Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A little finish

I love this little owl!!!!!  He was such a fast stitch and he turned out just adorable.  I used an overdyed Mandarin bamboo floss in fall colors for the owl, black silk for the branch and Silk Lame Petite Braid from Rainbow Galleries for the leaves.  This is my first time using the Silk Lame on 32ct. and I love the coverage and how it looks.  I highly recommend using this if you are just looking for something with a little bit of glitz which is what I wanted for the leaves.  I don't think it shows up very well in the picture though.  I've started a little basket for all my little fall pillows and so far I'm off to a good start.
Since I finished Fall Roses I'm thinking about starting another large project but have no idea what.  I think tomorrow I'll sit in my sewing room and not come out till I find something interesting to work on.  I have some Christmas ornaments to start and I would like to have them finished by Halloween so that's a definite maybe.  Have you ever started something and then come across a design that you would rather be stitching?  I'm one of those people who only have 1 or 2 things going at one time.  I really don't see how anyone gets anything finished when you're working on 10 or 12 things at a time....or is it just me?
Anyways, tomorrow I have to stop at my LNS and pick up some buttons I ordered so maybe something will jump out at me there.  
Everyone have a great weekend if I don't get to talk to you sooner,
Blessings as always,
Barbara

27 comments:

sunny said...

Your owl is adorable! I have a short attention span, so I tend to have several projects going at one time, in different stages of completion.

Sweet Sue said...

Whoooooooooooo knew you'd treat us to another sweet finish so fast! Floss is from yesterday's post? Very nice. You know me, one and done, then on to the next, usually. Enjoy your LNS visit:)

carol fun said...

Beautiful stitching and beautiful finishing! Very lovely!

Barb said...

I have loved that little owl ever since I saw him! I do like the colors you chose.

butterfly said...

Well I must be your worse nightmare Barb, I always have about 20 designs on the go all the time, and always work on about 5 of them each night. I am a butterfly and can't settle have to visit many flowers !

Once again a beautiful finish and wonderful stitching. hugs.

cucki said...

Wow he is so sweet and very lovely finish..
Hugs xxx

Valma said...

this is a really adorable owl , and you did a very beautiful finish
I enjoy those designs with no backstitch , when the picture appears only with the cross stitches themselves
very great job again
I'm part of those people who have many works on ... 5 or 6 at a time...and as soon as I start something I have another idea and start something else =D
happy stitching
can't wait to discover which large project you will choose =D
xxxx

Sue said...

Love the little owl and the colours that you picked...x

Vickie said...

Perfectly stitched and finished project. I work on only one project at a time. I have one UFO in my possession.

ricketyjo said...

oh wow, what a darling owl!! lovely :)

Patty C. said...

Darling finish - the floss color was a perfect choice

Carol said...

What a charming finish!! I just love those JBW designs and they finish up quite quickly.

Have fun picking out your next project, Barbara. I am a one at a time stitcher, too--just can't handle having multiple things going on :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

barbara the colors are so nice for the fall. I am a new follower. 500 is almost there.

Lida said...

What a lovely owl! Really fantastic use of the colors!
Hope you find some inspiration soon! Greetings
Lida

Bianca said...

Such a pretty finish, Barbara. I noticed the Mandarin floss in one of your previous posts, and after seeing it again, I definitely want to try some myself!

Anne said...

He is pretty adorable and I love how you finished him! The colours you used are so pretty!!

~*Sharee*~ said...

Your owl is adorable!! I have several projects going at once and drive myself crazy doing so...lol but I'm trying to get "better". I'm finishing my Simple Joys before I start my Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler and it's KILLING ME!!! LOL Great finishing as always..

Hugs, Shar

Sally said...

Your owl is so sweet and you finished him so beautifully :)

Natasha said...

What a beautiful little finish!! Love how the pillow turned out. I agree with you, I usually only try to work on 3 max projects but a few years ago I started 7 projects thinking I would stitch on a different one each day, well it did'nt turn out that way and now I have 7 UFO's that I occasionally pick up. SIGH maybe one day they will be finsihed.

Best of luck in picking out a new project to stitch on :)

Maureen said...

Hi there Barbara! First, my apologies, I thought I already followed your blog but I was wrong....since I righted my err, you now are up to 497 followers! WOO HOO!!!!
Okay, onward, I love your owl pillow. Great work & of course, I'm such a sucker for Ric-Ric...love the stuff!
As for stitching projects, I tend to have a couple of designs on the go. I'm usually doing a rather large design & to feel like I've "finished" something, I alternate with something small. It helps for me not to get bored as well!
Maureen

Jannie said...

Sure am glad I found you again, Barbara. I just love your blogs. ( - :

Del said...

I found you!!!! I've been searching for a couple of weeks. Have just read all your latest posts to discover you changed your address by accident. I had a brain wave and tracked you down through World's Greatest Collection of Smalls. That link brought me here. I will re bookmark you. Didn't think you had left the planet:)

Connie W said...

Your little owl is really cute and, as usual, you picked the perfect fabrics & trims to finish it. When your fall basket is full, will you use a picture of it for your blog header?

Catherine said...

Such an adorable finish!!! I used to stitch one thing at a time, not sure what happened to that idea...,

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous little owl

Corina said...

Lovely owl!

Tatkis said...

What a cute little owl, and wonderful pillow finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana