Thursday, February 2, 2012

Another little finish!

Well the Margaret Sherry turned out to be a really quick stitch. This is where it was when you last visited...



and this is the finished result....




The back stitching was a bit of a pain to do, I'm not a big fan of 'off the line'  back stitching (I'm sure there must be a proper name for it, but I've no idea what it is!), especially on aida where I can never seem to split the fabric at the desired spot despite using a sharp sewing needle. Anyway,  it took a bit of time to finish the back stitching but the effort was well worth it. I think it's adorable and I have some ideas on how I'm going to make it in to a card...plenty of patterned paper, well at least one bit of patterned paper, some ribbon and a fancy little greeting on the front too! Can you feel my excitement?!! lol

I came across a great thread storage idea while  I was wasting time researching on Pinterest. I'm not sure about re posting other people's pictures so I'm just going to put the link here so you can see the picture/idea. How great is that?  Wouldn't that make a wonderful display?

Anyone else spend hours aimlessly roaming on Pinterest?

Well I've got loads to do today, so I had better get on!

Until next time..happy stitching (and don't spend too much time on Pinterest!)

Rhona

15 comments:

cucki said...

Aww it is looking so sweet xxx

Beth Pearce said...

Your kitty is darling, and it was the backstitching that made it so. Therefore it was well worth it!! I just recently heard about Pinterest, and I guess I am going to have to go check it out. See what you did to me??

Sherry said...

I love your kitty!

Hippywitch said...

Love the kitty, I'm stitching it this weekend for my Mam's birthday card :-)
Oh pinterest is dangerous for wandering and wasting hours!
Lori xx

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

You finished this piece lovely and worth perservering with the back stitch
x catherine

Nicola said...

Sketchy backstitch I guess... Me to You kits are the very worst for it. great finish cute puddytat! xx

Joysze said...

What a fabulous finish. She's darling!!! :D

Carol said...

Such a sweet finish, Rhona... Yes, I spend way too much time looking through all the Pinterest boards and I don't even have an account there!! If I did, I know I would get truly addicted :)

Mouse said...

awww it really is cute and it should be a mouse in there heheheh .. daren't look at that link eeeekkk ..lol love mouse xxxxx

Miamina said...

I love that little cat! Margaret Sherry designs are always so cute. Well done on the fast stitching :)

I loved the floss storage idea, I'm sure it works really well!

Deanne J said...

She's such a cutie!

Erica said...

Love your Margaret Sherry finish!
I have a Margaret Sherry Christmas ornie that I started last year and still haven't finished, and another one waiting in my stash! I only I would live long enough to finish up everything in my stash! LOL

Lynn said...

This is the most adorable finish Rhona! Too cute! I love Margaret Sherry designs but I haven't stitched any in some time. This one is a real winner.

Mangogirl said...

lovely finish :D

Lija said...

I've done one of those, but unfortunately forgot to take the picture before giving away ... might need to ask the person to get their camera out. It's a great design.