I partially finished two of my crafts. First I finished quilting this "table topper"?
I think that is how I will use it as it is somewhat large to be a pillow and doesn't fit with my decor at all. My mother hand pieced this, but never finished it. It would have matched her kitchen beautifully. It will work as a Fall table topper for me. I need to trim the edges and bind it. First I have to find an appropriate binding fabric. I might use the beige backing fabric or see if there is enough of any of the other fabrics in my mother's quilt drawers.
The birth announcement (Hawaiian Keiki Sampler by Frances L. Johnson Designs) is as complete as it can be until my grandson is born in June.
Some of the floss colors are different from the pattern photo and instructions. It turns out that the instructions tell you to use DMC 890 for the curlicues, but when you look at the pattern photo it is a much lighter green floss...probably DMC 699 or 701. Since I had finished all of the curlicues prior to checking the photo I decided to leave them. The Hawaiian proverb is done in 1 strand of 890 as the pattern stated. The alphabet was supposed to be completed in 2 strands of 890, but I changed it to 699 to brighten the piece up a bit as the curlicues were so dark. Also the two innermost straight lines are supposed to be one strand each of DMC 995 (the bright blue) and 699 (medium green). The photo shows a much lighter looking color so I replaced the 699 with 701. It still doesn't look as light as the pattern photo, but I am happy with it. That is also the pairing I will use for the name and the birth statistics.
I have added some stitches to the smallest bib.
Since I finished both baby blankets (you can see that post here) and I can't stitch any more on the birth announcement, I decided it was time to start my granddaughter's Christmas stocking. This is the kit that my daughter and SIL chose.
I sorted the floss and put the beads and sequins in a bead box and then worked on the first piece.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.
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