FFO Gallery November 2020

I’m linking up with Rachel over at Ten Hour Stitcher again this month for her “Fully Finished Object” gallery. This is just the kick in the pants I need every month to move projects from the “finished stitching” to the “fully finished” stage. It has been a great antidote to the drawer that inevitably ends up collecting those little stitched pieces for finishing Someday. Now Someday arrives around the 10th of every month as I rush to get something done for the SAL!

My first finish this month is Lady Scarlet’s Secret Garden. It is a teeny tiny needle book that goes into this enamel trinket box from Just Nan. Isn’t the wool flower darling?

The flower was super easy and quick to make. The needlebook, I will tell you, was tricky. I think there might have been a better, neater way to do it but I followed the instructions. If I was doing it again, I’d try another technique that would have less loose threads and rough edges to manage. But it’s fine, just overly fiddly. I didn’t end up finishing off the crewel rocking horse this month. I’d had enough fiddly finishing for the month after doing this!

Next I finally got around to buying the wool to finish off my La D Da Dragonfly pin cushion. It came out so so cute! Looks just like a giant ravioli! Just a simple little thing but sometimes that’s the kind of stitch you need!

I liked the design well enough but wasn’t super enthusiastic with the prospects of its finish when I done stitching. Now that’s done I just love it!

Finally, it became urgent to finish off the tooth fairy pillow for my little (almost 6 years old) son. Without even telling us it was loose, he pulled out his first tooth a couple weeks ago. Now he reports the 2nd loose one so I had to hustle on this to get it finished for him!

This is by Waxing Moon Designs with my own adjustments and finishing. I made the piping! It’s not perfect, but hey, it’s a kid’s tooth fairy pillow, the perfect project to try out something new! I have 1 more child (my 3 year old) who needs a tooth fairy pillow. I have a design and, I guess, about 2 years to stitch it!

And finally, I can take no credit for the presentation of this, but I wanted to share with you my Random Thoughts from The Drawn Thread which I had framed by the very talented Sandy of Attic Needlework. She mounted my hemstiched work on a piece of light blue gray silk. It is just perfect and I love how it came out. This is a finish I don’t think I could have quite managed myself-a little too special to risk messing it up! I have 2 more projects being framed which hopefully I can share with you at the December check in.

7 thoughts on “FFO Gallery November 2020

  1. Mary, these are all beautiful finishes but I have to mention two in particular. It might have been fiddly but that little needlecase was worth it and your Random Thoughts project is terrific.

  2. Fantastic work. I love the little Ladybird needlebook, such a sweet finish with the flower too.
    I did smile a your ravioli finish! Not a description you often hear,
    Of course the frame design looks stunning, your framer did a great job. Sometimes it is worth paying a professional!

  3. Thanks for taking part with four very different items. I’m glad this SAL gives you that motivation you need to get something fully-finished each month. The ladybird trinket is so cute; it could make a novel tooth holder if your son didn’t want his pillow! 🙂

    1. Oh he DID want his pillow! He hasn’t used it yet but he is working hard on that next tooth! Thank you again for hosting!

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