Hello, all you lovely people! It's been awhile. I took a break from posting but I was happily, busily STITCHING! Am I shouting? Well, just a bit; just gleefully happy (hopping from one foot to the other) that I have A LOT of finishes to show you at last! I will break them up to make up 3 posts but here you will get an idea why.
Count'em - Twelve! Yippee! And I have 3 more but they are gifts so I'm not showing them until they've been received. Here are the backs of the twelve pieces I've been finishing ALL week long!
I'll start with a little piece is called "Buzzzz" by Bent Creek. I've had this little design for years and I'm so glad I finally got a chance to stitch it. I added 3 little rusty bells in the corner. The backing fabric is what you see in the lower left hand corner above. (For some reason I couldn't load the photo with the actual backing fabric shown with my stitched piece.)
The next piece is a portion of "Beneath the Sunlit Sky" from Blackbird Designs. Back in 2009 I had stitched it for an exchange. I had loved that piece and it was hard to let it go! I told myself I would stitch it again some day.
So here it is. I actually had a different finish at first, without the top portion and the bottom pink fabric much 'longer' then added a chenille trim. I didn't like it. Too bad I had forgotten to take a photo of that. Well, I ripped it all up and came up with this, which I think is more 'balanced' and I am happy with it.
The next one is "Pray for Peace" by Birds of a Feather. I modified the design slightly. See the brown ribbon? I save scraps of things like a magpie and I've been wanting to use it forever. I like it here.
The final piece of this post is a modification of the lovely design "Ghoul Tidings" by Plum Street Samplers. I had a smaller piece of fabric (greenish that doesn't show up well in the photo) and wanted to use it for this. It's perfect but the piece was too small for the original design so I made the design smaller for myself.
So, that's enough for this post. I'll come back with another 4 in a few days. (Note this is my sneaky way to get more posts in!)
While I was taking photos of my stitching one day, Daisy was near by. Now usually when I try to take a photo of her, she hears the camera readying to click and she'll move. This time, while I was busy doing something else she actually called to me and rolled over for this pose. No kidding! I was quite surprised how ham-my she's become!
Spring has arrived here, precisely last Tuesday. No, not according to the calendar. According to my sinuses! I was sneezing up a storm. That's how I know Spring is here! We've had some lovely warm sunny days but we have had some stormy ones too, like yesterday and today. I know some of you are still having some mean winter weather. I hope warmer winds come your way soon!
Thank you for your visits. I do appreciate and enjoy reading your comments. Have a great week and Happy Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow!