Monday, August 13, 2007

More Secret Stitching

*Michelle is here in Philadelphia, and I'm afraid I hounded her until she agreed to meet. Jenna, Michelle, and I and Terry, Eric, and the dude (who does have a name) went to Jones. I made little gifts for them because, you know, I only put 10,000 things on my to-do list for August--I've got all the time in the world! But they were fun--good stitching for the commute.

Left: Friendship Grows, Lizzie*Kate freebie here (pdf)
Graziano linen cream/natural
All sorts of fiber substitutions
JABC buttons
Finishing: ladder stitched edges, "stuffed" with foam core board, organza ribbon hanger (unfortunately it shows through the back I should have put batting on the foam core board, but you know, the craft room is in boxes in the basement).

How perfect is that fabric? I am so impressed with myself! (With the match, the finishing leaves something to be desired. There's too much white, and I wish I had time to make a nice blue cord. It really needed blue cord.)

Treasured Trio I
Sweetheart Tree
Unknown white evenweave.
Called for fibers.
Fabulous finishing fabric found at Joann's; white cord also purchased.
Finished as flat fold.

Edited to add: Duh, I had fun! It was really nice to meet Michelle and Eric and to see Jenna and Terry again. Jenna, we are totally taking you up on the offer!


Mindi said...

Adorable finishes!

prajantr said...

Both finishes are so cute - and the fabric really is a great match. :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad you had a great time, you made lovely gifts for Michelle and Jenna.


Jenna said...

Your pictures truly don't do either piece justice. I just love the Sweetheart Tree and your stitching is perfect. I think you did a great job of the finishing, as well! I might actually take it in to work and hang it in my cube, since I spend more of my life in that section of space than any other place in the world.

Anna van Schurman said...

And what a beautiful cube you will have, Jenna!

Michelle said...

I second Jenna's comment, the photos don't do either piece justice. They are beautiful, and so well made. Thank you thank you thank you! I had so much fun, and dinner with the four of you was one of the highlights of a wonderful trip! I think mine may come to work with me as well.