Thursday, November 12, 2009

A couple of finishes

Hello everyone! I have a couple of finishes that I wanted to share with you. This first one is of the acorn pattern that is an extra pattern on the Cross-Eyed Cricket Be Ye Thankful chart that I won from Jolene. I plan on finishing it either as a basket lid or shaker box top. Not sure which yet but Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I need to decide soon.

This next one is a freebie pattern from Primitive Traditions and Needlework Press. It was intended by the designers to be stitched with a shade of blue from Crescent Colours with the word 'persevere' at the bottom . I omitted the word and used Crescent Colours Wild Berries for the the flower and a dark olive shade from DMC for the bottom. I stitched it on 32 count lambswool linen. I was hoping that the color changes would make it look like a poinsetta and I think it pretty much does. I then made it into an ornament . The fabric in the background is what I used for the backing. I don't know if you can tell much in the picture but the backing fabric is mistle toe and has a little sparkle to it. I made a two color cording out of an olive green shade and a dark red shade from DMC, specifically 3051 and 221. I like the way it turned out. Simple but elegant at the same time.

Here's a little close up.

Not much to write about today. I got extremely busy this past week and didn't get a chance to work on the Friday homemade gift idea. I won't be able to do it tomorrow morning either as the guys will be in the deerwoods and they are taking the camera. So unless I dig up some pictures of past projects, I won't have anything to show for a post either so I may not be posting for a few days. :( Sorry about not having the time to think ahead this week and not have anything to post tomorrow like I had scheduled. I must make it up by coming up with a really good gift idea to make up for it.

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful posts. They are so appreciated!

'til next time,



  1. Hi Sharlotte,

    I LOVE the acorn! This may sound funny, but I overlooked that design on the Be Thankful pattern. I really like it and I love the cute little squirrels. Your ornament is beautiful as well. I really like your color choices.

  2. Lovely finishes! You have speedy needles! :)

  3. I love both of these finishes, especially the acorn piece. Just perfect for this time of year.

  4. Thank you so much for your comment on my morning post...I appreciate your thoughts and prayers on her behalf.

    Those are wonderful finishes, Sharlotte! I envy you being able to get some pieces finished.

    I just completed MJ's sampler, so I hope to finally be able to get some small pieces done before Christmas.

    We miss the Friday homemade gift ideas...can't wait til you get up and running with them again. Until later...


  5. Two lovely finishes Sharlotte.

  6. Very pretty finishes! I think the color change does make the flower look like a poinsettia.

  7. Beautiful finishes, Sharlotte! Great job. :)


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