Monday, September 17, 2007

Little finishes

You're right Margaret, after completing the Long Dog's 18th Century Sampler I felt quite aimless ;) Withdrawal symptoms you say? :D

I sewed a hair band for my sis over the weekend. She chose the fabric and it's now finished. I attached a piece of rick rack to add interest to the band. It's really really easy to do. This is where you can get the wonderful tutorial.


I finished a smallish piece this weekend. It's such a simple stitch and I intend to finish it into a tea cosy. I might add 2 strips of tatted lace, just to jazz it up a bit :) You can get this freebie at Tanya's site The Sampler Girl. Tanya's having a contest too on this pattern :)


I've started on My Sweet Rose by John William Waterhouse. Upon much consultation with Hazel, I've decided to stitch her on 16ct aida. Thanks so much Hazel. This will be a looong project. I did a rough estimation, if I stitched one box a week (100 stitches), I'll finish the piece in 9 years!! LOL!! This is the first 100 stitches :p


Plans for this week will include stitching the PS block, completing the block if I can. I think I'll change TLO to the Wed/Thu rotation and the SGB will have to put on the back burner till I complete TLO. Then there's the NNC Card Swap organised by Ying. So that's on the plate this week too. Have a great week ahead everyone!

Comment Notes: Thank you all for coming by and commenting. I really really do appreciate you taking the time to do so. And Shari if you're reading this, you can browse through the many many finishing techniques found at Focus on Finishing. There's bound to be one on drawstring bags!

12 comments:

  1. Wow! What a cute hair band !I looked it tutorial and i can understand.I want to make it,too!!

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  2. Oh, I'm so excited!!! You're stitching My Sweet Rose! A couple of years ago (well, really quite a umber of years ago), DMC had a Pre-Raphaelite design collection, and this was one of them. Slightly smaller than your version. For your information, I haven't finished mine yet ;o)
    Love your Sampler Girl freebie.

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  3. I love the tea cosy design. Did you do your own tatting? Good luck with your Sweet Rose design, it is such a beautiful design. You just need patience and plenty of time!! LOL (:0

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  4. Your finish is lovely and I adore the hair band. My sweet Rose is huge! It is beautiful though-nice start.

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  5. BJ, my hat off to you for taking on this huge project of The Sweet Rose! Must be the side effects of finishing a big project! Waiting to see the finished Sampler Girl freebie.

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  6. A belated happy dance for your 18th century sampler - what a beautiful piece of work! You must feel terrific having it done.

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. Are you interested in the ornament patterns? Please let me know.

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  8. Sweet color for a hair band. You are sure fast with the tea cosy. A brilliant idea too. Its lovely.

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  9. As a big tea lover, im going to stitch Tanya's freebie too!
    Love the hairband, you're so talented!
    My Sweet rose looks like a big project, good luck!

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  10. Barbara, I just love your tea cozy!!! Thanks for putting it in the Freebie Gallery too - I just know I should make one for my mother. She would adore this! She has some teapots in a glass windowed cabinet as she collects a few here and there... adding this to one of them would be so sweet! Thank you for the inspiration (which is not the first time!) {{hugs}}}

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  11. Just took a look at the cute headband you've made using my tutorial - so glad it worked for you. Must have been a breeze compared to all the intricate stitching you do! ; )

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  12. congratulations for your embroideries... I love the idea of the hair band !

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