Sunday, February 15, 2009

Finally ..

I finished Bent Creek's Seasons of Joy on Valentine's Day. This was a class piece at a retreat I attended about 4 years ago. I loved this piece when I took the class .. just not sure why I didn't just finish it then .. owell, it's finished now and I just love it. If you notice the word Joy is in a different color than the rest of the alphabet. In the chart, it's a dark chocolate brown, but me being a "red" kinda girl, I stitched Joy in Brick (WDW). I'm definately going to frame this one .. probably with two color mats .. DH really liked it too and wanted to know where we were going to hang it .. that's when I know he really likes one of my finishes :) Here's some pictures ...




This was a quick little stitch I did last night while watching a movie. It's a freebie from findstitch.com I used some floss that I found hanging around in my floss drawer. I'm not sure where I got this floss, probably in an exchange sometime .. it's lovely to stitch with and I loved all the verigation. The name of the floss is L'atelier du pic vert and I think the color name is Pivoine. I just threw it in this heart tuck pillow ... not perfect for it, but I'll do something else to it later ...
I'm off to watch racing .. Daytona 500 .. woo hoo!!!

I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for racing ...

18 comments:

Rachel said...

Both finishes look fantastic! Great job ;o)

Daffycat said...

Wonderful finishes, Michele!

stitcherw said...

Congratulations on your finishes, they look wonderful. Looking at your cute BC one makes me want to pull out either Puppy Dog or Kitty Cat row. I saw your earlier post on the upcoming Boeing layoffs, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, this is such a tough time. Our company just did a large layoff last week and those of us still there, while lucky to have a job, are having issues to deal with as well related to extra work and feeling bad for those we know that got let go. Thank goodness for stitching to help destress and have something enjoyable to focus on.
Sue

Jill said...

Hi Michele,
Love your Bent Creek piece. Hope all is well with you. I was thinking about you and your Nascar while watching some of the race today.

Happy Stitching,
Jill

Alison said...

I love that finish! Great work. :)

Karen said...

Good job! I love the red letters...that was a neat idea!

Suzanne said...

Two beautiful finishes!

Karol said...

Great finishes!

Chris said...

Great finish Michele. And I like the change of color for "JOY", a splash of red is always a good thing.

Carolyn NC said...

Great finishes! Row looks fantastic & your heart is adorable!

Nic said...

Your finishes are lovely!

Brigitte said...

Two beautiful finishes. I love the colour you used for the heart, and I also have some of those French threads. They have some very extraordinary colours.

staci said...

Wonderful finishes Michele! Your BC piece will look wonderful hanging in your home!!!

Ranae said...

Two wonderful finishes.
Congrats!!

Jean said...

Wow - Bent creek is beautiful! Love how you did the Joy in red. It took me a minute to figure it out! Duh!

I can't believe you got that heart stitched in a night. It made more sense when you said the floss was varigated! I was looking at all the "color changes" thinking you kept changing floss!! It's really pretty.

Enjoy the Nascar!!

Heidi said...

Great finishes!

Michele B. said...

Seasons of joy looks wonderful - it's so neat that your husband likes it too. It shows he pays attention!

Sally said...

What a fantastic finish Michele! Love it! Also love the heart. It's so pretty.

Hope you are doing OK.