A New Tutorial and A Few New Finishes

Yes…now it’s been nearly two months since I have posted. Surely I need to take more photos and document more of our busy lives here! I did some finishing and some Boutis work, taught a couple of Boutis classes, took some time off from everything for a bit. We went on a vacation to Gettysburg and Lancaster, PA and then to Williamsburg, VA. It was lovely, relaxing and fun. I am not much for taking photos of vacations and not too much of a history buff, but I really enjoyed this one.

After I posted photos of my latest Boutis design and kit I created a tutorial to make the silk covered snap which I used for the scissor cases. I put the materials to make it into the kit along with everything else, but posted the tutorial on the blog above. It is “easy” and makes a lovely addition to anything that needs a really nice snapped finish. Check it out.

This banner was stitched by the dear husband of blogger “Love those Hands At Home.” You can read more about it at Kerry’s blog in her March 27th post. It is exquisitely stitched. The colors are beautiful.






All ready for Halloween is this fun pillow done for Pat.



And Christmas as well also done for Pat. I love the cross stitch fabric she used!


A couple of Spring finishes…a chunky little Robin and an Easter Bunny couple. Since Easter is done and Spring is nearly over…it will be ready for next year!



A pair of scissor holder/pinkeeps done for Carol who was giving these lovely little pieces as beautiful gifts.



And another early Christmas finish for Southpaw Stitcher.



Southpaw Stitcher also completed an early June piece.



And Anne stitched one of my FAVORITE pieces from Prairie Schooler…R is for Rabbit! I hope someday I find enough time to do this one for myself!  Of course I absolutely fall in LOVE with every single piece I finish for others and now my list of wanna-stitches is NEVER ENDING!




For myself I have completed a couple of more colored Boutis pieces but don’t want to post photos until I decide if I am making them into patterns.  I am also in the middle of stitching a larger 24″ square piece white on white. But it is nothing to look at until I begin to do the cotton cording, so until then no photos.

Thanks for always stopping into my blog.  I love when you leave comments for me, so please do if you like what you see!

Amities, Averyclaire


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth Janzen
    May 28, 2017 @ 22:52:07

    Wow Karen! You have been busy. Your finishes are meticulous, as always, and your tutorial has already been book marked to favourites. All round beautiful work.


  2. KerryCan
    May 29, 2017 @ 06:28:50

    Don’s bell pull banner looks great! We have been enjoying it so much–love the work you did on it, and all these other finishes look terrific, too!


  3. Catherine
    May 29, 2017 @ 08:26:06

    What a lovely selection of finishes! Some truly beautiful examples of stitching there. I hope you have enjoyed your time away too.


    • averyclaire
      May 29, 2017 @ 08:49:38

      It was a restful vacation and hope we can go again soon! I love the variety of stitching that my clients do. It’s an honor to be chosen to help them.


  4. Jessica Grimm
    May 29, 2017 @ 10:10:42

    Loved reading your blog, Karen!


  5. Annie
    May 29, 2017 @ 17:44:03

    An amazing collection of finishes. You do such beautiful work. Thanks for the snap tune. That is so clever and looks much nicer than a metal snap.


    • averyclaire
      May 29, 2017 @ 18:08:30

      Thanks for your kind note. I had hoped to purchase silk covered snaps for my scissor kits, but they were not to be found. So I made my own and figured I would put up the tutorial for those buying my kits and anyone else so inclined! Love your stitching projects. Always so lovely and interesting!


  6. Southpaw Stitcher
    May 30, 2017 @ 10:29:48

    All of your finishes are perfection! The bell pull is gorgeous and the Boutis scissor cases are adorable. And you know I love all the finishes you do for me. Your clients are lucky to have such a talent in their midst!


  7. Brigitte
    May 31, 2017 @ 01:31:17

    Oh my, such a lot of awesome finishing work again. They are all perfect.


  8. Sheryl
    May 31, 2017 @ 11:30:53

    More lovely finishes always a joy to see. Wonderful bell pull.


  9. Pam Lacey
    Jun 03, 2017 @ 13:53:22

    As always, your finishes are so beautiful!! Love it all. Happy stitching and finishing.


  10. Carol
    Jun 19, 2017 @ 16:58:11

    I’m very late with my comments as we have been traveling across the U.S. and back for two family weddings! So glad I saw your post today, Karen–those are such gorgeous finishes. I’m sure it’s very difficult not to buy each and every chart after your clients send you their lovely stitching. It’s always amazing to me how different some things look all stitched up compared to how they look on the charts…

    Glad your travels were fun–Williamsburg is one of my very favorite places to visit. In fact, I almost went to college at William and Mary, but decided it was just too far from home 🙂

    Enjoy your week–hope you get some stitching time for yourself 🙂


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