Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, December 29, 2008

Two finishes

What, with it being Christmas and all the goings-on, I completely forgot to share this little finish with you. Here is a precious Hanukkah ornament I made for my dear sister, Carol. I created this using Mill Hill's Tiny Treasured Diamond kit Star Of David. These little ornaments look so complex but are insanely simple...and I am not one that easily follows written directions. From start to finish, this was one evening and one morning. I highly recommend these for a super fast and easy finish. Oooo, and all the bling!



Last night I watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on my laptop and finished Summer Joy! It was true satisfaction to put that last stitch in! This was such a fun piece to work on. I must have taken a zillion pictures but this was the best I could get. The fabric color is acually much richer. I still can't decide how I want to finish-finish it. Any suggestions?


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After I finished Summer Joy, I unkitted it and put away all the floss I recived for Christmas. (No, Cindy, they were just the 3000's!) By then, Harry Potter was over and LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring, extended edition was going...yes, I was up past Midnight! Then, I got out the floss for the Crabby All Year stitch a long and played with it. I have it all sorted but still need to cut the threads. (I cut all DMC into 8 equal lengths.) Maybe I'll share a photo shoot of the kitted SAL next. I seriously thought about converting the DMC to GAST and WDW but with 46 colors, sheesh! Plus, I already have les Moutons going in GAST.
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Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments make me smile!
xox

32 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Lovely finishes Sharon.

Suzanne said...

They both look great!

Suzanne

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Oh wow - that star of david is gorgeous!!!

Tanya

Chiloe said...

Congrats !!! Joy looks sooooooo nice ( it's because of yours that I bought mine !!!)

Lisa said...

Can't wait for the Crabby all Year SAL - got the fabric coming!

Tammy said...

Dontcha hate when the pic doesn't do it justice? Well, your pic is fine, and the Summer Joy is SO pretty! Those colors are gorgeous!

Marita said...

I love your stitching. So beautiful.

staci said...

Gorgeous finishes Sharon!!! I like to put Harry in the dvd player while I stitch too ;)

Sandra said...

Lovely finishes. Summer joy is awesome!!! What are you planning to do with it?

BTW Happy New Year!

Lindsay said...

Beautiful finishes Sharon.

I've had Harry and Bridget Jones on the last few days while I worked on a birth sampler :)

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on Summer Joy! It's beautiful and I love the colors! and the Star of David ornie is gorgeous!! I bet your sister loves it!

Just the 3000's!!!...lol...Are you sure?! It looks like 3000 skeins!
hahaha.... For years I had every color,,,but not anymore! I need to get a full DMC list and see what I'm missing cause I'm JEALOUS of your new stash!! LOL!!! No, I'm really happy for you;)
I need more storage space!! or Mr. Right needs to get well so he can build me more crates!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finishes! Congrats. I look forward to seeing your crabby SAL progress! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Quirky said...

Those are both fabulous finishes, Sharon. DVD's are life savers when doing things like sorting threads!

Sue :)

tkdquintmom said...

First, one can NEVER have enough bling. A dear friend of mine says she has so much bling, she would put a gypsy to shame lol...Joy looks like it's calling for a cube finish but that is me. That way you can enjoy the fabby...:-)

Redwitch said...

Great finishes both :)

Wishing you all the best for 2009!

Brigitte said...

Both finishes are beautiful! Summer Joy has wonderful colours and I think a flatfold would be nice.

Annie said...

Beautiful pieces. Do you have space in the kitchen or a breakfast room? I see Summer Joy framed and on the wall in one of those spaces.

Christine said...

Great finishes! I think Summer Joy is such a lovely design that it needs a very simple finish to set it off, maybe a wall hanging?

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Hi Sharon, they are both beautiful!
hugs
Michelle

mesdupmoi said...

Lovely finishes Daffycat.
(I snuck here from my mum's blogroll - she's purplepds)

Have a Happy New Year! x

Julie said...

Lovely finishes

Happy New Year.

Daniela said...

Both pieces are beautiful. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
-Daniela

mainely stitching said...

Gorgeous year-end finishes! Best wishes for 2009!!

Jo said...

Happy New Year Sharon.

Great new finishes. I love the star of David - I have my eye on a ponsettia kit from the same range! I agree with Annie re: suumer joy - a simple frame in the kitchen or dining room would look wonderful.

Mary said...

Two lovely finishes! Congrats. I love the star and the way it is finished. Great stash!! I visited the Silver Needle's sale yesterday and added to my stash :)

Happy New Year!

CathE said...

What beautiful finishes. Happy New Year!

Ranae said...

Happy 2009!!
Both pieces are beautiful.

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes!!! I love that little star. x

Jean said...

What pretty pieces! I think I would finish joy into a wall hanging so it would store easily if you want to take it down for another season.

Just love the star of David but it has me perplexed - you seen to have celebrated Christmas and your sister Hanukka? Hmm.... Sounds fun!

Happy New Year!!

Lillie said...

Loved Joy, congrads on the finished.

You finsihed the star beautifully.

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on two fantastic finishes!!!! That ornament is adorable and I never even thought to use those patterns on fabric. D'uh!

fireflydreams said...

What a beautiful ornament.