Monday, April 1, 2013

March Finishes

I only managed 2 Projects for OPAM and one of them is for Thirteen in '13.
Firstly, my pincushion for SAL  - I had previously posted about that..


Secondly, my Sew Laugh Love - a design by Leanne Beasley...just love her designs.. . is now finished.

The original pattern calls for small pieces of fabric to be appliquéd in the areas that are not stitched.  My bestie bought me a jar of buttons when I missed catching up with her at the Stitches & Craft show - some of them were perfect colours for this project - and there were some square buttons - the perfect size fir this wall hanging - and the only colour missing was yellow - I really wanted a yellow one so I painted one yellow, then re painted some of the pink ones to tone them down a bit.
(See, that's why I hang onto all my old craft stuff - it does come in handy at times.)

I've had to spend a bit of time lately getting hand stitching ready - I have almost run out for now!  Still got plenty of machine work to do.

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter break.



14 comments:

  1. Love the stitchery, Susan. So pretty! I have added the threads you gave me to my thread bottle. They really show up amongst what is already there. xx debbie

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  2. It really has turned out beautifully and I am inspired to make mine (inbetween everything else). Of course I had to go and look for the yellow button.

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  3. well done on the finish...looks great. Hopefully you can find another hand stitching project very soon.

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  4. Just gorgeous Susan. Yep the minute you throw something away you find a use for it. Good for you.

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  5. Beautiful stitchery ... must have taken quite some time. I think the buttons look perfect! I'm a big fan of buttons.
    And I'm hunting aussies this past week, so consider yourself caught! I'm from the Blue Mountains NSW.

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  6. fantastic Susan,love it.xx

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  7. I still love it...more each time I see it.... will you bring it for show and tell to the bloggers meet....
    Hugz

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  8. Looks so very pretty. Those buttons had your name on them at the Show. Hugs

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  9. This is so cute! I have an enormous jar of buttons, some of which were my Mum's buttons so I'm with you on not throwing anything away!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Susan !

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  11. Well Done on your Beautiful Finish....
    Cheers

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  12. Such a lovely quilt, and buttons look just perfect!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  13. Looks fantastic Susan, I've been waiting to see this finished..... well done.

    Helen

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