Monday, September 22, 2014

New starts, and finishes - sort of

I have a finish that I started this week.  I am waiting for the beautiful robin's egg blue box and the ric rac trim to come so that I can have a real finish.  But the stitching is done.


This is Autumn Posy by Plum Street Samplers.  I absolutely love this design and had to get it.

I had another new start once I finished Autumn Posy.  It's His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery.


I love the colors on this one.  It's a biggie!  I'm using 40ct Doubloon linen by Picture this Plus and the called for GAST and WDW threads.



I also finished all the hexies on my hexagon purse.  Pictured is the two sides rolled up plus the bottom of the purse.  Now I just have to psyche myself up to finish it into a purse!


(You can also see a bit of Mia and her button in the upper left corner.)

And here is my fussy cut star for the week.  I think it's number 38!  It's another fabric from the Blue and White collection by Michael Miller.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  Hope you don't mind 2 posts in one day!  Have a great week!



24 comments:

Vickie said...

I could never, ever mind two posts in one day from you dear Margaret. ♥
Sweet Mia! Do you know Henry lays the way Mia is in the last photo? tee hee.
How did I know you would be stitching up that huge His Eye Is On The Sparrow? ;)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great finish--you've got your needle in turbo speed. His Eye is on the Sparrow is a biggie--and will beautiful

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's a beautiful big sampler with so many lovely motifs - I liked it the minute I saw it.
Hi to Mia from Scotland.

Krista said...

Wow, two posts in one day! Happy Birthday to your hubby. I love, love, love that Autumn Posy! I had not seen that one before. And, yay!, you too are doing Sparrow! Love your new start. I am just finishing up my Blackbird sampler and then plan to start. I keep changing my mind though on fabric and threads. I will enjoy watching your progress. Have a great week!

cucki said...

It's a very pretty sampler and I love it so much
Hi to sweet Mia xx

Melissa said...

I love Autumn Posy! Oh I can't wait to see your box finish! And Eye on the Sparrow - so pretty! I just love this design from Beth but it's too big for my scroll frame I think.

The fussy cut star looks great. Can't wait to see your hexie purse finish!

Hugs to Mia!

marly said...

Love the Plum Street- I have not seen it before. His Eye's colors are wonderful. They didn't show up well in the online photos and I like what I see. Budman is liking Mia's pics.

Jackie said...

Mia's crossed paws are precious!

I'd not seen the PSS project before. I'm looking forward to seeing it completely finished.

His Eye on the Sparrow is no surprise! You're the perfect person to stitch the big ones! Is it going to take a full stitchers yard? That peacock! Love the colors!

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish and lovely new start Margaret. Happy Birthday to hubby.

Linda

Evelyne said...

It's a beautiful sampler.
Happy birthday to your hubby.I love the Fussy star.

Have a great week, Evelyne

Beth said...

Margaret, I thought of you IMMEDIATELY when I saw "His Eyes". That is going to be one monster sampler - I hope you have somewhere to hang it to give it place of pride. I'd be working on it the rest of my life if I ever started anything that size. Mia looks to be in good spirits, though a bit cold - is she mourning the passing of summer?

Annie said...

Love your finish and a robin's egg blue box sounds intriguing. Love new start too.

I know what you mean about psyching yourself to do the finishing after the pieces are done. I have a project staring me in the face that's just waiting for that finishing mojo! I suspect you may find your mojo before I do! That purse will be great, I'm sure.

Mary said...

Beautiful stitching - as always - Margaret!! I'm loving the linen choice on your Sparrow project. I may just have to track that one down, seeing as I can never resist another BAP....

Mugwump Woolies said...

Glorious stitching as always! Happy Birthday to your hubby! Love the family pic...and the one with the tiny tots is adorable!
Robyn

Cari said...

Love your starts and finishes. Autumn Posy is beautiful. I love the colors and the blue box is one of my favorites. His Eye Is On The Sparrow is beautiful. I have it along with the fabric. You know I love me some silk but your called for colors are beautiful. I can't wait to start. Hugs to your sweet family, Mia and you too. Have a great week !!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Everything is so pretty! Love that finish. Mia looks adorable as always!

Dawn said...

Lovely little project and star. Your new bog project is stunning.
Mia is so darn adorable!

Dawn said...

Lovely little project and star. Your new bog project is stunning.
Mia is so darn adorable!

Carol said...

Your big new sampler is going to be stunning, Margaret--love those colors and the fabric you're using. Looking forward to seeing the blue box finish--sounds beautiful...

Happy Birthday to your husband!

Sally said...

A beautiful finish Margaret and your new start is lovely.

Mia is as adorable as ever :)

Karoline said...

Congratulations on some great finishes, I love the Autumn Posy. Your new start is gorgeous

Xstitch Judith said...

very beautiful Margaret ♥
Happy Birthday to your Husband.

Melanie said...

Can't wait to see the purse all together! Just the pieces of it are fabulous.

Melody said...

Your hexi purse will be so cute! I'm sure you will come up with a great finish. I really like His Eye is on the Sparrow, that is going to be another beauty. I like your finish of the Posy piece as well.