Hand applique

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

some finishes

I feel sooooo good! I have been working on my wip's and here is the result of Monday's sewing. (I had the day off!) I finished this tabletopper, pattern by AnnAKa (Familien magazine). It was supposed to say God Jul, or Merry Christmas, but I decided to just paint the apples so that we can use it year round. The Apples are painted with Paintstiks. Fun and EASY!

Another finish was the chicken stitchery by Leanne Beasley. I deciced to bind it instead of trying to find a frame for it... It's now hanging in our kitchen- hooray! I started it this summer, and finished the stitching, but for some reason it has been laying in my sewing room without a border. Shame on me!

And finally I got this pillowcase done. I could not understand the instructions that came in the kit, but through Jane I found this tutorial, and hey- it was quick and fun! And definetly a stash reducer. I will be making more uf these. I have lots of cool prints that i don't know how to use since a lot of them are too small to be used for borders. I think Kristine will be dreaming of Florida when she sleeps on this, don't you?
Well, I better be going, we are off to the trade fair to buy inn all those new goodies for the shop- fabrics, patterns, yarn, clothes, jewelry, home decor stuff- you name it. We are going to have a ball, AND we're taking the train, so there will be time to do some stitching. I have prepared the rest of the Noahs' Ark blocks, hopefully I will finish a couple of them :-)
Until next time, have fun, and thank you for dropping by!


  1. Hello, so glad to see your post, love the tableclothe and appples are so great, good job!I know you were working on the hen while in fl. it is great looking as a hanging with binding. Your sweet daughter will be dreaming of the beach and surfing for sure. Will write later to catch you up. Hugs, Marie

  2. Your tabletopper is lovely and you are so clever to be able to paint the apples. Love the chicken stitchery. It is on my 'to do' list.

  3. Oh My Gosh, your finished projects look great! I just love the little tabletopper. It's so cheery and it just makes me happy. :) That pillowcase will definitely encourage dreams of Florida, or Hawaii. :)

  4. Love your tablecloth, the painted apples look great. Your 'brown chickens' look good finished!! I haven't even started mine yet! - not quite enough hours in the day.

  5. your table topper is beautiful and your stitchery.

  6. Så nydelig juleepleduken blei. Den er virkelig et flott skue.

  7. så smart å sy epleduken uten god jul, Det skal jammen jeg gjøre også. Hadde lagt den vekk for å ta fram før jul igjen ( UFO)
    Hilsen fra Olaug


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