Sunday, October 07, 2007

Even with a cold ..

I had a very productive weekend stitching wise .. and it felt great! On Friday I worked on a new name tag for the retreat (dogs ate my old one! lol) and worked on my signature for the signature RR .. take a look .. I really like what I came up with *smile*



Saturday was ornament finishing day .. I really pleased with how the ornaments all turned out although I won't go through all the gory details, I'll just say I learned a lot .. read some wonderful tutorials out in blogging land and I'm looking forward to finishing the other 2 or 3 I have left to do. This is from Glory Bee that I finished last month ...

This ornament I stitched last year ... it's from a Heart in Hand leaflet but I can't remember which one right now lol

Here's the back fabric for the tree ornament .. I thought it worked really well with the design :)

The next two ornaments were also stitched last year. They are MDesign and from a class she taught last year at the Pals retreat .. I'm really happy with how they both turned out when finished .. even my cording turned out good on these! lol These two were finished using the metal finishing forms (they came with the kits) and ohh I am in love with these forms, you are right Monique, they really make finishing a bit easier .. no measuring and cutting and recutting .. the fabric looks spotty, but its supposed to .. it's fabric from Picture This (I think that's the name) and the backing fabric is the same yummy yellow.


While I was looking for all my Christmas fabric and finishing supplies I found this old old design I stitched .. I can't remember when I stitched it .. back when I was using only aida though. Anyway, I found this tuck pillow amongst my tucks that I've purchased over the years .. and wow, they went together really nicely! Not the most difficult finishing but I do love the pillow none the less ..

Thanks everyone for your comments .. I am starting to feel human again .. a bit sniffling still and coughing now .. but I am getting better!! lol

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
I'm grateful for some finishes ...

15 comments:

Barbara said...

Your finishing turned out great. I'm especially envious of how well your circular ornament came out. For whatever reason, I cannot get mine to stay centered. They look fine, I get them glued or stitche down, flip them over and ... argh! Off-center again!

Sally said...

I love all your finishing Michele:) You have done a great job!

Vonna said...

Love your finishes Michele! It's funny but every time I finish something I learn something too! Makes the next time better :)
I love the nametag and I think your signature is lovely...what's the alphabet?! Love it!!

Carla said...

Fantastic finishes!!!

Michelle said...

Lovely finishes.. I really like the round one, but I'm partial to pillows too!

Glad you are feeling better :)

Michelle

Becky K in OK said...

Wonderful finishes.

wanda said...

Super ornaments I have several to finish myself I am inspired! My DH had the crud too, glad he didn't pass it to me. Glad you are feeling better!

~Kim~ said...

Great job on all your finishes!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

~Kim~

Mindi said...

Lovely finishes, your tree is going to be fabulous with all of the handmade ornaments. Hope you start feeling better soon.

monique said...

Nice finishes! I hope you are feeling back to normal by now :)

Ruth said...

Hey Michele -- it's almost time!!!!! lol I like your sig. I figure I'll probably free style the name, but I have a little emblem to backstitch so I need to make sure I have a couple copies of that with me. I'd hate to lose it part way through the weekend.

Are you packed? Ready? At least know what you're packing? How many projects are you bringing to work on?

Nancy said...

Your ornaments are beautiful Michelle! I love the ones trimmed in pink.

Yes, I am in South Carolina, but about three hours away from Myrtle Beach. I'm not a native - originally a Yankee! Have a blast!

Cheryl said...

Your ornies look great! Great job on the finishing!
Ive been struck down with the cold this week too...it's awful isn't it?

Michelle said...

Your ornaments are fabulous! Congrats on getting so many finished up!

Teejay said...

I love that snowflake design, it's beautiful! Do you know where I can get one or who the designer is?