Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I did it!!! I finished everything before the 4th of July! I have to say I'm pleased with most of my finishes. Below is a little more about each design ...

I thought this pillow turned out darn cute ...
Liberty by Lizzie*Kate (freebie)
stitching on a misc piece of fabric
with suggested floss
stitched June 2011

I tried a new pillow technique on this design. Next time I'll make sure there is more of the fabric showing. Love the raffia hanger ... I gave this pillow to my daughter in law, Monica ...
America by Glory Bee (freebie)
stitched on a misc piece of fabric
using suggest floss
stitched July 2010

I wasn't sure at all about this design while I was stitch it. The red (House Wine by CC) was turning out a bit more pink than I wanted. When I finished stitching the flag, I wasn't any more pleased with it and didn't if I had any fabric that was going to work with the colors. Well it turns out I had just the perfect fabric and didn't even know it! lol .. the fabric has a bit of pale pink in the stars and the blue was perfect too! Added a bit of chenille trim from Victorian Motto and it turned into one of my favorite finishes!
SamSarah Design Old Glory
stitched on misc fabric
using suggested Crescent Colors floss
stitched June 2011

I backed Happy Happy Flag day with the fabric it's laying on, added some chenille trim and love how this one turned out too ...
Happy Happy Flag Day by The Trilogy
stitched on misc fabric
using suggested WDW and GAST floss
stitched June 2011

When I first saw this design I fell in love with the font! Love the rustic look of this finish ...
America by Threadwork Primitives
stitched on misc piece of fabric
using suggested WDW and GAST floss
stitched July 2011

Here's another finish that didn't turn out exactly like I wanted ... it's a bit too top heavy ... but cute ...
Let Freedom Ring by The Sampler Girl
stitched on misc fabric
using suggested floss
stitched June 2010

I used some of my coffee dye fabric for this stitch and I didn't stitch the "white" stripes, I liked the look of the coffee dye color working with the red and the blue ...
July 4th by Hodgepodge Cottage (freebie)
stitched on a coffee dyed piece of fabric
with suggested floss
stitched June 2011

Whew that was a lot of 4th of July stitching and finishing! I don't think I'll ever leave that many pieces to finish for one holiday again! lol ... but I'm sooo pleased to have them all done!!! And now I get to enjoy looking at them all month long *smile*

I hope you all have a very fun and safe 4th!

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

I'm grateful for sunny days ...

23 comments:

Fiona said...

Wow you have been busy stitching and finishing. Everything turned out great.

Parsley said...

Cute projects! Very appropriate for today!

laurawilson25 said...

So cute!

Yvonne..... said...

They all look fabulous!!

Karen said...

Great job Michele... they all look great. I really like the last design. Happy 4th!

Maggee said...

I tried to do some finishing today, too, but got interrupted by my daughter's early arrival. Now that she left, it is storming outside pretty hard so not sure if I will have power for good lighting to stuff the pillows I mangaged to sew. I did finish a cube finish today--my first. It is not a 'cube' but a rectangle, but nevertheless, I think it came out well. Will probably post tomorrow. Your finishes are great, and I think I will go look for a couple of those charts I may have!! Hugs!

mainely stitching said...

Everything looks amazing - what a wealth of patriotic finishes! :D

Michele said...

Congratulations - that is a collection to be proud of!

Gabi said...

They look all great. Lovely stitching and finishing all around. Congrats

Deborah said...

Love the wonderful patriotic finishes!

Catherine said...

Wonderful finishes!!

Karen said...

cute finishes

Mouse said...

ooo well done on all those finishes :) hope you had a great day :) love mouse xxxx

Kathy A. said...

Great job. Your 4th of July finishes are perfect!

Shelleen said...

Love your finishes Michelle.

Jeanne said...

Michele, every one of them is so darn cute! Every year I say I'm going to do a patriotic basket of smalls but so far I'm just enjoying everyone else's LOL. Your finishes are lovely - congrats and I'll bet they look great in your home.

Nancy said...

Love all your finishes!! The one with the flag stitch and the blue fabric with stars is my favorite! It looks antique!

Melanie said...

Super fabulous!!!!
I just banged out that Liberty freebie tonight. I love what you did with yours!

Sorbert said...

Lovely finishes.

WendyJo said...

I love all your 4th of July finishes! They all look fabulous!

Sally said...

Wow you have been busy Michele! They all look fantastic :)

Patty C. said...

Wonderful projects

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, gorgeous finishes!!