Thursday, 18 February 2010

A Finish - YAY!!

There hasn't been a lot of stitching going on here, for one reason or another, but today I'm VERY happy to share with you my first OPAM finish for February! YAY!! :0) I've been feeling just a little left behind as I see photos of gorgeous projects you clever clogs OPAM gals have been creating, but just haven't been able to get myself motivated. Then, on the weekend, I decided to play around with an idea I'd been toying with for a while. After a slightly longer process than planned, this is what I've finished ...

A swag of pretty patchwork hearts with a reminder of one of my favourite Bible verses ...

1 Corinthians 13:13 "And these three things remain: Faith, Hope and Love ... and the greatest of these is love."

I wanted to make a couple of fabric type accessories to dress up our face-lifted hutch and I raided my pretty-but-too-small-to-be-useful fabric box to find some shabby chic fabric scraps, cut out some 2 inch squares, joined them together, played a bit, fiddled a bit, stitched a bit and ... VOILA! :0) Who said those bits of fabric were too small to be useful! :0) Here's the dressed up hutch ...


I love how the pretty colours look against the white. Mission accomplished ... and a finish to add to my sidebar list. Oh ... yes, Joy ... those TWO blue bottles still look very much at home there, but it's OK, cos I'm off to another Antiques and Collectors Fair this weekend at the showgrounds and I'm sure I can find at least ONE more pretty blue bottle to give my friend! :0)

There may be some more stitching happening tomorrow, as I'm going for a drive down the hill to visit my Bestest Buddy Lynette for a play date. After tossing up what mischief we'd get into ... uh ... I mean ... what creative pastime we would indulge in ...we've decided to spend some time stitching, then go out for something yummy for lunch. As any good blogger would, I shall report back soon! :0)

I hope you're all having a fabulous week and have some fun stuff planned for your weekend. I sure have ... but more about that later! :0) Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

22 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

clever clogs, they look gorgeous and really do 'pop' against the white.
bear hugs - Miche'le

Dawn said...

Gorgeous swag and love that verse too... a romantic looking trio would look good in my bedroom...
Hugs Dawn x x x

Josie said...

they look great! mmm perhaps I should save more small bits of fabric...
Josie x

clare's craftroom said...

Love your finish Kris , well done !

Mistea said...

Love what you have done with your 2" squares - you have used considerably less than me, to achieve a great result. Hope to have my project done before the end of Feb?

Susan In Texas said...

What a cute idea. They look just lovely against the hutch. You clever girl!

Susan in Texas

Joy said...

Kris, the bottles are just right there, hope you can find another for your friend he he he.
Now that hutch is looking very swish!!! Love that pretty swag hanging there, very bright and cheery.
Hugs,
Joy :o)
PS ... have a fun playdate with Lynette, tell her "hi" from me :o)!!!

Gail said...

Very nice, the little hearts looks so cute against the white.

Pat from FL and MI said...

I love your heart swag!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love these hearts.
Mama Bear

Elizabeth said...

The hutch looked great with its facelift, but it looks fabulous all dressed up! Love your little patchwork swag and your tea cups and china are beautiful sitting on the new-old hutch. Thanks for sharing. Very nice!

Stina said...

Love the little hearts... just perfect... everything looks fantastic...
maybe I have to redo something...at home..:o) I said Maybe...lol...

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

It looks so cute on your hutch too!
I love little detailed items with verse or quotes....Lovely!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
I love the swag. Is this your design? If so, I think you should make a pattern for me to purchase off you. I'm sure there'd be plenty of other bloggers interested as well!
Have fun with your play mate.
Hugs,
Anna

Judy S. said...

Great heart trio, Kris! I agree with Anna that you should share the pattern.

Astrid said...

Ooooh what a cute heart swag! The stitchery made it "extra"! I think I have to go into more stitching too, but first priority are a few more UFO's!

ittybittyandpretty said...

i heart your hearts :)

Kerryanne English said...

Lovely design Kris - you clever girl you!!
I'm yet to get a Feb OPRAM finished [sigh]. Maybe this weekend...
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jo said...

Your hearts are so pretty kris and look great on your hutch

RebeccaMom said...

I ♥ it Kris! So cute :) My finish is a garland this month too.

Bec said...

The heart swag looks gorgeous!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That's one SWEET swag, Kris - perfect hanging at the front of your gorgeous hutch!!

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