November (and October) FFOs

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I didn’t get my October FFOs posted in time for the deadline last month for Rachel’s Fully Finished Object Gallery, so I saved the post and added a few to it for November! Here are 2 months of FFOs!

October:

First I framed Let It Bee from The Drawn Thread. Cynthia made it easy on us by planning this piece for a 5×7 frame! Thanks, Cynthia!

Then, I managed to stitch my Garden Urn Pinkeep (Samplers Notforgotten) up into a pillow using all the provided finishing materials. I am considering a chenille edging. I like borders on pillows.

And then I did a couple “round things:”

I found the most perfect little pie tin ornament at Hobby Lobby-the perfect size for the Brooke’s Books Madonna and Child!

And here’s my Fuzzy Fox Variegated Snowflake (note the addition of beads) I think I need to develop a proprietary method for turning a twisted cord into a tassel at the bottom. It is tricky to do but I like it so I will probably do it again. But it needs to be easier!

And my Threadwork Primitives Quaker Carnations Pinwheel which just lacks the pins. That’s an easy addition. I would like to find the gray pearl head pins like is shown in the model. The ribbon trim is from Dames of the Needle.

And here’s what I’ve got for November:

I wanted to FFO some more ornaments that have been languishing. Here are some old ones from Mill Hill and Threedles that just needed their felt backing:

The colors for Snowbirds by Country Cottage Needleworks (JCS Ornaments 2013) are similar to the snowflake so I used some materials I bought for the snowflake to try out. Here it is:

Another little square ornament is the Little Santa from Bent Creek.

It goes with the Little Nativity from a couple years ago. (Though I’m not happy with the precision of the finish on Little Nativity so I think I will redo it). These are only about 1 1/2″ square so lack of precision shows up a lot more in these pictures than in real life!

Finally, since it was pretty simple, I got my Mini Motif Sampler put in the frame. It’s VERY cute.

Two Down!

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This week I finished up November from The Snowflower Diaries’ Joyful World…

And the Heart’s Content Mini Motif Sampler Fall Foliage:

Wow, was my centering off! How embarrassing! I’m glad it fit!

I’m so happy with these two! Now on to December and to frame the sampler. The kit came with a gorgeous tiny burled wood frame.

The Little Strawberry Thief is coming along-hope to get it done this weekend!

Nothing is Finished

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But I made progress last week!

I only have a little bit of white border left on the Mini Motif Sampler, and then an easy-peasy backstitched line around the whole edge.

I’ve made an excellent start on The Little Berry Thief from Scattered Seed Sampler’s club. It will be my small this month!

I have my “Sunflower” floss and can finish up my Joyful World November now. It’s just about done!

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