Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I've been busy finishing.

"Focus on the journey,
not the destination.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity
but in doing it."
Greg Anderson

I have been busy getting some more projects from my January basket finished. It has been so much easier having several pieces all ready to stitch. In the past I would search through the old stash looking for what I wanted to do next.  With several projects all kitted up makes it so nice.

My first piece wasn't part of my basket of  projects it was the other pendant Pam had sent me from her Shephard's Bush trip. It just had to come first before my other projects.  I can't wait to wear this at my trip to stitching camp next month.



My next project was a piece I bought last year after the Nashville show. I put off doing it because I didn't like the pink linen I had. At the fall retreat Pam and I went to Yankee Cross Stitch and I found a pink in the remnant box just perfect for my Just Nan Butterfly pin keep.





I finally was able to finish all the green grass in "Bunny Hop". Seems like I had been working on this piece forever.


When I take a picture sitting on the floor this is what really happens behind the scenes.




I purchased this Shephard's Bush kit at the retreat in the fall. It was a fun piece to stitch. I really liked the colors. The light teal and pinks just made me happy as I stitched. It also helped that it was a scissor fob, my favorite. The scissors are a pair I bought at retreat.




The first Thursday of the month our church hosts a dinner for seniors. I do the centerpieces each month and my daughter serves the dinners. She loves a apron for each month. I also finished this St. Patricks Day apron for her to wear.




Isn't she so cute modeling it in front of our orange tree. The poor little branches are overflowing. She picked a box after this picture and took them home and make lots of fresh orange juice. If you need some oranges come on over.

Well that's what has been keeping me busy and out of trouble. I also finished my retreat project but don't have any pictures yet. Don't forget my follower thank you give away ends tomorrow night.

Always keep love in your heart,
Teresa









33 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Oh what pretty little finishes.
I love the little butterfly needlebook. So very pretty.
And what a sweet model for the new apron. Beautiful work.

Ranae said...

Lovely finishes! Teresa
The butterfly is so sweet
I love the scissors.
Bunny Hop pillow is so delightful, it makes smiles I'm sure
Your sweet daughter shows off your apron really well.

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Ruth said...

What beautiful finishes Teresa, well done. I love the apron you made for your daughter, its so cute and she models it so well.

Lucie said...

What fabulous finishes, you are so clever with your finishing. The apron is just lovely too. My kitties have a habit of getting involved with every photo as well - ever so helpful aren't they!

butterfly said...

Wow your stitching looks beautiful I love the scissor keeper so sweet.
Love your orange tree.
I find that by getting your charts already kitted saves time, I try and kit out 3 per week and have a bag full of Spring, Autumn, Christmas and a big bag of allsorts.

Pumpkin said...

Someone else has been very productive! WOW! Everything looks great, beautiful and perfect :o)

Look at those oranges! I'd love to have fresh ones but you're a little far away ;o)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Everything is beautiful! My favorite, favorite is the Shepherd's Bush scissors fob. I love it and it is finished perfectly!

Carol said...

Such great finishes, Teresa! I really love those colors in the SB fob...

Your daughter looks so cute modeling your latest apron--perfect for March, I'd say. And, oh, what I wouldn't give for an orange tree growing in my backyard :)

Theresa said...

Wow~~ Your finishes are gorgeous!!! I love them all~ And the apron for your daughter is very cute!!!

Nancy said...

Great finishing! That's a cute apron! Must be so nice to have an orange tree for fresh juice!

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching looks great as your daughter in her Apron. I love your pillow finish and your model.

Denise said...

Your daughter and apron are both adorable! So very impressed with your finishes. The teal fob has a wonderful trim - way to let yourself be creative with it!

Catherine said...

Wonderful post Teresa! Beautiful stitches ~ love the fob and those scissors! Such a great apron ~ your daughter looks so cute! And, yummy! Fresh oranges and orange juice!

Elaine said...

Oh such beautiful finishes Teresa just love them all!!
Another great apron for your sweet daughter, lovely picture.
Enjoy the rest of your week ,hugs.

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Lisa V said...

Love all your finishes, soo beautifully done.

Deborah said...

Great post! The apron is so cute. Your daughter looks wonderful. All the finishes are beautiful. I really like the Just Nan piece. I so wish that I had fruit trees.

Shanda said...

Oh I love all the finishes! They are gorgeous!! How did you get the ribbon edging like that on the scissor fob? Did the ribbon come crinkled like that or did you do that? If you did it, tutorial please?

Veronica said...

Gorgeous finishes! Every single one of them are so sweet. That pendant would look great on you. I love the touch of orange fabric you used for Bunny Hop pillow. Ingenious! And that scissors fob... Stunning. The ruffled blue ribbon really makes the design pop.

Hugs,
Veronica.

CalamityJr said...

You've really been busy, and everything looks lovely!

Mouse said...

oooo love the wee smalls and the model in front of the cushion is gorgeous .....
love your daughters apron that is sooo sweet wish I had her figure to carry it off ..lol
those scissors are lovely too ...and I think I could do with a whole box of oranges as come down with the lurg n losing my voice heheheh :) love mouse xxxxx

Kate said...

Gorgeous finishes and your daughter looks fabulous in the apron.

milly said...

Hello

Just visiting your blog.

Your finishes are all lovely.

The pendant is fab too.

pam said...

See what I miss when I have an all day meeting. Your post. I just love all the finishes. You are just moving too fast through that basket of kits. We will have to fill it up again soon.

Bekca said...

Oh gosh, I've never seen an orange tree so full of fruit before, they must be delicious. Congrats on your gorgeous finishes, how cute is your lovely kitty?
Best wishes.

Tatkis said...

Adorable finishes, I like the butterfly and Bunny Hop pillow the most :)
Hugs,
Tatyana

Blu said...

Lovely finishes! I love the little butterfly and that apron is so cute.

Anne said...

Gorgeous finishes Teresa!! I love the bunny hop and that cute little butterfly needlebook! That apron you made for you daughter is adorable, as is she!!

Karen said...

It's all so beautiful and you have an orange kitty too? Aren't they just the best helpers? That apron and your daughter are just too cute! Have a great day!!!

Tolentreasures said...

Wow, what wonderful stitcheries! I love that little pin and needle envelope! How cute! The apron and your daughter are adorable! Sure would love to be able to stop over and have oranges...stuck with buying them at the store!
Snow here this morning!

Have a great week!

Cathy

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Teresa:

You are so talented! Always a pleasure reading your posts. I think your cross stitching is amazing... the apron is out of this world along with the model who is just the cutest thing.

Lovely all around.

Hugs,
CSQ
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