Friday, February 22, 2013

Finish It Friday



I am so excited to show of my finished project for the month!! I had hoped to get two framed up, but we had a rather rough week here - more on that in another post- and I just didn't get to the other. Here is what I did get done...

 
I started off wanting to work on these two projects. The one on the left is 'Heart of America' from Little House Needleworks. This is the one that I can't find the buttons for!!! I saw them a few weeks ago and I'm sure I put them somewhere 'safe', but I have no idea where!! The other project is 'Stealing Oats' from BritterCup. I love stitching her designs because they are so simple, but turn out so very cute. This project is for my dd and I stitched it a little over a year ago, but have never framed it.
 

I have a horrible time keeping white fabric clean, so I started things out by taking a wet wash cloth and spot cleaning a few areas. I couldn't wash the whole piece because the fibers I used were hand dyed and they would bleed onto the fabric. After washing it up a bit I ironed it. I had to be careful with the iron as there is a few beads on the flowers.
 

 
I already had this frame on hand set aside for this project - yes, that is how badly I put off finishing up my projects, I had everything I needed to get it done, and I just didn't do it. Since this was a regular frame and I had some beads on the piece, I didn't back it with anything very thick, so I wasn't able to stitch and stretch the back of it. I did use a bit of glue on the back to hold it in place - yes, I know, very bad!! But that was the best I could do on this one. Plus this was 18 ct Aida fabric, which means it was easy to center and didn't need a lot of stretching anyway.
 
 
So that is it for me this month. I have so many projects that I want to be able to finish off next month!!!
 
If you participated, please leave a link to your blog post by next Monday and I'll count everyone's up at the end of the year for a prize of some sort:)
 
 
 


6 comments:

Shirley said...

You have been busy working on your projects. I have several I need to get finished. The more I see of counted makes me think I am going to have to try it. I use a product called Shout Color Catcher which I have had luck with so far if I think it is going to be a problem. I like your projects and yes I lay things up where I say I can find them and can't. My family would really like your horse picture because they are very much into them. The boys show horses. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Createology said...

This framed stitching has so much personality in it. Wonderful and Congratulations on finishing it. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwww both the finishes are so cuteee..i love them..
have a lovely weekend x

wilma boer said...

Love the horse...nicely finished!

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

Hi, returning the following!
Congrats on the finishes, the Friday Finish is a great idea. For some reason I like to do my finishing on a Sunday. It just feels right!

I like your 52 in 52 as well, some great ideas on there. Good Luck with it!

Rita said...

Beautiful finishes!