Sunday, May 3, 2015

Welcome May!

Hi beautiful friends! It's been some very warm weather here in Northern California. Our temps have been in the 90's. I have two finishes to share with you today. Both projects are from Debbie's Challenge that I started in the beginning of January - of my 15 new starts. I now have completed 7 of 15 projects. YES!!!

Do you remember this? This houses the panels I stitched. I just love pretty tins and have a small collection. This is my only pink one!

"My First Sewing Box & Scissor Fob" by The Stitching Parlor
30ct Woodlawn Linen 
Threads: DMC and Classic Colorworks
Here is the inside of the tin.

I added tiny buttons in the top corners of the felt that holds needles. I have to tell you that I had the linen and used a piece for another ornament "Running Bunnies" by Just Nan back when and didn't think I would have enough linen left for both panels for this project. But I did. Very tight squeeze while stitching -LOL! It worked! Ooops I noticed that I forgot to stitch the scissor fob! I've added it on my list of to do's.


"Needlewoman - busy as a Bee" by The Primitive Hare
30ct Old Salem Linen 
DMC Threads
This is a fold over pouch or pocket. I made some changes. I added firm Pellon (#809) to one of the fabrics so the pouch would hold up strong and not be flimsy. This was gifted to me from our friend Shirlee. I love how it turned out. I didn't add a closure on the bottom of the flap because I think the depth of the inside pocket is very deep and the outside over flap in nice and long. Hope this makes sense. But it works beautifully. 

The fabric colors look rich in person. Pretty bee fabric. Thank you Shirlee! I enjoyed making this.


I am now stitching on "Strawberry Fields Forever" by BBD. This is another one of my new starts from Debbie's Challenge from of the beginning new year. Thank you for your visit.
With my love and appreciation - Annette


26 comments:

Annie said...

What a beautiful box!!! Well done!

Lisa V said...

Lovely finishes.

Marilyn said...

You are doing well with your challenge.
All of your projects are so pretty, the box is gorgeous.
Great job!
Marilyn

Mdm Samm said...

ohhhh this is delightful, makes my heart sing

Mrs Love2Stitch said...

beautiful work, love the BBD

Vickie said...

Oh Annette, what a wonderful way to finish the perfect, pink tin.
Needle Woman turned out so great, didn't it?!
Have fun with Strawberry Fields.

Margaret said...

You're doing so well with your January starts! Love your finishes. Strawberry Fields is on my to do list for sure!

Sally said...

Beautiful finishes Annette. Love your Whitman's tin.

Lovely progress on your BBD piece.

Angela P said...

Gorgeous finishes!

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes Annette. Nice progress on Strawberry Fields.

Linda

KimM said...

These are so creative and wonderful! Love them all. Oh, I must find the Needlewoman pattern - I love it - and simply MUST stitch one!!!
xxx

Lee said...

well done with your finishes
specially love the busy as a bee.

Barb said...

Wonderful job on the finishes. I love the look of "Strawberry Fields". It will be fun watching you make progress.

moreofhim said...

Everything is beautiful!! I have that tin (only mine is green) and I have that pattern. I hesitate to tell you how long I've had them - and it remains unstitched...LOL However, I'm going to work on more things this year (as soon as the new glasses arrive) and that project is on my list for 2015. I just love everything you do!

Blessings - Julie

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching as always Annette. Aren't you doing well with the challenge?

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love your box. I use mine all the time. I like the pink! Stasi gifted me with her used pattern like the one Shirlee gifted you. I really need to stitch that up soon. You've inspired me. Hugs!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely finishes, and great going on Strawberry Fields.

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishes, both the box and the needle case. Great progress on your sampler too.

Melissa said...

Beautiful work, Annette!

blue star stitcher said...

Great new start on Strawberry Fields, love the border on it. I am amazed you have finished 7 of your CJC starts already. I still have unfinished ones from the 2013 challenge.

Weronika said...

What a wonderful work. This box is just perfect!

Carol said...

Oh, your tin is so lovely, Annette--your finishes are always so creative and well executed! And the Strawberry Fields piece looks like such fun to stitch.

Enjoy that hot weather or yours :)

Beth said...

Pretty stitching and awesome finishing!

thegreytail said...

oh my, I had seen these on IG but not so up close, great great job!!
I can't wait to see how your Strawberry Fields turns out, I have to stitch mine in '16!

Brigitte said...

Wow, Annette, two more finishes of your challenge pieces. And what is even better is the fact that they are finish-finished! Most beautifu, your tin. And a real dream your little pouch. These fabrics you used are as if they were made for the design.

Now there are only 8 challenge pieces left. And you have plenty of time to finish them by the end of the year.

The Strawberry Fields are progressing well, too.

Faith... said...

Your box is beautiful!