Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blackbird Design finishes and buttons

Last Saturday I was at my LNS and picked up this Blackbird Design called Waiting for the Harvest. I decided to stitch it in a different color than the Sampler Thread Dark Chocolate it called for. I stitched it on some 28 count fabric I dyed and used DMC variations 4130. The fabric in the background is what I used for the backing of the pillow. I like the way it turned out and it was a quick stitch.
I also pick up this Blackbird Designs pattern called The Flowers of the Field. I stitched it on 30 count Legacy Coconut Macaroon with DMC thread. I did make it into a sewing bag but I didn't put in button holes since I could not find my button hole accessory. So I sewed some buttons on it and used snaps to keep it closed. Again I was very happy with how it looks. This design also stitched up quick as I started it yesterday 10-19 and finished it this morning.
Then my hubby and I also stopped at a couple of antique shops on Saturday and of course I had to buy these shell buttons. I just love them. They had such character. I did used two buttons from this collection on my previous finish - The Flowers of the Field.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by:)

15 comments:

Catswhiskers said...

I love your stitches. True source of inspiration. Beautiful The Flowers of the Field.
Warm wishes
Gina

valerie said...

Wonderful finishes! Love all those buttons!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Great work, i love the first one,waiting for the harvest, the colors are a great choise.

Hugs Yvon.

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Joan...all of your recent finishes are gorgeous! "Waiting for the Harvest" is my newest BBD favorite, just haven't stitched it up yet...and yours is especially lovely!!

Those buttons are little treasures...enjoy them!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Hazel said...

Gorgeous finishes. I love the bbd one. x

Natasha said...

I love the color you picked out for the BBD finish...

Ohh your a collector of bottons too? I LOVE buttons. When my mom passed away I inherited her buttons. I love them and try to use them in my finsihes.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful stitching here! and finishes!! I will look forward to following!

Faye said...

I LOVE both of these stitches .... So quickly stitched AND finished off~~ I have Flowers of the Field headed my way and now looks like I need Waiting for the Harvest also~~~ Yeah!!

As usual, great job Joan!

Faye

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Beautiful stitches. Love your color choice for "Waiting for the Harvest".

Blu said...

Lovely finishes!
What a great collection of buttons!

Karen said...

Love your finishes and especially love the changes you made to the BBD.

carolm said...

Love your variation of Waiting for Harvest...Carol M

Lesleyanne said...

Two lovely finishes.

Michele said...

wow! you've been stitching and finishing up a storm!

Lelia said...

I have the blackbird pattern (waiting for harvest) and like your color choice. I was thinking to use a few colors, green, orange, something Autumn instead of the chocolate. I haven't quite decided if it would be best using one fiber - or using multiple colors. I so like the design!