Sunday, January 20, 2013

A tale of two finishes!

  Last Monday, one of my kids stayed home sick from school.  So what is any self respecting stitcher to do when her child is sleeping?  Stitch!!  I finished page 23 Monday night.  Then there was that book that caught my attention and kept me from stitching a couple of days or I would have finished page 24 earlier.  Here's page 23.  I've personalized it with my name and the year started and finished.

I started building a doll bed for my niece in November.  Then Dad died so I really had no interest in it for a bit.  Friday, my MIL and SIL came to visit so finishing became a priority so I could send it back with them.  It was just a matter of screwing some things together, cutting and sewing some fabric to go around some foam and lots and lots of blanket stitch around some fleece.  I ended up with a fairly large piece after I cut the fleece for the bed, so I stitched around the larger piece to so Eden would have a blanket that matched her doll bed.    Here's the result.  Not too bad if I do say so myself!

 Once I finally had a chance to sit down with my stitching, I was not too far off from finishing 1900 ABC.  So just after midnight, I was able to take it off the q-snaps for the last time.

Yes, I actually had two finishes yesterday.

After a quick iron, here's the result.  I absolutely love how it turned out!


Erica said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!
i just love red pieces!

Manuela said...

Hello Sarah,

congratulation to this beautiful finish.
It's so wonderful.
Have a nice day, Manuela.

Nicola said...

Superb, this is one to be very proud of. I love you dolls bed and what a great idea for the matching blanket.

Claire said...

Wow great finish.

Melinda said...

SO beautiful. What a fantastic finish.

Marcy said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats on the wonderful finish.

Andie said...

Wow! Both are gorgeous finishes!