Saturday, November 27, 2010

Let It Snow!!!

Well, it already has here! We had about an inch of snow overnight which looks SO pretty, and we've had clear blue skies all day so far, a lovely crisp and bright day to lift the spirits a little.
Well, I know it's only been a few days since my last post, a miracle I know, but I've had the sewing machine out again this morning and finished finished Lizzie Kate's ABC Christmas! I don't know exactly what you'd call it, sort of a hanging pinkeep but not lol. I stitching the stitched piece and backing fabric together on three sides as if I was going to make a cushion, inserting ribbon for a hanger along the top side, then inserted a piece of mountboard covered in batting into the opening and stitched the final side up using ladder stitch. And for the perfect finishing touch I think I attached two little snowmen that I found in my stash to the ribbon. I am just so proud of myself with this. It isn't perfect, but I really do love the way it looks and I'm gaining confidence with the sewing machine all the time which I'm so happy about. I forgot to take a pic of the backing fabric I used, sorry, but it's red with snowmen in multicoloured outfits which I thought was a lovely match to the design.Finishing this up today has made me want to put our christmas decorations up, but we're waiting til next weekend so I'll have to settle for watching christmas films and admiring what's left of the snow while I stitch on my Personalised Sampler later and hopefully finish the page!
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13 comments:

Sally said...

I LOVE how you've finished this Lisa. It looks gorgeous. I knew you could do it :)

Lesleyanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous finish Lisa. I love the little snowman buttons.

Ranae said...

Love it! the snowmen are a great touch!
I wish it would snow here.

Hazel said...

Lovely finish. Love the little snowmen - just right! Go you on the PS. xx

Daffycat said...

This is very sweet, Lisa! Great finish!

mollycaff said...

Absolutely fabulous! I just love those little snowmen, they are perfect for this design

Michelle said...

What a lovely design - well done. x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful finishing!
We have snow here too, i think thats why i have an urge to put up my Christmas decorations too...i never normally do until 12 days before

jane said...

It looks lovely Lisa, if I ever get my sewing machine do you mind if I borrow your finishing idea to do my L*K ABC Lessons?

Pumpkin said...

Awesome finish Lisa! The snowmen add the perfect final touch :o)

Lisa said...

Lisa I really love how you finished LK's xmas abc, and those snowmen really finish it of well
I really love this design so if you're thinking of selling the chart please get in touch with me I'd really love to stitch it for next christmas

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautifully finished! I've done something along those lines as well, the mountboard just gives it a great firmness and shape!

Sharon said...

Very pretty finishing!