Sunday, January 25, 2009

Two finishes and a new beginning

Two of the pieces I finished earlier this month have been received so I can show them to you. The first one is a Lizzie Kate pattern minus the satin stitch on the edge. I used DMC floss on a 22 ct piece of fabric that I had dyed.

On the right is the front of Cynthia's Birthday fob and the left photo is the back. I try to use some part of the design on both sides. Now that doesn't always work out but it did here really nicely.
The second finish is part of an older pattern that I found on Leisure ArtsLlibrary. This one was a birrthday gift for Rhonda. Stitched on 18 ct aida that I dyed with DMC floss. Again I tried using some part of the design on both sides.

On the left is the back of the fob. The photo on the right is the front.

I have two more finishes that I did this weekend but I can't show them until they reach their new homes. They are also birthday gifts.

Now for the new beginning. No not a new stitching project. I have way too many WIPs as it is. :) Please say Hello to the newest family member, my great nephew. (Geez that makes me feel old. LOL) Here he is being held by his big brother. :)

Matthew Ryan
born January 23rd
9 lbs. 4 oz.
Isn't he adorable?
Now to pick out one of those WIPs to work on. Who knows maybe I'll even finish something else this month. :)
Thank you all for your comments. I treasure each and every one.
Until next time...................
Love and stitches


Terri said...

Your Stitching is wonderful. And Your new Great Nephew is so cute

Debra said...

Your finishes are so nice!
Yes, he is adorable.
Debra in Indiana

Frishawn said...

I could cooo over that precious baby forever. Does this mean that there will be "baby stitching". I hope so. I know I'm nosey. Your finishes are beautiful as well.

Robin said...

What a precious baby! He's adorable and I love your stitching finishes! Keep it up; all the WIP's will get done eventually (or that's what I tell myself, LOL)

Milly~ said...

Love the fobs! Matthew is just adorable.

Emily said...

Congrats on the new addition, he is adorable. I really like the saying at the top of the blog.

Nancy said...

Great birthday presents!!! They will be treasured for sure! And look how alert that baby is! Great photo.

Vicky L said...

The stitching fobs are great. I use mine you made for me all the time. I love it. Congratulations on your new great nephew. Its a great name too.

DaisyGirl said...

Conrats on being a aunt! Sweet baby! Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I'm sorry about your Momma. I will be devastated when my Momma passes away!

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on the great finishes. They are both lovely and I knew that the first one was for Cynthia even before I read the caption.

Now that is what I call a great start and he picked a good day to come into the world (my Birthday too)

Carolyn NC said...

Matthew Ryan is so cute! Love the fobs - you did a fabulous job!

Shelley - ILCS said...

Congratulations on the new member of the family. Matthew is adorable. Your scissor fobs are beautiful.

Meari said...

He IS adorable :) Congrats on the new member -and- the new finishes!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your beautiful scissor fob finishes!! I love how you use bits from the front on the back. I like to do that too!
Matthew is precious!

Anonymous said...

Your finishes look great!!!!

Your great nephew is adorable!!!!

Joy said...

I LOVE both of the pieces!! I am sure the recipients are soo happy with their goodies. Congratulations on the new bundle! He is adorable!!

Mare said...

Lovely fobs and what a cute new addition. thanks for sharing.