Thursday, September 18, 2014

New start

Hello Stitching Friends!

I have been busy.  I have a couple finishes to share, and a new start.
I finished stitching up this little ornament.  It was unfinished from our finishing class with Mona at the Silver Needle.  It was my first attempt at sewing a beaded edge finish.  I found it challenging to count the stitched edge evenly to space the beads...

This was another one of the finishes from the same class.
Then this was the final one.

I received the new ornament issue this week.  I've made a quick pass or two through and found a couple that I may stitch.  

Then, my newest start is this

It doesn't look like much yet.  
I've always liked this design and have owned the chart a long time.  I have more of a reason to look at this now.....  Because,  we've been let in on a little secret.....

How about that for big news??  Holly and Joe are looking forward to a new arrival late next Spring.  Mike and I are pretty excited to say the least!  It will be the first grandchild for our family.  

I haven't located the pinking shears to trim the felt around the little tombstone ornament.  In case you can't tell I finished the top one as a flat fold.  I ran out of trim to put around it, so may find some when I have the chance to go to a fabric store and add some later.  I need to cover those edges!  

I do like the fabric I used on the back....
Well, thanks for sticking it thru to the end of this long post.  

I hope you are finding time to enjoy your stitching!


  1. Congratulations on the wonderful news! How exciting --
    lovely finishes - can you tell me what the name is for the chart of that adorable hen? I have a thing for chickens. Thanks!

  2. Congratulations! You're going to be a grandma! So exciting! Love all your finishes too, also the new start!

  3. Really pretty finishes. congratulations on you wonderful news.

  4. Oh, I'm so excited for you and your family, Melody--congratulations!! I love your newest finishes--you sure have been busy :) Have fun stitching that cute PS chart!

  5. Congrats on your wonderful news...
    Your finishes are so pretty..
    Sweet hugs x

  6. Congratulations! Exciting times for first time parents and grandparents. You have been very busy and productive--your finishes are beautiful

  7. All your finishes are just wonderful but the best news is that you are going to be grandparents, Congratulations!!! My only problem is that my 2 wonderful grand children live the entire country away! From Washington State to Alabama!

  8. Melody I am so envious. A finishing class - that is so what I need to take. You finishes are wonderful. Love the little chicken. And congrats on becoming a grandparent.

  9. Your finishes are so cute.
    Love the little Jingle piece.
    Congrats on your Grandma-to-be status!

  10. Congrats! You are going to LOVE being a grandma. We are expecting our 4th grandchild in December.

    Judy in Colorado

  11. Congratulation to the grandma-to-be or are you a nana. :)
    Love all of your finishes and the owl fabric is perfect!