Sunday, March 4, 2012

Some Stitchy finishes

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I spent yesterday with my dear stitching friends.  Cathy was gracious enough to host our stitching group at her house.  It was delightful.  Lots of good laughs and wonderful food.  Who could ask for more. 
I have a couple of finishes to share that I haven't been able to post about.  I stitched them around Valentines Day but finally got around to photographing them.  The first one is a Sekas design titles Hearts and Sampler Stitches.  It is stitched on 32ct Antique White evenweave using Caron Wildflowers floss.  This piece has lots of texture and I love the way it came out.  I am planning on making it into a box top. 
Second is the February 2012 year of Smalls selection.  It is called Garden of Love by Citrouille's Designs.  It is stitched on 35count WDW Cocoa with Belle Soie silks.  I did change the colors slightly in how they were placed in the design.  The only thing I don't like is the way the varigated thread played out.  I probably would have preferred using solid colors to have better control over the color change.  Lesson learned.  My plan is to use this as a journal cover.  I am going to experiment and see what I come up with.

Aren't those little flower buttons adorable.  I was at Joanne's Fabrics recently and they have redone their button aisle, finally.  There is a huge selection of different colored buttons as well as funky shapes.  It's worth checking out if you are a button junkie. Lots of choices.
Well, back to the stitching chair.  I am currently working on a WIP and making good progress.  Once I finish the WIP I will continue working on Sturbridge Box.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!

18 comments:

Leslie said...

You are a busy girl nataly. I love your little projects and buttons. Have a great new week.

Natasha said...

verigated thread can be tricky, but I think it turned out great. Great finishes!!

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Beautiful finishes and I like you finishing ideas for both. CJ in OK ;-)

Myra said...

Fabulous finishes! Those buttons are really pretty. I love buttons of every sort.

Catherine said...

Great finishes and I love your ideas on how you'll finish~finish them.

Lesleyanne said...

Both are gorgeous finishes. Look forward to seeing your progress on your wip.

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Nataly. It is always great to go to stitch group. I miss my old group in CT.

pam said...

Great finishes and what fun to have a day at with the stitching group.

Pat Matejcek said...

Beautiful finishes!! I love the buttons~~

Lynn said...

Pretty stitches Nataly! I love your thoughts on the final finishing for them too.

Teresa said...

Love your finishes, wonderful as always. That heart one will be lovely on a box. That is a finish I haven't tried yet.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches.

Vinniey said...

Beautiful finished, Nataly! Those flower buttons are really cute! :)

Mindi said...

Lovely finishes, I'm looking forward to seeing them turned into a boxtop ad journal cover.

Topcho said...

Great finishes! Im looking forward to seeing the box top finish

Joysze said...

Times shared with stithy friends are always the best. Love your finishes. :)

Nicola said...

I do like Hearts and Samplers and it will make a perfect box top.

I havent seen this design before.

Veronica said...

Both your finishes are so sweet. I think the variegated thread effect is what makes each piece unique.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Maureen said...

what gorgeous little finishes, I especially love the hearts