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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Update : Finishing

So besides stitching like a mad woman, I've been doing quite a bit of finishing as well!


In early June Kathy and I made plans to get together to finally put together her Petit Sampling Etui.  Amongst my circle of stitching friends I seem to be considered the "finishing expert", go figure.  I think I'm just willing to dive in and give things a try.  I had never put together an etui before, but my finishing skills have been steadily improving over the years.




I have to say putting this box together was not easy and it definitely required two weekends, two heads, four hands, and a lot of reading over and over!  Though I didn't stitch the panels I'm certainly proud of the end result!  Kathy and I make a great team and work well together.


Of course neither of us are planning to put together or stitch another one for a long time.



I was motivated by helping Kathy with her Etui to do a little finishing of my own!  On weekends I've been home I've been pulling out one ornament after another out of my finishing box.  I've been quite productive now that I see it all here in one blog entry!

 My first attempt at a tag finish and I have to say it turned out great!
Fa La La La - Freebie

 JBW
French Country Star
JCS Ornament Issue

 Heart of Flake - Freebie

 Rosewood Manor
Red Threads

Heart In Hand
Snow Woes

 Ink Circles
Stained Glass Holly
Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue

 Stitchers Joy
Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue

The Stag
Freebie




28 comments:

Brigitte said...

I can see why your stitching friends are seeking your advice when it comes to finishing. Your skills are perfect and this etui looks gorgeous. And so do all the ornaments that you finished, all in a different way.

Nataly K said...

Beautiful finishes.

Nataly K said...

Beautiful finishes.

Vickie said...

Wow! What an etui! Your finishes are many and awesome Dani.

Jackie said...

Sometimes being expert simply means you are not afraid to try!

Love, Love, Love the etui. You did a beautiful job finishing it and it is a great collaborative project. All of your finishing is superb!

Cindy's Stitching said...

you have been busy. I love the box. So many different ornaments, how pretty. happy 4th of july

Rhona said...

WOW!!! What great finishing! The box is superb....I can see how you would need four hands, it looks really tricky. Your other finishes are wonderful too. Now I'm feeling guilty of my pile of stitching that needs to be 'finished' into things ;)

Kate said...

Beautiful finishes! The box is very lovely, too.

Heather said...

Great stitching I especially like the stained glass holly. Beautiful job on the etui it's gorgeous

Susan said...

That etui was the project from h*ll for me! I think I ended up stitching each panel twice due to multiple frogging episodes. I had mine professionally finished. Yours looks every bit as good as mine. Love the ornaments, too.

Annie said...

Wonderful ornament! I can see why everyone turns to you:))

Barb said...

That etui is just beautiful! You are a great finisher!!!!!! Wonderful ornaments too!

Bea said...

That etui is gorgeous! I can see why it took so much work, but hat a fabulous finish. Loving all your ornaments as well.

Justine said...

The etui is perfect - what a great collaboration! You certainly did Kathy's lovely stitching proud. All your own finishes look great. You've inspired me!

Julie said...

The etui is stunning, well done to you both.
Lovely array of ornaments that you completed.

Annie said...

All your finishes look fantastic!

Ann said...

It all looks wonderful! Great job on the etui, and the ornaments are gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

Your finishing looks superb!!

Annie said...

I think it's pretty clear why you are the finishing queen of your group! That etui is unbelievable... so beautiful .. just perfectly stitched and assemble. And what a fun collection of ornaments.

Meari said...

Beautiful finishes, Dani!

D1-D2 said...

I do envy your finishing skills. All your pieces look beautiful.

Carol said...

I can see why you are considered the finishing expert in your group, Dani--all of these are wonderful and I so wish I had your willingness to just jump in and try new things! Beautiful, beautiful work!!

nwredhead.com said...

Your finishing is beautiful. I love the Etui, I had to stop and consider how many pairs of scissors I could hide, I mean store in one :)

Annette-California said...

Fabulous, incredible, beautiful and down right gorgeous Etui! The finishing is amazing Dani! AND also all of your ornaments are beautiful. Your tag finish came out beautifully. Oh yes you are an expert finisher now! love Annette

Kaisievic said...

The Etui is so beautiful, an amazing job that you both did. Love all of your finished ornies - you have been busy. Any chance of the links for the freebies?

Anna van Schurman said...

Wowza! That box is amaaaaaaazing! Looks like your reputation is well deserved based on that and these other finishes. :)

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

Your etui is lovely, beautiful finishing.

The ornies look lovely too. Like the Ink Circles one.

Joysze said...

Gorgeous!!! I especially love the etui. How absolutely darling!!!