Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Crazy Finishes!

Hi folks!

I honestly didn't have much to do to finish up these two projects and so spent a little time last night and today completing the stitching.

I didn't finish the complete pattern for this Buff-Bellied Hummingbird from Cross Winged Collection. The border around the edge didn't thrill me to my toes..LOL And I know my Mom would feel the same, so it's done, now for the framing! I guess I need to go back to work now so I can finish this off myself! LOL

I tried to get a close up shot so you could see the blending filament I used around his head and throat, but the sparkly just wouldn't show up *sigh* so I guess you'll have to use your imagination. This was the 11th of my crazy challenges that I have finished. YAY!

I also finished the Little Lace Hardanger learning project. I almost forgot the beads...until I saw them in my box with the thread. I guess at 2 AM I wasn't seeing the pattern too clearly! Regardless, I did see them and finished this off. Once I was done I realized I cut away some threads I shouldn't have and there should have been additional stitching in the tiny little cut out squares you see here. Oopps...well I guess I could fix it, but overall I like the look of it as it is. Maybe one day I'll make this again and do it properly. Thanks again Abi from the Stitch Specialists Yahoo group! I truly enjoyed stitching this.

My friend, Astrid, is hoping to learn hardanger so I'll be looking for a small and easy project to teach her with on one of our stitching days. Abi certainly took the "hard" out of hardanger with her excellent directions. I do have a pattern for a gingerbread house, Astrid...but I would hate to teach you hardanger on that...we'll see what I can come up with. I to stitch on the Romantique Sampler SAL as I've had the pattern for the next sections for 5 days now and it usually takes me quite some time to finish the section...

Oh and before I forget, next week promises to be another hectic week, so with my luck I'll see you next weekend! *Hugs*


And This Little Pig said...

Hey DJ Beautiful finish, imagination working fine, can definitely see the sparkly :D Only 4 finishes to go! WooHoo! Then what are you going to do with the rest of the year? Love the hardanger, maybe one day. Have a great week.
LiBBiE in Oz

Nancy said...

Great finishes! You are a fast stitcher...I only have one finish so far and you have 11!!

wendy111 said...

Lovely finishes, I love your hummingbird. I have yet to start the hardanger project, just waiting for my supplies.

Babs in Alabama said...

DJ, you keep on blogging for friends like me and so many others who never tire of your medical stuff, but so wish it could all go away for you. I read every word you write, shed a tear sometime, laugh every time and even happy dance for your beautiful finishes and drool over your wips. Love that little hummer and would you believe I've never done hardanger. Wish I could be thre while you're teaching Astrid.

Astrid's dragon said...

Your hummingbird turned out beautiful! Your Mom should love it.

I also think your hardanger is wonderful! I'm looking forward to you teaching me - maybe we should make that a get away weekend thing???

Claudette497 said...

Congratulations on the finishes - they're both wonderful!