What's that you hear? Yes....you heard correctly! I finally had a finishing weekend!!! Yay! The finishing drive came over me once I had a glass of sherry and put on some old school jazz. I am pretty pleased with the results and can't wait for next weekend when I will have more time for finishing!!
Earlier that day, I took a visit to Fabricland and found some wooden and metal buttons on sale. I grabbed a couple of packs, came home and started playing with trims. Following some inspiration from the wonder woman finisher Faye from Carolina Stitcher and her post about layering, I decided to give layering trims a go and found a lovely combo for my 123citrouille's Noel.
|123Citrouille's Noel freebie|
I love the combo of ribbon, lace, cluny lace and chenille trim with those buttons! So proud of myself!! It's nice to know that with all that practice, I am getting a wee bit better with my finishes. Don't mean to toot my own horn, but compared to when I first started, it's an improvement to say the least. The only thing is I don't really like the current fiberfill I have, it's sort of lumpy and difficult to work with. Now I need to buy some really good fiberfill instead of this lumpy stuff I have and my finishes will be even better.
I also fiddled around with PS's Partridge in a Pear Tree. I cut out a triangle and spent a good 1/2 hour looking for the green felt I thought I had lying around. Couldn't find it so I used some red felt. After I made the ornament, guess what I found? Yup, the green felt!! Egads!!! Oh well! I think this one came out okay too. Not as good as the Noel pillow, but cute I think.
Check out who's under the tree! Naughty Titus!!
Oh that cat!
With all that finishing this weekend, I didn't spend a lot of time stitching. I did work a wee bit more on Tweet and Tea Bath Fairy. Here's my progress for 2012's last IHSW.
Loads of Kreinik stitching...slow going.
The little Tweet!
Looking forward to more hermitty weekends in 2013!
The last TUSAL of the year is filled with kreinik and other bits of string as my hubby calls it.
Thank you to those who have sent me Christmas cards! I have them up and displayed and love them all!!
On a sadder note, my heart breaks every time I think of those children and teachers who lost their lives in Connecticut. I wept for all those little boys and girls and their families. My heart and prayers are with the parents and the community for their loss.
Take care everyone! I'm looking forward to spending some time visiting your blogs on the break.
Hugs from me and Titus