Friday, January 19, 2007

Finish work and a weekend project

I'm more a stitcher than a finisher most days, but there is the occasional moment that I enjoy doing some fine hand work, stretching and lacing my own needlework or doing the framing on one of my pieces. It's fairly labor intensive given the time I don't have to spend on it, but to me it seems just a part of the overall stitching process and I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. So here's the latest little accomplishment.

This cute little design (Three Friends) was from an exclusive kit bought at a Bent Creek class in 2001 and has been laying around for ages waiting to become something special. In looking at it again this week I realized it was too large for a fob but wondered if it might fit into this clock. The clock that was bought on a trip to Tennessee in 2001 at Village Mountain Stitch and has been waiting to tell me what time it is. Well, sure enough it was a perfect fit and a snap to put together and a pleasure to use. This could be addictive if I had more clocks.

This is the Treasure Chest that serves as a coffee table in my livingroom. Nice hu? Problem is it always has magazines on it (unless Bryce is over and demanding that I move things off it so he can play with his toys on it) so what's inside is out of sight and out of mind. Should we open it up and see what it holds.....

Here it is.......scads of UFOs, WIPs, and things that have been long ago kitted and are waiting to be started. Well this is by no means ALL of my UFO/WIP collection, simply a stash that is in one place that I don't paw thru very often. Peering into this last night I realized there were things I've completely forgotten about even having. I need desperately to empty it on the floor and index it so I can add to my list of things to focus on in 2007. I'm sure there are some that will move up the list, while others will no doubt be launched. Sounds like a good weekend project since it's going to continue to be cold in the midwest.
And just so you know......where I keep my finished pieces is even nicer than this!!! But that's for another time.
Have a great weekend.


Blogger Chelle said...

What a perfect finish for Three Friends! It looks great. Love your Treasure Chest. Enjoy sorting!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Beautiful finish! I would love to go though the treasures in that chest. :-) Have fun

10:21 AM  
Blogger Debs said...

Great choice for that clock! It's stunning.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Love the clock! I can so relate to your table, my shadow box table has an extremely large drawer that is packed to the gills with stitching stuff. Can't wait to hear what treasures you find in there :-).

11:25 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Three Friends looks great! I love your chest--I'm sure you'll have lots of fun re-discovering buried treasure.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I love that clock and was sorely tempted to get it when I saw it at Elegant Stitch!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

I love the inclusion of your cross-stitch in the clock - it's a great addition.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Your clock looks great!

I love the treasure chest...I have been wanting to get myself a new stitching chair with matching storage ottoman to use for that same purpose :)

5:14 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Lovely clock!!

I also have a chest that sits in my living room, next to my stitching chair. It, too, is full of WIPs, linens etc. I do go through it on a regular basis, though - it only has a couple of stitching items on the top, which can easily be moved!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Beautiful finish - and a beautiful chest too. I bet it will be fun going through it - sort of like looking through a "treasure chest" - right?

7:00 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

love the clock! I have Three Friends, it's stitched and just sitting .. hmmmmmm ;)

Can't wait to hear what you find in that lovely chest!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Lelia said...

woot! It looks wonderful in the clock.

Luv your 'treasure chest' of goodies. I opened your post & started laughing.

All afternoon, I was sorting patterns & pulling out floss ... looking for linen scraps. I found some very much forgotten things that I look forward to working on this year : )

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Love your finish Adana - I too have a clock I bought some time ago and of course, still sitting in the cellophane wrapper! It does feel really good to finish something up and display it.
P.S. I have started Celtic Christmas twice on different fabrics and not liked either. I'm thinking maybe it's not meant for me either!

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your stitching is lovely. Love the pic of your (partial) stash :)

10:04 AM  

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