Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August Finishes

Had some finishes since we got back.. Hot weather and the Olympics on TV give me plenty of time to stitch.

Freedom House by Little House Needleworks

I enjoyed this piece.  I just used a "scrap" piece of 32 count ivory jazlyn that I did a light stain using coffee.  The fabric is not as "aged" as I would like, but I am pretty happy with it.
  I will probably do a flat wall hanging for this one.  I do not think I really want to frame it.

Wicked is as Wicked Does by Waxing Moon

This is on 32 county linen in Copper Penny.

I did a little bit of backstitching on the hat where the grey was and I changed the cat to a darker grey and added whiskers.  He looked a little naked without whiskers. I backstitched the spiders on the bottom with a darker grey as they were not standing out too well.    I covered a stretched canvas that I had in orange fabric, put the piece on a peace of foam board, glued it all together and think I will be sending this off to my niece who is in college in Illinois.  It looks a little plain jane, but I have never claimed to be a good finisher!

I have to give a shout out to Vonna Pheifer, the Twisted Stitcher,  for her tutorials that gave me the courage to give it a try.

Am working on framing the Blue Heron piece and will share that when I get it done.  Had a little snafu with the frame, but that is another story.

Thanks so much for visiting.


  1. Great work. I love the cat and the lettering on the Hallowe'en piece. I try to keep my finishing plain too, let the stitching be the focus.