Wanted to share some 2012 Finishes today !! And later -- I'll share the lovely things that are "Work in Progress" along with a beautiful quilt that our granddaughter, Emily, is nearly done with !!
Here is a Blackbird Designs - Reward of Merit Pincushion "Bird in Hand"
Most of you know that Red Birds are one of my very favorite -- this Red Bird caught my attention a few months ago when a fellow quilter, teacher, mentor, and now friend had it stitched.
Here is my version:
Now remember -- I haven't done a cross stitch in ummm 14 years ? So this was my first try in a long time -- I just love the way it turned out though. Thanks Debbie for helping me with the finish. I lined the linen with muslin (to avoid heat-n-bond or fusible products - long story) and filled with crushed walnuts.
Two other things I've done just this week -- in preparation for Valentine's Day and to practice my Free Motion Quilting on my home machine.... (don't look too close (wink, wink))....
Well - more later - I've been working a Flannel Quilt in Memory of my Horse Friends -- just waiting for the backing fabric to arrive in the mail -- and this one will get shipped off to the quilter !!
PS - Linked up to Liz's Finishes