More Black Belt Stitching Wizard Stuff

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Have I mentioned before how much I've enjoyed the stitching/finishing of the little ornament critters Just Nan has been putting out since late last year?  Well I certainly do!  Each one has been a joy to stitch and the finishing has been almost downright easy, a little fiddly at times but the instructions have been fantastic.


This weekend I started and finished up Just Nan's latest critter, Barnabee in Bloom.  He's the cutest bee I've ever seen!
Barnabee in Bloom
c2013 Just Nan
Stitched on 32ct Natural Linen

I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!


Since I finished up Barnabee I picked up ABC Christmas Sampler again and I'm making good progress on "T" for Tree.

Just a word to those of you out there who love to stitch but are afraid of finishing... don't be!  Don't make that stop you from stitching some of the adorable, and creatively finished pieces out there.  Yeah its scary, but if something has good instructions its really not that hard!  Go ahead and try it, you have to start somewhere and the more finishing you do the better you'll get at it.  I can assure you if I show you some of my early ornament finishing pictures... downright scary at times!  So don't be afraid to try a new finishing technique!

36 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finishes Dani. The tree is looking good.

Linda

Anne said...

Oooh! Those little creatures are darling Dani and I love them playing in the grass. Great progress on your Christmas Sampler! I agree with you about the finishing bit. My first finishes were, ahem, firsts! But they got better as I plodded along. I just tried out the box finish and making those are addicting. I should really give Just Nan a try one day.

sharine said...

They look so cute all together:)

Bev C said...

Hello Dani,

That is one cute bee you have made. Good luck with your other projects.

Happy days.
Bev.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

The critters are indeed very cute :) Thanks for the encouraging words on finishing - that's something I'm trying to learn how to do now :)

Annette said...

Ow My how cute!!!!
So great!!

Kerryp77 said...

the bee is rather cute and the sampler looks great too.

Kaisievic said...

Great finishes, Dani - all so sweet.

Annette-California said...

Okay seriously? Barnabee stoll my heart. SO CUTE! Love the way you took that photo of all three in the grass. pretty Christmas tree.
love Annette

Karoline said...

Barnabe is gorgeous, congratulaltions
Great progress on the tree

Brigitte said...

They look all great, your little darlings. And you are right about he finishing - the more you do it, the better you get. But I have to admit that I like stitching things so much more than finishing things, lol.

Chris said...

Great finishes Dani!

cucki said...

Aww super cute x

Meari said...

New finishes can be daunting for sure, but I agree... Don't let it stop you. Just take it step-by-step.

Your JN finishes are adorable.

Annie said...

It's like a little stitchy menagerie! What a cute set.

Jackie said...

They are really cute! The nature shots are perfect.

blue star stitcher said...

I love your photos of the little animals, they look so cute out in the grass.

Vickie said...

Great advice Dani! Love Just Nan!!

Catherine said...

Your critters look adorable sitting all together in the grass!!

Dee said...

Oh my gosh. You must be talking to me. That's why so many of my ornaments are on perforated paper. No finishing!

You have given me courage, girl. I'm gonna DO IT!

Barnaby is too adorable. I love the "bee" ribbon.

Carol said...

Oh, each one is cuter than the last, Dani!! I can see why you enjoy them so much :)

Susan said...

Very cute finish on Barnabee. The tree is stitching up quickly.

Melanie said...

These are SUPER cute!!!!!!!

Lana said...

How adorable!! Good progress on the sampler!

Karen said...

Those Just Nan ornaments are adorable and you did an excellent job finishing them! Can't believe how fast you're progressing through this sampler. It'll be done in no time. :)

Barb said...

They are so cute. I'm not the best finisher! You have given me encouragement!

♥ Nia said...

ohhh those little things are so cute!!! adorable work :D

Julie said...

Awww such a lovely JN collection of beauties.

Melinda said...

You are always so encouraging - and reading your blog always puts me in a great place...

Love your collection of little cuties

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love your little creatures out in the wild!

Nan really makes some great designs, so much variety.

Lesleyanne said...

Very cute finishes Dani and great progress on your ABC project.

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes, so cute.

Giovanna said...

They're absolutely adorable, well done!

Lynn said...

Barnabee is adorable!! I love your pic of all the finishes. Too cute!

Silverlotus said...

The bee is adorable. I wish I had gotten my hands on a mouse. I love it so much!

Jo said...

OK, OK, I'll try and get some of those smalls finished off ;)