Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, February 5, 2018

I Shouldn't Be Stitching!

I shouldn't be stitching! I should be finishing! I've been bringing up some cross stitch things from storage in the basement. Things like fabric and finishing stuff and patterns. Things I used to have to trek downstairs for so rarely ever bothered. Then I came across my pile of things needing finishing. Oooo, what a guilty secret I had hidden away!


Whoa! I brought it all upstairs and gave it it's own box. Finish after finish ~ just waiting to be finished! A rough count gave me more than 60 objects, probably closer to 70!


There's Halloween, Christmas, Spring, Autumn, Fourth of July, big stuff, tiny things and even some daffy cats. I've been an awesome stitcher but a lousy finisher! Maybe having the box waiting here, staring at me will help? Let's find out!

Are you quick to get things finish-finished? Or do you have a pile of UNfinished-finishes? Tell me about them! Better yet, post about it on your own blog and give us the link in the comments!

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xox

31 comments:

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Oh far too gorgeous to not finish. I still have my rather large Cornwall Cottage piece sitting in a corner but as soon as the light gets brighter I'll go back to it(that's my excuse).

Jan said...

I'm right there with you. I have 38 years of unfinished-finished pieces. Mine are all in dresser drawers.

marly said...

Wow. I feel really good about having less than 10 to complete! But look how organized you are. Looks like many of them can be sewn close to stitching for seasonal ornaments on a twiggy tree. Wherever they end up, great smalls for display.

NanaDiana said...

I am better at it than I used to be --maybe because I realize I am getting older and BETTER finish things or they will in a box going to GW marked "crap from mom' house" lol

I have been slowly finishing things I started a long time ago and actually letting some things go that I didn't think I'd ever finish. xo Diana

Linda said...

I probably have at least 200 pieces that need to be finished. Some from 30 years ago.

Linda

Kate said...

I have a few of these, too, but I don't consider them unfinished - they're just waiting for the right finish for the right occasion. :) It's wonderful to have some minis stitched and ready to be made into a card for any occasion. You have some beauties there.

Beth said...

I get a few pieces framed each year, but I have hundreds and I do mean hundreds of unfinished pieces. I'm a terrible finisher, but I get such joy out of stitching that I really do not care if they're ever finished or not.

butterfly said...


I am not too bad, but I do have a basket of them , I do try and finish one per week if I can.
I love going in my craft room and finding lots of cross stitch things that were in a box I had not seen for years .

Little Stitches Art said...

I have also hundreds of projects waiting to be finished. I become so excited with the new projects that I always forget about the previous.....

Angela said...

I dread finishing things as I'm not very good at it, but do eventually get them done.

Marilyn said...

I have quite a few also, in a Rubbermaid tub.
I peeked in there the other day, and brought a few ornaments and finished them.
I probably have enough in there to trim a tree!!
Marilyn

moosecraft said...

Wow! You certainly have a lot of unfinished finishes! I don't think I even have that many patterns in my stash? lol! In the waiting to be finished pile I have 3 quilt tops, 3 cross stitches and 3 needle punched pieces. I haven't updated my blog in a month (or so)...hopefully I'll be able to before the weekend arrives...

Julie said...

A lovely selection you 'found' waiting for some attention. I don't have any smalls that need finish but quite a few bigger projects that need something doing with them. You can only have so many frames on the wall!
Enjoy playing with your fabrics to create some wonderful finishes.

Khristine Doiron said...

I am not a finish-finisher. My mom is my finisher so I am putting all the blame on her :) She has been a seamstress for as long as I can remember and does a better job than I can ever dream of doing. But she is quite busy with customers sewing so my finishes sit on the back burner until she has the time and I am quite ok with that :)

Look at all those pretty little things just waiting for you to make something with them! Can't wait to see all the finishes you make!

Christine said...

I'm at the same point where I had put things away and forgotten about them. I'm hoping to stitch more from stash this year and 'finish-finish' what is done and waiting. I would take it seasonally ~ think about how much fun it will be to decorate for July with all of those patriotic smalls you have!

lynda said...

Oh no...I am in the same boat as you! I have so many small things to finish and larger things to frame or do something with...it's really sad. I even bought a new sewing machine before Christmas last year because I had such good intentions...it's still in the box. If you can do this, I will try too...good luck!

deb said...

Oh wow - you have about 70 finishes in that box? Man, do you ever make me feel good! I felt guilty about having not quite 25 unfinished finishes (hey, I'm a very slow stitcher)!

Sarah Marchuk said...

For the most part I am pretty good at finishing. My trouble is having to many wips going at once which I am getting better at finishing atitching

Lillie said...

Feeling guilty, I do have some stashed away somewhere.

Akila said...

Wow.. such beautiful stitching.. hope to see them finished soon

I am always intimidated by finishing, so I pick up only patterns that I can convert to framed pictures. These I can easily get framed from the store!! Now how many can I frame and put up.. so I have to face my fear sometime soon

Parsley said...

I have a stack of things to 'finish' after stitching. I hate it. I'm terrible at it. and...it costs too much to pay someone else to do it for me.
So...I guess I need to challenge myself to finish one every couple of months.

Cathy Marie said...

I have a handful of big projects that I cycle through to get toward completion. The two oldest though are over 15 years but I'm still plugging away at them.

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

Scrapbook time! The quickest and easiest fully-finishing.

I have a page on my Happy Dance blog for mine. Sadly it's been hit by Photobucket holding the photos to ransom but there's still plenty to see.

http://comehappydancewithme.blogspot.co.uk/p/scrapbook-pages.html

Jackie said...

When it comes to smalls, I'm pretty good about finishing them. I haven't stitched many of them and I'm a slow stitcher so that helps! I'm sure you'll make great progress, you are a seasoned finisher, and have some new lovelies pretty soon.

Joysze said...

WHOAH!!!! Just look at all those finishes that are screaming for finishings! Since I'm such a OAATer, I usually finish and frame as I go. I have to admit that if I don't have a place of something, then I don't feel like stitching. :S

Cindy's Stitching said...

I have always finished each piece after I stitched it. Far to pretty to sit in a box. You can send out to a finisher if you don't have time. You have so many. Love the sheep. Happy stitching.🌻🌻🌻

Cindy's Stitching said...

I have always finished each piece after I stitched it. Far to pretty to sit in a box. You can send out to a finisher if you don't have time. You have so many. Love the sheep. Happy stitching.🌻🌻🌻

Brigitte said...

I also have such a tub, haha, or should I say tubs? I have no idea how many finished but not completed items I keep in them. And I won't count, lol. Sometimes I wish I would be better and turn all my finished items into something once they are stitched, sigh.

Sandy In Montana said...

I have a small-ish container with pieces that need to be finished into pillows, ornaments, needle-rolls, bell-pulls, etc. and one that needs to be framed. I only have about 15-20 tops.

Happy Stitchin' & Hugs, Sandy

Kay said...

This post made me laugh! I tend to finish quite quickly afterwards, there is never more than one or two waiting to be done.I think this is because I also quilt so I ten dot finish them off while I have the machine out anyway. x

Bekca said...

I'm exactly the same, a lousy finisher! I always think how I'm going to finish a project when I start it, but I never seem to get round to actually doing anything about them. It is one of my goals this year to get a few more pieces on display though, I need to brush up on my finishing skills :)