Wednesday, August 5, 2009

finishing frenzy

The last few days I’ve finish-finished Cast Your Spells by Stacy Nash and Be Still and Know That I Am God by The Sampler Girl.

Cast Your Spells was fun to put together. I enjoy using my sewing machine and hand-sewing techniques any chance I get. I didn’t age this piece because the linen is already raw and frankly I’m happy with it just the way it is. I used crushed corn-type critter bedding for the filling so it has weight.

Just the other day I finished stitching another Stacy Nash called Country Sampler Velvet Bag.

This will turn into a project bag using that beautiful blue floral reproduction fabric. I still need to look over the finishing instructions, but methinks I have all my peacocks in a row.

I finally got around to framing Be Still and Know That I Am God. I stitched this design months and months ago. I hate to brag. Tanya had designed this ditty one night with me in mind (due to my confessions experiencing anxiety and my nature to be a complete worrywart) and I was truly blessed by her care and thoughtfulness. I’ll never forget it.

My intention was to frame it and hang it beside my bed as a daily reminder to take breaths and relax. It’s a perfect verse to start my day and I’m so grateful for Tanya for lending such encouragement. She’s been a dear heart and treasure ever since. On Sunday I sat at my work station, got the frame out that I bought for it months ago, and went to town. I am pleased and happy that it’s complete and now where it belongs. It may not be a perfect frame job but it’s mine. :o)

Dh is out of town on business this week so it is strange he not being here especially at night. Sunday night I watched Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. It’s a delightful movie and one I recommend. Mom came over yesterday to watch the boys while I ventured around town to run errands. I stopped by Kohl’s, my LNS for scissor charms and needles, and then to Joann’s for a few items. I’m making a pillow for Cameron ~ it's going to be fun! It was a good outing. Dreadful hot though!

Talk soon!


Deb said...

I love your three pieces and your framing. That piece, Be Still and Know, is wonderful and how wonderful that Tanya designed that with you in mind. I think that we all could benefit from that advice!

Dianne said...

Beautiful job! I think that you've chosen the perfect place for that piece too! We could all use that reminder each morning, I think.

Tanya said...

You have been stitchy-busy, Julie! All looks grand.

Hey - we were watching HP Goblet of Fire the other night and I had forgotten that Cedric was Twilight! I guess all those British actors make the rounds on all the movies now and again. LOL MISS a good one!


Tammy said...

Beautiful finishes!! Great job on the framing.

Daffycat said...

Wow Julie! Wonderful finishes. I really look forward to seeing the peacock one done too!

Miss Pettigrew is a delightful movie; glad you enjoyed it.

Melissa said...

Lots of lovely stitching Julie! How wonderful to have a sampler designed for you!

I liked Miss Pettigrew too!

Dora said...

Cast your spells looks so nice. You have a head start on Halloween now!