Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Bit More Stitching

Hello Stitcher's :
I have a couple of finishes to share with you all today.

First up is my first attempt at Count Your Blessings, I stitched this a few months back and really didn't like the way it turned out and almost threw it in the trash, but I told myself that nothing is perfect and it's just more prim-country the way it is, so I tied it to a rustic basket.
You might have seen it in the pictures of my craft room.

"Count Your Blessings"
By: Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 32ct. cream linen using DMC threads.

I finished stitching this one last Friday it's a freebie from By The Bay Needleart.
You can find it here:

I finished it totally backwards the first time and had to tear it apart and start over.
I put the batting in the wrong place so when I went to turn it the batting was on the outside and not in the middle, and sometimes it seems that I can't sew a straight seam to save my life.
Oh well, I still love sewing and always will.

"Star For Summer"
From: By The Bay Needleart
Stitched on 28ct. Monaco from Charles Craft using DMC threads and tea dyed after stitching.
Finished as a (not-so-perfect) quilted wall hanging with antler buttons and jute.
I changed this pattern around just a bit to suit my own tastes.

Someone asked a while back where I get my hangers. I've gotten them from Ben Franklin Crafts before they went out of business up here and at thrift stores.

I want to thank you all for your wonderful comments, they really warm my soul and keep me stitching, sewing & crafting. Hugs to you all.

Take Care Everyone & Happy Stitching


  1. I love both finishes. And I absolutely love the banner finish. Fabulous.

  2. Both are very nice. Count you Blessings looks great with the basket.

  3. Congrats on both your finishes, Sandy. I think they turned out nice.

  4. I love everything, Lizzie Kate is my favorite designer on top of many others!

  5. The finishes are lovely! I think you did a great job!

  6. It looks like a great finish to me & I love the LK attached to the basket, with all the stored pretty fabrics.

  7. Sandy both finishes are lovely!

  8. Love the finishes; especially the LK attached to the basket. Too cute!

  9. Love both of your finishes. I have had those times too where everything seems to go backwards! LOL But well worth it in the end.


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