Sunday, July 1, 2012

Better sit down as I have actual finishes to show you!

I guess this horrible heat wave is good for something.  Since I am trapped in my house, I am able to get some stitching and finishing work done - whooo hoooo!  I didn't get a lot done on my
WIP's for the WIPocalypse.  But I did add some finishes.  I just looked at my WIPocalypse page, and I have a ton of work and updates for it, but I just am not going to have the time to do that tonight.


First off, I have to show you that I finished stitching my needlepoint piece, and I loved every minute of stitching it.  I have already taken it to the framers because I can't wait to get it up.  I will have to wait, however, because my favorite framers have just moved, and haven't quite got the act back together just yet, so it will take them longer than usual to get it finished.  The other issue is that it is a seasonal piece, and so I was bad.  Yesterday I ordered the other three charts.  I didn't get the thread packs or the canvas, but I got the charts.  Partly because Nancy's Needle is closing and I am not sure how long her charts will be available.  I can always get the canvas and threads at a later date.


Now for my finished finishes.  I was able to finish two of the Lizzie*Kate Monthly Blocks that I had finished a while ago.  I have the July one kitted up, but I am going to have to do that when my eyes won't let me stitch on an 18 ct project I have going for my PALS Retreat in October.  The fabric that the pillows are laying on is the fabric that is their backing.  I really enjoyed stitching these, as I love Lizzie*Kate and monthly series. 


I also finished the darling little piece that Michele from Just Another Stitching Blog RAK'd me this spring.  I think it turned out really cute.  And, lastly, I finished my BEACH tree that I stitched while in Myrtle Beach in April.  I really love the backing fabric for this piece which I got at a quilting store in MB.  I am glad that I don't live anywhere near that place, it would break me, LOL!

I did something this weekend that I would have thought I would never do.  I registered to enter some of my pieces in the State Fair.  I didn't do it because I thought they were so good, but because the lady that owns the not so near LNS asked me to.  She said that even if I was the worst stitcher ever that I should enter something because that section of the fair is getting smaller each year because people are not putting anything in it.  I had noticed that it was getting smaller, but I didn't realize why.  She hopes that if people see different projects there that they might decide to do something.  I hope so because her business is suffering with this economy, and I know of several shops that are closing.

As I had indicated, I have started stitching for the Retreat.  The one that I am doing now is a Halloween piece that I am stitching on 18ct aida.  It was quite a adjustment after working on 12ct canvas for that last couple of weeks - LOL!  I am going to kit up some Christmas ornaments next weekend as we will be going on a mini vacation to Michigan the following week, and I will "need" something to do while I am there.

Well, I need to head to bed as I am working extra hours this week to cover for someone on vacation.  I do, though, want to thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving such kind comments.  I do appreciate them very much.  So, until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!

21 comments:

Nan said...

Beautiful finishes Beth! Have fun on your vacation.

Deborah said...

Love the needlepoint finish. Beautiful colors. All the other finishes are lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are gorgeous. Have a great vacation.

Giovanna said...

Very cool finishes, well done!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely finishes and good luck with the State Fair.

Carol said...

Such pretty finishes, Beth! I just love the one with the little bunnies so much... I think that's great that you'll be entering some pieces in the State Fair--you never know, maybe you'll win a ribbon :)

Try to stay cool--I don't remember anything as bad as this heat wave in a long time!

Julie said...

Lovely finishes.
Hope you do well in the State fair.

Katie said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes. Can't wait to see what you are stitching for PALs. I have my Halloween one picked out but haven't started it yet.

Enjoy your vacation!

SoCal Debbie said...

The backing fabric for all your pieces is just wonderful! Such pretty stitching!

Karen said...

Goodness Beth....you have been busy! Love your canvas piece and I can see why you want to get that framed. Very pretty as are all of your other finishes. Guess I need to start thinking about stitching for Pals....it will be here before we know it!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Wow! So many gorgeous finishes! Love them all, especially the canvaswork. I didn't know that Nancy's Needle is closing!

Fiona said...

Great stitching and finishing. You make me feel guilty as I haven't even started my stitching for Pals yet.

Carla said...

Beautiful finishes, Beth! Well done!

Karen said...

great finishes Beth! I love your needlepoint finish! Fall is my favorite time of year and that is just perfect! and all your pillow finishes!!! Yes, that quilt store would totally break me in MB! We went last year and It weighed down my suitcase! LOL

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've been pushing that needle, haven't you? Nice job, and great finishes. Congrats on deciding to enter your pieces! Enjoy your va-ca, and the stitching that goes along with it!

Lynn said...

Truly lovely finishes Beth! I really need to get my butt in gear and finish some of mine off.
Good luck with your entries in the fair!

robindefender said...

Beautiful finishes! Good luck at your State Fair.

Shelleen said...

You did a great job on all the finishes. Good luck with the State Fair.

belle said...

Hi

Beautiful finishes.
Hope you enjoy your holiday.

Brigitte said...

You definitely were on a finishing spree and the results are very pretty.
I wish you good luck at the state fair.

Valentina said...

Really nice stitching! I love the two L*K's.