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Monday, November 30, 2015

A Couple of Finishes!

Last summer this little lady started learning how to embroider with the help of Hoop-a-Loops, and when we were visiting last fall, she finished her second piece of stitching which I brought home to make into a pillow. And finish it  I did finally this past week with the help of some perfect fabric that I found at one of the quilt show boutiques and a great button and some dark green piping courtesy of JoAnn's. 

Said pillow is winging its way to the Midwest.  I hope she likes it.

The fabric! (The bow below is the correct color.)

Can you see the turtle button?  This project was more difficult than the first one, and I think she did a great job, don't you?

Meanwhile, I finished another hat which should fit the intended recipient much better than the last one!  Hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  The countdown to Christmas begins tomorrow, so I need to get back to work. Ciao!


Anonymous said...

Sophia did a beautiful job on her stitching. Her stitches are so nice and even.

Love your little hat. The stranding color is so pretty against the cream.

Happy December! Can you believe we are in December already????

Caffeine Girl said...

Sophia shows some real talent there. I agree with Dee that her stitches are amazingly even.
You already knit a whole hat? That, too, is amazing.

karen said...

the turtle pillow is perfection! She did a really lovely job :)

Tired Teacher said...

Great job Sophia! The fabric you found for the pillow back is perfect - well done.

Araignee said...

Fabulous finishes. I love that pillow. What an accomplishment for little fingers!

Rian said...

Very well done! I think I'll look for these for my GD's 8th birthday next spring. Hope your holidays are happy, happy, happy!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Judy,

Love the intent expression on Sophia's face as she stitches.
I must say that her stitches on the finished project are very
neat and pretty. I guess that the apple doesn't fall far from
the tree, wouldn't you?

You did a nice sympathetic finish for the design. I think
she'll adore the fabric and that button is a perfect touch.

The new hat looks great too. Warm and stylish.


kathy b said...

Sophia has succeeded where I have not! I did pick up a hand stitched darling Santa in a golf outfit shirt today at a resale shop. I'll take a photo of it. I admire handstitching!

Mereknits said...

She did a fantastic job and that fabric is perfect for it.

Anonymous said...

Did you send photos of her stitching to the lady who makes the Hoops? I know she would be thrilled to see them!

Unknown said...

Very cute projects!!

Yes, I bet a lot of us are trying to beat the clock to complete some knitted Christmas gifts!!

Janet said...

I love the concentration on Sophia's face in the photo. She did a fantastic job and you found the perfect backing fabric. Well done, both of you. Love the hat!

Merry said...

What beautiful work Sophia has done on this embroidery. Love the cushion you have made up with it.