September Fully Finished Gallery

Many thanks again to Rachel for hosting the Fully Finished Gallery! I had a lot to finish this month!

First is Foxy. Look at the beautiful vintage frame I got on eBay! Finding a good round frame was a challenge. Sandy, who is the framer at the Attic said if you ever see a good, reasonably priced round frame, snap it up because they are hard to find and very expensive. So when I saw this one on eBay for less than $20 I said…That’s my frame! It is not dark wood like I planned but the gold isn’t so bright that it competes with the goldwork so I think it works really well.

Now for a mini bit of goldwork. This pillow is The Golden Grape from The Nostalgic Needle. Foxy made the little grape a breeze. I charted up the John 15 verse for the back side-it really felt like it wanted that. Very happy with how this tiny pillow came out, though I think I’ll make some extra cording for a hanger. Somehow my math didn’t work out to have a long enough piece to include the hanger.

Now for a bigger pillow…GPA’s Flowers and Lace Pillow. Oh it is so pretty my friends. GPA truly designs special things. And what’s more, for me the creation of this pillow has a story. It represents a victory of shopping! I have a post all about that if you wish to read it…HERE.

Finally I have When This You See pin drum from Blackbird Designs. The design was a fundraising piece for UNICEF several years ago. If you followed along you know I really struggled with stitching this. But at last it is done. I’m so happy I stuck with it. I love the rich colors.

Now this pindrum is big. As big as a softball. I used up ALL my sawdust and it is not quite as full as I wanted but not knowing any woodworkers I couldn’t get more in a hurry. So it is a little squishy. C’est la vie! And it’s done. Yay!

And last is my DMC Alphabet Heart. I did show this as an FFO several months ago, but now it is really finished. It has trim. I think it is a success with the trim. Super romantic. Do you like it?

14 thoughts on “September Fully Finished Gallery

  1. Foxy is stunning, what a perfect frame. You have some great finishes, the pin drum is lovely and looks fine to me.

  2. Foxy looks amazing and you found the perfect frame for him. Your other finishes are beautiful as well. You are very talented.

  3. Mary all of your stitches are just lovely. Foxy is amazing…what a wonderful job you did on him. Great frame too. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  4. I am in awe of your Fox finish, Mary–I honestly think I like that frame better than I would have a dark wood frame 🙂 Beautiful stitching and finishing–I especially love that pretty heart. I’ve been scared to tackle that shape–really need to find my courage some day 🙂

    1. Aw thank you! Yes the gold frame is *just* right. I’m really happy with it. Hearts are HARD! This one is my best so far and it is still lumpy the the indent isn’t very good. It’s even harder when you are trying to sew in a hanger. Ugh. Well I like hearts so I’ll be getting more practice!

  5. Wonderful finishes! I have already admired your pillow with the Rose pins. But I also love the ruched ribbon trim on the heart and the lovely round frame for the fox. I quite agree about grabbing those when you see them!,

  6. hi, great finishes – wondered if you can tell me the name of the pin drum of Blackbird Designs and where you got the chart?
    I can’t seem to find it anywhere except Alma Allens instagram and your blog. If you have the correct name for it that would be greatly appreciated. thanks for any help you can give

    1. Hi Nicola, Thanks! The pin drum is When This You See and it was a fundraiser for UNICEF organized by a Facebook BBD group I think in 2018. It was a PDF and I don’t think it was ever published to purchase. I not sure the lady who organized the fundraiser cut off donations permanently or not but I think so because it was a lot of work to organize. I can try to find her name for you. I’m glad you like it!

  7. Thanks for participating again this month. Foxy is perfect and the other finishes really pretty, especially the heart with the ruched ribbon. I always cover the joins in my finishes with ribbon or cord, not only because I like the effect but because I don’t like seeing the joined seams! 🙂

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