Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More finishing!!

Yes, I have two more finishes to show today!

I did not stitch either of these.  You may remember that I visited a real Cross Stitch Shop in Memphis recently, and while on my spending spree I purchased a few little shop models that were marked to practically NOTHING!!!  You can read about it here!!

One was this lovely Autumn piece.  It is a Bent Creek OOP chart.  It wasn't finished in any way.  Just a piece of fabric with stitching.  So, I made it into what else--an ornament!  It's about as large as one can go with ornaments, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out!  I will enjoy this in months to come!  It is backed with a simple brown fabric with yellowish leaves on it!  I went a little "wild" by putting some leopard charms to hold the ribbon!  I bought them on the "junk table" at Hobby Lobby and this seemed to be a fun place to use them!  HAHA!


This next one was actually in a cute little "tuck" pillow.  It was blue and had bees on it.  I loved the little pillow and I loved this stitching.  I didn't think they went together as well as they might have.  Plus, my Valentine tree is really pink and red, and the blue pillow would really stand out!  So, I just took the stitching out and made a standard rectangle ornament. I used sparkly pink buttons to attach the wide ribbon hanger. (Another "blingy" way to attach ribbon!)  I had a small scrap of glitter ribbon that was just enough to put on each side of the stitching!  These fabrics are from the wonderful stack that my dear friend Janie brought me from a quilt retreat--read about it here!!


Well, that gets all of my things finished!  I can now stitch with wild abandon!  LOL  Actually, I hope that I will get back to the real store in Memphis on Friday, so I will have more goodies to show!!

Thank you for visiting and please come by again!
Frances


13 comments:

Caitlin D said...

Wonderful finishes. Still haven't made it to that store... one of these days I MUST get there. :-)

Vickie said...

Good for you! They look great! What a great feeling to be caught up!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Great work!

diamondc said...

Frances: They turned out so sweet.

Catherine

Kaisievic said...

Two gorgeous finishes, Frances. It looks like you have rescued these pieces from obscurity.

Justine said...

You are so creative with your finishes Frances. These are just beautiful.

Annette-California said...

Both ornaments are beautiful!!! Love the bling you added - lol! Makes them that more special. Hope you have a grand time at the needlework store. I know I would be there just looking for a few hours at everything. It should be nice to see hand dyed colored threads in person.
Can't wait for your report when you return. love Annette
ps take your camera...

Melody said...

What is the name of the store in Memphis? I will have to put it on my list for the next time we visit.

Carol said...

I'm so glad you've found a new stitching store, Frances! You did a wonderful job in finishing the two models that you picked up there :) Happy shopping on Friday!

Mrs Xstitch said...

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ♥
You have made some beautiful cushions.

Pamela said...

On the Valentine ornament pillow, did you stitch the ribbon on either side of the cross stitch section or do you use a fabric glue? Your package was mailed yesterday - should be arriving Saturday or Monday.

KimM said...

Love your finishes, Frances. As always….
xxx

Sheryl S. said...

Both very pretty ornaments.