Sunday, January 4, 2009

Three Finishes in Three Days!!

I had a GREAT start to the new year!

On New Year's Day I finished my Papillon Creations 2008 Mystery Sampler How Does Your Garden Grow. I LOVED every stitch of it!! Now I just need to get it framed - and hopefully before the year is out! LOL

I've been going through my stash and trying to clean and organize things and one of the WIPs I came across was this one by Indigo Rose called Bee Charmer. It was about half finished, and I can't even remember when I started it. But I finished it on Friday, January 2nd! All I had to do on Saturday is make and attach the tassels.

I've decided for this year that I can't start anything new until I finish two WIPs (unless it's for a gift and I'm under a time crunch - LOL). So, since I finished these two pieces, I treated myself to a new start - and finish! That means only one more finish and I can start another new piece! LOL

On Saturday evening, I stitched Spring Greetings by Blackbird Designs - I didn't have two of the colors called for, so it's not exactly like the picture, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. Now I just need to figure out how I want to finish it.

As part of my organizing, I FINALLY did something with all my self dyed thread. At the 2006 Shepherd's Bush Retreat, I dyed threads and fabric with my room mates, and then we did it again at our Friends in Thread get together in April 2007. They've been rolled up in paper towels ever since. The first batch is now wrapped on bobbins and the second batch is on these wonderful floss tags that Juli made!

Look at all that color!!

While I was untangling and wrapping, I decided that it would be fun to have a giveaway, so on January 15th, I'll draw a name from everyone who leaves a comment to this post and send that person an assortment of 5 of these hand-dyed flosses!

Good Luck!


Katrina said...

Rachel, love all your finishes!

Wasn't it fun dying all those threads, a bit messy but what a good time ;-).

LJezak said...


I'm so proud of you finishing those projects! It makes you feel so good. Sorry about getting the stomach flu for our stitch day. It looks like you didn't need it! Have a great one.

Leigh said...

You are on a roll! Love those threads!

Debs said...

Great start to what is going to be a great year--all those finishes already. And those thread colors are gorgeous!

LODY said...

Wonderful wonderful finishes Rachel. I love your PC's choice of colors.
Those hand-dyed threads looks so yummmmmy! I wish they could jump out of my monitor. LOL

Pike said...

Lovely threads! Oh I I would love to have some...

Jennifer said...

Your sampler looks fantastic! The colors are great, good job! Great job on dying the threads, too! I can't imagine the mess I'd make if I tried that LOL!