Sunday, November 29, 2015

Three Smalls And Some Book Binding

It's November check in time for the 2015 Smalls SAL and I have 3 little pieces to share….

First, I stitched this little needle book:

2015 HOE Autumn Exchange
Design: Quaker Pumpkin (partial)
Angel Stitched for: Nicole S.

Finish: Needle Book

Second, I stitched this little ornament:

2015 HOE Prairie Schooler Ornament
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: Snowman Mini Card (freebie)
Stitched for: Lee F.

For the finishing I used a small tin, that looks much like a mini bundt pan, and sprayed it black.

Ornament Back

Third, I stitched this little Santa ornament:

2015 Ornament Exchange
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Design: A Good Night Santa 04 (partial)

I used another small tin for the finishing.

Not only did I sign up for a photography class, I also signed up for a book making class.  I have always been interested in learning how these little books are constructed and was very please with the one day class.  Here are the two books that I completed…

When life gets a little less hectic I plan to make more of these in various sizes.  

We were fortunate to have my DS/DIL (from NYC) AND my DS/GF (from Colorado) spend Thanksgiving with us.  We spent the holiday with my relatives and had a great time. Everyone left today, including my DH who will be spending the week in Budapest, so it is very quiet at my house now.  I have six more Christmas ornaments to stitch/finish and  am hoping to complete them and mail them out before we head to CA on 12/21. Time to put down the laptop and pick up my needle.

Thanks for stopping by
Until next time…


Robin in Virginia said...

Marie, your finishes are super. Your books look great as well. Enjoy the coming week!

Beth said...

I very much admire your finishes Marie.

the Fairy Stitcher said...

gorgeous finishes, love the way you finished them

Michele Stravato said...

Love the creativity of your finishes. Keep up the great work!

Sheryl S. said...

Marie, Your little needlebook is so pretty, I love the colours and fabric, also your books are very profesional - I can see you doing more of those.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Add book making to your list of accomplishments!...and are those cookies YOU MADE on your header?
Your ornaments are the best things in the world. Perfect!

Weronika said...

Lovely stitching Marie.

Brigitte said...

Three wonderful finishes for the Smalls Sal, Marie. That needle book is gorgeous. And I love the two little Santas in the tin frames. Great idea.

These notebooks are wonderful. I once saw handmade notebooks with a stitched piece on the cover on someone's blog. They looked just as nice as yours.

A quiet house is perfect for some uninterrupted stitching, isn't it? I hope you could get lots done :))