Well, the warm days finally arrived here in Chicago after a mild winter, but cold days. It sure feels nice to sit on my back porch and gaze at my perennial garden. Everything is slow to grow, but it IS coming.
I want to take the time to thank all my blog followers and let you know how much I appreciate your stopping in to view the lovely work of so many of my stitching friends! And, of course, I love to have everyone peruse the finishing I have done. I can’t show all the finishes because some people use their items as gifts and it is obviously a SECRET! Alas I must say that MY stitching and MY quilting have suffered due to not much time left after finishing. But I will be sure to show you something of mine occasionally! A heartfelt thanks again to all you who view my blog each post! Oh…and see my 2 new pages above… Finishes for 2015 and 2016.
Southpaw Stitcher did this soft, lovely ode to Spring! Need I say more? Love the soft colors. So many of my clients are loving the “flat fold finish” for their seasonal projects.
Cheryl gave me some beautiful purple and teal batiks to use for finishing her box lid. I added some tiny cross-stitches across the top and bottom and added some hand made purple cording. What a lovely tribute to friends everywhere!
Pat will be attending a wedding shower soon and stitched this beautiful keepsake for the wedding couple. All those little dots are gorgeous glass beads that she added. Such a lovely gift.
Judy had fun stitching this elegant leprechaun with his lovely shamrock and cute gold buttons. I added some super Celtic fabric. She has a BIG head start for next year’s St. Patty’s Day!
And speaking of head starts…Pat (who did the wedding pillow above) also stitched this scary Halloween wall hanging. She gave me the spooky black eye fabric and I couldn’t resist adding a silver spider web and a creepy spider to go along with it!
Becky is also well ahead of time with her adorable “Elf on the Shelf” ornament. I think some lucky children will simply adore this one! Golly, I wish I were ready for the holidays for 2016 already??!!
That’s all I can show right now. I hope you enjoyed today’s photo gallery. Tis a busy season for everyone…gardening, family celebrations, graduations, Mother’s Day nearly here, vacation planning. I hope each one of you is truly enjoying beautiful warm and sunny days. After the long winter I am feeling renewed for sure.
I hope to have some photos next time of a stitching retreat I will be attending at Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI. Can’t wait!
Until next time, amities, Averyclaire