Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Where to Start.....

It has been awhile since I have posted and I have been busy. But first I have to post the Birthday gift I received from Carol today. She stitched a wonderful fob for me and sent a few "goodies". Carol was worried that it was a belated gift, but that's ok because ask any of my stitching buds---my birthday goes on and on and on!!!!
Thank you so much Carol.

I spent the weekend doing some stitching and finishing. Here are some of my finishing results:

I must say I have had a very good time stitching these. I love my Aunt Clara's Skating Pond long pincushion. I also tried my hand at the tulip biscornu by Olenka's Stitches Designs.
Then I stitched and finished a small Quaker pincushion. Also finished a couple of ornaments and a little Easter design by Prairie Schooler.

Now this next picture is of a very bad scissor obsession. It started a couple of Friday's ago when all of us girls were together for our stitching night. Jackie thought it was time to have a new scissors and before you knew it we were ordering all the Premax scissors from Mike and Carol's internet store. Now there are seven of us girls and we have a scissors pack. So of course we all ordered the 6 different Premax scissors. Then while we were waiting for all of the scissors to arrive, Gingher came out with the new Criss designer scissors. Now that scissors is a JoAnn's exclusive, so Jackie was a detective and found out that one of the JoAnn's had the new scissors, but they had not put them out yet. Well lo and behold JoAnn's let us come in and buy them. So Jackie and I bought seven pairs between us and then Cathy B bought two pair. All because we have other addicted scissor people. This is what is left of what we bought and these are all spoken for:
And these are three of the six Premax scissors. It all started with the one Premax on the right which goes with the Shepherd's Bush Glad Tidings fob.


Thanks for stopping by and reading this very long post. I hope it wasn't to boring:)

11 comments:

Tanya said...

Clara looks lovely :)

Tanya

Suzanne said...

Beautiful gift from Carol. Wow, that's a lot of finishes. I love the skating pillow.

I believe a stitcher can never have too many scissors. Tha't why I bought myself three new pairs recently. I have a scissor obsession too.

staci said...

Wonderful finishes! Do you think you could come over and have a finishing day at my house???

Enjoy your sweet new scissors :)

Melissa G said...

I want to do the pincushion...what did you stitch it on? I'll bring it home when we are there...maybe I can work on it then! And...what threads?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! That is definately a scissor obsession!!! Lovely gift from Carol!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, so many great finishes! Congratulations, they all look gorgeous.
Whata nice gift from Carol. I also love an extended birthday, it just intensifies the joy.

Andrea said...

Great finishing.

Robin said...

you have been a busy stitcher. I love the LONG skinny pin cushion also...you did a fantastic job on all of these. I too am OBSESSED with scissors. I only have 3 I think, but I WANT tons more :-)
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Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!! I'm anxious to stitch Clara--even more so now that I've seen your finish! I was over at Suzanne's blog and WOW, your RR is just amazing. What a clever way to set it up, it is really just so cool!

Vonna said...

Between you and Jill...I'm slobbering about those Premax scissors...and I think I was one of the addicted Scissors people that Cathy B got a pair for...well I don't "think" . . . I know since they are now hanging on my scissors picture :)

Von said...

Who could be bored with all those great finishes and those scissors! Oh my, I feel another buying spree coming on. :D