Sunday, August 30, 2015

Some finishes and finds

Good Afternoon or evening, wherever you may be! Sitting here listening to the cicadas or locusts as I call them, making a racket in the 30 year old Chinese Elm at the corner of my home as I watch the thunderboomers go AROUND us! Ugh!

Thought I would show you a couple of finishes that I did last week instead of creating a ginormous post on Sept. 15. This is the Black-Hearted Queen by sub rosa..
I've had this printed fabric in my stash for some time, so I started the Queen with this fabric in mind. The back is the same fabric and I glued the trim to the front and the fancy braided trim to the sides. After all, this is the Queen! I love glue!

The second finish is Holiday Samplings I or II, ha, can't remember! Designed by Homespun Elegance..
The light green cord seems to match the green in the design. Once again, I glued! I finished it off with the homespun check fabric and the rusty safety pin with the tinkly bells. They sound so nice!

That light green cord I found with all of these...
Yesterday found me at a secondhand store looking for work tee shirts. Didn't find any but look what I found! That Fanci That chart is like brand new and is perfect for the Americana SAL that I'm doing. The box with home Sweet home is a punch needle kit. It has been halfway done but it has the punchneedle and all the floss. I've been wanting to try punchneedle so I have no excuse! Below it are the cords I found. I've used the green one above and still have the pretty ivory one to use yet. And, ta da, the Belle Soie silks that were in a ziploc bag for $1.00!!! The colors are Carrot Cake and Lasagne, two skeins each. All of this came to $4.00, woohoo. The chart was $1.00 and the silks $1.00 and they will go against SFS. Great finds for me.

So I've been dabbling in woolfelt like I do every now and then. So far I've felted my wool, cut out the apples and satin stitched the seeds..
I have the green and red backgrounds to felt and cut and then to attach it all to the big round piece. I don't know if the designer sprayed hers with a coffee solution or it's just a photo thing but I may keep it this whitish color. The coming Fall always makes me want to work with wool. Like cross stitch, I also have a stash of wool and patterns but not as huge as xs!

I wish there were 28 hours in the day to do all that I want to!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a great week!


  1. The queen looks quite lovely!! What a super find!! Your apples make me want to work with wool! I need 30 hours in the day!

  2. What cute finishes! I love fun finds at thrift stores. That apple mat is adorable!

  3. Congrats on the gorgeous finishes Shelly. Maybe in my next live I will be able to do finishes like that. Great stash find.


  4. Your finishes look wonderful! The fabric for your queen is perfect. I heard those thunderboomers yesterday and today just overhead but no rain at my house either! I have really enjoyed the rain when it comes, though. Great thrift finds!

  5. meravigliosi! mi piace molto la scelta delle stoffe

  6. Wonderful finishes and what great stash bargains you got. The wool felt looks great so fair, can't wait to see your continuing progress on it.

  7. Great finishes.
    The Queen looks magnificent!
    What great finds you found at the thrift store!
    Can't pass up a bargain like that. :)
    The Apple mat will be so cute.

  8. Your finishes look great... of course, Black Hearted Queen is my favorite! ;O)

  9. Queen is awesome she reminds me of the Disney haunted mansion wallpaper. I like your Christmas pillow too!

  10. Your Queen finish is so nice, Shelly--great choice on the fabrics and trim!! And your HE ornament is darling--I always glue my cording on, too--think it leaves a smoother finish around the edges than if I sewed it on (which I'm too lazy to do!!).

    Enjoy those thrift store finds!

  11. Love it all...wonderful work.

  12. The Queen is great, lovely design and the perfect fabric too.

  13. Shelly: I love the finishes on your pillows, the coordinating fabric is perfect for the Queen.
    Love your felt apple pattern, I love penny rugs and anything to do with felt creations.


  14. Wondreful finishes! Great work Shelly!