Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Stitching

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are another step closer to the end of yet another year.  I know I've said it before, but --- where exactly does the time go?

I finished one of my larger pieces and sent it off to the framer on Friday.  It is a Christmas gift for a special person, who may find her way to this blog.  So, I will have to wait until after she receives it to show it here.

I decided that I need to take a bit of a break from all of my "big" projects.  I am going to start back up on some of those class pieces that are still sitting in my stitching area - but probably not until the holidays are behind me.  Of course, I can't not stitch (that would just be wrong!) so I am going to work on some "quick" projects through the end of the year. 

While I was at my Stitcher's Hideaway retreat in October I purchased a number of Pine Mountain Designs' Tie One On kits.  These are great pre-finished pillow shams that work up into very cute decorative pillows.  I finished the one called Winter Nights over the weekend.  I purchased one for each season and then one each for the months of March (DD's birthday), June (our wedding anniversary), and November (DH's and my birthdays).  Eventually I'll display them in my stitching room when the house renovation is finally done.

Winter Nights
Pine Mountain Designs
I am also hoping that, over the next few months, I can corral all my stitching projects and supplies in anticipation of finally having a space of my own.  I really need to figure out what I have (and how much) before I can decide on what storage space I need. 

Until next time, happy stitching.

16 comments:

  1. I really think the cushion is beautiful

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    1. Thanks, Denise. It was a quick fun finish.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I enjoyed the stitching.

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  3. Nice stitching. Have fun with the small projects. It sure feels like you are getting some where with the smaller projects.
    Heidi- ILCS

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    1. Thanks, Heidi. After finishing several large projects, and with several in the wings, I really need to work on small projects to get a sense of accomplishment.

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  4. That sham is adorable. Can't wait to see pics of your large project.

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    1. Thanks, Mab. I will probably post right after Christmas.

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  5. I love Pine Mountain designs and this one is particularly charming. I take it the finishing fabric comes with the kit? Beautiful! Well done.

    Barbara N Calif

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    1. Fortunately for me, the pillow is completely assembled and all I had to do was stitch the design on the aida. I am all-thumbs when it comes to sewing!

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  6. I have a few of these pillow covers. they are quick and cute. I make my own pillows though. Winter Nights is adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Chris. The pillows look like they should be easy to make. I am hopeless when it comes to sewing, so the pre-made kits are a godsend!

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  7. That's a sweet finish, Linda. I'm always tempted by those pillows, but I have no place to display them, so oh well...

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    1. Thank you. It was a nice quick stitch. This may actually sit on a shelf.

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    1. Thank you, Marge. It was nice to get instant gratification from a quick finish!

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