Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stitching Getaway Finishes

Every year I bring more projects to Galena than I could ever possibly do, but there is nothing wrong with wishful thinking :)

I finished up a few pinkeep gifts that I can't share yet...

And I put in another row and a half on this Heartstring Samplery piece...

I stitched up my Stacy Nash club piece and put it together after I arrived home.

I decided to use this piece to celebrate the upcoming 25th wedding anniversary of my dear husband and I. So I changed the date to reflect the year we were married.

The inside of this needlebook features a velvet heart that I aged, although it is showing up rather bright in this photo.

On the other side I added a muslin tag to commemorate our anniversary and added some antique buttons and a rusty old safety pin.

It was late and I was tired, but I wanted to finish this piece so I decided to use ribbon for the ties rather than make the cording.


Once I returned from our stitching trip, I started this piece on my daily train commute. We started March with over a foot of snow on the ground, so I started by stitching the lion. We've had several days over freezing now and the snow is finally starting to melt. I guess I can start stitching the lamb now :) These aren't my usual colors, so I think that I will gently age it when I am all done.
Do you have any happy dance finishes to share??
Blessings, Patti

14 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful finishes!!

Have a blessed day.

Berit said...

How pretty it all is! I especially love your Heartstring start; I can hear this pattern calling my name! ;D

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Looks like you accomplished a lot on your getaway. I love your SN needle book and the little touches you added to it make extra special. What a wonderful piece to have to remember your anniversary.

corinna said...

the anniversary piece is so nice
well they all are....
now you have our curiosity up with the stacked cushions too

always fun to see your handwork

smiles
and sunshine to you

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Patti ~ I absolutely LOVE the old quilt piece in your blog banner! Your needlework pieces are wonderful. You amaze me at how much tiny stitching you accomplish!

Deb said...

Your needle book is beautiful. What a great idea to put your anniversary date on it! All your pieces look great!

Beth Twist said...

I'm with everyone else... you do such lovely finish work... and I look forward to seeing your shortened version of the blackwork sampler!

Tina said...

truly, I'm blessed by your work. Great pics
T

Dora said...

I just love the needlebook and how you personalized it. Great progress on the Heartstring Samplery sampler. I am starting on Row 7 and enjoying it so much.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What fabulous finishes and wips, too~ I love the pic of your stacked pincushions - even from this view, they're beautiful. Your anniversary piece is really, really pretty.

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

BEAUTIFUL HANDWORKS... LOVE THE SN NEEDLEBOOK..

Nancy said...

Everything you do is always so pretty and fun to see! I love the heart and how sentimental you have made it.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can't believe how quickly you work. The anniversary book is such a treasure.

Sue

primitivebettys said...

Beautiful finishes as always!

& I think I spy something very SWEET in that stack at the top. :)

Smiles,

Betty