Monday, 3 June 2013

A little help from my friends!

Last week I headed off to spend a day with some of my Wednesday craft group members, Thea and Shirley. They had offered to help me finish off one of my cross stitched pieces, Maisonnette aux Fraises. Earlier in the year I had brought this piece to the group along with some fabric and asked whether they thought I could finish it off as a wall hanging. I knew I would need their help because I'm not much at sewing.
We tried the fabrics I had brought and ended up only using the yellow one. Thea provided the others from her stash. Here's the end result!



Isn't it great!! I was absolutely thrilled with the results! The ladies enjoyed it so much that Thea asked if I had any more that they could finish off? Do I!! I think the next one we will attempt will be a fall or Halloween finish. Thank you so much ladies for your help. You're amazing!!!

I've done a little more stitching on PSS Fruit of the Spirit. I'm working with a HDF silk conversion and decided that I really preferred the overdyed floss used originally for the bunches of grapes and strawberries in the design. So I've placed an order for those 2 silks. While I'm waiting for them to arrive I'm stitching around them and working in other areas.


I've also had a new start since I last posted. Not enough to show yet but I'll post a pic for you either tomorrow or Wednesday. Can you guess which of my design choices I went with?

I just had to show you the colour of the sky behind our home that appeared a few nights ago.


Before I knew it the sun had gone down and then it changed very quickly to this:


Nature's palette is wonderful, isn't it?

22 comments:

Catherine said...

Great projects and wow, that sky is amazing!!!

Vickie said...

Oh, the sky is most definitely amazing.
Such a neat way to have finished off your project, with friends!!

Penny said...

Love the finishing! Wow, what a beautiful sky!

Anne said...

I think we are twins Lynn. I just finished Mainsonette aux Fraises this weekend! I'm making it into a pillow because that's the easiest finish for me. Yours is so lovely! Your friend did a wonderful job and made it into a wall hanging. Very pretty. Gosh! That sunset is magnificent and in my favourite hues too!! Hugs!

Kaisievic said...

Love your finished piece - you and the ladies are very clever. The night sky pics are so beautiful!

Carol said...

You are your friends did an amazing job on that finish, Lynn! Can't wait to see what else your team finishes up :)

Oh, what a sky--you are so lucky to see sunsets like that!

Silverlotus said...

The wall hanging turned out really great.

And, wow, those are fabulous pictures. It is amazing how pretty the world is when we stop to take a look.

Krista said...

Very sweet stitches! Those beautiful sky pics are amazing!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Fantastic Lynn! It looks perfect!

Deborah said...

I just love the wall hanging! The pictures of the sky are amazing!

Mouse said...

ohhhh well done , that is a lovely combination for your finish ... we are going to have a finishing week once a month :)and gorgeous photos of the sky's colours too :) love mouse xxxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Ladies that love to finish? I must come visit!

The sky colours are incredible, they would make great hand dyed fabrics...

Gabi said...

That looks perfect! Your friends did a great job!
The colors of the sky are phantastic.
Warm greetings from Germany

Chris said...

What an amazing sky, what colors!
You and your friends did such a beautiful finishing job on that piece.

Lianne said...

Your finish is absolutely gorgeous!

Love the sky! I have to agree with you, nature's palette is wonderful.

Andrea said...

Love the finished piece. That sky is just gorgeous.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Love, love, love your sweet sampler wall hanging! Gorgeous job! :)
And you are right, nature's palette is stunning!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful wall hanging finish!
It's so great to have friends, isn't it? :)

Bekca said...

I can see why you were so pleased Lynn, what a gorgeous finish! And thank you for sharing pictures of the sun setting, nature can be so beautiful :)
Best wishes.

SoCal Debbie said...

The wall hanging is so beautiful! We all need great stitchy friends like yours.

The sky photos are amazing! I'm so glad you were able to capture the colors with your camera so you could share them with us.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a perfectly coordinated finish for "Maisonnette Aux Fraises". Your stitching is just beautiful. Isn't it wonderful when friends all put their heads together and come up with something so perfect to help you out?

God's pallette is truly gorgeous, captured in those amazing pictures of the sky. A true blessing to behold!

Brigitte said...

The wall-hanging finishing looks absolutely fantastic. A great idea that I should take in mind for some of my stitched pieces as well.
Great progress on the PSS pieces. She has become one of my favourite designers as well. And maybe I should start Fruit of the Spirit really soon.

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