Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Last Finishes Of 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Wishing you all a very Blessed and Prosperous Year.

I did manage to get a couple of finishes before the clock struck midnight.

Finished as a pin pillow 12-31-2010.

I have been asked by a few stitcher's if my threads are colorfast.
After stitching this design with some of the darker colors I've dyed, I frogged some of the stitches the next day without any color transfer from the threads to the fabric. I then washed it using cool water and Orvus (I wash all of my needlework with it) then rinse, rinse, rinse and had no color bleeding onto the fabric. I did however have a little color transfer to the white towel I rolled the piece in from the cranberry thread, but it was very minimal.
So over all I'd say they are 95% to 98% colorfast, but as with any hand-dyed fiber there is always that chance that one may be a bit out of sorts depending on water conditions and the washing soap used.
But overall I am still happy with my test results and more testing will take place before I offer them for sale.
Better safe than sorry since I know all of the hard work that goes into any stitched piece.

by Sandy Longan Miller of
Log Cabin Needlework's

"Needleworker" was stitched as part of the
group's week long stitch-a-thon in honour of Rene, a beloved member of our group who is batteling the end stages of cancer. I also dyed some threads during this time and have named one "Rene's Purple" I'm still working to find the right mix for a "La Frog Green". I'll post picture's of the threads later on.

Take Care & Happy Stitching Everyone
Hugs, Sandy


  1. What beautiful finishes! Happy new year to you and yours.

  2. Needleworker looks wonderful! Congrats on the finish.

    I love the thread names and can't wait to see the great colours you've come up with to honour Rene.

    Happy New Year!!

  3. Happy New Year! Both of your final finishes for 2010 look great. I love all those colors.

  4. Lovely finishes - thanks for sharing them with us. Happy New Year to you x

  5. Awesome finishes to end 2010!

    Best wishes in the New Year, Sandy!

  6. Happy New Year.
    Your completions look great! I particularly love the Needleworker one, reminds me of a Sunflower Seed one I completed this time last year, called 'You hold the key to my heart'.

  7. Your designs are so pretty. I hope your design business will grow in 2011. Blessings for the new year.

  8. Great stitching Sandy! Happy New Year to you as well!

  9. Lovely finishes - and I love that you are all supporting Rene in that way, it's really thoughtful :)

  10. Your work is just lovely. I love the way you finished Noel. I have just started stitching it.

  11. Lovely finishes.


  12. Gorgeous finishes. Love both of them.
    Looking forward to see your colors.
    Wishing you a great New Year

  13. Those are 2 great finishes. I love the pin pillow.

    Your threads are beautiful.

  14. Cute little finish on the pin pillow! Love those threads too! Happy New Year!

  15. Lovely stitching and designs! Hope you have a happy new year!

  16. oh they are so pretty. You did a great job dying the threads. Happy New Year.

  17. Nice new pattern. You should be very proud of your Noel freebie! I've seen it all over the internet!!!

  18. They are very pretty, and Rene would love the color of the thread. Love the new design!

  19. The thread colors are gorgeous and Rene would be tickled to learn she now has a color named in her honor. Love both stitched pieces and looking forward to finding out more about your threads.

  20. Sandy, I truly appreciate all the work you do in designing, dyeing, and stitching. Your blog is always a treat to visit to see what you've done lately! I love the Noel pin pillow and your "Welcome" is adorable! Thanks for everything!!!

  21. Beautiful finishes !!! Happy New Year to you !!!

  22. Adorable petit coussin . Very so nice . Bonne journée , have a good day .

  23. I discover your blog today! it's beautiful! Happy new year!

  24. That's a lovely piece and a touching way to honor a fellow stitcher.

  25. Hola amiga !!!
    es un gran placer conocer a alguien como tu ...te felicito por tu blog, es maravilloso...
    Desde hoy soy tu seguidora...te dejo una invitación para que me visites y conoscas algo de mi y mis creaciones.
    "Sepia que te quiero Sepia"
    Te espero!!!

    Desde Talcahuano , Chile, te envío un gran y cariñoso abrazo!!!


  26. you do very beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.


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