Monday, August 3, 2009

Finishes

I stitched this at the end of July for a exchange. Now that it has reached it's new home I can share it with you. Kelly, the list Mum, of my ILCS Yahoo group hosted a bookmark exchange and because there were a even number of sign ups she wasn't able to be in it. She really needed a new bookmark so I suggested we do a exchange between us and this is what I stitched for her.

"Friends Count" free design by Victoria Sampler
Stitched on 32 count white linen with DMC
Since I have several bookmarks and don't read as much as I use to she is doing a bookmark for my DD who when she is not taking care of the kids always has her nose in a book and the last bookmark I made her is almost worn out. I can't wait to see what Kelly stitches for her, I know it will be wonderful.
As any Serial Started knows, when you finish a project you get to start two new ones. True to my title of "Queen of the Serial Starters" when I finished the beading on "Christmas Solders Stocking" I was entitled to two new starts. The first new start also quickly became a finish. I fell in love with this design when I saw that Mary A had stitched it and knew I had to do it. It is a free design and she was kind enough to send it to me.

"Quaker BOO" free design by Unknown designer
Stitched on 32 count Solo by Silkweavers
with Crescent Colors "Spinach" and
Dinky Dyes Silk "Desert Sands"
I made a few changes in the colors since I wanted more of the orange to brighten it up a bit. As soon as I can find a nice Halloween print I will finish this as a flat fold with a pretty orange bow.
The next start I haven't taken a picture of yet. It's a free ornament from Victoria Sampler that goes with the "Pansy Sampler". Since we are going to be doing a SAL in the Hardanger Class group with "Pansy Sampler" I thought I'd get a head start and do the ornament. I almost have all the Klosters done now and should have something to share in the next couple of days.
I think it's time to hit the WIP basket again and get as much progress as I can on several of the projects there. Not sure what I want to work on next so may just close my eyes and pull one out.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching and Have a Great Week.

14 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Love the finishes! Fantastic job!

Sadie said...

Wonderful finishes Rene. The halloween design will look great as a flatfold :-)

5 Foot Runt said...

You know, I think you should get an award for the most finishes. I haven't seen anybody whip these out like you do and your stitching always looks great. You have over 60 finishes listed in your sidebar and some are still not listed. You may be the "Queen of Serial Starters" but you look like the "Queen Bee of Serial Finishers", lol. I really do enjoy the things you show forth, every single one of them.

Emily said...

Really like how the orange pops against the purple fabric, and the bookmark for Kelly is great and looks like a little bit of hardanger in it as well.

Nancy said...

2 great finishes yet again!

~~~Melinda said...

Lovely finishes!! I can't wait until I retire and can stitch as much as you!! Of course I had to zip right on over to the Victoria Sampler for that free ornament design just incase it leaves the site. I will wait to stitch it until after the sampler since I'll be lost LOL I also have too much I'm stitching one the Castles in the Air SAL, Christmas ornament, Hardanger project..that's enough for now

Kathy said...

Both finishes are wonderful. I love the floss colors on that fabric in the Halloween one.

Meari said...

Both finishes turned out great. Love the bookmark!

EvalinaMaria said...

It surely the orange looks nice and the bookmark is realy pretty. I think I will have to make a bookmark for myself and maybe I should participate in the next bookmark exchange. Can you believe that I never stitched a boomark yet?

Donna said...

Love them and love the color change!

htimcj said...

Love the bookmark and Halloween piece!
Heidi-ILCS

Carissa said...

Love the bookmark you made for Kelly and the "Boo" finish. I especially like the orange on the purple, it really stands out.

Mel said...

What a great boo finish! I love it! That fabric is beautiful!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely finishes - just LOVE that purple fabby!