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Monday, August 21, 2006

A couple of updates

Ta-da!!!!

I have a couple of updates for you! I made Mary Garry's Seasonal Momentoes,October, as a pinkeep....for now. I will be mounting this onto a little wooden box after I paint it and line it with some cute fabric.



Next up in Blackbird Designs, Light the Way. I am almost done with it and I am so pleased with it! I can't wait to get it in a frame! Sorry for the scrunchy fabric but I just took it out of the hoop.



Because I need to liberate some of my finishes from the confines of a dresser drawer, I decided to go out in the pouring rain on Saturday, to buy a couple of pieces of acid free foam core. Now, I didn't go just for foam core, I went out for a rotary cutter mat and some ribbon and trim. Plus some groceries. You should have been there to see me stuff 2 30 x 40 pieces of foam core behind the seats in a toy pickup truck (we have a very tiny Dodge Dakota)while trying to hold an umbrella in a driving rain. So in honor of that momentous trip in the pouring rain, I also mounted Homespun Elegance's, Button Sheep, in preparation for framing. It's got a ton of pins in it and I really admire the framers that use these itsy-bitsy pins for large pieces! My fingers are so sore and I only pinned a 5" x 9" piece. I couldn't image pinning a piece as large as Village of Hawke Run Hollow...OUCH!!!

10 comments:

Nancy K. said...

Hi Joanie:

I love your pinkeep - what a great idea for finishing it! The more I see the designs from the BBD Trix and Treat book, the more I know I will need to add that to my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

Take care, Nancy

zoeandcooper said...

Your pinkeep is adorable. Great finish!!

Thanks again for the lovely notebook cover from the House Exchange! It is beautiful!

Lee said...

Too cute!! I love your fabric choice, also. You have some wonderful projects going.

Terri said...

That is SO cute!!!

Cathy said...

I love both of these designs. Nice finishing on the pinkeep!

Leah said...

Your pinkeep is sooo adorable! I'm looking forwrd to seeing you completed Light the Way. I just got that little Blackbird Designs booklet in the mail and can't decide what to stitch first.

Karoline said...

Your pinkeep is gorgeous Joanie, congratulations

Cindy said...

Love the pinkeep! What an adorable design...and you did a fabulous finish on it :)

And I'm loving that Blackbird Designs piece as well...looking forward to seeing that one progress.

With all of this cool weather, I'm in a Halloween mood!!

lena-lou said...

I love your Mary Garry one... her designs are so nice and you have stitched and finished it just perfectly :-)

Jean Messina said...

Do you gave the seasonal mementos October willing to buy