Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hot Off The Press

I just finished this…

Designer: The Little Stitcher
Design: The Lady And The Unicorn (partial)
Fabric: 32ct Mocha HD Linen over 2
Floss: DMC, VMSS, Threadworks

Another butter paddle now hangs on my wall.  I love these little wooden paddles  because they are perfect for small finishes.  I decided to paint the paddle black and am pleased with the finished look.  

This project took three days to complete, and that includes the finishing.  I spent much of April working on a larger project and wanted to be able to post a finish for the 2016 Smalls SAL. Sunday I pulled everything together and began stitching and was able to complete the finishing on Tuesday. 

Here is that larger project that kept me busy this month…


Designer: Birds Of A Feather
Design: Good Things
Fabric: 28ct Lambswool over 2
Floss: Sampler Threads

This is a design from one of my all time favorite designers. I came across the pattern online and immediately purchased it. My Black Horse Inn stitching was put aside so that I could complete this treasure, which I did fairly quickly. The piece is currently being framed. 

Tomorrow I must get up early and head Nashua, NH to attend Celebration of Needlework. This year I am only able to attend two days, but am happy that I am able to attend at all!



Thanks for Stopping by…
Until next time…

25 comments:

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely design and finish.

Robin in Virginia said...

Marie, your finishes are lovely. I really like your small. Who makes the 32 count mocha HF linen? I am not familiar with what the HF stands for. Thanks! Have a fabulous time at Celebrations!

Vickie said...

Oh my! Love Good things!!! Have a safe, great trip!

Ana said...

Wonderful finish of that little lady! And, yes, I like your BOAF design too!

Marilyn said...

What a cute little butter paddle.
The BOAF tuned out nice, cute design.
Have fun at Celebration!
Marilyn

Cathy B said...

Love your butter paddle. I like BOAF too. Have fun at Celebrations.

Carol said...

I'm sure your busy packing for your retreat tomorrow, Marie--have a lovely time!

Your finishes are darling--love the fisherman trying to catch the pretty mermaid and the butter paddle finish looks great, too!

Safe travels!

Amy said...

Your little lady is so sweet! "Good Things" is as well, and I like the colors.

Mini said...

I really like how you finish your projects ,not the run of mill types.
Congrats on finishes.
Enjoy your retreat.

Melinda said...

I love how your Finished your Small. It's beautiful

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What great designs and finishing too. I am glad you identified the butter paddle, I was wondering where the holes for the threads were, thinking it was a wooden hornbook!
Love the way the mermaid's hair flows throught the project too.

Justine said...

I love love love the BOAF one! So pretty. Great smalls finish too.

Brenda said...

I've never seen a butter paddle before. But it is soo unique and what a great finish!!! It's very cute!

Brigitte said...

Oh, I can see why you put your Inn aside in order to stitch this BoaF treasure. Their designs are always a lot of fun to stitch, aren't they? And I love what you were doing with the little crowned lady. Nice stitching and finishing.

Kaisievic said...

Oh, Marie, I love both of your finishes - and that butter paddle - too cute for words! Enjoy your trip to Nashua - sound like it will be fun!

Julie said...

The fisherman is so sweet.
Great butter paddle finish

Weronika said...

Very pretty finishes Mary. Enjoy your trip!

Rachel said...

Great finishes!! The sea design looks cute. The colors are so cheerful :)

Have fun in NH!!!

Jeanne said...

2 cute projects Marie! I love the Little Stitcher designs and of course who doesn't love a BOAF especially when you can find an older OOP one. Lucky you attending Celebration of Needlework -I'm envious!

Irmeli said...

Your Smalls finishing is so pretty and I like much your 'Good Things' stitching as well.

Quiltsmiles said...

I loved seeing your productivity Marie. I absolutely adore your small finishes with those Tim Holtz pocket watch frames, esp. with those small bits of seed pearls thrown into the frame is too cute! I've made a mental note to myself about it.

Your mentioned liking the Red thread frame I got at Michael that it would look great on your Black Horses Inn and I'd be happy to let you know the frame number. My Michaels keeps a record of all my frames so it would be easy enough to find out the stock number for that style and let you know if you really want it.

It's nice to meet you and thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave a that nice comment. Happy Stitching!
Jane

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I love your butter paddle finish! The design and stitching are perfect and it looks so sweet. I also love BOAF designs and the fishing one is wonderful! Can't wait to see it framed. You've been busy!

Elisabetta Borgomainerio said...

I love the miniature, wonderful finishing!

KrissKross said...

How I love your BOAF finish - everything from the design to your color choices! You have inspired me so much over the years! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! :)

KrissKross said...

How I love your BOAF finish - everything from the design to your color choices! You have inspired me so much over the years! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! :)