Wednesday, September 27, 2006

With a Giant THANK YOU to Dani...

....another "finished" finish!!


The design is be Homespun Elegance, I believe it is just called "Sisters." The finished size of the stitching is about 3 1/2" x 4". And I used Dani's instructions to finish it as a lined bag! I did ok....although the one visible stitching (at the top) is a bit "drunken" because the bag opening was just barely big enough to fit over the sewing platform on my machine, and it slipped a few times as I was zipping along. But once it is drawn shut, my amateur sewing skills are not so obvious. hehe And my sister is not at ALL crafty, so I know she won't mind! I'm going to fill it with potpourri, so she can put it in/on her dresser or in her closet. For the pic I just stuck a handful of fiberfill in there.

You know, I absolutely love all of you internet stitchers out there. If it weren't for the helpful hints and directions I've collected (from Jo and Dani and others), I'd NEVER have tried some of these finishing techniques. Not to mention all of the encouragement, enabling, and wonderful compliments!! You all are the best.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

I so agree about the helpful hints and tips from other stitchers, the interenet is such a great place. I just love the finish, it looks fantastic and you done an excellent job on it!

Kali said...

It came out great! Congrats :) I love all the tips and help I can find online as well, I just need a bit of practice with my machine to translate it into something nice

Singular Stitches said...

Oh, Erin, what a pretty finish!!!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Erin, congratulations

Anonymous said...

That is so lovely!

AnneS said...

Your finished bag turned out beautifully! :D

Chelle said...

Your finished bag is fantastic! I'm sure your sister will love it. Can you tell me what the number is for the Homespun Elegance design? Is it one of their Heart-Felt Samplers? I'd like to track it down if I can. Or at least figure out if I already have it! :o) Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet gift you did for your sister...beautifully stitched and finished:)