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Monday, September 24, 2012

Finished Pieces

As I mentioned previously I was working on finishing some of the pieces and was having a hard time deciding what to do with them and how to do it. Well I have a couple I can show.  The first is my Christmas in July SAL piece from Sunshine Stitches, they are little quilt squares I decided to try my hand at making it into a flat ornament.  I think it turned out okay.

Front
Back

 Next up is one that I stitched a while ago and I always envisioned it this way.  I love the little kitty statues that sit in some Chinese food restaurants and I found this chart and just had to stitch it, anyway here it is. As I look at it from a distance it's a little lop-sided at the top but for me it's fine. How cool is it that I actually found a button that looks like a carry-out box to attach to the bottom?

 Those two worked out so well that I tried yet another finish, this one almost made me go off my sugar-free diet.


No I did not eat the cookie it was there just for staging the pillow, I promise. Although I did get a sharp stabbing pain in my heart when I dropped it in the trash can afterwards. Anyway there is also a cute little cookie jar button attached. I made a little more progress on Africa before I received the 6th part of Around the World in 80 Stitches. On Africa I got as far as the top of her bowl and started on her hand before I packed her up for now.

Last Wednesday night was Stitch Night at In Stitches Needleworks and of course I really, really needed another chart so I picked up these.


They are both from Waxing Moon Designs the first one is "Stitching Mends the Soul" and the other is "My Needle and My Floss They Comfort Me". I just love the little ladies.   It took me two days to get this far on AW80S and I am debating if I should cut the Hardanger in this section or not. 

The main instructions are for no-cut but there are two and I can do like I did before, cut one and leave the other uncut. I think that's what I will do. Well wish me luck and I'll share how it turned out next time.  Welcome to all my new followers and thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to leave comments.  Well I'm off to make either a mess or some pretty little xxs.

20 comments:

September said...

Hello

Gorgeous finishes and your wips are looking great!
Hope you have a good week.

Emma said...

How could you not eat the cookie?! Looks like white chocolate...my favourite ;)

Your finishes have turned out great and Africa is turning out just lovely :)

Melinda said...

Love your finishes - love the Kitty, I have a soon to be finished Witches, I think I will try the same thing. Thank you so much for sharing.

Vickie said...

Minnie you have more will power than I. I would have eaten it!
You have such great finishes. I like the little buttons.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Lovely finishes... and your progresses are looking amazing :D I love the new chrats you got as well :)

MarchAnn said...

Everything looks good Minnie. I like the way you finished the Sal, looks great.

gracie said...

Wonderful finishing. I love the 2 new charts you bought....

Mii Stitch said...

I love your finishes, it looks really nice! Good progress on your WIP too ☺

Jan said...

You did the ornament finish we talked about. It looks great! They all look great. Congrats on not eating the cookie! LOL

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Everything is so lovely! I have to giggle at the cookie one because we all know calories do not count if you are alone. Or at least I wish!

Rhona said...

Great finishes!
And, of course, we always, always are in need of another chart or two...or even three!

Joy said...

Great finishing Minnie! You must tell me where you got the cookie jar button!! Africa is looking fabulous...your needle has really been moving on her. AW80S has some pretty colors.

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Wow, Minnie, you've done lots of beautiful stitching! Nice finishing too! I also like "Success Cats" and love that finish! I've never seen a chart of one.
Cathy

Shirlee said...

You have certainly accomplished a lot, finishes & all! I know that cookie heartbreak ... have been struggling with that myself lately : ( Everything looks great ... especially the cookie!!! Lol! No, really ... your stuff looks great (& so does the cookie) : )

TammyK said...

Love the finishes Minnie! Your wip is looking awesome too.

Joysze said...

Lovely finishings, Minnie!!! Espcially love the kitty one. :D

Scattered Threads said...

I love the Christmas in July SAL piece. Of course you know I am partial to quilt blocks. LOL.
Keep trying with your finishes Minnie and they will get better. You will learn to like finishing. Trust me:) We all started out with things that didn't turn out just right, but learned to live with the outcome because it was your handwork.
All your other are coming along quite nice and like your new stash as well.
TFS and stopping by.

Jackie

Mangogirl said...

beautiful stitching :D

Faith... said...

You have certainly been busy... Your finishes look wonderful! The flat fold looks amazing and so does the wall hanging! Africa is really turning out beautifully.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the quilt flat finish, it looks great.
I stitched the Maneki Neko cat last year from the Joan Elliott booklet. There were so many gorgeous designs in it.
Good luck with the decision making on ATW80