Jun 11, 2012

Nuttin' But Stitchin'

Normally, I'm not one to stitch up projects and then stick them in a drawer.  I did have this one that I stitched in 2008.  I finished it into a dimensional flat ornament with handmade cording.

Sing Noel
Stitched: 12/14/08  Time: 3Hrs
Designer: Primrose Needleworks
Fabric: 18ct Seafoam Green Aida
Fibers: GAST, DMC Color Variations, The Dye Shop
Embellishments: Handmade cording w/DMC 321 & 815



I finished Part 2 of the Summer Mystery SAL designed by By The Bay Needleart.


I worked on Fleurs et Papillons.  I finished the top center floral arrangement and the second butterfly.  The top lace is almost finished.  I think I'm going to continue working on it again this week so I can finish Part 2.


GIVEAWAYS
Parsely over at Seasons of My Mind is hosting a Paws & Stripes giveaway. Go check out a cute Patriotic giveaway.

Teresa (At Willow Tree Pond) is also hosting a giveaway for reaching 300 followers. Click over to see what it's all about.

Until next time,


34 comments:

Vickie said...

You have accomplished quite a bit, hooray! :)

Kathy A. said...

and what beautiful stitches they are! Very nice work.

Berly said...

Wow, you are my idol as always! :)

Kelly said...

Lovely stitching Meari!

Faith... said...

Love the Noel ornament. I always love how you finish things!

Diane (di) said...

Meari, your stitching is beautiful. I really like your finishing, too.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the finishes!!! They are beautiful. Maybe you can teach that dimensional flat ornament at the retreat!!!!!
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Beth Pearce said...

I really like the way you finished the Noel ornament. I have not seen that finish before, but I really like it. I hope it would be okay if I stole, I mean learn from your idea and use it myself??

Katie said...

Beautiful stitching. Love your ornament finish.

Emily in NC said...

The ornament is really nice, great job. Your SAL's are great too.

Sue said...

Hi Meari! Your stitching, as always is just beautiful. I love the ornament you finished. Remember, there will be another ornament drawing at the end of the month!!! lol

Hugs,
Sue

mab3500 said...

Very Beautiful stitches Meari! They look wonderful.

Mouse said...

lovely wee ornament ... love your by the bay sal piece and well done on your progress on your your fleur too :) love mouse xxx

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great, Meari! Thanks for the notice about the By the Bay MSAL - I went and downloaded part 2. :)

Karin in CA

Nancy in IL said...

You've inspired me to get started on my By the Bay mystery stitch! Yours is soooo pretty! I've changed the floral colors (think you did too) to warmer orange colors.

Love your FdeP, and the colors you've chosen are wonderful. I really liked Purple Garden, but it's the only Angie Designer I've ever liked. I'm not a "frilly" person, but I do appreciate the beauty of yours and others' stitching of such. Great job!

Bette said...

Lovely stitching. I'm still trying to figure out how to print part 2 of the By the Bay sampler. LOL!

*-* said...

Guess it was worth leaving the 'Noel' for the finishing, it looks wonderful, as does all your stitching.
Kay.

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Meari,


“Sing Noel” looks wonderful. Your finishes look like the ones I send to a professional to finish!

Tobie in So. Cal.

Anonymous said...

Your ornament is really pretty, and you have made great progress on your pictures.

Marl

Denise SA said...

Love your finish and like the way the Sal is turning out

Carol said...

Your ornament looks perfect, Meari!! Love how you finished it and the SAL and Fleurs et Papillons are looking very nice, too... Hope you have a great week ahead :)

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Love your work, and the gifts that you won! I am going to try your casserole, looks very good.

Mary I

Kay said...

Meari,

Your stitching looks lovely as always! You had a productive week with your stitching!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's so cool about the cabin!! And congrats on your winnings and all your stitchy accomplishments!! I need to get started on the By the Bay SAL!! It looks really cute so far! :o)

Happy Trails,
Pam K. :o)

Elena said...

I love the dimensional flat ornament with handmade cording. It's beautiful. You're so crafty.

All your stitching is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Meari

Your stitching looks really beautiful

Tinna

Veronica said...

Judging by the amount of stitching and finishing you've accomplished, I'm hoping your shoulder has healed completely?

Love how you had the Noel ornament finished. Your SALs are coming along beautifully.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Pam in IL said...

Awesome stitching and great progress on your WIPs! Do you use any tools when you make your cording?

Julie M said...

Love your dimensional finish Meari! I think I might have to copy it! Your WIPS are looking great! Not much stitching is happening around here so I need to live vicariously through others right now!

Nancy M said...

Nice stitching and finishing. Isn't it nice not to have to do an update on school??? LOL

Linda said...

The summer mystery SAL is looking so colorful!

Shelley said...

Love the orni finish. How did you do the double layers?

I really like the colors in your summer mystery SAL.

glenda said...

You always have such cute projects going...sometimes i wish i was a joiner and more social..but then..nah! I come by my hermit ways naturally :)