Sunday, February 03, 2008

A "Crafty" Afternoon

I think this weekend is the first weekend in quite some time I haven't had anything on - no visitors staying, no barbeques to go or have, and also Glenn has been away since Friday on his annual trip to the Wellington Rugby 7's. I decided to get up early on Saturday morning so I could get all my jobs around the house done and then it was time to dust off the sewing machine (it hasn't been out of my sewing cupboard in quite some time) and set myself up for the rest of the day at the dining room table. It was way cooler than what it has been over the past few days so it was very pleasant to "craft" the afternoon away :)

Here's Curly Q Ewe in its frame, this picture is taken before I put the glass in.


A close up of the pretty pattern on the frame.


One of the Prairie Schooler ornaments from last weekend made into a pinkeep.
The other freebie I made into a small hanging pillow with a beaded edge.

Thankful for Ewe, a freebie by Little House Needleworks, was my very last stitchey finish for 2007. I chose to make this into a pin keep.

And lastly, a finish from a few months ago, Home Sweet Home by Country Cottage Needleworks made into a pillow. I didn't quite have enough filling to completely stuff it so will pick up some more at my LNS tomorrow.


Sure feels good to have my finishing mojo back. Now I'm keen to get on and make up the half a dozen or so Christmas ornaments I never got around to making up last year.

righto, I'm off now to stitch a little bit before its time to think about what we're going to have for dinner. I started the Lizzie Kate Double Flips last night, will be back in the next few days with a progress pic :)

thanks so much for stopping by :)

32 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

My but you were very busy! All is lovely!

Suzanne said...

Wow, you have been really busy and definitely have you stitching mojo back!

I love all your work, it's all so beautiful.

Nicki said...

Oooh they all look wonderful! I love the frame for Curly Q Ewe - did you find it locally? I have such trouble finding frames. And all the sewed finishes look great. Must be such a good feeling to get so much done!

Marie said...

just discovered your blog... your cross stitch is very nice, your cushion is really very well done !!).

xstitch.nl said...

Wow, great finishes allround!! I love "Thankful for Ewe", it's so pretty!! Congrats on the return of the mojo!! Enjoy!

cathymk said...

Such beautiful finishes! Congratulations!

lena-lou said...

I love your crafty days almost as much as you LOL as I love seeing all your beautifully finished things :-)) The frame is superb , I love it !!

Enjoy the week ahead

Jacqui said...

They all look lovely, and that frame for Curly Q Ewe really sets the stitching off.

Katrina said...

Lots of gorgeous finishes! I love productive days :-).

Andrea said...

Lovely finishes, I love them all especially the Home Sweet Home pillow. The finishing fabric matches so perfectly.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous finishes Katrina!! I love them all! :)

Karoline said...

All your finishes are lovely, congratulations

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wow, that is some fantastic finishing. That frame is so pretty.

Carol said...

Sweet finishes Katrina - I hope you enjoy your afternoon of crafting. Thank you for the sweet email yesterday :-)

Paisley said...

Your finishing looks marvelous! I'll be starting the LK Double Flip Its as soon as I have all the materials gathered. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress pics!

Melissa said...

WOW!!! How busy you've been. Great job on everything. They're all wonderful!

Goldie said...

Love the finishes! Glad to hear that you are enjoying your weekend! Hugs!

Anita said...

I love the white frame and great finishing.

stitcherw said...

Wow, they all look great. Lovely finishing, and the frame for Curly Q is perfect. The Doubles by LK seem to be very popular, I'll look forward to seeing your progress.
Sue

Carol R said...

Great stitching and finishing - well done

Kajsa said...

Nice finishing! That white frame is perfect for curly.

Deanne J said...

What a great afternoon of finishes

Mindi said...

Wow, you sure did have a productive finishing afternoon! I love all of them, and they look wonderful. Maybe you can send some of that finishing mojo my way.

monique said...

Great finishing! The fabric is perfect for the pillow and I love that frame :)

tkdchick said...

Everything looks wonderful! I've got to take a day to do that!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finishing Katrina! Congrrats.

Wendy said...

All your finishes are fantastic ~ I don't think I can pick a favourite! Great great work!!

Abi said...

Your finishing is perfect! I love the frame that you chose.

Iris said...

Beautiful finishes !!!!

Sally said...

You have been very busy Katrina and everything looks fantastic!

Philippe said...

Hello,

My name is Audrey, I am from France and I am also fond of cross stitching !! I really love your Curly Q Ewe.

http://audreydambron.free.fr/dotclear/

Cathy B said...

Hey Katrina - lots of great finishes! Love the frame you found for Curly Q Ewe - it suits the design perfectly!

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