Monday, October 02, 2006

Some more finishes

I actually got off my butt and started to finish off a few ornaments that had collected this past year. Above is Christmyth's Dragon, Giant and Salamander all three are flat finishes with attempts at making things differant. My Christmas Pear is my first attempt at using mat board and batting. Aside from forgetting to sign before I started cutting and glueing and that I realized I needed thicker cording too late....I'm happy with the outcome. There's a few more ornaments that I'm going to finish off with this method once I find some more cording thick enough.
The last four blocks for the Tall Ships quilt I promised OECS. Yea!!! Now to finish off the logo square and I can get them all off in a mailer. Two quilts promised down and two to go.
I actually finished stitching this I believe September of last year. But don't quote me on that one. This is On Butterfly Wings. I finally got DH to frame this a few weeks ago but I had too many new finishes to share so this one kept getting back listed.. Only promised it to my mother for her birthday then as a mother's day gift. Couldn't decide on what colour matting would go with this fabric (Silkweaver's Dusk) so we went with no matting.
This piece is Tales of Wonder by Dragon Dreams. It was a freebie from the Caron Collection site. Jennifer was spotlighted a few years ago and did this as a free pattern. If interested let me know and I'll find the link and send it to you unless you prefer to scroll through yourself. There's some interesting spotlights and I saved a few patterns from people I'd never heard of. Once it's framed it'll go to a little boy I know who loves dragons and castles and all so I'm hoping this will make a good Christmas present for him. And two new stitches for me in here. A very easy stitch.

I didn't realize I'd hadn't posted anthing for just about two weeks. Things have just been so crazy. Attended the POW/MIA recognition day on the 16 of September since the actual day was a friday we didn't think we'd have a good turn out. Not bad though this was the first Rolling Thunder event since Pam passed away, but we had a fairly good turn out. The day was so nice, and standing around listening to speakers wasn't on everybody's list to do. I wasn't able to go to the toy drive for veteran's children this past Saturday but was told by DH and a few others that it went well. Completely filled the back of a pickup truck. Will probably find out more on Sunday which is our next meeting.
Caught a cold a few days after the burial and I havent' been able to shake it completely. It's trying desperately to become a chest cold and with my respitory problems that isn't good. Haven't had it this bad in a number of years. This doesn't boed(sp) well for this winter. Bad tension headaches and boarderline migraines have been issues as well lately. I have no idea what's causing that all of a sudden. Too much stress no doubt.

Question. To any and all who have used the styrophom blocks to finish off pieces...what is the trick to this? I've put together one and I'm not too happy with the over all put together so I haven't put the legs on incase I decied to pull it all apart and make it into an ornament. Email me if you want indepth ranting.....er more info on problems occured. I'd like to finish this one and another one on these blocks and they'd make good use for a few others I have in the que but until I get it figured out I may drop the whole finish technique all together.

Thank-you all for your warm wishes and concerns. They are much appreciated.

Currently Reading: Doctor Who: Father Time by Lance Parkin (re-read)

Currently Stitching: OECS Logo

Currently Listening to: Miranda Lambert


Blogger Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on all your finishes. I love the Christmas ornies...they are adorable:)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Wow, you have been incredibly busy! Great finishes, and I absolutely love your pear! :)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 3:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Maria S. said...

I'm sorry but I find your black background makes reading your blog difficult. That's way too bad. Perhaps can you change to some lighter background. I want to read what you have to say.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 6:51:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

You have definately been busy! Love all the work you've done. :D

Your framed piece turned out great. Sorry to hear you have such a nasty cold, hopefully it will pass soon.

I can relate to the problems about the styrofoam. I don't have your email but if you email me at kchristiansen2 at unl dot edu I would love to hear your dilemna and I also think I have some suggestions that could help. :D

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 4:35:00 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Your finishes look great Amanda! I've used the styrofoam blocks before for no sew cubes - is that what your making?

Did you come down to Sanford with Rolling Thunder for Labor Day? I saw them for the ceremony in the center of town and wondered if you were part of the group!

Thursday, October 05, 2006 8:45:00 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Wow - what a nice posting of finishes - congratulations!!!

Friday, October 06, 2006 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Lili said...

Wow! You've been a busy bee, Amanda! Your finishings are great! You inspired me as I have made two after seeing (but no chance to comment then) your post...
I hope you're feeling better now, and that those styropor issues (whatever this is) are solved! Kim is the woman for the job!!!
Take care!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 2:33:00 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

You're needle is smoking! Great job on all the finishes!

Saturday, October 14, 2006 8:46:00 AM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Gorgeous finishes. Congratulations are truly in order!

Saturday, October 14, 2006 4:03:00 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Great work! Congrats!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:33:00 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Congrats on all your finishes! They all look great.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! kisses from poland! Your work is beautifoul

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 11:10:00 AM  

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