2 Last Summer Projects and 2 New Starts

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Here we are at the end of summer with my last finishes! First up is Ding Dong Merrily on High by Little House Needleworks. I cut it pretty close on this one to use up the remnant from You are My Sunshine-really pretty fabric. And anyway, it will be an ornament. Little House makes such cute things.

And for the grand finale, Wishes Do to Heaven Aspire by Lindsay Lane Designs:

It is gorgeous in person and this is a terrible picture.  Plus, it is supposed to have mother of pearl heart buttons on either side of the date but one of the buttons that came in my kit is flawed. I am looking for a good replacement before I finish it off into a little pillow.

Now I have 2 little things going, God Bless by Sisters and Best Friends and For the Birds by The Drawn Thread.

In God Bless, I have changed all the colors. I usually follow the designer’s recommendations religiously! But not this time! And I am so glad, it all looks so fine together. I am using Watercolors Silk Glowing Embers for the stars and name and it is about the most gorgeous thing I have ever used.  It makes me want to stitch everything from now on in Glowing Embers. This little piece is so nice, I think I will make it again with the verse only and no name and make a little round thing with it. I think it would lend itself to that quite well. But for the current project, I think it needs a silver star charm to hang off that moon (that’s why the dark thread behind, so I have something to tie that star on with). I am on the hunt.

Sadly the picture does not adequately show off the colors! The moon is Auntie Dee, a rich navy, purple-y midnight blue. The verse is Dungarees, really a true cornflower. And Glowing Embers is a jewel tone rainbow.  Now I just need the “James” after Daniel and birth info. Then the silver star and done!

Lastly, here is the little center tree in For the Birds: It will be another fun piece.

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