Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Quick Finish

I got Plum Street Sampler's freebie "Emmanuel" finished up last night. Ok, I admit it, I cheated. I tacky glued the cording on. I normally wouldn't have done that, but it was late and I was getting frustrated! Anyway, here's the pic...

Emmanuel ornament

I ended up using 40 ct. linen that I Rit-Dyed recently. I was going to use the 36, but I'm not a big fan of 36, it's too loose a weave for me. I like denser fabrics. I also finished up my Lizzie Kate banner today. I cheated on that also. I hemmed it using Stitch Witchery, which is my new best friend!

Lizzie Kate Banner

I'm going to give it to my son's teacher today at his class party. Well, that's all for now! We're going down to Florida tomorrow and I have lots of packing and cleaning ahead of me! Fun, fun! Write in a few days!

25 comments:

  1. They're both gorgeous, congratulations

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  2. Some wonderful finishes over the past couple of days. You really have this finishing bug now. :)

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  3. They are both gorgeous! Beautiful work and fantastic finishes.

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  4. Great job on your finishes. They look beautiful.

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  5. I love the little ornament! You're giving a wonderful gift to the teacher and probably to all the little kiddies to come to that classroom.

    Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

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  6. Nice finishes!I've used glue for years to attach cording to needlepoint ornaments, they are too stiff to hand sew easily.

    I'm trying a 40 count linen for Yule Sampler. For next Christmas obviously, it's not arrived yet. :(

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  7. They are both lovely Nicole! Congratulations!

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  8. Beautiful finishes! That teachers is one lucky lady!

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  9. The ornament and banner both look terrific no matter what way you finised them! :)

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  10. My goodness what a teacher's gift. I'm sure everyone will love that one! The Emmanuel ornament is lovely.

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  11. they both turned out beautiful! I would love to stitch Emmanuel and you already inspired me to get Peppermint Twist. Have a great weekend Christmas.

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  12. Both finishes look great! Enjoy your trip and have a Merry Christmas!

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  13. Whatever means you use to finish, these are absolutely gorgeous!!
    Good job! Congrats:)

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  14. Beautiful Nicole! You are on a finishing frenzy! What a lucky teacher to receive such a wonderful gift! I'm sure she appreciates you!

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  15. Oh my!! You've turned this freebie into a real beauty, I can't take my eyes off it! I never knew what to do exactly of this freebie - but you've just shown it can be made and finished in a gorgeous way!

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  16. They are both beautiful, Nicole - I really love "Emamnuel" - I think I'm going to have to stitch that one myself.

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  17. Wow, I'm sure the teacher will love it!!! Merry Christmas, Nicole!

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  18. Whether you used tacky glue or not, you can't tell. I think you did a wonderful job on both finishes. And if I were that teacher, I'd be speechless. It's really pretty and I like that you made it into a banner. Good job! Hope you enjoy Florida.

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  19. That's adorable! I want to learn how to finish an ornie like that--so beautiful.

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  20. Oh Nicole, you have a wonderful blog and I added it to my blog´s list;-))

    Merry christmas,
    Gaby from Germany

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  21. Lovely ornament!

    That's a really nice LK banner. Your son's teacher is a very fortunate woman!

    All your LK recent finishes are great! You did such a wonderful job on them!

    Love the start of Peppermint Twist. That is such a great piece. I added it to my wish list as soon as I saw it on Blue Ribbon's site.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  22. Two beautiful finishes! Merry Christmas!

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