Thursday, November 08, 2007

Finishes .. really finished!

I had one of those days at work, the day definately couldn't end soon enough. I was created at the door with a large box and when I saw the return address I couldn't wait to open it. A while ago I found someone that did finishing .. another friend of mine had used her and was very pleased. Soooo I contacted Vicki, and sent off my stitching. I really don't sew and I was really excited to find someone to finish them .. and when I opened the box I was even more glad I'd sent them off .... I'm soooo happy with everything .. take a look!!!!

I stitched this last year .. Shepherd's Bush's Eggs .. how cute is this pillow! and the pillow insert is removable :)

This was stitched this year .. Christmas Joy by Angel Stitchin' ... it has a slot in the back for banner hanger .. don't you love the fabric choices?!

This is one my first counted cross stitch pieces .. I found it last year when I was moving into my stitching room .. I don't remember anything about this pattern except that it was in a big hardbacked book of counted cross stitch patterns. Fun to have something from sooo long ago! lol

This is SB's Believe .. this little pillow has a hanger .. I love the way one of the corners is turned in.. Vicki told me it would be easy if I wanted to turn them all in .. looks cute both ways. I just love this fabric too .. sooo warm and Christmasy

I always try and stitch at least one reindeer for myself .. this is a cute little guy, Prancer .. designer is Ewe & Eye & Friends .. stitched in 2006

This cute little ornament is by Erica Michaels, Slice of Christmas, stitched in 2005

I really love this pillow .. the fabric is just perfect! It's Angle Stitchin's O Christmas Tree from 2005 JCS, stitched in 2006

Here's another cute pillow with the turned in corner .. It's Noel by Glory Bee from 2006 JCS, stitched in 2007

I am just sooooo pleased with all these finishes! Now to decide what I'm keeping and what I'm might give as presents .. it's going to be hard not to keep them all .. but I do have some very good friends that will appreciate a gift like this *smile*

I have a Blogaversary (what a silly name eh? lol) coming up soon .. Thanks Ruthann if you hadn't missed your .. I wouldn't have been aware that mine was sooo close! Hmmmm, now that I have all these new pillows and wallhangings and ornaments, maybe I'll have to give one away on my blogaversary .. come back and see what I decide :)

This week has really gone fast and I'm really glad .. it hasn't been the best of weeks, between work and menopause .. it's been pretty ugly! lol .. Thanks everyone visiting and leaving me your comments .. I really enjoy them .. and it's nice to see a few new people commenting too!!

I'm grateful for someone else creating beautiful things from my stitching ...

19 comments:

~Kim~ said...

Wow, what some wonderful treasures you have there! Thanks for sharing!!

~Kim~

Melissa said...

Wow, Michele! They all look WONDERFUL! :)

Vonna said...

Oh MY!!! What a bunch of wonderful goodies! Your stitching is just divine and Vicki's finishing is superior!

Vonna said...

Oh MY!!! What a bunch of wonderful goodies! Your stitching is just divine and Vicki's finishing is superior!

Barbara said...

Those are some really wonderful finish-finishes! I bet you'll be admiring them for quite some time to come! ;)

Paisley said...

Everything looks fantastic!

Sally said...

Wow Vicki's finishing is wonderful! There's no wonder you are pleased with them:)

Hope things are better for you next week {{{{hugs}}}}

Anna van Schurman said...

Your finished projects are an inspiration.

karen said...

OMG! Michele they all turned out awesome! I just love Vicki's work don't you? Now i can't wait to send some more of my stuff to her. great stitching!!

Michelle said...

Wow! That would be a nice box to come home to~ Your stitching is just wonderful and Vicki did an outstanding job at finishing. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Love the finishes. Both your stitching and Vicki's finishing are beautiful.

wanda said...

Your stitching is fantastic, great job and all of the finishing sets off everything!! It's fun to get things delivered.

Linen Stitcher said...

That's what I need: someone to finish things for me!! Wonderful collection! Everything looks fabulous!!

Michelle said...

Michele,

Yippee! You definitely can participate in my PIF~you are #3!! I'll update my blog. I need to get busy! :) Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for joining in on the fun. xxoo

Nicole said...

Wow!! All your finishes are gorgeous! Congrats!! :)

Michelle said...

Wow! What fun to get such a great box full of finished pieces!!! They are all beautiful and you're all set for Christmas!

Carla said...

Wow! she did an amazing job!!! all are so beautifully finished!!

Sharon said...

What a great combo!!! Your stitching and her finishing!!! I've enjoyed seeing each one SO much!!!! Thanks for showing them!!!

stitcherw said...

Wow, what wonderful finishes, they look great. You had such cute projects to start with, and she really set them off fantastic. I'll bet it was such fun pulling one after the other out of the box. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Sue