Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Real Finish :)

I finished stitching this in the morning and figured I'll just finish it off right after since I had the finishing kit. It took me about 4 hours to put together the hardest parts were sewing on the cording and lacing the stitching onto the board (because I didn't want to glue it but I don't know if I'll do the same next time.) Here's another view: Now that it's done I can dedicate my vacation to an old UFO that I want to finish, Victoria's Quaker, Betsy, and Light Your Way, so don't expect any finishes from me any time soon LOL. Here's an update on Light Your Way:
I found this picture the other night while reading In Touch and had to share it. I think it's the cutest!
Now I will go stitch! Thanks for stopping by and thanks to those that leave me comments, especially the new comers!


18 comments:

My Life In Stitches said...

It's wonderful. I love the finishing. You have done a great job.
Enjoy vacation!
Annette

Stitchingnow said...

I like the Halloween finish and the monkey is the cutest so thanks for sharing.Hope you enjoy your vacation

Petra said...

That monkey/dove pic my co worker has as her desktop wallpaper...I saw it at some UK online mag and emailed to everyone at work...I think it's getting around the world!
I can't believe you put that wonderful Silver Needle project together, not only is the stitching great, but the finishing...wow...you are amazing how you just read the directions and can put them together with what looks like complete ease! Enjoy your vacation...if you are heading to Tawnys at any time next week let me know I want to take a day off and stitch as well!
Petra

Barb. said...

Mercy! It came out so beautifully. I can't believe how you finished it just by following the directions! Congrats on the finish. As far as that pic goes, we saw it also when we were checking out at the grocery store. LOL

Sharon said...

It's beautiful! Great finish.

Cheryl said...

Mercy you have done a great job with this! I love the design, its so cute and the finishing is amazing! Ive never laced anything before, i always just use glue.

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful! Bravo, Mercy! Cute project and great job on the finishing technique. You should be very proud. Just love it! That little monkey is so adorable, we humans can learn alot from the animals, eh? lol Enjoy your vacation from work. Lisa :-)

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Sandy said...

you did a great job stitching and finishing this project. Love the saying. TFS.

Carolyn said...

I love your halloween finish. You did an awesome stitching job. Congratulations. I can't wait to see your progress on your UFO's. Your off to a grea start with Light your way. What a cute picture of the monkey and bird. Thank you for sharing.

Cindy said...

Congrats on your finish :) I just received this in the mail from Silver Needle this weekend, and am looking forward to tackling it. It looks like it should be a quick stitch, but I have never stitched with a lot of these fun fibers before and am a bit scared of all of the "warnings" that they give in the directions :)

Ranae said...

Wow!! Congrats! I love it, great finishing job.

Vonna said...

Looking great Mercy! I love your finish :) I used to sew the cording on too, and then I glued one...I'll never sew again :) LOL!

Katrina said...

Love your finish! Have a nice vacation too.

Barb said...

Cute finish. Hope you are having fun on your vacation.

J Rae said...

That is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

It looks fabulous! Great finishing :)

rose_michelle said...

I love the finished project! My hubby is teaching me to love the holiday!

BeckySC said...

What a wonderful finish :) Congratulations! :)