Sunday, June 9, 2013

Strawberry Delights

I'm back!! 

Today, I took a loooong break from reports to do some finishing.  As I was eating some delicious local strawberries, I remembered that I stitched a sweet strawberry freebie design, (which you can email Cathy for here), a couple of weekends ago. I had my finish in mind and cut out all the pieces to make the pillow but never got around to putting it together.  Well, today I needed some respite (or call it procrastinating) and took out the sewing machine and got to work.  As a side note, Lynn from Kearnel's Korner and me seem to have the same tastes when it comes to designs.  Take a look at her stunning Maisonette aux Fraises finish! The little pin on top of the bow was made by one of my dearest friends since childhood.  It's the cutest little pink mushroom and I think it works perfectly!




I also sewed up that cute little PS Spring design and still need to add some trim to add to my smalls basket.



After my crazy post the other night, I stitched the border Hannah.  When I took the photo, I realized I have a lot of those blooms to stitch! Each one takes about an hour to do.  Really looking forward to finishing this sampler and starting another!





A couple of photos from the past few weeks when the weather has been nice to us.  Can you spy me?!

Of course I can't do a post with out my little report card helper, Titus.  I just wish I could train him to actually write!!

Hugs to you all and thank you all for your support and cheering on!!

Updated twice... forgot to add a photo of Hannah AND Titus?!?!! Where is my mind?!

46 comments:

Margaret said...

Ah, such lovely finishes! And Hannah is looking so great! Isn't it funny how we all start dreaming about the finish before we're finished? lol! I found you in the pictures! Love that pic. :D Say hi to Titus for Mia!

Annie said...

Super cute finish for that strawberry house. We really do have similar taste in designs....I stitched that one a while ago too!

Linda said...

What gorgeous finishes Anne. You did an awesome job. Great progress on Hannah. Love the furbaby pics as always.

Linda

Melissa said...

Anne, that's such a cute finish and I liked how you staged the photo shoot too, with fresh local strawberries! Yum. They are the best!

I hope you had a nice break today. It was a beautiful day.

Titus looks very smart, as usual!

Barb said...

I love your recent projects! I like anything with strawberries, including the real ones!! Love those photos of your area! Have a good week!School will be out soon!

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

That's some stunning finishes and gorgeous stitching!

Penny said...

You did a lovely job on your pillow! I love the little mushroom pin. Hannah is looking so pretty! And you have a handsome little helper there. :)

Ele said...

Gorgeous finishing! And lovely photos, thank you for sharing

Mouse said...

ohhh that is soooo pretty :) love the wee mushroom ... have emailed to see if I can have that chart too ... gorgeous finishes and way to go on the sampler too ... Hi Titus ... master Bentley is snoozing at the moment sooo I can give you a quick cuddle ;) love mouse xxxxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish.

butterfly said...

What a great design, love the way you put it together and the pin is really lovely.
Great photos , love your little cat.

cucki said...

Very pretty finish and sweet stitching x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I know where your mind is - turned to mush by writing report cards. It is such hard work and takes so much time and thought that it is all consuming. Titus has the right idea, look gorgeous and relax all day.

Barb said...

Hi Anne, Love the finish of your strawberry cushion, I think it may have prompted me to go see if I can get the chart too,who am I kidding of course it will. Titus looks such a laid back cat , sooo sweet.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finishes, Anne! And your progress on Hannah is fantastic :D

Grit said...

Wonderful finish. Lovely work.
Greetings from Germany,
Grit

Faye said...

Your sampler is coming right along.... And that sure is a darling basket of smalls!!! I love them all :)

Shirlee said...

Lovely finishing, my friend, & what a great job you're doing on that sampler! I really need to start one of the sampler charts I have been hoarding : ) Titus looks so adorable. Sophie sends him a purr : )

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful strawberry finish! :D It looks adorable, well done x

Chris said...

Hello Anne!
Beautiful finishing and sampler progress. That is a pretty fabulous display of smalls!
Have a great week!
Hugs to you and Titus :)

Solstitches said...

A very pretty finish. I love all the pink!
Your sampler is looking lovely also.
Margaret

Vickie said...

Lovely smalls Anne. Love the colors you have going on there.
Your sampler is so pretty. Love that border.
Who does the garden belong to Anne?
Hello to Titus from Henry and Mabel!

Dawn said...

I love the pink, very cute!

Mary said...

Such a sweet basket of smalls, Anne. I LOVE the pink!
You are making good progress on Hannah.

I'm glad you got some pics of a nice day. I found you peeking through :)
It's been raining and humid here. I'm desperate for some sun!

Titus certainly knows where the hugs are ~

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish and I love your basket of smalls! So pretty:)

Nice progress on your sampler too.

meggie said...

A lovely strawberry finish and your wip is looking good too.

SoCal Debbie said...

The Strawberry pillow is so adorable! What a fantastic finish. I did just see Lynn's finish and noticed how similar it was to yours. The flower border on Hannah is very pretty. Titus reminds me of my cat, Bubbles!

woolwoman said...

Hannah is looking beautiful - Oh my - I do love all the smalls in spring colors in your basket - lovely ! Enjoy spring Melody

Stitching Noni said...

What a pretty design to stitch. I absolutely love the way you finished it into a pillow. Gorgeous fabric and pin :). Great photos - did notice you hiding amongst the greenery!!

Hugs to you and Titus :) xx

Catherine said...

Fantastic finishes!!!

Valma said...

wow ! this piece is so lovely
first it's a very cute design and you stitched it very well, but the way you finished it is so gorgeous
I'm in love =)
very beautiful
xxxxxx

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes, congratulatons

Hannah is looking lovely, great progress on the border

Carol said...

Good for you for taking a break from school work and doing something just for you, Anne! Love your finishes so much...I did the strawberry house one last June for my bowl of strawberries. It was such a fun stitch, wasn't it?

Hope the stress of the end of the school year passes quickly and you find yourself with a relaxing and long summer break :)

Lynn said...

Oh Anne, I adore your finish of Maisonnette!! It's just sooo sweet! Gotta say that those strawberries look pretty yummy too.
I can't imagine how much work is involved with report cards. Poor you! Hopefully they'll be behind you soon and you can relax with your favourite helper, Titus. He's such a sweetie! Give him a kiss for me.

Cristina said...

Hello, sweetie!
After a long time without stop by the blogs I come to yours to see the wonders that have embroidery and to send you a big hug.
I fell in love with this chalet des perelles design... I really NEED stitch it.
A big hug for Titus too!

♥ Nia said...

Your strawberry house is soooo cute! Very pretty :D Congrats on your work sweetie!!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful sweet finish for your strawberry sampler. Love how you quilted it into a pillow. Love the pinks:)Hannah is so pretty and those blooms on the border are STUNNING!
love Annette

Maggee said...

Your fabric-framed strawberry piece is so adorable! Nicely done! All your pieces in your Summer Basket are terrific! I bet you will be much more relaxed by the end of this month! Funny how we are--we start a project, move along nicely, and then our minds wander to the next project to start! My method has been to get three out at one time... pick colors and fabric if not already done, and start on one. If I get bored, I pick up another... and so on... Seems to work for me right now! Hugs!

Lois said...

Love your strawberry finish. Such a sweet little piece. Hannah is looking good, that border will be worth it in the end.

Kathy Ellen said...

"Maisonnette Aux Fraises" is just beautiful, Anne, and I love your sweet finish. You are making great progress on "Hannah" too...oh my goodness, what patience it must take to spend an hour on each one of those beautiful pink blooms! It will be gorgeous when it is finished, for sure.

Ah ha! I see you peeking through the brushes:) Bless sweet little Titus's heart...he looks like a fluff ball of love!

Blessings!

valerie said...

What a great strawberry house finish! Love it! Hannah is really coming along too. Good to take some time for yourself in the midst of responsibility things. I plan on going that tomorrow and playing with my Mary Wigham. She's growing...must blog! :)

The Maiden said...

Great strawberry finish, I just love how the basket looks! Now if we could only tran Toby and Titus to stitch as well as write!

EvalinaMaria said...

Hannah Brassington 1779 looks so beautiful that it is going on my wish list. There is 30 blooms there, you are almost half way there! The basket of smalls looks adorable. All well done Anne!

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finish, and great going on the sampler!

Parsley said...

Oh how I love your strawberry with pink finish! Too cute!!!!

Brigitte said...

Oh, so great, your smalls, and so creatively finished. I love them. I have been searching my stash for some strawberry charts but haven't found more than two or three - thanks for the link to Cathy's design. I know her blog but hadn't seen this little beauty yet.
Hannah has seen some nice progress. Hmmm, it's always a bit boring to stitch the borders of these samplers but in the end they look gorgeous.