~four finishes fa la la~



I spent a good part of our 4th of July holiday working on these pieces. I finished stitching "Berries" for our LHN Cottage SAL, and plan to turn that into a little pinkeep, but need to find the appropriate fabric first.

.... "Bluebirds pins and needles" from the new BBD book will be a belated birthday pincushion for dear Vonna (happy birthday, Vonna!).... I had great plans to get this in the mail to you days ago but this way you can just extend your birthday celebration a bit. :)





And even though I'm spoiling the surprise, I just can't wait to share these, too. The purple "Amitie" pillow is my pif for Wendy (I hope you like it, Wendy!) and the red "Merci" tie on pillow is a surprise pif for Karen V. in England as a thank you for who she is and all she does to bless our stitching community. I used Karen's tutorial to make the tie-on pillow --so a double "merci" to you, my friend! I hope you ladies enjoy these gifts and I hope they arrive safely and soon. I enjoyed making them for you so much.

p.s. "Amitie" and "Merci" are both freebies found here.
  • I sitched "Amitie" one over one with Carrie's Threads Deep Purple on 28 ct. evenweave.
  • I stitched "Merci" over two on 32 ct. Lambswool with two strands of DMC 115.
  • The BBD pincushion was stitched with the recommended Weeks threads on 36 ct. Antique Cotton.
  • "Berries" used the Crescent Colors from the thread pack on an unknown scrap of 32 ct. linen.

29 comments:

Michelle said...

Gorgeous finishes! You've been busy!! The gifts are wonderful, and I am sure the recipients will love them!

Nicole said...

Rachel, they are all beautiful!! Your pillows are gorgeous - I love them! Congrats on your great finishes! :)

Cheryl said...

Wow, your finishes are just so beautiful!! Congratulations! I love them all but i particularly love Amitie, i couldn't find the freebie chart for it though (i seen the merci one).

quiltorstitch said...

Wow! You have been a busy girl :D All of them are very beautiful.

KarenV said...

Oh wow! Thank you Rachel, you've just made my day :D It's so kind of you to make me a gift and it looks gorgeous! I'm glad you found the pillow tutorial useful :)

You've been very busy, all the pieces you've stitched look fabulous!

Thank you again {{{hugs}}}

xstitch.nl said...

I can understand your fa-la-la-ing... :o) All of your finishes are beautiful. The tie-on pillow is my favourite, it is just sooo cute. Karen will be thrilled!!!!

Itching To Stitch said...

What pretty gifts you have made. They're beautiful ;)

Vonna said...

Well WOOT! I love that pins and needles BD...and had it on my list to stitch...thank you! I'll cross it off...I love that amite and merci pillows as well...where did you find the amite I'm interested in doing that one myself!
:)

Annemarie said...

Oh Rachel, I've had such a lovely time catching up with your blog, and drooling over your stunning finishes! It's so sweet of you to stitch all these gorgeous things for our dear stitching friends, they will all be thrilled, I'm sure!

Mary Kathryn said...

Rachel your finishing is perfect!! I love your fabric choices. All such sweet keepsakes.

:0)

andrea said...

What wonderful finishes! I love all of them!

Jen said...

Beautiful work. Congrats on the finishes.

Tanya said...

What beautiful finishes, Rachel! I esp like the ribbon pillow - I love that Focus on Finishing Blog!!! I know Wendy will be tickled with your goody. Looks like you got a good bit of stitching done yesterday. Lucky you!

Sharon said...

Rachel, just gorgeous work and finishing!

Isabelle said...

So, so beautiful!!

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel! All four stitched pieces are absolutely beautiful. The finishing on Merci and Amitie is very nice. I love the ribbons and fabric you chose. I'm sure your friends will be very pleased with their thoughtful and beautiful gifts.

I'll be stitching on AtDD all day today!

Enjoy your day,
Nancy

Sally said...

What beautiful finishes Rachel. I love the Amitie one especially and will see if I can find it.

Carol said...

Ooooo, so beautiful!! You have been busy making pretty things!!

staci said...

Beautiful finishes! You've been busy :) I just stitched the bluebird pins and needles last night, I think it's adorable! I had to sub colors and used DMC variegated because that's what I had on hand :)

Katrina said...

All your finishes are wonderful! I've made that BBD a couple of times :-).

Barbara said...

Oh, Rachel, those are stunning finishes!!

Ranae said...

What beautiful finishes.I love them all. Enjoyed your blog.

S said...

Your finishes are beautiful, you sure have been a busy stitcher =o)

Lizzy said...

OH, my Rachel... What gorgeous finishes!!! How sweet and thoughtful of you to stitch such special lovely treasures for such sweet and dear friends! :-) I know they will love them!

Katrina in NZ said...

Hi Rachel, you have been a busy stitcher since I last stopped by and all your finishes are so sweet. Thanks for the link to the freebies, I'd seen them before and forgotten where to find them, lol.

Cathy said...

Great finishes Rachel!

Chelle said...

I love all of these cute little finishes!

Heather said...

Those are fantastic finishes. Well done.

mercy said...

What wonderful stitching! I especially like the Amitie one...unfortunately I couldn't find it on the site :-(
Loved your blog!