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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"Love Is...."

Hello,

Today I will share several finishes for the month of April, hopefully they have got to their destination. I won't be putting up the new owner's names just in case.

First I finished the "Love Is" pincushion. I won this kit from Patti, it was the first time I have stitched on 32 count which I enjoyed doing.


 Patti blogs at Stitching in Lobster Land. This project also involved working with wool. I loved stitching this piece together. It was also the first time for a very  long time that I did Herringbone stitch.











 These 6 machine embroidered place mats were made up and posted. I just had enough of the black/white Nutex fabric to get some of the borders done. There was a bit of adjusting two pieces, they weren't quite a quarter inch seam. I purchased the blue fabrics for these so managed to use up some of that. I bought that from a local lady who has her house set up as a shop in several rooms. Very handy to go and visit when I need something. The bindings are a Henry Glass fabric which I had in my stash and rather appropriate name wise!


 I machine embroidered three little Lavender Bags for Jacob. Used up some of the checked yellow fabric that was in his baby quilt.


Now my last post titled Free Hugs was actually a little social experiment of mine. I have borrowed this wonderful inspiring DVD from the local library. It is all about how we have the power to change the world. My idea was to offer a "warm and fuzzy" type post and see what people would do if I offered free hugs. I love what everyone wrote in the comments section. In fact it had the desired effect that I thought would happen. I was especially impressed by what Deb did.
debbie said...
I didn't hug anyone, but I had a strong feeling that I needed to do a random act of kindness today. After a few minutes thought, I took one of my cute little fabric boxes that I made back in January to the lady at the corner shop I've been going to for years. She loved it and offered to pay me...silly lady!!It was a gift just because. xx Debbie Love your roses too :)

17 comments:

Terry said...

Sweet finishes! I love that little pincushion! :0)

Christine said...

A very impressive collection of finishes! Lovely detailed work on the pincushion especially.

KimM said...

Love your finishes. The little embroidered bags are so sweet! xxx

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The Love Wool Pinchusion is very pretty. The placemats are very very fantastic. Love the vintage look of all embroidery farm scene. My favorite is the sheep!!! Big Hugs Judy

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
You have been very busy once again in your sewing room. Your machine is really getting a workout.
Love all your projects Bev.
Great comment from Deb. Just the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference to someone. Love it!
Have a wonderful day and blessings to you and your family.

Maria said...

Lots of lovely finishes for April Bev.....

Lin said...

Lovely finishes Bev and I love Debs story. xx

Christine M said...

You have been busy, Bev. Lovely finishes. xx

Julia said...

Lots of lovely finishes Bev, the place mats turned out just great and perfect.
Hugs back to you Bev, a little smile and kindness goes a long way.
Julia♥

Fiona said...

the hugz idea was fun... I love the splash of green in the embroideries... and your bags are so fun...
Hugz

shez said...

Hi Bev i love your post for today,love all your work you sure have been busy and i have my GD here with me to hug today,hope you have an awesome day my friend.xx

Julie said...

Hello Bev - just catching up on some blog reading after being away, You sure have been busy & I love all your new creations. I am off to read your post about free hugs ... it sounds intriguing. Happy week to you x0x

Karen said...

Lovely work. The place mats look wonderful.

marina said...

great finishes for April,
love that little wooly pincushion, cute cross stitch in the middle.
what a lovely act of kindness from Deb.

Mylene said...

Such lovely finishes!!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

They are so nice! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Porcupine Jane said...

I am so impressed with your beautiful stitching. You have inspired me!!!! Jane.x