I spent most of the crafting time I had yesterday finishing off several projects. I love that feeling of getting things totally done. :-)
First up is the Thread Keep from Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers #38 - Summer Basket. I finished mine as a pin keep. I didn't take a snap of the backside but I used a really pretty BBD fabric that matches it perfectly.
Next up also from Blackbird Designs, is Loose Feathers #36, The Simple Things monogrammed pincushion. I LOVE the walnut base it's on - totally worth the price in my opinion. This is so far my favorite of the sewing accessories series.
Here are all the sewing accessories that have been provided for this year's Loose Feathers. According to Drema there are two to go in the current series and one I'm pretty sure one was supposed to be a bag to put all the stuff in. At least that was the information we got at the begining of the this series.Then I finished off the two ornaments I was working on as gifts. Yes, I'm late but better late than never! :-) They are from BBD (I see a theme here) from the 2008 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue.
The last finish of the day was the sewing machine ornament I made for my sister. But I saw her last night and before I could think twice I gave it to her. I'm going to see her again today and I have already asked for a photo or to bring it with her so I can take the photo. I loved everyone's suggestions but the things I had on hand didn't match with the suggestions or because of the really weird size of the design just didn't look right. So I ended up taking my pincushion clamp I had been saving and covered it with the stitching. Now you won't know what I'm talking about until you see the photo but trust me, it's very cool. :-)
Now for the bad news, the reason I saw my sister yesterday and will again today is my mom is in the hospital again. In the late afternoon she started to have really bad stomach pains and we took her to emergency. Apparently she has another hernia in her stomach area that popped out. This is on a different side than the one that gave her all the trouble back in October. They pumped her full of drugs and tried to push it back it but that didn't work so today she is having surgery to correct it. Please keep her in your thoughts today.