this lovely Santa with pastel reds and greens for a soft side to the traditional colors:

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The TinSmiths Wife stitched this peaceful Dove on a gorgeous unusual red fabric, adding the lovely turquoise beads and knots around the neck and requested a cupboard hanger.  I added some more knots to the trim:

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Then using the same beautiful red fabric The Tinsmiths Wife stitched a Star Was Born cupboard hanger:

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And last but not least the colors were changed from light to dark and this beautiful Pomegranate Sewing Tray from Stacy Nash Primitives was born:

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I hope to soon show a few more finishes before the Christmas week is upon us. Thank you again for your faith in me and allowing me to be creative with your pieces!

Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas season!   Amities, Averyclaire

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    Nov 28, 2015 @ 18:16:25

    Your finishing is exquisite! And the stitching is lovely. I especially like the tray! You’re so very creative!

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  2. Cheryl
    Nov 28, 2015 @ 18:57:20

    Karen, they are just so tasteful and perfectly frame the pieces

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  3. KerryCan
    Nov 29, 2015 @ 05:43:16

    I say the same thing every time I see your finishes! They are spectacular!

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  4. Nancy
    Nov 29, 2015 @ 06:55:54

    Karen, your work is perfection! You have an eye for just the right touches. Love that we have you as a finisher.

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  5. Maggy
    Nov 29, 2015 @ 13:17:07

    You are a great finisher but I will say a great beginner too ! and a great artist between ! Hope you understand my idea

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  6. Southpaw Stitcher
    Nov 29, 2015 @ 22:07:23

    Love all of the finishing you have been doing for others (and especially for me)! I’m very glad you found the time to finish that beautiful tray for yourself, too.

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    • averyclaire
      Nov 30, 2015 @ 06:17:00

      Thanks Southpaw for the lovely things you give me to finish. It has been an honor to be creative with your pieces. And thanks for encouraging me to start this little business in the first place!

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  7. Annie
    Nov 30, 2015 @ 07:45:24

    Well it’s no wonder that your finishing business is doing so well. These are all such fabulous finishes! You have so many good ideas and such perfect workmanship. That sewing tray is really special.. so unusual.

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  8. Sheryl
    Dec 01, 2015 @ 06:49:44

    Such pretty work and finishes, hard to choose a favourite. Perhaps `a star was born´and the six little cardinals. You must be so busy at this time of year with different gifts in the make. thank you for visiting my blog.

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    • averyclaire
      Dec 02, 2015 @ 07:39:18

      Thanks, Sheryl…I think there are NO favorites…I love them all! It’s nice to be able to participate in the holidays of others by finishing their precious stitching. You are especially talented at finishing you pieces. Love what you do always!

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  9. Margaret
    Dec 02, 2015 @ 07:28:25

    You are such a talented lady! Beautiful finishing! Good to know for when I have some finishing work! Happy holidays.

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  10. Kay
    Dec 02, 2015 @ 09:54:55

    Exquisite work….lovely finish to lovely projects!

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  11. Marlene
    Dec 02, 2015 @ 11:32:48

    Oh my goodness – these are just stunning! Love, love them all….six little cardinals just took my breath! blessings, marlene

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  12. Brigitte
    Dec 03, 2015 @ 02:34:58

    Your finishing ideas are all wonderful, and that tray is just stunning. Perfect finishing on all these projects.

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    • averyclaire
      Dec 07, 2015 @ 07:05:32

      Hi Brigitte…thanks for taking time to comment. The tray was on my list for a long time and it was fun to make, especially creating it with the different colors!

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  13. Carol
    Dec 04, 2015 @ 16:21:56

    The love and care you take in picking out the perfect fabrics and embellishments is obvious, Karen–your customers must be so pleased 🙂 It is always such a thrill when the stitching, fabric, ribbons, buttons, and trims come together for that perfect finished look, isn’t it?

    Wishing you a relaxing weekend as you count down to Christmas!

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    • averyclaire
      Dec 07, 2015 @ 07:08:51

      Hi Carol…thank you for the kind words. Yes, I spend about a day just auditioning fabrics, trims, etc. for the items until I am satisfied that it is special. My clients have been very happy so far. Mostly they just let me decide on how to finish it.

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