Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thank you Vonna, Twisted Stitcher - show off time!!

First things first - I have to thank Vonna of Twisted Stitcher for having such wonderful tutorials!! Friday, due to some schedule changes, I found myself with a day off and nothing terrribly pressing to do - that doesn't happen very often!! Anyway, I chose to take the time to do some finishing work, and of course I turned to Vonna's tutorials! Well she is just amazing! I followed her steps in making my first Flatfold, and I think Idid great! What do you think? Sorry the
pictures look a little blurry. It wasn't a very bright day, and my camera takes forever to take a picture when there is not much light. I have a tough time staying still that long. I guess I should say that this is Spring Basket by Lizzie*Kate stitched on 16 ct blue hand dyed aida(can't remember the name or dyer) with the called for GAST threads. I am really thrilled with the way it turned out, and am planning to make some others in the future!!

I also had some time to finish a couple of my red white and blue ornaments for my all year long tree. The first one is Land That I Love an older Erica Michaels chart I got in MB on some scrap 18ct blue aida that I also got in MB. I used DMC floss for it - my choice. The material that it is laying on is the backing with a shiny blue star button and what I think is darling ribbon.

The second is a chart from the Prairie Schooler leaflet Sunny Days. It is stitched on natural 16ct aida with the called for DMC floss. Again, the fabric the ornament is laying on is the backing material with the same cute ribbon.



My DD comes home tomorrow from her cruise, and my DGD and me can't wait to see her!! We both missed her very much. Since I have been the person mostly taking care of DGD I have had very little free time except for this Friday. I am hoping to be back posting and reading blogs!! Oh! and if this post is all messed up it is because I am trying to do it from my DD's laptop. I am a desktop computer person, and I have a tough time typing on this!

I also wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving comments. It really does make my day! So until next time - have a happy, healthy stitchy time!!

13 comments:

CindyMae said...

All of your finishes are amazing! Vonna does offer some awesome tutorials, I have used them too! Great work!

Karen said...

Great finish Beth!!!!

Siobhan said...

Wow, fantastic finishes!! Beautiful work. Isn't Vonna just the best?! I would be lost without her tutorials. She is so creative and generous with sharing that with others. Great job!

Toni said...

Love your finishes, Beth!

Vonna said...

It looks super Beth :) You're a pro already! Thank you for your very kind words :)

Lesleyanne said...

Fantastic finishes. Great first attempt at a flatfold. I have used Vonna's tutorials too I love the fabric you used on Land that I love.

Fiona said...

Lovely finishes, Beth. I plan on using Vonna's tutorial in the not too distant future.

Shelleen said...

You did an amazing job.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your first flatfold finish. You've done a marvellous job! I agree, Vonna's tutorials rule!
Great job on your other two finishes as well.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great stitching and finishing! Yeah, Vonna's a doll baby, isn't she? That tree must be filling up!

Sara said...

Nice job on the finishing! I have always wanted to try a flat fold and yours turned out great.

Sally said...

Your finishes are brilliant Beth! Vonna's tutorials are fantastic aren't they?

Karen said...

Your flatfold is perfect! Very nice finish for this design.