Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Finish & A Prayer

Dear God,
Whomever you put in charge of the "snow" button please tell them it's not funny anymore!


Today was another day spent inside watching it snow.  No school today (or tomorrow) so I busied myself finishing these cutie patooties.  I've had this pattern and buttons for several years but never found the time to stitch it.  Last weekend I headed to Hueston Woods State Park for a retreat.  I started this design while I was there and finished it today.


Snow Fence
Raise the Roof
28 ct Zweigart Lugana "Blue Breeze"
Suggested fibers and JABC Buttons

Thanks to my dear friend Beth for suggesting the tool for cutting styrofoam.  It took a little trial and error but I think it turn out well.  The tool I am referring to is called a styro cutter plus.  If you like to do cube finishing its a great tool to have.

Now.....more about the retreat at Hueston Woods.  It was hosted by the lovely Barb from Keepsakes in Cincinnati.  I got to stitch, catch up with old friends, make new friends and increase my stash substantially.  I'm already planning for next year. 
I was so busy having fun that I forgot to take any pictures but you can see some at Jenny's and Marsha's.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my finish.  I appreciate you spending part of your busy day with me.  Your comments keep me motivated to do what I love.....stitch :-)

Now..............what will I get myself into tomorrow?

Keep on stitchin' on,


CalamityJr said...

That's certainly the perfect design to finish on a snow day! And a stitching retreat at Houston Woods??? That's where DH and I spent our honeymoon nearly 39 years ago. Wow- where did the time go???

Karen said...

Very cute finish! The fabric is perfect for the design. Glad you had fun at your stitching retreat.... sorry about the snow. Feel free to send some more south! happy stitching....

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Love the backing fabric. Glad you enjoyed your stitching retreat. Hope the snow goes away soon.

Patty C. said...

I love snowmen & that design is sooooooooo cute !!-Congrats on a great finsish

Shari said...

looks great!!! You do a wonderful job of finishing your projects!!!! very pretty!!!
I am going to remember the styro cutter.....My mom was in a craft club YEARS AGO, called Fad of the Month Club....I remember her having something that cut styrofoam....I still have a couple of the ornaments for my tree!!!
Your retreat sounds wonderful!!!
ps----dyed my parson brown fabric yesterday!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Well sir, that is just Darling!! Great job! Just think...before long, it will be hot, sweaty, and you'll be wishing for a cool breeze. :-) Now, back to see about that new tool...

natalyK said...

Love your finish! It's adorable.

Jenny said...

Oh Pickle, it is wonderful!!! Big congratulations. Now I am kicking myself for not picking up this chart last time I went "stashing". I remember that you stitched on this during the retreat - I can not believe how quickly you whipped out both the stitching and the finishing.

Vonna said...

We're getting cabin fever too..although we shouldn't have had school today, we did....I guess the administration is getting cabin fever too ;)

LOVE your cube! It's perfectly finished and snowy for the weather we've been having!

Fiona said...

Love your finish. I wish they did stitching retreats here in Scotland, but I have just have content myself with Myrtle Beach in October. Maybe someone will show me how to make a cube finish when I'm there, they always look really cute.