Saturday, August 31, 2013

Late as usual - but 3 small finishes to add

Hello happy stitchers

Sorry I'm late adding my finishes again - I've just got home from 4 day quilters' retreat at beautiful Mannum, right beside Murray River.  Perfect weather, company and an opportunity to finish long overdue projects.

First item was a challenge begun in 2006, to choose a picture in a magazine, then re-create in fabric, including one piece of fabric we were given by our group co-ordinator.  I used it to make the water feature/urn.  We were required to machine stitch everything, which I found very difficult.  It got put away when I found lots of raw edges that I'd missed the first time round ... but, at last it is completed.

Second is a cross-stitched platypus that I did years ago when my eyesight was reasonable, but I never got round to framing it.  Now it is ready to hang, along with a complementary panel of Australian animals, that included a platypus, and I used the same 'watery' fabric for both projects.   This 3rd project has only waited 5 years for attention! 

So pleased these are done, and I made good progress on 2 more projects that have been waiting for me for 3 or 4 years, so hopefully there'll be more to reveal next month.  
Cheers, Liz


Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Good Finishes Liz.
A finish is a finish, regardless of size.

Susan said...

Great finishes - I have fabric framed a few of my cross stitches too - so expensive to get real framing done.
love the top project.

Maureen Clare said...

Very Aussie, love them all.

miss~nance said...

Lovely Finishes....

Chris H said...

All lovely finishes Chick.