Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A VALENTINE FINISH IN FEBRUARY

I have finished a Valentine stitchery and it is still February!!!  That is maybe a first for me.. I still have a Fall finish that needs to have ribbons added to it!

I finished Brenda's (WTN&T) Valentine Box and the little pillow and needle keep. It is shaped like an envelope. So cute! I'm still getting glue off my fingers.. I happened to find that Valentine key I purchased at the end of last Valentine's Day. The Box is saying, " Key To My Heart." I used pages from an old Hymn book. Song is, The Sweet By and By. Also song Jesus Loves Me.


I did change some of the colors from the ones Brenda used. I didn't have a couple of them. I used, WDW - Cappuccino, Kudzu, Parchment, CC - Just Rust, GA - Grecian Gold, and of course Dried Thyme that I have 4 skeins of, that are different shades.. This one had more brown in it. I also used unbleached 36 count linen.

The fabric you see on the inside of the needle keep is what the pillow is backed with too. I have another Valentine decoration to finish. It is crying out to be mounted on wood. I need to paint it. I got some great OOPS paint in a purple for .50 cents I love to stop at the OOPS counter at Lowes and Home Depot and check out the little samples that they have sitting out for 50 cents. I have paint all stored in my buffet. lol  Bring on the summer!  I have great summery colors to paint stuff! 


BK ( aka Baby Kitty)  She is back to her frisky self. She loves the outside. I have the sun room door open this morning so that she would feel safe.  It is starting to rain and cool down. Time to get back to work stitching.  Got to go get her off the porch rails.. she has learned she is safe up high.. Willie Loomis left out early this morning. I am sure he will be back for lunch.. lol He is getting to be such a big boy. He is so sweet. He is the one that likes to cuddle. With it raining he will be knocking on the door soon. Yes, he knocks on the storm door when he wants in.  lol
Everyone have a great day!! Till Later.....



 

11 comments:

CalamityJr said...

I LOVE your finish(es)! Music, birds and cross stitching - this has it all. Enjoy using this set; I'm sure you will.

CalamityJr said...

I LOVE your finish(es)! Music, birds and cross stitching - this has it all. Enjoy using this set; I'm sure you will.

Ranae said...

OMGosh! April, what a beautiful finish, love it
I'd be over the moon for mine to come out awesome like that
I should probably get the stuff to do it, I have a funny feeling it will be on my mine for awhile, lol
Thanks, lol

stitcheranon said...

Wow, a beautiful finish. Very pretty. Well done.

Rachel S-H said...

My Lowes doesn't carry those OOPS paint. They don't even like you to take the samples they make for you home if you don't buy the paint.

Catherine said...

Fabulous finish!! Such a sweet family!

Denise said...

Your finishing makes me wish (once again) that we lived closer. Beautiful! Must admit to admiring your greenness outside - sitting here awaiting another clipper to drop 2" of pws on us.

Kathy L. said...

What a lovely finish April. I have this in my stash too. You have inspired me.

Kathy

Myra said...

What a gorgeous finish April! I love the stitching and the paper on the box. Glad BK is doing better.

Karen said...

That is so pretty! love the way you finished the box and the stitched items are perfect for it.

happy stitching.....

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Valentine finish! I love what you've done with the box and the music. Very creative!