Saturday, January 8, 2011

*Valentine Finishes*

I am so glad that everyone is enjoying the winter cross stitch freebie.
Thank you all for your wonderful emails and comments.   I love sharing with you.
It is snowing once again here in Philadelphia, so I have been busy in my sewing studio working on some finishes.  I am in full Valentine mode : )
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This pattern is by Country Rustic Primitives.  I've stuffed it with sawdust and used a little red and white french ribbon to attach a heart charm to the front of the pinkeep.  It's backed with really beautiful pale red striped french general fabric.  OOOH LA LA. 
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I love stitching this BBD design.  I changed the wording from NOEL to Be Mine.
To me it really looks like a Valentine design.   It's one of my favorite little boxes to make.
The inside is lined with a copy of a hand written love letter.
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When I got done stitching this BBD design, called Maggie's Needlecase,  it just seemed like it deserved to be framed.  I don't do much framing of my pieces, but I love the way the colors in this sampler look surrounded by this wide black frame.
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I'll leave you with this snowy picture of our garden.  
The snow is very pretty, but I'm not much for cold weather anymore.
Stay warm and happy stitches to you.


Maria said...

Hi Nan, I love your Valentine and your finish is very preatty ;)
ciao Maria

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Nan, I love your Valentine projects! Oh so beautiful! Not much snow here in WI just cold. brrrrr.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Nan said...

Your finishes are lovely. I'm starting to get in valentine mode also. XOXOXO

I agree that the frame is just perfect. I don't frame many stitched pieces either but sometimes its just the right finish.

Sue said...

These are all so pretty. You finish things really well.

Annie Beez said...

Everything is so pretty, but LOVE that box!

Meadows08 said...

Your finishes are gorgeous Nan! Where ever did you find the letter for the inside of the box (I used scrapbook paper) and the beautiful trim for Be Mine???

Your garden looks so pretty :)

Deborah said...

Love all the valentine finishes. the box is lovely.

Unknown said...

All you finishes are lovely!

clob said...

Hello Nan, I am happy that your winter freebie is success! it is superb… my girlfriends of the also liked club of embroidery lont. … there of be snow everywhere in France during December but not my area. I live in the south in a rather hot area protected between sea and mountain. I am once again under the charm of your works of embroidery.
Your BBD is really so vute
Thank you to divide these photographs with us Good Sunday

i use a translator ... so sorry !


Isobel -Argante- said...

Hi nan, you finishes are so lovely!!! I love them! Have a wonderful day my dear!
(Snow.... so enchanted...)


Joy said...

Nan, Your finishes are always so lovely...thanks for sharing. Hoping to have a little snow today, however I'm with you...the cold is not a favorite. Happy Stitching

old crow said...

Hi Nan, your new creations are just beautiful!! We might be getting some snow here too!! Had a few large flakes this morning!! Hope you have the most Wonderful New Year!! Happy Creating!!!

Primitive Blessings!!

Sharon said...

Nan, those are gorgeous! Especially the Blackbird box!

Mouse Droppings Folk Art said...

Nan I just love those Valentines finishes...especially love the paper you choose to cover the inside of that box!! Beautiful. Hugs Susan

primitivebettys said...

Very beautiful finishes! Stay warm!

cedex said...

je te souhaite une douce et généreuse année 2011. merci d'être passée par chez moi en 2010, mon blog se nourrit de tels commentaires. A bientôt

Lola said...

Lovely finishes, as usual, Nan! You always have the prettiest and most unique finishes. It's a gift!

Love the snow pic ~ we get crazy here in Dallas when we get snow, which we did on Sunday. It's all gone now, but still cold. Not as cold as where you are, but still cold!
Brightest Blessings, Lola :-)

Isobel -Argante- said...

Thanks my dear!!!


Michelle said...

What sweet finishes!! I especially love the little box!!

The Crackling Crows Banners said...

Wonderful items Nan :) your work is outstanding! Your XSBFF