Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More Stitching Finishes

I finished a couple more pieces.
I tried out a skein of Carries I had in my stash and found it to be very moisture un-friendly. Were talking a just barely damp wash cloth and an iron for a total of 5 to 10 seconds to get out a very small crease, and I had color transfer from the thread to my ironing board cover. The piece wasn't even damp from the rag. Yes, I know that their not colorfast, but that was just a bit to much color transfer for my taste.
I've tried WDW & GAST and have never had that problem.

Design: Quaker Pin Pillow
This was a freebie from The Piecemaker website and I modified it quite a lot to make it look like I wanted. It is stitched on 28ct. linen using Carries Creations thread in Teal Mist.
Finished On: 03-12-2010


I just love this saying and the antique look of it. It will be framed at a later date when I find the right frame for the piece.

Design: In Everything Give Thanks
Designer: Sandy Orton of Kooler Design Studio
Stitched on 28ct. Tea Monaco using DMC threads. The overall size of the stitching is only
13 1/8"x 1 5/8"

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Take Care & Happy Stitching Everyone,


  1. Love the lettering and color choice in For Everything Give Thanks.

  2. I love your newest finishes! Very beautiful!

  3. The Quaker pin pillow looks lovely and I just love the Everything gives thanks, it is so pretty.

  4. Hi Sandy Great stitching. That's too bad about the Carrie's. I have lots of it but I've never used any before. I'll have to be extra careful.

  5. Lovely finishes.
    I have stitched some Carrie's and not had a problem with my iron... that I can recall. I'll take note when I finish Stitch or Die and see what happens with some steam. ;)

  6. I just love the Give Thanks in Everything, it is so very pretty.
    Be always in stitches.

  7. Great finishes. I've never had that problem with Carrie's threads and I have used them a lot. Don't give up on them, you may have just gotten a bad skein.

  8. very pretty, love Give thanks in Everything.

  9. I am like you I love the Saying To Everything Give Thanks. More people should take the words to heart. I like the heart too, I will remember about the Carries too. Try putting a plan white paper towel on the ironing board.

  10. I absolutely love the lettering in your "IEGT".

  11. Those are beautiful colours and finishes.

  12. They are both beautiful finishes.


  13. I love both finishes, but especially the "In Everything Give Thanks"! Congrats on the finishes!

  14. The In Everything Give Thanks is wonderful.

  15. Congrats on your latest finishes! I love the antiquey look of your thanks piece!

  16. Oh wow! I love this, it is very pretty


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