Thursday, September 15, 2011

Finished!


This week, the last stitch was made in the chickadee cross-stitch that I have been working on and today I framed it! This cross-stitch was fun to do, and I did something new with it also . . . designed and added the border that goes around it. I just free-handed it to see how it would end up, and thankfully, it worked the first time. Now with this project finished, I think I'll be pulling out the quilt I have been hand-quilting and try to get that finished up . . . it will be enjoyable to be working on that again!

28 comments:

  1. That is beautiful, Sarah. Great job! :) I have never liked cross stitch.. but the last time I tried it I was about 6. Maybe I should try again. ;)

    Blessings,
    Mikailah~xxxx

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  2. It's beautiful Sarah! It definitely looks more beautiful that you added the border around it. I can't wait to see the hand-quilting project that you will finish next. I guess you won't use your quilting this time on the quilting frame?

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  3. Oh, Sarah, how lovely your house must look, with all the beautiful handiwork you do decorating it! And it's such a great use of your time as well...spending it working on projects that are enjoyable, functional, AND beautiful. I love the border you designed--it really worked well! Thanks so much for sharing, and have fun with your quilt!

    ~ Betsy

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  4. It looks lovely. Well done and I hope you enjoy the quilting season too.

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  5. Just beautiful! Will you hang this for winter, Christmas or all year? Good job!

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  6. Great job,Sarah! It's just beautiful. :-) I've been thinking of doing some quilting too. I have a queen sized quilt I've been working on for a while now. :-)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  7. How lovely! I like the border you added, too.

    I am working on knitting a wool hat for Ezra. I'm hoping to get it finished by winter!

    I still have that Log Cabin quilt I started for Faith in February. Since the blocks are all finished I have a pretty good start on it. I'm hoping to work on that this winter. Oh, and I still have that denim quilt I started for Ian a couple of years ago! So many projects, so little time. :)

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  8. That is truly so beautiful! You did a wonderful job, and the Lord has blessed with with a lovely gift.

    In Christ,
    ~Shannon~

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  9. Oh it's beautiful! Great job at *stepping* out of the box to add a bit of added creation to this piece! :o)

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  10. That is so pretty Sarah, and the border just adds the finishing touch.

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  11. That cross-stitch is delightful Sarah. Enjoy getting back to your quilting, I have been very tempted to have a go myself but I really don't know where to start!

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  12. That is so beautiful, Sarah! You did a wonderful job (as usual;).

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  13. Thank you, Mikailah! You should try cross-stitching again . . . it's kind of hard to do when you are only six, and you would probably enjoy it now!

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  14. Thank you, Leah! And I look forward to sharing the quilt once it is finished. No, I won't be using the frame on this quilt as it is already mostly quilted, but the next one I make I'll be using the frame!

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  15. Aww, thank you, Betsy, for your kind comment! You're sweet. :) I hope to start again on the quilt this evening, and I am looking forward to that!

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  16. Thank you, Julianne! And it was nice to hear from you again. :) This cross-stitch was made for our family reunion's silent auction (which we do to raise money for the next year's reunion) so no, I won't be hanging it up myself, but it will be in my great-uncle's house!

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  17. Thank you, Miss Anne! I would really like to see a photo of the queen-sized quilt you are working on . . . I am sure it is beautiful. :) The one I am working on now is a queen size as well, and little by little I am getting closer to being finished with it!

    And I did have a nice weekend, thank you!

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  18. Thank you, Joy! How fun to knit a wool hat for Ezra. I am sure he will appreciate it this winter! It sounds like you have a lot of projects going . . . I hope you will be able to enjoy some pleasant fall and winter evenings working on those.

    And I can relate to what you shared here: "So many projects, so little time. :)" I have the same dilemma! :)

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  19. Thank you, Shannon, for your sweet and encouraging comment!

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  20. Thank you, Nabila, for your kind words and for the encouragement!

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  21. Thank you, Elizabeth! :)

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  22. Thank you, Amanda! And I think I will enjoy the quilting :) . . . I have been missing it! Quilting is a lot of fun, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. I learned to quilt on my own (using books from the library), and the way I started was to make a simple quilt of 5" squares sewn in rows. Then I layered it with backing and batting and tied it together with yarn. It was pretty easy to do, and it helped me to finally start learning how to quilt. If you do decide to give quilting a try this fall/winter, I hope it goes well for you!

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  23. Thank you for your kind comment, Desiree! :)

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  24. Sarah,

    Your cross-stitch picture is so beautiful!I love the border you added.

    I have not seen that one before. Would you mind sharing the title of the pattern? Thanks.

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  25. Welcome to my blog, Heather, and thank you for your kind comment! I would be happy to share the pattern title with you. It is from the leaflet called "The Four Seasons" by Marjolein Bastin. I hope you are able to find it!

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  26. Thank you Sarah. I love Marjolein Bastin's work. I will have to try and find it!

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  27. You're welcome, Heather!

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