Sunday, September 28, 2014

Can you say 4 to score?

How can this be?   Four weeks in a row, a finish to share.  Me? the self-proclaimed and family endorsed Queen of All Things Unfinished! This truly is not a testament to my swift needle but rather how I take a project to the brink of completion and then go off in an entirely different direction amassing a treasure trove of pieces waiting to be completed.  Side Track Robin for sure!  But enough.....

This week I finished this handsome man, just in time for the fall season.   I plan to pair him with some autumn fabric and finish so he can hang on my wrought iron stand.

Next up some other goodies that have been just waiting in that old basket of finishes to have something done to them.   This first one is a birthday card from my daughter.   I thought it would make a cute Halloween decoration.   Easy as can be to just pull a frame out of that stash of frames in the closet.  I may take this apart to add a little saying at the bottom to capture the 'spirit' of their tea party.  That third gal from the left seems a bit ornery to me.

This is another frame from the closet 'o frames that I may need some day.  This piece was starting in February 1994 and  I remember stitching in the airport on the way to my first cruise (Booked #4 today!! - so two daughters and I are going together)

I spent the weekend at my daughter's and I sat and laced while she was pinning her quilt top, batting and backing together.  It is amazing how long it takes to lace but job well down and this is ready to hang in my sewing room.

Next is Bent Creek, the last of the series of three in the Americana Series.  I started this in July 2013, kind of put it aside and then picked it up and finished it in July 2014.   This frame, although it came out of the closet 'o frames, I purchased this from the internet from the gentleman who made the frames for the models featured on the cover of the kit.  Glad I laced this one first today or I would have been all out of the mood by the time I was done with the other one.

This is my current project.   It is "My Favorite Things" by Pat Thode for Heartstrings.   It is the 2002 Santa.   I started this last October when I was at Salty Yarns and I did so want to get all the stitching down before I do back to Salty Yarns this week.  It would have been so nice to do the embellishments while stitching away in one of Sally's big white rockers.  

OK, so that wraps up my finishes this week.   I have beautiful pictures from the Mancuso Quilt Show last weekend but need to get them off the phone and onto my laptop before I can share them.   Also, need to share some of the beauty of Philadelphia from my stay there this weekend.  But that too will have to wait.  

This week is all about getting ready for Ocean City MD.  Leaving Thursday morning, we will be in Berlin MD in time for lunch at the Atlantic Hotel and off to check in to our efficiency unit later in the day.   Five days with about 20 gals, stitching and enjoying each other at the Lankford Hotel.   We do so look forward to our semi-annual retreats at the Lankford.  I am sure I won't post until my return and that post will be filled pictures of all the things I didn't need but bought!

Have a great week all and thanks for stopping by.....


Susan said...

Great finishes, Ronin! Sorry I missed you at Oaks, but will see you this weekend. Also planning to have lunch in Berlin on Thursdat, so may see you there.

cucki said...

my dear i love your finishes so much..they all my fav and so cuteeeeeeeeeeeee
well done
happy stitching x

Brigitte said...

Wow, four finished pieces and two of them framed, they are really looking gorgeous. That postcard is so funny and defintely deserves to be framed as well.
Have fun at your retreat.

Melody said...

Have a wonderful time in Ocean City! It sounds like a delightful trip.

Robin said...

Lovely finishes! Enjoy your upcoming retreat at the Lankford.

Robin in Virginia

Sally said...

Wonderful finishes :)