Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A finished finish

Yup, my SAL of Just Nan's Be Scary with my DSIL is now complete including the finishing. We had a lovely day yesterday doing a FAL (finishing along) and we both got our Be Scary pieces finished up. I ended up using some different fabric for the flatfold than I originally planned. I'd totally forgot I had this fabric in my stash, but once I saw it I thought the coloring and pattern size were a much better fit than my previous choice. I'd never done a flatfold before, so Kim walked me through each step and we had a blast. So here's my finish in all its glory.




We also decided on what our next SAL will be. We'll both be doing a piece by Lizzie Kate, but not the same design, just similar in size. Kim will be doing Jolly Men Bearing Gifts (I think that's the right name) and I'm going to do Up on the Woof Top, some fun light hearted pieces.

Hmmm, I see a pattern here, we finished a Halloween piece up a couple months past Halloween, and now we're doing a Christmas piece after Christmas. Oh well, instead of feeling that we are behind in the holidays I'll look at them both as being well ahead of the game for the next one. :)

We'll I'm off to get the rest of my stuff for the tax preparer ready, as I'm supposed to drop it off tomorrow. Don't you just love this time of year, LOL.

24 Comments:

  • At 9:23 PM , Blogger CritterLady62 said...

    Love that finish. My camera batteries were dead, so my picture will have to wait until tomorrow.

     
  • At 10:02 PM , Blogger Dee said...

    Be Scary is adorable. The fabric compliments the piece very nicely. Congrats on the finish.

     
  • At 12:28 AM , Blogger claudia said...

    That turned out so cute!
    Congrats on the finished finish!

     
  • At 2:40 AM , Blogger Lesleyanne said...

    Congrats on the finish. It is beautiful.

     
  • At 11:09 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

    You would never know that this is your first flatfold. You've done a great job! I think I like this fabric choice better than your first. It really complements the stitching.

     
  • At 1:28 PM , Blogger Vonna said...

    Very, very pretty! I love the twisted gord you made too :)

     
  • At 4:37 PM , Blogger Sally said...

    Absolutely love your finish.

     
  • At 5:15 PM , Blogger Mylene said...

    Great job on the flatfold finish. It's beautiful!

     
  • At 7:40 PM , Blogger mainely stitching said...

    That's an excellent finish for this project, and I just love the fabric you chose!!

     
  • At 8:59 PM , Blogger Ranae said...

    Love it!!!
    Nice finishing

     
  • At 10:52 AM , Blogger Pumpkin said...

    Fantastic finish! Now that I see this new fabric, I like it much better. No wonder you are so happy with it :o)

    I have that pattern on my to-do list! Great choice ;o)

     
  • At 7:44 PM , Blogger Jenna said...

    Great flat-fold finish! You did a nice job of both the stitching and the finishing. I do like the fabric that you ended up using better than what you had original chosen. I like your next SAL piece. I might have to look into getting this one. There just don't seem to be enough dog-oriented designs out there. At least, not that I've found.

     
  • At 2:39 PM , Blogger Crazee4books said...

    Hi Sue,

    Your Be Scary flat fold turned out
    beautifully! The multi colored
    trim (black and orange?) finishes
    it off perfectly. Did you make
    the braid yourself??? Oh, I want
    to learn to make one of these
    flat folds too. Does Kim (or you)
    make house calls ?? I really
    like the fabric that you chose to
    finish the back of this with too.

    Your newest kitty mats look very
    comfy and pretty in their different
    colors. The almost finished one in
    black/rose/dark rose is a very
    pretty color variegation.

    It was nice seeing the pictures
    of your DD, hamming it up on
    equipment and with costumes at
    the circus. It must have been
    an incredible experience to work
    there, traveling all over and
    helping to put on the performances.
    What kind of work will she be
    looking for in California??

    Glad to hear that you're working
    out at the gym. The Ipod will certainly make it a lot more fun
    to do. Do you know someone you
    can go with now that your DD has left??

    The Lizzie Kate design is soooo
    cute. Bet it'll be a fun stitch
    too. Most Lizzie Kates are.
    You can play Christmas carols on
    your Ipod while you stitch on
    this one to get yourself in the
    proper mood.

    Cheers!

     
  • At 2:33 PM , Blogger Dani - tkdchick said...

    Great job on your first flat fold it looks great! That LK piece, I've stitched the cat, very cute.

     
  • At 6:29 PM , Blogger Barb said...

    Cute finish. Great finish making it into a flatfold. Great job on both!

     
  • At 10:51 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

    this came out so well!!! I really like the flat fold. It looks great. And that fabric is fantastic!!!

     
  • At 11:48 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

    Your flat fold looks awesome! congrats!

     
  • At 10:25 PM , Blogger Terri said...

    This is beautiful :)

     
  • At 2:47 PM , Blogger Lucy said...

    Beautiful stitching...love the finish. I love doing flat folds!

     
  • At 3:41 PM , Blogger Meari said...

    Your FF turned out really nice! Congrats on the finish.

     
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  • At 3:46 AM , Blogger Stitchingranny said...

    A lovely finish and I look forward to seeing Woof in the future.

     
  • At 1:33 PM , Blogger Milla said...

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