Monday, September 28, 2009

A flurry of finishes on the weekend.

The boys are at MIL's for the week - which means I have no excuse for putting my sewing machine away. It was too dark to stitch comfortably over the weekend, so I spent some time putting a few finishes together. Wendy's, (my friend at work) Aunty Mu has recently moved into Assisted Care Living - I asked Wendy if she thought Aunty Mu would like a comfort cushion - and finished this for her on the weekend. The sampler was a freebie from I think a french site a couple of years ago and had sat in my files for awhile. When I stitched it, I didn't think the sillhouette of the cat was clear enough, so I filled it in in burgundy thread. Of course, then I had to scatter a few burgundy mini-hearts across the alphabet. I think the fabric I found is a perfect match for the varigated thread used! Of course, now that I know how to make ruffle's - I don't think there are many proposed pillows that will be safe! The needlebook, although large, is a variation of a freebie found at Plum Street Samplers sometime back in June. One of my stitchy friends should find this in their stocking this year. More than probably with a packet of needles in it as well..........
Halloween finishes............ I just love the little pumpkin bells a-danglin' - this is a Val's Little Stuff - as is the other little finish. You can't quite see it, but it was stitched on a scrap of lurex aida - I think the only bit i've ever had to stitch on.....lots of fun and a great sparkly effect.
I've also discovered making cords - and use my stash of Anchor floss and floss from kits to make cords for ornaments and stuff. This ornament was the one that I changed the cat from smokey black/grey to ginger.

I'll have to find a branchy twig to spray paint black so I can have my 4 - count them total 4 ornaments...that i've made over the past 2 years..... and display them over the long weekend at the end of October - also works out to being the Melbourne Cup long weekend! Any excuse for a party!!!

8 comments:

Cindy F. said...

WOW!! You were really bush!! So much beautiful stitching AND finishing!! Congratulations!! Good job!! Halloween pieces are so fun:)

staci said...

Beautiful finishes! I'm sure your Aunt is going to love her gorgeous pillow!!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finishes! I love the pillow. I am sure it will bring a smile and comfort your friend's Aunty.

The other finishes are just fabulous. Love the cording.

Daffycat said...

Wow, what awesome finishes! I love the pillow, ruffles and all! The Halloween ornaments are perfect! I really enjoy how you made the grey cat ginger ~ too cute!

Marie said...

Love the finishes Bronny!! You're like me with Halloween, I love it, maybe we should do our own little swap each year lol. I'm waiting for my first ornament to arrive in the mail. Where did you get the cute pumpkins?

Fidget said...

Greeting from another TUSALer! Love your finishes, they are all wonderful. That was so sweet of you to make a pretty pillow for your co-worker's aunt. The Halloween ornaments are enchanting and hanging them on a black branch is a perfect way to display them (and the ones to follow) for the holiday.

Beatrice said...

I love the finishes and the cords are so pretty.!Nice job congrats!
I love the fall and Halloween season too!

JOLENE said...

Hi Bronny,

I love all your finishes....especially the friendship one with the bird. I love Halloween and I really like the cording you finished it with. Awesome!