Tuesday, February 3, 2015

14 years later.......

Last week I came across some stitched pieces that, quite honestly, I’d forgotten about.  Several pieces were for smalls, ones where I’d done the stitching but then never got round to doing anything with.  Below is one of those pieces.


I know this was a freebie design and I’m 99% certain it’s by Bent Creek. If you look closely you can see my initials and date.  Yes, you read that right…..2001! I’d done nothing with this other than stitch it.  In all likelihood the finishing had me totally daunted, the thought of working with something circular?  No, I would have run a mile from that.  Given that I’m a little bit more confident with the sewing machine now I decided this needed to be finished.  Now, it wouldn’t win any prizes in the finishing department but, finished it is.  I added a heart button in the centre and it seems like the perfect small to have out this month.

I have a finish report!  Okay, so it’s a small one but it is a finish and I managed to squeeze it into being one for January.  Here is BOAF’s Love…


I did change it a little, adding a heart in the bottom right hand corner rather than my initials.  This linen is a mystery one, from the feel it’s an R&R.    Not sure whether I’ll finish this as a pillow or see if I can find a frame for it.

Next up is a new start – BBD’s Spring Tulips (I was in the mood for something Spring-like). 


I haven’t gone with the suggested fabric, when I pulled the threads together I liked how the colours looked on what I think is just ordinary antique white Belfast linen.  Hoping to finish that this month.

Thanks for all your lovely comment last time round.  Slowly I seem to be getting back into stitching mode which I’m happy about.  I have something in mind for a larger project but haven’t started it yet, hopefully next time I’ll have made a start and can share some pictures.

Hope all is well with you and yours!


Until next time….


14 comments:

Chris said...

So nice to have a finish. Especially of something that you stitched long ago.
Love the BoaF finish and your new start.

Hilda said...

So glad to read that you are getting back into your stitching mode. Your "finally-finished-after-14-years" is so cute. A perfect february small!
So is the second one from BOAF.
Looking forward to seeing more of your new start.
Have a nice day,
hugs
Hilda

Carol said...

Good morning, Lois! I always brighten up when I see a post from you appear in my blog reader :)

Those are two darling February finishes... Good for you for finally finishing the first one off after all those years--I love the colors in it. I pulled the BOAF one, too, but don't think I'll get to it this year. My stitching time seems to have dwindled to almost nothing this year so far.

I'm so glad you desire to stitch is returning :) Happy Valentine's Day next week!

Vickie said...

Oh those are both great finishes. So nice to see that one "come to life".

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you are stitching! Lovely finishes. I have done the BOAF one but I haven't seen the Bent Creek one before - it's really cute. I must see if I can find it.

Anna van Schurman said...

It's definitely a Bent Creek--I have it somewhere in my stash. :) Cute finish. Sometimes we just have to finish when the time is right.

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty pin keep.

Brigitte said...

It's wonderful that you found your stitching mojo again and can dive into this great hobby again. I have lost my reading mojo and haven't read a book since last November. But my stitching mode is here, and it's become bigger than ever.

Oh so great to see the two finishes, the 14-years old and the new finish. If I was digging deep enough I'd find a couple of old finished pieces as well. But I usually avoid doing so, lol. I always say: One day ... not knowing when this will be.

Looking forwaqrd to seeing what you have in mind.

Margaret said...

I bet you are happy to get that 2001 piece finished. I have a few pieces that I have the feeling will sit and be waiting to be finished for at least that long. lol! Love your new finish -- love that design! Great start on the WIP too!

Katrina said...

Too cute!!!!! I think it's bent creek too, LOL ;-). Love the BOAF and BBD pieces too.

Maggee said...

Love the BC one--I wasn't even stitching then! And your Love piece is going to be ever so cute finish-finished! Wonder what the big project will be?? Hugs!

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes. Looking forward to your future WIP...

Sally said...

Gorgeous finishes Lois. Love your oldie one :).

Beautiful start on your BBD.

Oooh I'm looking forward to seeing your next larger project :)

Karoline said...

Beautiful finishes, I know that I have some projects that still need finishing that go back past 2001!