Saturday, March 7, 2015

Happy March finishes!

Hello lovely friends! Oh boy have I been busy the last week. I decided to complete a few projects. They were in my pile that had been stitched but not made into anything. Wanting to decorate a bit more for Easter/Spring I have 5 new finishes to show you. Lots to share - here we go....



Back in March 2013 I had stitched "Save an egg decorate a carrot!" The orange & yellow fabric I cut strips and sewed them to the sampler making it a flatfold. To make the flatfold I followed Vonna's tutorial here!
When I see this I still laugh. I just think its so funny and makes me smile:)

I added a bow and a piece of yellow gathered tulle that I tacked/stitched down.

 Added some rick rack & I pulled some flowers from my scrapbook stash making a arrangement in the corner and every flower is sewn down. I didn't use glue.

"Chicks" by Lizzie Kate
I love this one. I had some peeps fabric which is very sparkly & I had some egg eyelets I used in the upper corners for the ribbon hanger. On completing this project I've now finished 4 of 15 wips for 2015 Debbie's Challenge. 

 I have more spring ornaments to bring out that I may have to switch to a larger tree,
but for now I am loving this mini tree.

All 3 of these designs are by Le fil Atalie
I stitched all 3 of these kits last year. Have finally finished them as sweet pillows. I call these my 3 French Spring pillows. 

This on is all silk threads. 

 The cording I made for the trim all around. I just love this one. 



Dupioni silks were used for all the backings. 

 And here is my progress on Winter Wonderland by BBD.
Hard to believe it's March already.  Hope you are well and staying warm for those of you still in snow weather. Always with my love and appreciation - Annette 


34 comments:

Lee said...

what an exciting post love all our finishes specially the french ones

Ali said...

Ahhh such beautiful finishes I love how you've finished the French kits the silk backing is gorgeous! Well done you on finishing all those lovely smalls. I need to take a leaf out of your book and follow your example....cough! erm one day! Ali x

Jacquie Morris said...

WOW!! You have been so very busy with all those wonderful finishes!! You have finished off a lot of your stitched projects....well done!! And they do look really lovely, all of them!
Your winter wonderland project is looking so lovely....I love it already!! The animals look so cute.
Have a lovely Sunday..
Smiles :)

Mrs Xstitch said...

beautiful finishes, love the ones by Le fil Atalie

Marilyn said...

That Bunny is too darn cute!
Love the Chick piece, also with the Peep fabric, it's perfect.
Your French pillows are so pretty, I bet even more in person with the silks.
Great progress on the BB design.
Marilyn

Shirlee said...

Lovely finishes my friend!

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes Annette. I love the cushions and the BBD is lovely. X

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Love them all. Especially your French collection. ;) You need a bigger tree!

Margaret said...

Such lovely finishes! You are such a whiz with finishing! Love the dupioni silk backs on those three. The stitches are all wonderful!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Congrats on all those finishes! YAY!!! I love the chicks one - that pattern is adorable!!!

gracie said...

Wonderful, all are wonderful. A fine finish indeed.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes Annette. Winter Wonderland is awesome.

Linda

Blu said...

So many wonderful finishes! They look great.

Weronika said...

What a lovely finishes! Wonderful work Annette!

Jackie said...

Just love your spring tree! You've really accomplished a lot this past week or so and you now have a nice collection of spring things!

Frances N said...

You have had such a productive day!!! I love everything!
(that PEEP fabric makes me smile!)
Those French ornaments are especially lovely, and I really like the one with the red bow!!! The silk backings are divine!
I love your tree, and you know how I feel about those trees!!! LOL
Your Winter Wonderland is coming along great!!! I now have the threads and fabric for it....HAHAHA I guess I'll start it about the time you are finishing up!!!
Keep up the good work!!!!!

Barb said...

You have so many beautiful finished projects! The tree looks great!

Annie said...

Must be Spring with all those cute finishes. Love the "decorated carrot".. great job on the flatfold and the flower detail!

Hetti said...

You are a very, very busy bee Annette! Beautiful finishes for the Easter and spring in cheerful colors. Good idea to finish your embroideries with scrapbook stash! I like your tree very much.
Wish you a very nice week full of stitching and fun ;-))
XXX Hetti

Barb said...

Your stitching & finishes are so beautiful! Great job!!

I couldn't help but notice the framed stitching that's behind the Easter tree - would you be will to share photos and tell us about those pieces too? Maybe you already posted about them and I missed that post but I'd love to see them better. Thanks!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun post today. I love all the pretties. Have a good week!

Lumiruusu said...

Thank You for visiting my blog! You have been a very busy needleworker and I really admire your stitching and finishing skills ! Great Job!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Spring/Easter tree is just wonderful!!!

Great job on the finishing, like you I try to sew whenever I can and avoid glue!!!

Next year my 40th b-day is so special, its on Easter Sunday!

Andrea said...

So many beauties. Love the Save an Egg piece. :) The 3 French designs are lovely too.

Hilda said...

Great progress on your Winter Wonderland, dear Anette.
And your Spring finishes are all so cheerful. I LOVE your French trio!
You have been very busy, indeed!

Hugs
Hilda

Anne said...

Oooh! Spring has sprung in your house for sure Annette!! Love your flatfold finish with all the pretty little details!! Those 3 French pillows are gorgeous especially with that silk backing! Hugs to you!

Brigitte said...

What a treat to look at this post with all its beautiful finishes. You were on a roll, weren't you? And I love all your finishes very much. I have so many spring and Easter pieces stitched up but not finished yet myself. I should give it a go now after seeing what you accomplished.

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful ornaments! Wonderful stitching!

Beth said...

Lovely spring things Annette. Your Easter tree looks great. I am just now starting to decorate for Easter.

Carol said...

Your Spring stitching is so darling, Annette--love the LK piece with that sweet chick fabric :)

I'm trying to get myself into Easter mode by stitching bunnies, but it's tough as we are still snow-covered here in Pennsylvania!

Joysze said...

Wowza, Annette!!! All the finishes look AMAZING!!!!! :D

moreofhim said...

Everything is so beautiful!!!

Blessings - Julie

Sheryl S. said...

A lot of pretty designs and stitching. The le fil atalie ornaments are gorgeous and your tree also.

Marexstitch said...

Love your finishing especially those pillows. Charming stitching.