Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tweet Heart

Well, you didn't think I'd get anywhere near Tulsa on a Saturday and not visit The Silver Needle, did you? Of course, almost the second I walked through the door a few Blackbird Designs things got stuck to my hands. I couldn't get rid of the stuff and I ended up having to pay for them! Can you imagine? Then after I got home this little project kept calling my name, begging to be stitched. Chalk this one up as the miracle project...one that Daffycat stitched AND finished with 24 hours, beginning to end. This never happens!


Design ~ Tweet Hearts, Exemplar #1
Designer ~ Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs
Fabric ~ 32 count tea-stained Belfast Linen
Fiber ~ DMC

A darling project. It is from the book For My Friend. I'm fond of mildly prim finishes like this ~ very forgiving of my inexpert sewing skills! This shaped bit of sewing was somewhat a challenge to me ~ I had a little trouble catching both fabrics in the seam. Not like a square pillow, is it? I neatly covered my doofy seams with a buttonhole stitch using # 12 Perle Cotton. The green plaid fabric shown was my backing and since a sweet pinpillow needed some pretty new pins, I made four to go with. I'm just tickled with it. Be aware...99% of the credit goes to Barb and Alma for the lovely detailed finishing instructions in their books. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

60 comments:

geeky Heather said...

That's adorable! Congrats on the finish!

I'm pretty sure if I started and finished something in 24 hours, the world would implode, leaving a black hole in its place.

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, it's just wonderful!! That design caught my eye too. I'm going to have to stitch it up someday!

Deb said...

I think that it's wonderful. I think I have that book - I'll have to check. Now if I could just get myself to make small things! I like the idea of a finish in a day.

milly said...

Oh that is lovely, congrats on your finish!

Kate said...

Brilliant finish of a very sweet design - congratulations

lynda said...

What a sweet little pillow! You did a great job on the finishing!

Ellen said...

Wonderful heart, I love it! Great for you, a project stitched and finished in 24 hours! Wish I have that kind of determination, ha ha!

Hugs,

Annie said...

That is just the sweetest! Lucky you to get to Silver Needle in person!

Joysze said...

Darn those Blackbirds... they're always such a nuisance. ;)

CUTE heart finish though.... where will it reside? ;)

Bea said...

That is a great finish - really cute. And it's nice to know I'm not the only stitcher whose sewing skills are suspect!

valerie said...

Very cute finish!

Anne said...

It's darling!!! I love the primish finish...ooh a rhyme!! Hahaha, if I went into ANY LNS, I think a lot of stuff would attach itself to me like velcro!! And all in one day! AMAZING!!!

Stitching Noni said...

Wow, I think your tweet heart looks gorgeous. Well done! The backing fabric looks lovely & really would set off the little heart perfectly. Very pretty pins too ;0)

TexWisGirl said...

the audacity of them jumping into your hands like that! :)

Autumn said...

Darn it...I need to go there LIKE SOOOOON! It's truly a darling project. Well done!

katica said...

it turned out perfect! Congrats on the finish, its great!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finish!!!!

Catherine said...

Funny, those BBD things always find their way home with me too! Sweet finish!

Rhona said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish...and a quick one too!

Karen said...

How cute is that! I need to find this one to add to my list.

Happy stitching on your next project...

Barbi said...

I love this! Now you've gone and made me thing about this BBD book again! I have gone back and forth on it at least 5 times! now it's stuck in my head again! But I LOVE this!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Definitely a sweet tweet heart and to finish in under 24 hours is commendable!

Kathy H said...

It turned out wonderful and to finish it so quickly is a bonus.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish. Trust me your sewing skills are so much better than mine.

Christine said...

That is adorable!

Mouse said...

kerrrrplunk ...lol oooooo it is gorgeous and mmmmm need to go and have a find of this one .... thanks for the enabling hehhe :) love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

What a wonderful finish!!

Myra said...

You did that in 24 hours! wow! It looks wonderful.

Julie said...

FAST finish and so beautiful too, well done.

Tatkis said...

What a lovely heart! Sweet and quick finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Silverlotus said...

That is a lovely finish. I think the buttonhole stitch along the edge looks fabulous!

Ziggyeor said...

Oh too cute and congrats on the quick stitch and finish. Can you finish my stuff that's been sitting here for years ;)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finish! It looks great. I may have to try that one sometime soon.

Penny said...

A sweet finish!

Friendship Crossing said...

Wow! it looks great to me, Sharon! you did a wonderful job finishing it! SEW pretty!

Tanya

thegreytail said...

looks terribly inviting.. perhaps I already have this book.. :D great choice for the backing fabric. a 24H finish.. I might have fireworks together with it..! :D

Michelle said...

A lovely finish x

Angela said...

Sharon, it's such a sweet finish :) I can understand how it followed you home!

Giovanna said...

What a majorly cute finish - well done!

Sharon said...

What a sweet design and an even more lovely finish! Wonderful work, Sharon :)

Erica said...

That is such a beautiful piece. I think it was a good thing that those Blackbird designs got stuck to your hands.... :-)

Annette said...

What a beautifull piece!!!!

Carol said...

Oh, is that adorable!! I've never attempted a heart-shaped finish. I am a wimp :) I'll get up my nerve one of these years--hope my first attempt turns out this well!!

Lynn said...

Oooh, I love it! If it was forgiving for you then I know it will work for me too. My sewing skills are less than stellar! I just won this BBD book from Melissa @ Words and Blooms. I can hardly wait until it gets here!

Cathy Pavlovich said...

LOL! Things get stuck to your hands! That very same thing happens to me when I go to my favorite LNS!!
Cathy

Lana said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing! And all in a days time?! I'm impressed! And really the owners at the Silver needle really aught to train their stash better! To think those BD pieces just hopped into your hand and DEMANDED to be taken home! And they say hostage situations at gun point is dangerous! Do they know about the new needle-point situations going on?! So very dangerous! Especially for ones wallet!! LOL

ann d du qu├ębec said...

magnifique!

insidenumbertwenty said...

Sweet finish, and so fast!

Kathy A. said...

Whohoo!!! A new start and a finish! Way to go. That is such a cute design.

Valentina said...

Congrats for the super fast finish!

zoomcity said...

Beautiful! I love that design. :)

Brigitte said...

Just wonderful, the stitching and the finishing. The more stitched projects I see from this book the more I feel the need that I really need this book. So, from this point of view I can easily understand how all these BBD books got litterally glued to your hand when visiting the Silver Needle, lol.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh very beautiful stitching !
bisous de FRANCE

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - you have my respect! That's a lovely finish, and so quick! Wonder if you could point me to where The Busy Bee has traveled off to?

Charlene ♥ SC said...

OOps! That should have been The Busy Needle.

TinaTx said...

What a great finish! Beautiful!
Yes, anything within 100 miles (more or less) of Tulsa requires a stop at SN!

Patty C. said...

Great Finish ;)

Mangogirl said...

wow gorgeous start and finish :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the idea of a velco Daffycat with projects stuck all over her!

A 24 hour finish is great, I've only managed that with cards!

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