Thursday, December 31, 2009

It was a finishing sort of day!

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.


Sharlotte said...

I'm so sorry about your mom Margie! I will be thinking of you all today. I love the stockings. They turned out better than mine. I have made that strawberry a couple of times. Aren't they fun! As far as I know there is supposed to be a pattern for a bag from the loosefeathers run. I only have the It's Berry Time pattern though. I think I heard that the loose feathers will be going out of print. I also heard that a lot of Blackbird Designs past patterns will be as well so we better grab the ones we want now, huh?

Vonna said...

What pretty finishing you've done! I love them all :)
I sure do hope that your Mother's surgery goes well and that her health situations can improve drastically in the New Year. Thinking of you and yours...

Christine said...

Many good thoughts being sent your way for your mom's surgery. All of your stitching finishes are lovely!

Margaret said...

Margie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Sending prayers for her surgery and for a quick recovery.

I love seeing all the BBD accessories together!! YGG! You have them all ready to go! That is just so impressive. I love them all -- the finishing you did is beautiful! The ornaments are lovely too. I hope your sister lets you take a pic of her present -- I'm curious to see what you did with the finishing.

Have a happy, healthy New Year! I hope your mom has a healthier New Year as well!

Cathy B said...

What a productive day you had - your BBD finishes are gorgeous!

Sorry to hear about your mom; will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Happy New Year!

missy said...

Praying for your mom!!! My mom has suffered with 3 hernia operations in the last two years. Does your mom use a wrap around her stomach? My mom has been using one for the past 5 months and has had great success with it.

Your stitching is gorgeous.


Siobhan said...

Your mother is in my prayers--I hope she is on the road to recovery soon!

Congrats on all the wonderful finishing!

Paula C. said...

Congratulations on all your beautiful finishes! I am glad to know that the pin cushion base is worth the money. May I ask where you ordered it from? I still need to find one. Hope your mother will be well soon. I had a hernia this year and had to have surgery too. I know it is no fun at all but she will feel better soon after the surgery.

Sharon said...

I hope your mom is feeling better quickly. What a way to end the year! Your finishes are beautiful. Happy New Year.

Katrina said...


Lots of good thoughts and prayers for your mom. She's definitely had a rough time the last few months.

Love all your finishes they are gorgeous.

Happy new year!

Karoline said...

I shall be keeping your Mother in my thoughts and prayers.

Great finishing, they all look gorgeous

Daffycat said...

Beautiful finish, Margie!

Prayers for your mom.

Michelle said...

All your finishings are lovely!

Sorry to hear about your mom - hope she recovers soon.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Just wonderful stitching, Margie! So good to see you up and stitching right out of the Holiday and New Year "bag."
I adore the "littles."

So hope your mother will be all right. You and your sister are just angels to care for her like you do and to be by her side. That means so much. Believe me...I know.
God bless and keep you all.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for you Mum to have a speedy recovery. Your latest finishes are absolutely gorgeous!

All the very best for 2010 - hope it's a year filled with wonders of all kinds for you and your family :)

Sonda in OR said...

Beautiful finishes! Hopefully your mom is feeling better by now! Good luck to your pugs in 2010!

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