Monday, December 13, 2010

At Last Some Finishes

It seems like forever since I've posted.  So much to do with Christmas just around the corner.
I'm so happy everyone enjoyed seeing the freebie finishes.  There are so many talented stitchers.  I love to see all their creativity.
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Well, I was finally been able to finish up some pieces that I stitched awhile back.   It wasn't easy between work, shopping for presents and decorating, but I can now say I'm ready for my TDIPT listing on Tuesday night.  Yeah !
Here is St. Noel.  With Thy Needle and Thread.

I cutout a frame of black wool, laid it over the stitched piece and then attached them together with a blanket stitch.  A lot of precise measuring, but I like that the  wool on the front is not pieced together.  It's stuffed with 100% cotton batting.   I love this stuff.  I can't tell you how much I hate polyfill.  It's backed it with the same black wool.
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Next I finished the Merry Christmas pinkeep by La D Da.
It's backed in a beautiful dark wine overdyed wool and stuffed with sawdust.

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I also made a few little hanger ornaments from the Pineberry Lane freebie, Xmas.
They're stitched on Willow Linen with overdyed floss and stuffed with cotton.  They each have a rusty wire hanger,  bells and homespun tie.
I hope to be listing these in my Etsy Shop.

But for now it's the start of another work week, so off to work I go.
HiHo, HiHo, HiHo :D
Happy Stitching.


Marianne said...

What beautiful finishes Nan! Do like your St Noel. Happy Holidays!

KarenV said...

Lovely finishes!

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Nan:
I love your finishes... Good luck with TDIPT...
Happy stitching, Nancy

pokeberry primitives said...

Sooo beautiul! Could you tell me how to get the pattern for the Merrry you sell that one? I love...and the finished is georgious...what will it be listed for I might just snatch it up now! LOL!!

Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

As always...lovely finishes. I love the little freebies you stitched with the backing fabric matching perfectly.

Hope you are having a great holiday season!

Friendship Crossing said...

Those turned out so darling Nan! I love working w/wool too and it just adds that special touch.

Maria said...

beautiful Finish, the last pillow is wonderful ;)
ciao Maria

Joy said...

Lovely finishes...wool is so nice to work with. How clever...the "Joy" finish was certainly worth your precise measuring.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful finishes Nan,,..looking forward to the TDIPT update.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful finishes Nan,,..looking forward to the TDIPT update.


Sandy said...

Oh WOW...I LOVE them all :)

Nan said...

You have a very nice collection of Christmas finishes there. I'm glad you took some time to stitch and finish during this busy time of year.
Merry Christmas

The Crackling Crows Banners said...

I love love love the Santa :) I need to stitch him too...he is too cute :)
Awesome job Nan...smiles Ivonne

Sharon said...

Nan, they look wonderful! I would love to purchase one of the Pineberry ornaments. You can contact me at if that is possible. Thanks!

Sue said...

Beautiful finishes, your stitching is gorgeous :)

Unknown said...

Love your cross stitch - that's what I do all day when I'm not reading blogs! I sure would like the pattern for La D Da Merry Christmas Pinkeep. Is it a new or old pattern? Can't seem to locate it. Thanks.