Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Finish

Greetings Fellow Stitchers,
I have my first finish for the new year! I've noticed this design on many blogs and I'm delighted to share my version of it with you.  I've decided to stitch the series separately and can't wait for each new month.  I've already kitted February and can't wait to see March. 

I'm sitting here in a quiet, peaceful house this evening so I decided it was a perfect time to work on finishing this piece.  I cut fabric, ironed, adhered batting to the cube and sat down to start pinning.  Wouldn't you know it.....I had about 10 pins, it usually takes about 25 for a cube this size.  So, I called my neighbor who sews and has a craft room to die for.  Surely, she would have some pins I could borrow, nope.  So she called her mom, nope.  Her sister, nope.  I couldn't stop now so I hopped in the car and trekked the 15 miles to the nearest wal-mart.  I went directly to the pins and picked up all 5 containers of satin pins on the shelf.  No way I'm running out of pins for a very long time.  As I turn to go, low and behold......the fabric got me.  Of course you can't go into the fabric dept. and not look.  So in the process of picking up pins I also found some finishing fabric I liked even better.  (I also picked up some Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day fabric while I was at it. ;-)
While I was on a roll I decided to cruise the ribbon selection.  I found the cutest sparkly snowflake ribbon to finish off the design.  I guess my trip to wal-mart was worth it after all. 
I like this finished product better than what I had planned on using. 


 

Now, I need a good camera.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  I hope the new year is off to a great start for you.  Next weekend I am off to a stitching retreat in Ohio. 
I can't wait to see the girls and spend some time stitching and stashing.  Until next time......

Keep on stitching,
Nan


15 comments:

Michele said...

Happy New Year gf :) Love your new finish!

Beth Pearce said...

I really love your finish! That ribbon and backing fabric is perfect for that piece. I think I like your idea of having a different cube for each month - good thinking!

Laura said...

STUNN-ING!!!!!!!!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty. Love the colors.

Yvonne..... said...

WOW! That ribbon is gorgeous and perfect!! Love it!!

Deborah said...

January looks great in a box!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year Nan. The colours are lovely aren't they - it looks wonderful x

cucki said...

so beautiful..well done xx

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year. A gorgeous finish. A great idea to have them as seperate cubes.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It turned out great - must have been fate! Have a great retreat - we'll want to hear all about it.

Karen said...

love it! that ribbon is perfect! run out of pins? how did YOU run out of pins? LOL now you are set for awhile! ;)

Fiona said...

Beautiful finish and the trip to Walmart was definitely worth it. I have been trying to resist buying this chart, but each finish I see I love it more and more, I might have to give in and buy it.

Shari said...

gorgeous finish!!!! Love the ribbon around the edges...really sets it off! Great job

Mindi said...

Great finish, and I love the sparkly ribbon you used on the edge.

Renee said...

You did a great job! Your finish turned out so cute!