I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last Finish, First Finish

Hey Blog Buddies,

How's your January been going?  Mine is "so far, so good."

I realized that I never showed a photo of my last finish for 2015.  I finished stitching it last year, but it was finish-finished this year.

This is Winter Strawberries by Theron Traditions.
The cost of this kit was subsidized by my EGA chapter.
The finished project is all bundled up in this photo.
If you're wondering what it is...

It's a needleroll.
The project came with a pincushion and scissor fob,
but I chose not to stitch the fob.
You can see it has a pocket for scissors on the bottom.

And if you lift the top flap, you'll find a little needlebook.

Here's a close-up of the pincushion.
All the stitching on the pincushion was over 1,
with the exception of the Palestrina knots on the sides.
This piece was finished to perfection by my friend Averyclaire.
Thank goodness for her, is all I can say.

And now, for my first finish of 2016.

It's Tanja Berlin's Eastern Bluebird.
I'm very happy to have this guy finished!
Working with one thread of cotton floss
was pretty challenging.

I've been very good about sticking
to just the projects in my rotation this month.
I have a few kitted-up projects 
that are calling to me,
so we'll see what happens with those
next month.

That's it for now.
Thanks for dropping by!


Rita JG said...

Both finishes are adorable!

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finishes.


Robin in Virginia said...

Oh my! Your Bluebird is gorgeous. Your Winter Strawberries is beautiful as well. Wow!

Julie said...

The needleroll is stunning, but the birdie is magnificent.... WOW love that...well done.

cucki said...

Both finishes are so sweet x

Terri said...


Wendy said...

Oh wow, that bluebird is beautiful!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your winter strawberries finish is just lovely. Your choices are all great, a lovely mix of designs.

Carol said...

I'm in awe of your bluebird finish, Pat--it is so amazing! I've never even seen a bluebird in real life, but I'll bet they aren't as pretty as the one you've stitched!