Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A finish...

Or a start? The question of the New Year or perhaps the question of the Year! The first weeks of January have come and gone and I have yet to pick up a needle. However, I have had these amazing bursts of energy which have led to much needed cleaning and organizing. Don't get excited, this too shall pass. In between purging the bits of paper and a plethora of unusable items, I have managed to actually finish, and I do mean finish, stitched projects from the piles. What a great feeling! Never one to worry about the numerous projects in the works, the unfinished ones are beginning to tug at my conscience. That and not having to leave the house for finishing supplies, must mean something...what do you think?
The pillow is an old Ewe and Eye pattern...lucky me... my love and I have the same initials. The next two are by Blackbird Designs..."Truly Thine" and "A Merry Heart". My mind questions the size of the brown frame, but hey it was in the house! And the last is "Hearts and Flowers" by Carriage House Samplings. Don't you just love the 25 cent frame!?

Will this be the year of finishes...time will tell?!

23 comments:

gracie said...

all are so lovely...

Margaret said...

They're all beautiful! Wow! You're on a roll for sure!

Dona said...

They all look wonderful! And, yes, I do love that 25 cent frame. It's perfect for the design!

Deborah said...

All of the pieces are lovely and very nicely finished.

Faye said...

I love them all but Hearts and Flowers is breath taking!! And, the worn green frame looks like it was absolutely MADE for it!!! I think now I would like to stitch this one day!! Thanks for sharing...As always, total winners.

Take care, Faye

Laurie in Iowa said...

All of your projects look wonderful.
Congrats!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

They are all so beautiful. The green frame is just awesome. It is just perfect for that sampler

mainely stitching said...

What GREAT projects!!

Andrea said...

They are all just perfect! Wow, I'm so proud of you for finishing these up! Please send some of that talent and energy to Texas.
Thank you kindly.
:-)
xoxo

Melissa said...

Beautiful finishes and frames! I especially love that last one as it's on my to-stitch list. Whaddaya mean 25 cents frame?!!! I was going to say I love the frame before I read how much (or little) it cost! Lucky you!

Michele said...

Those are some of my favorite designs! I love, LOVE the 25 cent frame! It could not be more perfect!

Michelle said...

Love the finishes - and perfect for February, which is almost upon us!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Your work is ever so lovely, and the frames are absolutely perfect! Fine finishes indeed...and the wee push I need to complete a project (or two).

Peaceful stitching...Judy

Sharyn said...

Wow, Joy, you didn't tell me that you finished all of these recently! They are wonderful, and the green frame was quite a find! Love them all!
Had such a fun day today!

Sharyn :-)

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!! Joy, they are amazing! Great job on the finishing. They are all beautiful, but I think my favorite is the way that you did the Truly Thine heart with the little strawberry. The frame for the CHS piece is perfect--I can't believe that you only paid 25 cents for it! Wow.

Enjoy your weekend!

BitsAndPieces said...

Joy, your finished pieces are
absolutely beautiful. Sweet green frame was a fantastic find.

Sandy

Sharon said...

All are gorgeous!

Beedeebabee said...

These are all so beautiful...and I love that green frame! So nice to meet you! :D Paulette

Beverly said...

Greetings, Joy. I am visiting you via Dana at The Stone Rabbit.

These are gorgeous. You should link and join us for Pink Saturday. This post is perfect.

dana said...

Ah hah!! I see my friend Beverly of How Sweet the Sound (Pink Saturday!!) paid you a visit!!!

I sure hope you do link up to it one day soon....it's a lot of fun!

Your Valentine's projects are wonderful!!! LOVE the bargain frame.....lucky girl!!

I haven't forgotten about meeting up at the park for a walk......maybe we need to meet up and build a snowman or a fort!! :)

Have a great weekend........lets keep our fingers crossed that the snow doesn't get us again this winter!

dana

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Joy!

Thank you for popping in today! I hope you're busy stitching away on one of your beautiful projects!

:D Paulette

Tink's Stuff said...

Love your profile quote, AND YOUR STICH WORK IS AMAZING

Patty C. said...

Your work is fabulous - Love them !!!!