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Monday, April 08, 2013

Smalls Rotation

Yesterday was my final day in my Smalls Rotation, this rotation was VERY productive.  I'm sure my friends like Christin, Bonnie, Tracey and Leslie were a little tired of me iMessaging Happy Dance pictures to them this weekend!

Gift Tag Set
Cross Stitcher Issue 260
December 2012  

 Gift Tag Set
Cross Stitcher Issue 260
December 2012 

 Gift Tag Set
Cross Stitcher Issue 260
December 2012 

 Rudolph
Cross Stitcher Online Freebie

With one of my finishes I wanted to share to you the fantastic example it is for the difference backstitching can make!  Out there on the web I always see/hear a lot of complaining about backstitch.  I actually quite enjoy it and it must makes such an amazing difference on a piece!!!  Its like focusing your camera!

Michael Powell's Winter Cottage BEFORE Backstitching

Winter Cottage
Michael Powell
The World of Cross Stitching Issue 196

33 comments:

Annette said...

Great finishes... I do love Michael Powell stuff :D

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finishes! That last photo shows how dramatic back stitching can be very well.

Dee said...

I kind of like backstitching. It certainly DOES make a big difference in your little piece.

Love the little snowman guy. He's adorable.

Barb said...

Wonderful finishes!! Wow! the back stitching made a huge difference. I do it whenever the pattern calls for it. Now i definitely will!

Bette said...

Love your finishes, Dani, especially Rudolph. The Michael Powell is a cute one. I may have to dig it out of my stash and stitch it.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow! Congrats on getting so many smalls accomplished!! Great job!

Tricia

Linda said...

Congrats on all the cute gift tags. I too, love to backstitch. Your Michael Powell pieces looks great.

Linda

Bonnie Brown said...

Great happy dances!
Not tired of the iMessages... Yet lol
You are right about the back stitching. I may be one of those that complain about it, but I do get how it makes a project :)

sharine said...

It's amazing what some backstitch can do. Great finishes:)

Julie said...

The Michael Powell is so beautiful and well done completing one of your April goals.

Christine said...

Great finishes Dani, the Michael Powell one is gorgeous

Shebafudge said...

What really cute finishes! I cannot believe that a bit of backstitch can make SO much difference! Wow! I will try not to moan ever again :)

Heather Cartwright said...

They are lovely! Backstitching certainly does make a difference, but it can also drive you mad. I'm doing the backstitching on a Tatty Teddy at the moment and I don't know if it's the thickness of the fabric or something, but I find it really hard. Other projects, like a Pooh I just finished, it's really easy and soothing.

Annie said...

What cute pieces. Those gift tags could really dress up a package. And I'm a huge Michael Powell fan, back stitch and all.

Annette said...

Ow my very cute pieces.. Love them!!!
Have fun stitching

riona said...

And it's not just the smalls that benefit from back-stitching! Can you imagine a Teresa Wentzler faerie or a Dragon Dreams dragon without backstitching?

Congratulations on all your smalls finishes

Carla said...

Lots of lovely finishes!!! Backstitching indeed can't make a lot of difference!

Carol said...

Wow, that backstitching does make all the difference in the world!! Everything looks so cute, Dani :)

Kielrain said...

Great finishes. And I agree about the back stitching. :)

geeky Heather said...

Those two pictures should be in the dictionary next to "backstitching". =) Congrats on all the finishes...I love that little snowman! He's adorable!!

Karen said...

Love all of your finishes! The tags are super cute and that little Michael Powell design is sweet.

Meari said...

Those are all really cute!

Lillie said...

Lovely stitching of smalls.
MP design look fantastic with the backstitching.

Sally said...

Fantastic finishes Dani. Love the Michael Powell design.

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes - well done!

Catherine said...

Great finishes!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

love your michael powell finish.

Annette-California said...

Great finishes. I love your smalls you stitched. they really do make prefect gifts. I now have to look up Michael Powell - love your village scene. love Annette

valerie said...

Fantastic smalls rotation Dani!

♥ Nia said...

Small and cute!! =) All adorable :)

Melanie said...

What a bunch of cutie finishes!

stitcherw said...

I love how backstitching makes things pop, and wow were your pictures a perfect example. However, still don't enjoy it. Loved looking at all the finishes.
Sue

Lynn said...

Love your MP finish!