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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Finishing Day

Today I had a finishing day!  I didn't really get to my ornaments like I probably should of but I was productive!

My friend Rebecca's Mom, Sylvia asked me to help her finish two fall pieces into flat folds.  We've not been able to cross paths for me to show her how to do it.  So I did the finishing for her.  Also because I'm picky about how things look they can be a bit of work!  I know many people glue-stretch their pieces and glue the pieces together.  I prefer the neater more seamless look using Judy O'Dell's instructions which involve actually stretching and stitching the pieces together.


The looked a little lost without anything on them so I dug through my stash to find the right floss colour, and I made cord to go around both the boy and the girl.


I also did the finishing on TW's Byzantine Ornament #1 I'm VERY pleased with how this turned out.

I made another floss tag as well!  I've got to hit Staples tomorrow and get some more rings!

I also made a scissor fob

And two ort boxes

It was a busy finishing day!

37 comments:

Tammy said...

everything looks great!!

Dee said...

You WERE a busy stitcher. Everything looks great. I particularly like the cording around the Byzantine ornament. That is truly beautiful.

Silverlotus said...

You did a great job, Dani.

Angela P said...

Hey Dani, love the flatfolds! I've been eyeing another way to finish them that looks neater than the glue does, can you tell me where you found the instructions you used??? Many thanks,Angela

Deborah said...

Beautiful finishes.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you were busy. All your finishes are gorgeous.

Doris said...

stunning finish! pretty pretty!

Christine said...

You've been busy! I love how the Byzantine ornament came out

Cheryl said...

Great finishing! I wish i had the motivation to have a finishing day

Lynn said...

Great flatfolds! You had a really productive day for sure. I love the TW ornament. Do I see some bling in the cording on that one? It's lovely!

Nicola said...

Dani, your finishing is really beautiful!

riona said...

I'd have to agree that you had a very productive finishing day ... love the Teresa Wentzler ornament and the floss tag. You enable more than you know. After a year of stitching mostly ornaments in 2010, I had thought to concentrate on mostly larger pieces this year ... but I find myself coveting those Byzantine ornaments.

Annie said...

You have wonderful finishing skills. Those flatfolds are so perfect! And the TW piece looks even more gorgeous now that it's ready to hang.

Mom (Sylvia) said...

Dani - Thanks for the great finish

Giovanna said...

Great finishes, but I particularly love the TW ornie!

Heidi said...

BEAUTIFUL finishes!! I love to see your stitching and how you finish them....you are so creative!

Raven/Missy said...

Very productive! Your finishes look fantastic!

xinef said...

Love the TW. Great finishes. Do you have a link for the finish instructions?

Lisa said...

What gorgeous finishes, those autumn flatfolds look perfect as do the ornie and fob.
Do you have the instructions for how you made the ort boxes, I'd love to try one.

Stitcher said...

well done, you have been busy.

Mary said...

Awesome finishes!!!

claudia said...

Wow! Lots of fantastic fnishes. I'd like to be able to just get a great start!
You impress me.

Melanie said...

They came out great! Such lovely finishing!

Carol said...

That is so nice of you to do the finishing for your friend's mom, Dani! The flatfolds look perfect! I've never attempted one...

All of your creations are so pretty--especially the TW ornament!

Barbi said...

Well weren't you clever today? Everything looks wonderful.

Karen said...

You certainly were productive! Love all of your finishing.

Karin said...

They all look fantastic! Congrats!

ollie1976 said...

great finishes!
-Jen

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this is stunning. Such a finishing frenzy. That's what I need as well.

Sew Wilde said...

Lovely finishes! I love the flatfolds. Where did you find the instructions to finish them? Thanks.

Julie

Bekca said...

You certainly have been busy! The Byzantine ornament looks amazing all finished up. Happy stitching to you.

Andrea said...

Some beautiful finishing.

Sally said...

Wow, Dani, you have been so busy! They all look gorgeous.

Karoline said...

Great finishing, congratulations

Lillie said...

Wow! all so beautiful and fantastic looking!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I see Mom already piped in here but, all your finishes look lovely, as usual.

Meadows08 said...

Your finishing is awesome! I always admire a crisp, straight corner on a flatfold!