Monday, 26 November 2012

Finishing Frenzy

After I finished my secret stitching I decided to have a finishing frenzy yesterday, well for me anyway.  I finished four items I have stitched recently.  Unfortunately two of which I can't show you but I will show you what I can.

 First up is a very old freebie I found printed off in my drawer of freebies.  It is my finish for my Ornament SAL with Angela.  It is a Lizzie Kate design stitched on a mystery evenweave using DMC threads.  I backed it with the fabric June sent me which I thought was perfect.  I did try to finish this so you could see the fabric at the front as well but couldn't quite work it out.


Next up is a Blue Ribbon design which I stitched a little while ago from a JCS Magazine.  I did manage to get a little bit of a of a border on the side but I am not sure I have done it right but is only for me so it doesn't really matter.  I think I may have cracked the ladder stitch for closing at least I understand the theory now I just need more practise.


I do have some more finishes to do but I think four in a day is enough, well for me anyway.  I think I have a couple left, one of which is a gift.

I am stitching on a SAL with Angela this week but will tell you more about that later.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xx

23 comments:

Vicki said...

Both of your finishes look terrific!

butterfly said...

Beautiful ornaments, so pretty, love your backing materials too. hugs.

Michelle said...

Lovely finishes Lesleyanne x

Christina said...

Good on you for getting some finishing done Lesleyanne - I'm procrastinating as per usual! ;0)

stitcheranon said...

Lovely finishes. I love the ladder stitch for making unseen closures xx

Julie said...

Well done on cracking the ladder stitch, it certainly boosts the confidence when you feel you have mastered something. Your little ornaments are really lovely.

Ewa said...

You've gotten some lovely finishes there, Lesleyanne! You're braver than I am - I just send mine to my mom and go, "here, finish this for me, please."

cucki said...

they both are very pretty finishes..well done..
hugs xx

Vickie said...

Yes, that ladder stitch. I still use directions I printed out, every time to make sure I am starting out right. But it sure does a nice job doesn't it? http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

You've got a lot of finishes done! They are lovely!!

Caitlin Jordan said...

Lovely finishes

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Lesleyanne. They turned out great.

Linda

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Very cute bunny rabbit. Well done on the ladder stitch, I've not attempted it yet.

Christine said...

Two lovely finishes!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Your finishes look lovely.
I hope you'll have fun stitching on the SAL.

Hugs Yvon.

Melissa said...

Finishing frenzies are always good :) Great job with your ornaments!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great job with the finishing, you picked excellent backing fabrics to co-ordinate!

Sally said...

Both finishes look brilliant Lesleyanne :)

SoCal Debbie said...

Great job and perfect backing fabrics! I hope to have a finishing frenzy some day too!

Carol said...

Such cute ornaments--the Good Tidings one is one of my favorites and you did a great job on it, Lesleyanne :)

Loubie69 said...

Both your finishes are fab Lesleyanne, I have not managed any Christmas ornies in awhile. I usually get a few done for the tree each year and the ornie exchange I took part in this year ended in the summer. I look forward to seeing more of your completions :-)

♥ Nia said...

Both look so pretty :) you did a great job sweetie :D

Gray Bonnet said...

Lovely finishes and stitching! I love the little bunny with the wreath!