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Friday, August 5, 2011

Finishes and AAPG Anniversary Goodies!

As promised... some pictures of a couple of finishes that were left from July... the first is "Spring Pillow Tuck" which is a design by Primitive Betty's. I chose to stitch this 2 over 2 with DMC 3866 on natural linen. The fabric for the pillow is a piece of the "Whitewash" fabric line that is new from the gals at "Crab Apple Hill". The strawberry was made of same fabric, with the leaves cut from the cross stitch linen... and tied to the pillow with a piece of linen thread. Overall finished size is about 7-1/2" x 7-1/2".

Next up is this Stacy Nash Pattern titled "October 31st Pincushion". I followed the recommended DMC floss colors in the pattern and stitched 1 over 2 on a 28 ct natural linen. The piece finishes up at about 4-1/2" x 5-1/2". The back is a burnt orange colored cotton fabric. All this heat we had during July... stitching an Autumn design was very comforting! :-)

Another package of treasures arrive the other day from Ginger!!! This was due to our online group, An American Primitive Gathering (search USAPRIM on eBay) is having it's 3 Year Anniversary during the month of August. The members that wished to participate in a "Secret Swap" each received a name. The main requirements were that one of the items needed to be a sunflower (and you can see the beautifully hooked rug Ginger made of a sunflower in the picture), and there needed to be 3 pillow tucks or ornies. Ginger made me a mitten from a cutter quilt, a stocking with a snowman embroidered on it and a cute Jack O Lantern on a pillow! She also included a "Smile Often" magnet, a milk glass hen dish (my camera won't pick up the details in this great piece though), some denim blue wool and a snippet catcher that hangs over the arm of your chair! I love all of it, Ginger! Thank you once again!

You see? I told you this week was full of fun stuff! There's more too... but that will have to wait until later today... as some of you already know... there are some winners to be announced for the Giveaway in the previous post! All entries up until 7:00 tonight will be included in the drawing... and the winners announced at 8:00.

Stay healthy and keep smiling!


  1. Your work is so beautiful, I love the one you made me.
    The gifts Ginger sent you are wonderful and beautiful snippet bag too. I have an old basket I use for mine.


  2. I love your swap gifts, they are great! Your pillow is just lovely!

  3. Ooooh pitter patter my heart goes with your stitches and your AAPG gifts - love everything - you do such wonderful work - just gorgeous and you deserve to receive such a great box of loot!

  4. Beautiful stitched pillow....boy I envy you gals that have that cross stitch talent!

  5. Oh Sharon! Beautifully finished pieces from your hands. Great job, they look fantastic!
    And what a wonderful package from Ginger. I bet you are still smiling :).

  6. Sharon beautiful finishes!!! I love all your goodies you received!!


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