Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Few Finishes!

Hello!  :)

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.  :)

I've taken a few days off from blogging but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. I've managed to finish up a few more Mario blocks but haven't taken pictures of them yet.  :(  I did work on them everyday except for Thanksgiving and today though.  :)

Today I had to finish up my Christmas Stitches Exchange gift for my partner as it had to be mailed today. I made the deadline. Nothing like cutting it close!  ;)  While finishing it up I looked over at my waiting to be worked on pile, and saw my Lizzie Kate monthly stitcheries waiting to be made into pillows. I had them sitting there with the fabric waiting until I had a chance to sew them up. I'm going to go backwards as I show you what I accomplished today.

Here's the January pillow . . .


I decided to go with a vintage pink rick rack to match the snowman's (or is it snow-woman's) hat & gloves. Then I added a snowflake button to finish it up!  :)  Can you believe it?!!! I'm actually ready for January and it's not even December yet!  :)

I also finished up the December pillow . . .


The picture for this one isn't too great as the table background doesn't show off the fabric too well.  :(  It's a muted red fabric with pinkish snowflakes. I added the vintage green rick rack and red buttons. Now I'm ready for December (pillow wise anyways) a few days in advance!  :)

The next pillow is November . . .


It's actually not stuffed yet.  :(  Since I didn't make it at the beginning of the month I decided it would be easier to store for the year if I didn't stuff it yet. I added a deep red (almost burgundy) bias ribbon to it. I stitched it on with a decorative leaf stitch. I'm not sure if you can see the stitching or not. I will stuff this during the year so it will be ready to go before next November. Yes I will!!!!  ;)

Believe it or not . . . this October pillow . . .


was completed a few months ago. Yes it was! I was ahead of the game. Kind of. I never stuffed it. So alas it too will be stored away unstuffed until next year. Then I'll stuff it and maybe add a button or two.  :)

This September pillow . . .


was also completed a few months ago. I never stuffed it either but it was ready to stuff. That's something, isn't it? I will store it along with the others and stuff it next year as well. Do you see a trend here? I'm not done yet.

Yes I even did the August pillow . . .


a few months ago. I'm guessing I sewed these up in August since this is the earliest one in the pile. Of course it's not stuffed either. I would love to find a sunflower or bee button to add to this before August comes around again.

So yes I did accomplish a lot today. No Mario blocks for today though. I may not get any done tomorrow either since Edison will be turning off my electricity from 10:00am - 3:30pm. At least I know about the outage but it doesn't make it easier to deal with. I'm thinking that maybe I'll get some Christmas decorations out and get started decorating. I'll try to get the Mario block pictures done soon so I can show you my progress. It's actually going pretty good. I'm more than half way done. I really want to get this quilt done quickly so I don't stress about getting it done in time.

Hope you're getting a lot of things done whether sewing, decorating, or anything else your heart desires.  ;)

Until next time . . .


18 comments:

Fidike said...

Your pillows are beautiful. What a great idea to finish them this way!

Melissa said...

Your pillows are gorgeous! Great job with them :)

Catherine said...

Love, love, love your pillows and the special touches you added to each one.

Lesley said...

Your pillows are adorable!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I absolutely LOVE how creatively you've framed your beautiful stitching! I shudder to think of my cross-stitch UFO collection (must stick to quilting!!).

Liz said...

That's so cute! I love the idea of a pillow cover for every month! Great job!

Ana Lopes said...

Gorgeous work!!! Love the details of all! Thanks so much for sharing! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
Happy week !

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Lovely pillows and great finishing.

Sara McFall said...

Oh, isn't that precious! You are so talented. I love the idea of having one pillow for each month. Keeps the decor fresh :)! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

Doni said...

That's a LOT of work, and they are each adorable! I know your hands must never be idle! Lots of beauty from your hard work!!
Thank you so much for sharing them with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
Blessings,
Doni

Marcie said...

Wow, that's all I can say, I don't know how you do those. Love it. Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"
Marcie

Pam said...

Love all these pillows and they way you personalized each month.
Happy Pink Saturday.

LV said...

I enjoyed seeing your handwork. I have several pieces of needlepoint that I did years ago. My eyes will not allow that now.

M-R said...

Wow, you've been busy, Cherise! Beautiful pillows - your stitching is amazing! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Tanya said...

Beautiful pillows and lots of work went into them.

Snap said...

Oh, my goodness! Your pillows are wonderful ... so much fun! Lots of work and talent here.

Misty @Creative Itch said...

I love ALL of your pillows!! I love the idea to have a pillow for each month!

Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'. I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

Diann said...

Wow, I have said it before but, I will say it again, you are so talented! These pillows are wonderful. I love them all. Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. Have a fun day!