Monday, March 23, 2009

Finishing Frenzy, Picture 4

Ange's prize has arrived and I can show you how I finished it. The pattern is a 2007 freebie from Ink Circles. I used the colors called for but not the fabric (calls for a purple fabric). I backed it with a blue paisley, I couldn't find a color closer to the periwinkle of the pattern. I actually found a fabric with Celtic knots on it at Joann's, but it was light blue and brown. (Maybe someday I'll pick the backing fabric first and choose floss colors to match. No, where's the fun in that? Then you couldn't search through yards and yards of fabric for a (near) perfect match.) I made and attached four small tassels as well. I think it came out pretty cute. Ange claims she won't be able to use it as a pincushion, but I am of CA Wells's opinion that you should use your needlework. Use it! Wear it out! Don't save it for "good"!

Oh, who am I kidding? I can't even get my pieces out of the finishing pile. (Except when I can.)

There is no verdict yet on the Irish Potatoes. She claims to have been too sick to try them, but I know she's just chicken. ;)

There has been even more finishing--I finished two pieces for my birthday exchange partner. You won't be able to see those until they arrive. But soon.

13 comments:

drea_dear said...

Cute finish. I love Ink Circles freebies - I'm doing a Book of Ink Circles SAL right now.

You don't have to be completely "boxed in" by picking the backing fabric first - you can allow yourself to be "inspired" by the fabric - it's all about mindset, lol

mainely stitching said...

That's a great finish!

Patti said...

Great finish - well done and congrats. Lots of Love Patti xxx

dianemi said...

Wow I hadn't seen that IC freebie before... I really like it. Wonderful job on the stitching and finishing. Congratulations Anna!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish!

doris said...

You wild finishing woman! This newest one looks great.

Aussie Stitcher said...

The pin cushion is gorgeous. Love the article about your Grandmother, she sounds like an amazing woman with a wonderful sense of humour, I hope she enjoys her 'pension'.

I am so happy to have won your March drawing and I have sent an email with my address, thanks for your generosity Anna.

Redwitch said...

Great pincushion :) It never ceases to amaze me just how many different fabrics there are in the world and that when you have some in your stash and are looking for more of the same, it's really very hard to find!

Maren said...

I agree with Redwitch, although usually with me it's the opposite: There's so many great fabrics in the world, why have I none of them in my stash when I'm ready to start my next project?!? lol Like I need another excuse to go shopping.

Congrats on your finishes! Can't wait to see them.

Brigitte said...

That's a nice little finish. I love the tassels on the little cushion, I think I'll have to try this as well. It looks beautiful.

Cathy said...

I think I'd be too sick to try those Irish Potatoes, too. I tried them once when I first moved out here and was too lazy to make my own. Dry as sawdust and just not the same.

ange said...

i tried the potatoes- they're actually really good!! & the pin cushion is awesome & i loved the homemade card! thanks a million!

LadyDoc said...

The pincushion looks terrific!

Thanks for the intro to Ink Circles- I just spent a lot of time there and really enjoyed it.