Friday, July 3, 2009

Finishing Frenzy: Day 1

I started with some easy pieces for a quick jump start and lots of immediate gratification:

Primitive Needle Salem Witch Halloween ornament

Bright Needle's Sauce for the Gander Needlebook

and the inside of the needlebook

Homespun Elegance's Christmas Night Stocking: since I didn't think snowmen would show to advantage on the country cream linen scrap I used, I stitched a whole bunch of trees and added a checkerboard toe to match the top since I didn't have the called for charm.

Imaginating Inc. Cardinal Ornament

The Shaker box has two coats of paint, inside and out. The cardboard circle for the Rabbit Rondel is covered in batting and ready to assemble tomorrow morning. I have the backs for Homespun Elegance's Oh Snowy Night and the Poisson du Avril Scissor Fob covered in batting and fabric, the fronts are covered in batting and ready for assembly tomorrow. I also started assembling the Rabbit Rondel pin cushion but had to put it down when my eyes started to cross. It'll be my first project tomorrow morning when I am fresh and well-rested. I am a little disappointed that I didn't get further today but my decision to bead the edge of the Cardinal ornament slowed things down a bit. Another disappointment came when I sent my husband to JoAnn's at the Palisades Center Mall for some mattress ticking I wanted for a tote finish ... only to have him call me from the mall to inform that the shop was no longer there. Now the nearest JoAnn's is either in Paramus NJ [40 miles south] or Middletown [40 miles north] ... curses.

The tally for today is four finishes and three more projects at the half-way point. Not too shabby for a lazy day of putterring about. I think I'll stitch on my Quaker Pig this evening and forget about finishes for a while.


mainely stitching said...

You've been so busy, and everything looks absolutely wonderful! :D

Rachel S said...

Great finishs. That is a frenzy. I love it!