Wednesday 19 February 2020

February Fully Finished Gallery

My dear Rachel just reminded me that I need to get the FFG post up for the month...I've had the pictures ready for a few days, so there's really no good reason for not posting yet, only this month has been a little strange and very busy so far. But the wait also had an advantage - I got a new, third finished object to present! So let's get started.

The first finish-finish is from January, but after that month's FFG checkin. I stitched Magical's Bookmark of the Month, and finished it right away as intended. You've already seen it finished, but I thought I'd talk a little about HOW it was finished, since I think that's pretty cool - she included this backstitch outline with the pattern, and instead of doing two identical halves, this time it was sewn together down the middle! Here's a pre finish picture to show you what I mean:

It was fun and I think it worked great, too! She included the same kind of finish for the February pattern, so I think I'm going to do it again.

Next is an early February finish - this year's Valentine's card for my husband, and also my card for Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop. I have yet to hop around and see who got it, so no spoilers please! Just like the last three (it's the last of a series of four, so I'm going to have to think of something new next year) I used double sided tape to make a card.

And last but not least, I had Felix frame Whacky Witches last weekend! I finished this last summer, but didn't get it finish-finished for Halloween, so I really wanted to get it done now. I found a great black/silber frame (originally I wanted an oval frame, but couldn't find one I liked; there aren't a lot of them and the ones there are are super expensive!) and Felix was so kind to work on it Sunday. I'm very proud of him, I think it was his biggest framing job so far! (It's a 40x50cm frame)


Carol said...

Such cute finishes, Leonore. The bookmark finish is such a clever idea--don't think I've seen one finished like that before. Love the Valentine's gift and the frame you chose for the Halloween piece fits it perfectly. Hope you are having a great week!

Mary's Thread said...

That is truly a clever finish on that bookmark! I like your other 2 stitches too!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a clever way to design the bookmark to get the great outline.
I'm keeping quiet on the Valentine front LOL
Wacky Witches looks awesome in the frame. Because it's so ornate it needs to be bigger and further away from the stitching, in my opinion anyway!

diamondc said...

Leonore: That is one interesting book mark, finish.
The Halloween finish is beautiful in that frame.
The owls are adorable.


Astrids dragon said...

All three fabulous finishes, but I really love your framed Halloween! How great that you'll be able to display it this year.