Monday, February 26, 2018

No Stitching Update But Some Constructions

Hello Everyone: I hope your day is going well, mine is, I was able to get Picasa to upload my photos finally.
I Spent most of Sunday afternoon in my sewing room, I wanted to get some of my stitched items constructed, I am thrilled with  what I was able to get done, while watching Matt Damon in the Bourne series I got to work.

First is a thread keeper pin cushion, I stained the wood a very light color, I was not sure I would like it until I inserted the stitched design into the wood square.
Now the best part is that this was an exchange from June over at we were involved in an exchange, this is what she sent me,

So all this time I did not know what to do with it, this is perfect for this beautiful design.

I copied this idea from a Blackbird Design Exchange I did with Joanie, not sure if she still has a Blog or not.

I am keeping my threads and beads on this for the design I am working on now the Little Church.

Next I finished a pillow from Scattered Seed Samplershttp://scatteredseedsamplers.blogspot.comI love Tammy's designs.

I also constructed another Scattered Seed Samplers design I stitched, this is one I made a big mistake on and had to wing it in the construction, I used my own fabric, not because I did not like what Tammy chose but because of my own mistake.

It is hanging kind of wonky and wrinkled so sorry, I really like this design and how it is being used.

I have had this box for so long and did not know what I wanted to do with it, now it is a pin cushion and ort box, I took the glass out so the bird design would really pop up. This is a With Thy Needle and Thread design.

I plan on making other designs that I was gifted in an exchange, the other one I want to get constructed is the Pansy's from Gracie over at
I am going to get lots of construction done only because I am tired of all the beautiful designs just laying in my to do drawer which is full.
I am going o a stitching retreat with the Minnesota Needlework Guild this coming Thursday, I am really looking forward to it.
I hope it does not snow rain or any other bad weather, I am so ready for spring, even my friends who hate the heat are begging for this winter to be over.
Time to get a dr9ink of water and head down to my sewing room.



marly said...

Nice finishing work! The round dark hinged box is really nice. All of them are great and fit the final finish so well.

Pamela said...

Great finishes!

butterfly said...

I forgot all about our exchange , so happy you now have found a new home for my stitching .
I still have lots of stitching that one day I would like to fit into a quilt , but I am always too busy to play with it.
So hoping one day I will have more time to make it. Hugs.

Preeti said...

Lovely finishes, Catherine ! You have been busy. Enjoy your stitching retreat:)

Marilyn said...

All great finishes.
Have fun at your retreat!
I hope the weather cooperates.

Vickie said...

Oh Catherine I love how you have finished off these pieces. So nice to get them OUT of the drawer! Beautiful.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the lovely finishes Catherine.


RJ said...

Catherine, one stitch is prettier than the next. I love them all but am partial to the pretty bird in the round box. So, so pretty. I have stitched tisket tasket too and thought it was a fun and enjoyable stitch. Your work is so beautiful... great finishes. Stay warm. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Faith... said...

Beautiful finishes Catherine!

Marti said...

Nice work! I love, love, love the pillow on your bed. Do you hang the pincushion? I really like the rings for embroidery thread. Very handy. What is the pretty one on the back of the chair?

Catherine - Hillview Embroidery said...

These are all lovely finishes! Well done, it’s the part I never seem to get round to doing!

Brigitte said...

You were doing a lot of very creative finishing. Great job. I particularly love the pincushion you made from June's pansies, and the thread rings you added to it.

Mary said...

CAtherine, I love your finishes. THe violets are so pretty and what a great idea to use it as a floss holder. I love the armchair holder for pins, I never saw that idea before and it's brilliant. My favorite is Tisket Tasket, I have that pattern and want to stitch it soon. I love everything Brenda designs. Cute little box that you added it to. You certainly have been productive my friend!!

Penny said...

Oh my gosh, Catherine, your blog header made me laugh! : ) You've been busy with some creative and pretty finishes! I really love that little Scattered Seed pillow! And I'm more than ready for spring especially after the storm we have had today. Scary winds! Hope you have a wonderful time at your retreat!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You have been very productive with your finishing! Some lovely ideas to display your stitching. I really like the circular box.