Friday, December 3, 2010

Lots of Finishes...



I have been quite busy with stitching and finishing over the last three weeks. Here are some of my results:

This is the Fair and Square I received from Kathy A, in it's finished form. Turned out cute.

Here is the back view.

Then I stitched this Bent Creek stocking for my grandson Silas. I my plan is to make each grandchild a stocking, this one is number 3.

I have also decided to stitch an ornament for each grandchild and I have used this pattern for their first Christmas. I also stitched this ornament for my youngest child, so the first one I stitched was 22 years ago. This is such a cute first Christmas ornament.

Here is that first ornament stitched back in 1988.

Here are the two ornaments stitched for my grandson Jacob and granddaughter Emily. They live in Tennessee.

This ornament is from the 2010 JCS ornament magazine. This design is by Ladybug Lane Designs called "Joy". I stitched it on 32 count lime green with Belle Soie Kiwi.

Here is the 2010 Snowman by Lizzie Kate. I knew I wanted to do this one and finish it as a stand up box.
A view of the side.

This is LHN's Winter Wonderland. I stitched this one up about a month or so ago. I made the pouch with some fabric from the Minnesota Quilt shop hop.

Here is the inside of the pouch. I added some pockets and a place for needles.

I have been making a lot of pin pillows. The to one is Miss Mary Mac's Pins and Needles by M Designs. I believe the bottom one is from Notforgotten Farm Samplers called Alphabet Pin Keep.


I also stitched this about a month ago. It is Erica Michael's design "Button, Button". It was stitched on 32 count antique white with Belle Soie Kiwi. I made this into a bag for my buttons.


A view of the inside of the bag with some of the antique buttons I have collected.



I decorated my little Christmas tree. These are all of my LHN ornaments and some ornaments I have gotten from other blog stitchers plus a few others I have stitched. My tree is quite full I may need a bigger tree next year.

I still have a few more finishes to post but that is it for now.

Have a great weekend and Happy Stitching:)

23 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you have been busy. All your finishes are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Hazel said...

Wow amazing finishes! Love the exchange Kathy sent you too. Love your blog background. Beautiful. x

Lee said...

You know, I popped over here to leave a comment after seeing all of your amazing finishes in my Google Reader. Then, holy cow! I was sidetracked by your blog background! That's pretty awesome!

But back to your finishes - I love the creative way you've completed your stitching lately. Great job!

Deb said...

You have been one busy lady. I just love your tree with those ornaments, and love each every one of your finishes!

Cath said...

Wow , you have been fantastically busy , what a great collection.

Faye said...

Wow Joan!!I dont know which one I like the best!! They are all so beautiful!!! Nice job, Faye

Daffycat said...

Wow, Joan! Look at all you have finished! Don't you sleep? I really like the stocking (might be the plaid at the top) and the L*K snowman. You are awesome!

Diane said...

You weren't kidding with that blog title! That certainly is a lot of finshes! Everything looks great and I especially love your tree and display case! WOWZA!

Karen said...

You have been so busy! Everything looks great....I especially love your finishing on the new LK.

Just love your tree brimming with ornaments!

Linen Stitcher said...

I just knew I was going to love your post when I saw the title. I mean, what's not to love about "Lots of Finishes . . . " And you weren't kidding! I think "Lots" is an understatement!!

Beautiful work! Such creative finishes and wonderful stitching! I am in awe!

Chris said...

Hi Joan,
All your finishes are lovely. I think you do need a bigger tree :)

Karen said...

you have been a busy girl! they are all great! i really love the Joy one in green!

Diana said...

Great finishes!

April Mechelle said...

All those are Beautiful Joan !!! Tree is overflowing ! Very Cute !

Vicky said...

Wow love all the finishes, you have been busy :)

Cathy B said...

You have been busy -- all beautiful finishes.

Looks like you moved some furniture?

Hope you are feeling good!

Christine said...

Congrats on all your finishes! That's a lot of work and it all looks beautiful! The tree is adorable! Great job!

Kimmie said...

Love your finishes.....the stocking is sooooo cute!!!!

Blu said...

What a ton of gorgeous finishes! Your button bag is so cute! Maybe my buttons need a bag too...
And the Joy ornie is so pretty!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finishes!!! Congrats :-).

Karissa said...

Mama Joan,
I LOVE the ornament that you stitched for Jacob!! So cute! It looks like a REAL LIFE photo. I was thinking...I could use one of those cute little ornaments on my tree. I have the equivalent of a child, you know. I have Jason. :)
Anyways, I think your tree with all of your stitched ornaments is pretty spiffy and if you run out of space to hang anymore stitched ornaments, you can send them to your favorite #2...in Georgia! That's me!
Okay, I'm off to start working on making a baby...so I can get some cute stitched ornaments, too. :)
xoxo mom.
Karissa

WendyJo said...

What fabulous finishes Joan! I do believe you were on a finishing frenzy! I love them all!!

I love your tree too!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your ornaments, and your finishing is just beautiful. You've given me many ideas on how to finish, thanks!!