Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another Finished Finish

Today inspiration hit. I sort of screwed up when I glued this together. Forgot I needed to leave room for the ribbon to make a hanger. But, it is my first hanging type finish.


Oh, please don't ask details about this pattern -- I think - think - It might be a Homespun Elegance.

The way I ended up doing the ribbon -- I took a 5" piece of ribbon and glued it across the top and down the sides about 1". Then I took a much longer piece and centered it to the bottom and glued up the sides. At the top of this piece is a little something Emily sent me. Slipped the ribbons through it and the glued companion pieces to each corner.

Had you told me a year ago I would be hot gluing my stitching to boards and attaching ribbon to it - I would have had a hissy fit. Let alone gluing things to the stitching! lol

I've come a long way baby!

I've been MIA lately. My life seems to be spinning around me - quiet fast if I do say so myself - and I am getting dizzy. Borrowing a line from Prince - "I've been busy doing something close to nothing but different than the day before."

An extra photo box containing skeins of hand-dyed floss now resides in the closet, there is a new quilt only photo album, new pictures in the cross stitch album that has been re-organized, all new smalls have a home, other document boxes are more organized, there are 3 pillows awaiting fabric to be sewn around them, one piece is waiting to be pinned to foam core, a WIP has been pulled out and had progress made, a new stitch has the fabric edged and is waiting for floss to be pulled, and at least 10 mounted projects are waiting for DH to make frames. See - nothing much but something different.

Hopefully, by Friday I will have a WIP finished! Crossing my fingers!
Stay tuned and see if I managed to pull off my 12th finish for 2011.
Denise

12 comments:

Teresa said...

I love the patriotic welcome. Looks great.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Emily said...

Great job!! I LOVE IT!!!! Awwwww That thing I sent worked out perfect for it!!! YAY!!! **GRINS**

HUGS!!

Emily

Robin said...

Your finish looks fine! I love the Prince quote and I am reading The Shack as well! Seems I should have visited your blog sooner.

Cindy's Stitching said...

what a pretty piece. You did a great job finishing it.

Pumpkin said...

You've got to slow down! LOL! Congrats on your latest finish. So cute :o)

Expect something in the mail soon! Yes, I FINALLY got to the post office. LOL!

CalamityJr said...

Holy cow - you make me tired! Great job on all your organizing and finishing!

Lee said...

Looks terrific Denise!

Paula said...

I'm out of breath just reading what you have been doing.

Keep up the good work! ! ! ! !

Mouse said...

oooo you have been busy ... I've gotten tired just reading your list of got done's ..lol... well done on the finish and isn't it nice when you go out of your comfort zone and it works too :)can't wait to see what else you get up to ..lol love mouse xxxx

Shari said...

everything looks wonderful....
yes, you are busy....I can relate oh so well. I need to have a finishing day....gosh, we need to get together & do our finishings.......
looking at the books you are reading, you read a lot of what I read. I am reading a Debbie M. book right now myself! Picked it up at the library yesterday!

Catherine said...

You certainly have been keeping busy! Your finish looks great!! Makes me want to stitch some summer/patriotic smalls to display!

rosek1870 said...

12 finishes by middle of March OMG you are amazing!! I could never manage that!! Great finish and I look forward to seeing more!!