Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Early Morning Hustle

Hello Friends!

I got up extra early this morning to finish up the last of Andrea's stitched pieces. I've played around with them for a couple of weeks trying to figure out what finishes would be best for her pieces because they're so beautiful, and this is what I came up with:

This first piece is the top part of "Sunflower Manor" from Hands on Design. I finished into a mounted flat so that it can be placed in an easel or used as a shelf-sitter, but I attache an orange ribbon around the back so that it could be hung up, too. I made some aqua cording to pull out the aqua stitches in the pattern and then added a black and white gingham bow with a sunflower center.

The second piece is "Trick or Treat" from Shepherd's Bush. I chose to finish it as a mounted flatfold but I used black and white check homespun for the back and purple fabric for the front to pull out the colors of the piece. I used black cording for the edges and then added some purple and black ribbons with a black and white bow in the center.

The third piece is "A Little Snow" by Lizzie Kate, and I went with a easel finish for this one. I used some green fabric for the backing and made some cording out of pale pink floss. Then I made a small bow out of snowflake ribbon and added a snowflake button to the center.

The last one if this cute little bee pattern I finished as a mounted flat ornament. I used some white cording around the edges to pull out the white in the bee's wings and then added a brown bow with a black and tan homespun cover button center.

Then I FFOed this little sailboat piece I had stitched up from Country Cottage Needleworks. I made it a mounted flat ornament with green as the backing piece on the front, and blue as the backing piece on the back. Then I made some cording out of blue and white floss and added a blue bow with a green coordinating cover button.

Thanks for stopping by!


Robin in Virginia said...

Each one is beautifully finished, Alissa! Way to go!

Andrea said...

Love them all so much!! Can hardly wait for them to arrive home 🥰

Shortbread and Ginger said...

These are lovely!

Kate said...

They're all beautiful!!

Julie said...

What is the name of the cute Bee cross stitch?

Jan Wentz said...

I too am looking for the ABC chart.

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