Monday, June 28, 2010

One thing....leads to another....

A dear friend called the other day to ask me to hem a dress for her which I did.  I had to get out the Pfaff sewing machine for a stretch stitch and one thing lead to another...  I finished these 'tweet' birds, one for me and one for Cherie.



Then I finished this punchneedle design that will hang on a closet door. The backing is a green wool and the buttons are from my Mom's collection.



Next up these two scissor fobs from Shepherd's Bush.



There was no machine sewing on this box but I was on a roll!  I finished this necessity box from Blackbird Designs called Secret Garden.  I lined the box with fabric. I think it turned out pretty good!



And my progress on June Morning.  Do you not love, love, love the colors on this piece?  I'm telling you...if you love stitching with Belle Soie..this pattern conversion from Attic Needlework is over the top gorgeous and a 'must have'.





My darling granddaughter Corinne and her boyfriend, Austin, will be in Florida tomorrow for two weeks! We are so excited.  I've planned a 4th of July celebration at my house for family and friends!

GOD BLESSED AMERICA

Have a simply fabulous week!!

20 comments:

Loraine said...

Woohoo! Some major progress in the finishing department. Good job girl! Love your sampler so much. The colors are amazing! I still don't know how you are seeing on that small count with a dark fabric, but you are doing fabulously well!
Have a great time with your Granddaughter and her boyfriend. They are very lucky to be coming to your house for the 4th of July!
Take care.

Love to Stitch said...

WOW!! I am so excited to see your punch needle birds on the oil cans!!!!! I just got a few of the cans this weekend and I am fired up about making birds for them. Who is the designer of the punch needle bird??? I cant wait to do this.

Your finishes are spectacular!!!

Have a great time with your granddaughter this Holiday.

valerie said...

OMGosh...June Morning is stunning and oh so vibrant! Love those colors! They certainly pop off the fabric.

Enjoy your visit with your granddaughter.

Margaret said...

Oh my!!!! All your pieces are just wonderful!! I always have to try my best to ignore your punch needle pieces. Don't need another hobby. lol! Beautiful stitching, sewing and punching! June Morning is gorgeous!! You're right about the colors!

Have fun with your granddaughter and her boyfriend! Happy 4th!

woolwoman said...

WOW Cari - all that beautiful finishing - lovely work ! Your June Morning is fantastic - I agree that Jean's taste in conversions is usually tops in my book. Just got her SOM for June and it is so sweet and demure. have fun with your granddaughters visit and enjoy the 4th! Mel

Deb said...

Lots of great finishing going on in your house. I just love everything. I've really got to try that needlepunching. I see your birds and I want them!!!

And I have to agree on June Morning - that is a beautiful, vibrant design. So, so pretty!

Julie M said...

Cari I just love those birds! The of your finishes are awesome too but those birds are my favorite.

June Morning is stunning! The colors are so vibrant and alive.

Enjoy your time with your granddaughter. Doesn't seem like you should have one old enough for a boyfriend. You're too young for that!

marjo said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful stuff. I just ordered the bird to try my hand at needlepunch. I love anything Shepherd's Bush and Blackbird designs. All just lovely. You were truly on a roll. Great work.

Jackie said...

You've been so busy and your finishes are GORGEOUS! Enjoy your precious time with family.

Sharon said...

Cari, how gorgeous everything is. What great finishes. I just love everything. I love June Morning its such a pretty design. I just love how you lined secret garden too. Oh my everything is fabulous.

Katrina said...

Love them all!!! I really need to learn punchneedle. And your June Morning is fabulous.

Ranae said...

Everything is awesome. I adore those birds and the bag
Happy 4th!! Have fun!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Girl! You are on a ROLL! All are "Simply Fabulous, Cari" !!!
Oh dear I LOVE June morning...may have to succumb!

Have fun with Corinne! Give her XOXO's for me!

Sherry said...

Love the June morning. All your finishes are wonderful! I love the BBD box! Enjoy your granddaughter's (w/ boyfriend) visit and enjoy your weekend!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome finishing, Cari! Hey, since you finished a couple of SB pieces does that mean you're getting in the frame of mind to travel to Utah during the retreat? We could all have a dinner, stitchy night together - how fun would that be. Shoot me an email when you get time to let me know your plans. I'd so love to meet you and Cathy and Joan!

Siobhan said...

WOW!!!! You don't mess around when the finishing urge strikes, do you?! :) GOod for you! Beautiful finishes and finishing--YGG! I love your June Morning, too. B-E-A-Utiful! Enjoy your 4th celebration and the time with your granddaughter.

Nicole said...

Wow Cari! It's all beautiful!! I really love June Morning. It's so pretty.

Joan said...

good on the ole sewing machine...
once you are on a roll----away you go.....xoxo

Littlebit said...

How beautiful are those little birds! I LOVE THEM! Great job. And your June Morning..looks like such a fun stitch and I love the colors.

FIONA said...

Love all your fabulous finishes Cari! So productive - well done and thanks for sharing with us all! Am very inspired by the lovely work on your blog! x