14 August 2009

More Fair Finishes

Finally had time to upload these.

Santa of the fussy finishing. He is by Imaginating, from the 2006 JCS ornament issue. You can see those tiny little clothespins of which I am inordinately proud. I think this is the most number of different materials I have ever used in a cross stitch project: hemp rope, perforated paper, tiny little clothespins, treated aida, buttons, wire, felt and fabric. He's a big guy. I don't know how the judges will like him, but I'm content with him. SO thinks he's cute. We'll be able to see him on the tree. That's the important thing.

The finished kitten afghan. My aunt did the finishing work. It has a very thin piece of batting sandwiched between the fabric layers. I read somewhere where this cushions the ends of the floss so they don't pull out. I don't know if it's true, but there aren't loose ends hanging out. I am so pleased with how it turned out. The backing fabric really did suit this afghan.


riona said...

I love your new finishes ... and trust they will do very well at the fair ... they sure like winners to me ... maybe I should try to get a gig as a judge.

I especially love your Santa ornament ... when I stitched it, I wimped out and didn't do the additional pieces [stocking, rope, clothespins] ... yours looks so much better for having included everything ... I really like the curly wire hanger, too ... I'll have to use that idea sometime very soon.

Daffycat said...

Holy cow, that backing fabric is PERFECT for your it was created for it. Great job!

Barbi said...

You Santa and your afghan are both fantastic!

Annie said...

Nice finishes. Hope they are winners!

Natasha said...

Wow that afhgan turned out great. She really did do a wonderful job. I love the backing fabric. It goes great. And your santa ornament. LOVE IT :)

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow! Great finishes Rachel! How did you ever find such perfect fabric for your afghan?

Meari said...

The Santa is REALLY cute! Is the backing for your afghan just regular cotton fabric with batting in between?

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls