Monday, November 28, 2011

Making a start......

Hi everyone!  Well, I’ve made a start on the latest BBD LF’s Autumn.  Not much progress to share but it was good to pick this one up again.  Given that we’re almost  into December and that Christmas is looming on the horizon I’ve the feeling that this one may not get my full attention for a few weeks. 
Next up are two of my recent finishes which I sent to KarenV to work her magic on.  I asked her to finish DT Button Tree as a wall hanging and here it is….

Next up is GH’s Three Crows. Karen suggested using the wide ricrac round the edge and I love how it has turned out.

Thanks Karen!  As ever, I’m thrilled with both of these finishes and thanks, not just for these two, but for the other pieces you have worked your magic on for me during this year!

Finally,  guess who's finished stitching the blocks from PS 12 Days of Christmas! Ta da!!!!!  Yes, I managed to stitch both #11 and #12 this month.  The fabric in the background is what I plan to back all twelve with.

Now the hard part (for me!!). Finishing these as little pillows!! My plan is to attach them to a wreath but, who knows, that might change!!! I’m also seeing the possibility of them hung on a garland across the fireplace.  All I do know is that I need to set aside a day to get these all put together.  The stitching part has been fun, not so sure that the finishing won’t put years on me!!!!  

Hope all is well with you and yours.  Our daughter and her boyfriend got engaged two weeks ago and we are thrilled for them!  Talk of a wedding in 2013 and, while that still seems some way off, I can see the time just flying in!

Until next time….

24 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Lois!
Your BBD is looking great. It is in my to do pile but I have not started it. The finishing on the button tree is perfect. I think whatever you decide to do with the PS 12 days will be great. I think it would be great if you could figure out away that you could use them as a garland or on a wreath.
Happy Monday!

Siobhan said...

Yeay! Good for you for finishing up the last of the PS 12 Days. You are so good about sticking to your plans! Love the finishing on your button tree & GH Three Crows. Nice start on BBD Autumn, too!

Congrats to your daughter and SIL to be! ;)

Annie said...

Your stitching looks fabulous and, as usual, Karen has provided some great finishing. A garland for the PS pieces sounds perfect.

Congrats on engagement news!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your daughters engagement!

The BBD piece looks wonderful and Karen did a beautiful job finishing your two pieces.

Margaret said...

Congratulations to your daughter and her guy -- and to you too! How exciting! And congratulations also on finishing those PS 12 Days of Christmas! I love that set and want to stitch it someday. They will look great on a wreath or however you decide to display them. Love how Karen finished your pieces. The ric rac is perfect for that bird piece! And the BBD Loose Feathers -- oh, this is going to be a lovely one, isn't it? I can just see by what you've stitched so far!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes from Karen. Great progress on your BBD. Congrats on finishing your PS 12 Days. Look forward to see how you finish them. Congrats also to your daughter and fiancee.

Bertie said...

Love your Button Tree Lois, fabulous!! The finish is lovely too:))
BBD looks great so far. The 3 crows finish is fantastic, Karen is a wonderful finisher and saves you a lot of time I am sure:))
PS blocks are lovely, you can do the finishing!! look forward to seeing them on your wreath.

Syd said...

Your Button Tree finish is beautiful. I think I need to get mine out the pile and get working on it. Thanks of the inspiration.

Cristina said...

Congrats on your daughter's engagement.
I love your BBD and PS 12 Days.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Love your "crows". The wide ricrac was the perfect finish! Congratulations on all your finishes!!!

Penny said...

Karen did a beautiful job in finishing your pieces! The ricrac is perfect. Your Prairie Schooler pillows are going to be pretty and I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Exciting news about your daughter's engagement! :) Now the fun part of planning. :)

Natalia said...

Beautiful finishes, Lois !!!!! You are so disciplined :-) congratulations to your daughter and fiancée, what an exciting time.

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing. I love the button tree

Carol said...

I'm so excited for you daughter, Lois!! Your 2012 will certainly be a busy one preparing for their big day :)

Great news also that you finished your PS 12 days--the backing fabric you've chosen is wonderful... Love yours and Karen's finishes, too--that large black ric rak is perfect!!

Enjoy your decorating and other preparations for Christmas--it sure is a busy time of year, isn't it?

Catherine said...

Congrats to your daughter!!
All of your stitches and finishes are wonderful!!

valerie said...

Great stitching Lois. It's hard to stitch Autumn when it's almost Christmas! Karen did a lovely job finishing your items. I'm sure you'll do a great job on the ornie.

Congrats to your daughter on her engagement!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finishes!!!! I love the loose feather piece too :-). Congrats on your daughter's engagement, wonderful news!!!!

Denise said...

Everything looks superb, as usual!!
I really love the finishing for the
'Three Crows' -- it just made it so special.
Better stitch fast, you will have a
wedding to plan!!
Many blessings to my stitching buddy!

Giovanna said...

Love your BBD! And everything else is gorgeous too :-)

Elizabeth said...

LOVE the Blackbird sampler - as always! I'm still making me way through their AOTH sampler so I've held off getting into this one, but I think I might have to. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with those little ornaments - love to collect ideas from you ladies!

Suzanne said...

Lovely progress on your BBD piece. A garland would lovely with those PS pieces.

Congratulations on your daughter's engagement.

Karoline said...

Congratulations to your daughter.

Your loose feathers is looking lovely & your finished pieces are gorgeous.

Sally said...

Your BBD is looking so pretty. I can't wait to see what the last part is like!

Beautiful finishing from Karen V.

Congratulations to your daughter!

Kathy Ellen said...

Your most recent BBD "Autumn" piece is so lovely...and I have always loved the Button Tree...wonderful finish by Karen V.. This design is in my stash of projects that I would love to do too. Three Crows looks wonderful and the black ricrac finish is just perfect for it!

Have you finished the PS 12 Days of Christmas as pillows? The backing fabric will be a perfect compliment for them!