Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Almost a finish..but I got side tracked...

Well, I ALMOST have a finish to show... I have been working diligently on She Sells Sea Shells and am almost done. I have the sea shells to add on the bottom border, the white along the crest of the waves all the way across and some back stitching and the all the shells, the sign and the french knot buttons on the little girl's dress. I have really enjoyed stitching this and am now trying to decide how to finish it. Whether to frame it or finish it into a pin keep. I would love any other suggestions anyone has as framing is expensive but I worry about fading if I don't...

So, I thought I was going to work on this tonight but I got a a case of patriotic stitch-itis! I saw this freebie design on Just Another Stitching Blog (http://michele11wa.blogspot.com/) originally posted on Staci's blog (http://snippetsandstash.blogspot.com/) and have been itching to stitch it. So, I pulled some thread and fabric this afternoon and am going to start it as soon as Daddy gets the kids in the bath :-) Thanks for the great design Staci and bringing it to my attention, Michele!

We were away in NC visiting last week visiting my husband's family. We had much fun at the beach, on a Pirate Treasure Hunt, eating great seafood and spending fun times with our family there. It's good to be home and back into my stitching routine though!
Happy stitching! Meredith


  1. just found your blog..love it! Terry in Texas

  2. Thanks for sharing the freebie. I love it and I hadn't seen that one.

    Like your She Sells Sea Shells too! Think it would be really pretty in a white frame. Not sure how big it is.

    Oh well....it will be nice either way. Happy stitching.

  3. Hi Meredith, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Love you blog and your sea shell is looking great!

    Ohhh can't wait to see your patriotic Quaker Heart :)

  4. I love your almost finish :) If you frame it yourself, it's not so expensive ;)
    But you can finish it just like a pinkeep, but put a hanger on it for hanging....I've never had a problem with fading if you keep it out of direct sunlight.

  5. Lovin your She Sells piece, so perfect for summer! And I ALWAYS get sidetracked, lol!

  6. The Sea Shells piece is very nice- I love the colors!