Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some finishes and a thank you....

Today I was able to finish the angel ornament for my friends daughter so tomorrow I can get it in the mail to her.  She did a wonderful bike ride this past July and that's why her angel has a bicycle charm on it.  Kind of a reminder for her and the great job she did.
This next finish I did for myself.  I had a piece of 32ct. irridescent teal green fabric and I just couldn't come up with anything to stitch on it.  Well I decided to go outside my comfort zone and stitch a small quaker on it.  I even used a strange silk color for me....HDF Orchid Smoke.....which is a grayish purple.  There was suppose to be a pink butterfly in the center so I stitched that over 1 and was going to cover a button with it.  Well I don't know about you but I cannot center a design on a covered button to save my life so off I went to my button box.  I saw this cameo and I thought "why not".  It couldn't look any stranger than the fabric or my color choice.  After I added the button then the sides looked bare so I added some pearls to it.  All in all, I kind of like it.  It's such a combination of different styles that it almost makes a new style.  LOL  
I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who entered my last giveaway.  You left such wonderful comments about my work that I was just floored!!  All of us appreciate nice comments about our work and it always makes me feel that what I am doing is worthwhile.  Again, thank you.
My next project is an Elvis design for my oldest grandson, Dalton.  He has been taking guitar lessons and is quite good at them and he also has discovered Elvis.  Jenn is making him an Elvis quilt for Christmas and I thought I would stitch a design and she can make it into a hanging to match his quilt.  It's not a very large or intense design so it shouldn't take too long.
I hope everyone of you is having a wonderful week.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

15 comments:

Catherine said...

Very sweet finishes! I think the cameo works well!!

marly said...

Lovely angel and such a neat idea with the bicycle charm. Your other project turned out wonderful! Good for you coming up with those choices and finishing additions.

Stitching Cat said...

I love both your finishes. The Angel is beautiful and the quaker is great - the cameo button is perfect.

Cindy said...

Beautiful finishes....i really like them :D

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Nice finishes Barbara ~ your Quaker looks as if it was charted just the way you finished it, well done! Did you enjoy it enough to do another one, or was one enough? Enjoy your special time with Elvis:)

Gabi said...

Beautiful finishes. I love the way your Quaker turned out. It looks gorgeous.

Mouse said...

love the bike charm on the angel and just love that quaker cushion ... everthing just gels beautifully together :) and Elvis oooo can't wait to see what you do for that :) love mouse xxx

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful work! I love both pieces. The ornament is so pretty, and the cameo--what a great idea.

butterfly said...

lLove the Angel and your lovely cameo.

Karen said...

Great finishes, both - the angel is lovely, and the charm - what a great little reminder! I think the cameo works GREAT - and I would never have guessed that was Orchid Smoke - it looks so different on that fabric! But then, sometimes you just don't know until you give it a try - well done!!!

Carol said...

Your cameo ides is wonderful Barbara! I have an old one of my grandmother's and you've inspired me to someday stitch a piece to showcase it... Beautiful stitching as always!!

Kathy said...

I think the Cameo is perfect! It just sets the whole piece together. Love it.

The Angel is just gorgeous. I'm sure it will be treasured.

Анна - Зонт said...

It is beautiful!

Solstitches said...

The angel ornament is beautiful and I really love how that cameo looks on the little pillow. What a neat idea.
Margaret

Julie said...

I am a cameo lover and I think it looks beautiful on your little pillow!