Saturday, May 5, 2012

Finishing Fabulousness

My friend Myra(Gr8dame's Place blog) had offered to do some finishing for me and I finally decided to take her up on it.
The pieces that I asked her to work on we're bigger than ornament size. I don't sew so she had offered to make them into pillows and then I could stuff and trim them. Myra went way beyond that...



Here is that Bent Creek kit I stitched in March. She put it on this wire hanger and backed it with lovely sunflower fabric.



Here is a Bent Creek snowman. She edged it with ricrac and even supplied me a sharp needle so that I can sew it closed after I stuff it. Thanks Myra! This will be that much easier for me!



Then she mounted this on a box.



How fabulous is this! She even painted the hardware since the black looked better with it. Is it perfect or what!
Thanks dear friend for putting so much into these for me.
This morning was a busy one. Zumba, grocery shopping and lunch with Myra. By the time I got home I was beat. Binx, Beau and I took a little catnap.
I did make progress on my ornament.



Pretty cute. Now I have to stitch the back and put it together. I am hoping to finish it in the next couple of days. Then I can stash dive to look for my June pick, it is Stitcher's Choice. Hopefully I will have no trouble finding something.
Well that's it for today. I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!

Sweet Dreams!

Chris
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25 comments:

Catherine said...

Lucky girl being so close to Myra! You really are having a wonderful weekend!

Margaret said...

Wow, very nice finishing from Myra! Love how your ornie is coming too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

The finishes Myra did look wonderful! How awesome is she?! Your ornament looks great and I can't wait to see what you pick next!
Have a great Sunday!

Melissa said...

The finishing is so lovely with your stitched pieces! I'm impressed!!! Have a great weekend :)

marly said...

Fabulousness is right!

Barb said...

Love your stitching and Myra's finishing!! I need a Myra as finishing is not my best area!!

Ranae said...

Myra did do a fabulous job finishing your pieces for you and very nice of her.
Love the gingerbread man button

Jennifer M. said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing! Myra really does great finishing work. You finished your May ornament so fast too!

Enjoy your weekend.

Jen

butterfly said...

Wow how lovely all your stitching looks,
How lucky to have a friend like Mrya.
hugs.

Carol said...

You and Myra make a great team, Chris... What a sweetheart she is, isn't she? I love the final result of all of them and your little ornament with the gingerbread button is adorable!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Shirlee said...

Chris ... Myra did a beautiful job! Your stitchings look wonderful!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely finishes, it's great to have someone who will do this for you.

Penny said...

You did the beautiful stitching and Myra did the beautiful finishing! Wow!! And I love your gingerbread ornament - cute! I love your new blog look too! :)

Robin said...

Love all of your finishes! What a sweetheart Myra is for finishing your treasures up for you!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, such wonderful pieces! Myra did a wonderful job finishing up your treasures!

Christina said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me - no wonder you were worn out!
Wow, love the finishes Myra has done for you. She is one talented lady.

valerie said...

Oh how wonderful! Sounds like a fun day with Myra and she did a fantastic job finishing your pieces. They look great!

Patty C. said...

Your work looks great & Myra did a spledid job with the finishing!

Patty C. said...

Oops - i meant "splended" ;)

Patty C. said...

I cant type on phones -roflol
SPLENDID

Myra said...

Awww Chris, I am glad you like them and am looking forward to putting fabric and trim to the other two. Thanks for a great lunch and for the cute bird charms too. Looking forward to our next outing already. :o)

Mouse said...

oooooo Myra has done a gorgeous job of finishing your lovely stitching :) glad you got to meet up and put the world to rights ...lol
love mouse xxxxx

Laurie in Iowa said...

The stitching and finishing looks wonderful.

BrendaS said...

Great finishing from Myra and your little ornament is darling.

doris said...

Nice stitching and finish-finishing. Since putting things together isn't my favorite activity, I'd be keeping Myra very busy.