Monday, January 30, 2012

First finish of 2012...

Has been completely finished for a time now, but doubts of the "finishing" kept me from sharing. Maybe someday it will be framed, yet today, it's finished and hanging on the new found storage cabinet!  I had in mind to stitch and complete a project before starting anything new.  Well, that idea is being trashed...it just isn't fun!  I do, however, have plans to use what I have "in house" this year.  The chart was a wonderful freebie from Beth at My Heartstring, the fabric I over dyed from the "I don't like pile" and the threads were on hand.

It's fun to begin (and complete) a new project while visiting with a friend...she completed hers too!  Better yet, the two of us play together on the first Friday of every month and she had the wonderful idea of making a tag commemorating our outing.  There are rules in making these tags---we cannot purchase in advance for future months and have to use what we find, and I do mean find, that day...note the rusty piece. (And to think I laughed while she was picking up objects on the street...check out her creation here.) I can't remember all the rules...I just know it's going to be a little bit of a challenge, but oh so fun!

What fun challenges await you this year?

15 comments:

Margaret said...

Cool tag! And I love your first finish!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your first finish of 2j012. It looks wonderful.
The tag looks great... I like the challenge and look forward to seeing more tags.

Deborah said...

I love the tag! Can't wait to see what others you create. Beautiful finish.

BitsAndPieces said...

Really neat tag! Like the parts you put together. I've been working on some new tag sets myself. Such a pleasurable activity...love to do them.

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the finish! What a neat tag--how fun to have a friend that you can spend time with doing creative stuff!

Katrina said...

What a sweet finish!!! I love that tag too :-). It's so fun you have a standing date to spend time with a friend.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on a beautiful first finish! I love this pattern by Beth, and you did a lovely job with it. The tags you and your friend made are wonderful! So creative and so pretty.

Deb said...

I just love your tag - you did a beautiful job on it. And I love your stitching finish too! It's so much to have a finish.

Melissa said...

Oh I love your first finish. I must go check it out. This may be a silly question but since I haven't done any finishing for ages - how did you finish your piece? I am gathering finishing ideas for this year, which is also my challenge this year - to stitch more smalls, and try different finishes!

That tag you put together is super cool. What a great idea the two of you have!

Patty C. said...

Lovely finish ;)

Nicola said...

I do like your stitching and how you finished it.

WOW the tag is so creative, I love it.

Sharyn said...

I love this piece and you finished it so nicely. And your tag is so pretty too! What will you find this Fri? Will be anxious to see your Feb tag!

marly said...

Good thing I scrolled down!! I compeltely missed this post and it's wonderful - both items! I swear Blogger is playing with my mind.

Anne said...

I love this pattern! I just stumbled upon it today on Pinterest! I like how you dyed it to your liking too!!

Lelia said...

Hello: I'm new to your blog. What lovely tags you have created. Beautiful needlework projects.

Happy spring