Friday, 17 May 2013

Time Well Spent

Good afternoon every one! I hope you've all had a lovely Friday and have got a pleasant weekend ahead :)
I'm making it my mission over the summer to make more time for craft and get a few things done. I counted my stitched-finished, but not finished-finished projects this morning. The magic number was 23!

(Only a few of the finished pieces I have lurking!)

I'm sure some of you will recognise some of the pieces above, I'm sure most of them have been featured on the blog at some point. I said to myself, it's high time I get these stitched pieces out on display. They've been hiding in a box for long enough! So, as I had a day off from work today, out came the scissors and the iron and I managed to tick three designs off my to-finish list :)

First up is Mississippi Riverboat by LHN. I think this might be my favourite finish of the day. The simple frame design fits the simple life of the characters. Really pleased with how this one turned out. I'm hoping to get it up on the wall soon.

The second piece made it up on the wall straight away! I know the pattern was from an old cross stitch magazine, either CrossStitcher or The World of Cross Stitching. I stitched up this one awhile ago and I smile every time I see it. 

The final design fitted perfectly into a frame I picked up at a carboot sale last summer. Gingerbread Cottage by CCN is such a sweet little design. I've put this one away so it can be displayed at Christmas time. I hope to create more Christmas themed projects soon, so I can decorate my room accordingly :)

Coming up soon, pictures of the 5 projects I've got my needles in at the moment. Quite unusual for me to have so many on the go, but a couple were inherited from my sister and I couldn't wait to get started on them. I hope I have many more posts about finished items. My room is going to be full to the brim with my creations and I can't wait :D
Best wishes to all, 


gillyflower said...

They look lovely framed Becka! I can't believe you've done so many, they all look lovely and look forwrad to seeing the others framed.
You must feel pretty proud now to see them in all their finished glory!
Love the last Gingerbread Cottage one especially - be great at Christmas!
How do you frame them? Do you just press them and then put them in the frame like a picture, or is there a special way?
I have a vintage tapestry I've just bought and I'm not sure how to frame it so would be grateful for advice!
Gill xx

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful framing job!
They all look wonderful!

Sadie said...

Oh they are all fab Bekca! I especially like the 'keep calm' one :-)
I have loads of pieces that need to be finish-finished too - and I fear it is a lot more than 23! Eek! Hopefully your good example will rub off on me xx

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes Becka. You have done a great job.

Cath said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing Bekca, your room will be so lovely. It is a joy to be able to see all your hard work on show .Have a good weekend .XXX

Emma Lenton said...

Lovely finishes! Good work. :)

Carol said...

It's so nice to get those unfinished finishes framed and out on display, Bekca--everything looks great. I hate to tell you how many unfinished finishes I have in my drawers!! I have been much better about finishing them up since I began blogging, though :)

Catherine said...

Great job, Bekca!!

Jan said...

Great framing. I love them all!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great job on finishing and getting your pieces up on display!!!

I've got a large bin full of stuff!

Lynn said...

Fabulous finishing! I love it when my pieces are finally on display as yours are but I'm sorry to say that I still have a drawer full to finish off. Kudos to you for moving on some of yours.