Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finishes, finishes, I gots some finishes!! :)

I've been to worn down at night to do anything but watch tv like a mindless zombie but it's been good for getting some things done. My hands are always busy even if my BRAIN is shut down. 
(Not always recommended, mind you, because you do tend to find yourself in Frog/Tink country quite often this way. It is what it is.)

Blackbird Designs - December stockings

I did all of the stitching on two of these in February/March but I got the third one done real quick this week. Funny how that works out. I don't like to let these sit too long without finishing them so I whipped up the backs with a country red plaid and VOILA! I now have 8 months of these completed. :)

I've also had some frames waiting for a little attention so I got started on those too. This little goodie is the L*K Snowman '10 piece I did earlier this year. I special ordered the model frame for it from 123stitch (thanks so much, girls!) and it looks positively darling. I can't wait to hang this one up! I think it's going to go on The Wall but I have two more pieces to finish stretching and framing before I get there. I should get those done this weekend and then to The Wall they go. The pieces are getting so high now the hubby is going to have to drag out the BIG BIG ladder to hang these suckers up! Heh. Better him than me, I say. :)

16 comments:

Theresa said...

Awesome finishes!!!!!!

Annie said...

Love your stocking finishes.. so perfect. And the LK piece will look great hanging.. don't hang it so high that it won't be noticed!

Margaret said...

Beautiful finishes!!!! Love that frame! So you know how to frame things yourself? I need to learn!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Love your finishes Mel...very nicely done! That frame is perfect for Snowie!!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

natalyK said...

Beautiful finishes! Love the frame.

valerie said...

Wonderful finishes! Love the stocking and the Snowman. The frame is so pretty!

Lorrie said...

Finishes...what a great feeling!

Karen said...

Kudos on such great pieces! Happy stitching....

Nancy said...

I love the pretty stockings, and your snowman is just so cheerful and cute! I love the white frame - really looks nice with the finished stitching!

Sylvia said...

Great finishes. Love the frame you picked for the L*K piece.

I hope things with Mr. Grouchy Pants are getting easier - what a mess. But it is pretty funny reading about it.
You have got a great sense of humor.

Carol said...

Oh, Melanie, you did a wonderful job finishing all those stockings. Do you do it on the machine or by hand? I can't get my nerve up to try finishing one...

Love your LK frame, too--so cute :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Melanie great finishing! I bought that snowman chart because of you! yet to stitch it though.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What lovely finishes! :)

Pumpkin said...

Your stockings look fantastic Melanie! And your snowman...let's just say I'd LOVE to take him home with me ;o)

Laurie said...

Very cute projects! I really love the last one with the great frame. I do miss cross-stitching...

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finishes! Kudos to you!