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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stitching Saturday

As I mentioned last week, I stocked up at Hobby Lobby as I planned to finish up some stitches.  Well here is an edit for you....I posted this early. Oh well, I am just going to leave it here. So be sure and read Friday and Saturday's posts!!

I had a great week, getting everything completed. I hate to let my finishes pile up as it takes as much patience to finish them as it does to stitch them. And for us perfectionists, it takes longer.

This small piece found a home in my spring dough bowl. The pattern is Lizzie Kate Summer Smalls. I did use the strawberry buttons on this finish.

This is the piece I had planned to use the strawberry buttons on but it just did not look right so I went with pom pom trim instead. Another Lizzie Kate Summer small.

Here is the freebie from Hands on Design. I had added a yellow bow to the top but I took it off. It just looked better without it. And such is finishing...some things work, some things do not.


On to Patriotic stitches...
Little House Needleworks Patriot collection.....as I mentioned before, I am just doing the ladies of the Revolution. So far Betsy Ross and Martha Washington are complete. I am working on Abigail Adams and next will be Molly Pitcher.

Land I Love, is a Market release by Heart in Hand. Vonna Pfeiffer did a similar finish that she shared on Instagram last week. I told her I planned to use it on one of my planned finishes. When I posted it on Instagram I gave credit for the idea to Vonna. I know that they do not "own" the idea but I believe in giving credit to artisans who share their expertise online.  I love the way this one turned out.

And finally...

I am starting work on my grand's Christmas ornaments for 2018. This one will be Kendall's. I added her initials and the year to the back of the sled.

Now I can get back to doing some stitching. I even got out Smoky Mountain Christmas and put a few stitches in it on Sunday. Slowly but surely it will come to fruition.

10 comments:

Meg said...

Hi, Arlene! I'm new to your blog. Found you through Stitching Friends Forever. Your finishes are so sweet! I especially love the "farm fresh" finish. I have a bad habit of not finishing my stitches, or letting them pile up before I get around to finishing them. I am such a perfectionist, and while tutorials such as Vonna's are really helpful, they are also very intimidating. I can feel the muscles in my neck cramp up when I start to plan a finish. (I think I need to get over that!) I'm new to the blogging world - livetostitch.blogspot.com. I hope you'll come by for a visit.

Meg said...

Hi, Arlene, I tried to respond to your email, but the address was a “no reply,” so I couldn’t. If you send me your email address, I’d love to keep in touch with you. Have a great day!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, each one of your finished finishes is lovely. I like how you finished the Heart in Hand patriotic piece. Good for you on getting a few stitches in on Smoky Mountain Christmas. Enjoy your Friday!

Linda said...

You absolutely amaze me! The quality and variety of your pieces are wonderful!

Terri D said...

My goodness, you have been busy!! And I LOVE the bowl that Farm Fresh is leaning on!! Bowls and platters are my "thing"!

Mari said...

These are all so sweet! I found myself saying "I love this one", but them was saying it for each one! The grandkids will love the sleds.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love seeing all these pretty finishes. Hard for me to choose a favorite.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the summertime designs...especially the berries! So sweet! Hugs!

Carol said...

I know what you mean about letting finishes pile up, Arlene. I used to do that, but really try to "finish as I stitch" these days. I find it very hard to go back and finish old pieces for some reason. Love the berries piece--think I need to break down and order that cute chart... And your patriotic finishes are so cute. I am really looking forward to stitching Land That I Love for Memorial Day :)

Dianna said...

You do such lovely work, Arlene. I really admire your purpose of mind in finishing up completely a project. I love to crochet, but when it comes to tucking away the yarn I'd rather crochet another whole project that doing the tucking. You have inspired me to give up that mindset and realize that a project is not complete until it is...well, complete!