I had a few finishes that I couldn’t post before Christmas, on the off chance that they might be seen on my blog and ruin the surprise:
I stitched a name shield for my husband, but gave it to him unFinished. I figured I’d let him choose the finishing because I didn’t know if he’d rather have it framed, made into a pillow, or just left rolled up in his sock drawer. (he chose framing)
This is an ornament I made for a family friend. She likes hummingbirds, and I found a cute one on the Cross Stitch Happy blog. It’s not particularly Christmas-y, so she can leave it up year round if she likes. I stitched her initial on the backside:
And I also finished my mom’s quilt. This was a bit of a learning project for me… it was the first time I’ve attempted regular quilting on my sewing machine on something this size (I’ve always done tie-quilting before) and it didn’t go very well. I don’t know how many times I’d quilt a line then have to seam rip it because it was wrinkly on the back- grrr!
My 40th birthday is approaching and I’m slightly freaked about it… one of these might make it easier for me to handle ;)