Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A few more finishes ...

No rotation this week for me ... and I think I'll be putting my rotation on hold for the rest of the month. I have some more 4th of July stitching I want to do and I over committed myself to exchanges so that's what I'll be doing the rest of June.

So besides stitching on exchanges I've been doing some finishing ... and loving it!!! It's nice to have these out of the finish drawer ... I stitched Celebrate Freedom (Bent Creek Snapper) last year. I finished it into a hanging pillow. The backing fabric is the fabric it's sitting on. I just love how it turned out!

My next finish is a pinkeep. Faye stitched these for me last year in the Fair and Square 4th of July exchange .. adorable!
and here's the back ... I put the name square on an angle so everything fit ...

Melita stitched this for me 2 years ago in the Fair and Square exchange ... I had fun playing with all the beads ...
the back ...

And last is my scissor fob. This is the Lizzie*Kate Spring fob. Karen had stitched the design for the Lizzie*Kate exchange and finished it into a floss tag ... now I have a matching floss tag and scissor fob :)
here's the backing fabric to the scissor fob ... colorful and cute ...

No more blogging for me this week ... Terry and I will be heading out of town for a long weekend away to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary ... yep 35 years!!! can't hardly believe it's been that long :) Our anniversary is actually the 14th (Monday) but we're going to go play Friday through Sunday ... I'm really looking forward to getting away.

Thanks for coming and visiting and thanks for all your lovely comments about my finishes ... I really am having a great time with them.

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

I'm grateful for my husband ...

24 comments:

Nic said...

You've got some lovely finishes there. And Happy Anniversary for Monday!

Faye said...

All your finishes turned out so beautiful~~~ AND, I love the way you finished off the Fair/Square item I sent you last year!~ Too cute~~ Very nice job on all of these~~ Enjoy your day, Faye

Deanne J said...

Great finishes. I love fob the fabric is so cute.

Ranae said...

Your finishes all turned out nice, some great pieces.
Happy 35th Anniversary!
Have a great time

staci said...

Wonderful finishing Michele...they all turned out fabulously!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Like the beaded edging!

valerie said...

Wow, 35 years! Congratulations!Hope you have a wonderful getaway!

Fun finishes!

Nancy said...

Your finishes are beautiful! Aren't 4th of July stitches fun? I'm doing some too. I would love to know the name of the design Faye stitched for you - with the lighthouse and boat.

Congratulations on 35 years, and I hope you have a wonderful getaway!

Theresa said...

Awesome finishes!!!! Those squares are wonderful~~~

Happy 35th anniversary~~~

Deb said...

Wow Michele - you've got some wonderful finishes there. I like how you turned the one piece on an angle. Everything is great! And Happy Anniversary!!

Patti said...

Those finishes are just gorgeous. Well done you!

Patti xxx

Melanie said...

These are all super adorable!! :)

Karen said...

Too cute...love the F&S finsishes. Love your scissor fob too! Hope you have a great trip.

Meadows08 said...

What great finishes! I love how you finished each differently.

Happy Anniversary too! Have a great weekend.

Courtney said...

I love these!! What is the pattern that Faye stitched for you? I'd love to stitch it for this summer - it's so cute!!

Michele B. said...

You certainly are on a finishing roll! I love all the different ways you used pins. Have a wonderful anniversary trip - play hard!

Natasha said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope you and your Hubby have a beautiful weekend away.

Great finsihes. Love that flag fabric. Carnitas Take one bone in pork sholder place in dutch oven pour beef broth till it comes half way up to meat add cumin, chili powder,tomatoe paste a tablespoon or two, add 1 onion quarted a couple cloves garlic. Let simmer for 3-4 hours till it is tender the bone will start to pull away from the meat.

Take out from water put on cutting board shred and then roughly chop. Carnitas means littel meats, after you shred place on cookie sheet, sprinkle with kosher salt and cook in oven turning occasionly till somewhat crispy, not burnt :)

Sally said...

Fantastic finishing Michele! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Anniversary for Monday!

Sherry said...

cool finishes! Great fabric choices with stitched pieces...

Siobhan said...

Happy anniversary!

I love the finishes and finishing. I need to get cranking on some patriotic stitching!

Kim B said...

How exceptionally creative you were with the beading that looks like firecrackers! Happy anniversary!

Barb said...

Great finishes. I love the Patriotic ones.

Suzanne said...

I love your finishes, they're great. Happy Anniversary!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Anniversary!

What fantastic finishing you've done!