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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cold and Icy

Hello friends!  It has been cold and icy here this weekend.  Work closed early Friday and the ice was so bad yesterday we didn't even open.  I took advantage of the extra time and did the finishing on my With Thy Needle Friendship samplers.

 
Victorian Motto cluny lace trim for this one.
 

 
Chenille - again from Victorian Motto.

 
I completed the stitching on this "Bluebird Serenade" and finished it up too.  I tried a new technique for me with the ric rac - I wove two different shades of pink together.

 
See how different it looks?  Love it!

 
And here they are, so happy together!
 
I also spent some time with my sewing machine and made up these mug mats for Valentine's Day.  This is the January Label Crew project by Sweetwater.


 
I had several scraps left over and since I am not one to waste such pretty bits...

I used them to make these sweet fabric valentines.  :o)
 A winner has been selected.  Thank you!
Since I really only need one mug mat I would like to give one away to one of my followers.   If you are in need of a heart shaped mug mat, and are a follower of my blog, leave a comment on this post.  I will choose a winner Wednesday and pop it in the mail in time for you to use it on Valentine's Day.
 
I hope you were able to squeeze in some extra "you" time this weekend.   I thoroughly enjoyed having a few extra hours to do as I pleased.
 
Have a great week! 

43 comments:

Debbie said...

I would LOVE one of your beautiful mug mats! Although I think they are too pretty to call a "mat"!

Thanks!

Debbie in Kansas

Lisa V said...

Oh Myra, I love all your pillow finishes and that "you beaut" ricrac edging is fantastic, what a fabulous idea.
I would love to put my name in for one of your mug mats please.
Thanks

Catherine said...

Oh wow, Myra!! Your finishes are so sweet!! I would not be able to ever pick a favorite!
And love your mug mats ~ you know I won't turn down a chance to have something made by you!

~*Sharee*~ said...

So sweet; I'd love to have one of your adorable mug mats hun...

Hugs, Shar

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Isn't it awesome how a few extra hours let us get 'something' done! And very pretty something, at that.

CalamityJr said...

Lovely finishes. The woven ric rac looks great with that design. Thanks for sharing your pretty mug may; I'm sure my cup of tea could be very happy on one!

Miss Pants said...

Oh my gosh you are so talented! Love them all! I just spent the weekend stitching when the little one complied.

Barb said...

Your finishes are just wonderful.A mat would add to my Valentine's Day! so cute!

Mary said...

Your Bluebird Seranade finishes are beautiful, Myra. I LOVE the intertwined ricrac!
Hopefully your cardinal pals won't mind the new "blue kids on the block"

The valentine mats are adorable. I would love a chance to have one and will proudly display it on my valentine tree.

We are due for more snow/ice tomorrow. Even though it's January this is getting old fast.
Stay safe my friend.

HUGS TO YOU

Carol said...

Wow! They all turned out so lovely, Myra! I think my favorite is that one you added the chenille trim to--it is just too cute with those tiny people carrying their roses :)

And your mug mats are so pretty--honestly your sewing ability it amazing. Just look at those perfect hearts! I can't pass up the chance to win one for myself--thanks for the chance!

carol fun said...

Oh you certainly put your bonus time to good use! I love all of your little samplers and the different trims. And the valentines are so sweet - please put my name in too!

Hope the weather gets better this week!

Faye said...

Beautiful finishes Myra!!!!! And those cute valentine mug rugs are just too sweet!!!! The talent you have is amazing!!!!!

Patty C. said...

You've been busy- love the mug rug & hearts ;)

Deborah said...

Your sewing machine has been humming! The hearts are beautiful. The little samplers are wonderful. I love the trims but i must say weaving the two ric-racs together is gorgeous! I must have Cheryl try that. Thanks for having a great giveaway.

lynda said...

I would love a chance in your giveaway! These little hearts are adorable!

Ellen said...

Beautiful finishes, love them! Love a chance to won one of your wonderful mug mats! Those tiny hearts are so pretty!

Hugs,

Ellen said...

Beautiful finishes, love them! Love a chance to won one of your wonderful mug mats! Those tiny hearts are so pretty!

Hugs,

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Vos broderies sont juste sublimes !!!
bisous bisous

merci pour votre commentaire !

Mouse said...

ohhhh my wiping lady like drool from the computer keyboard ...lol your wee finishes are gorgeous and just love the heart mats ...would love the chance to win one :)
had a fab stitchy weekend too .. hopefully will tell all later when get home from work .. whoops gotta dash ...love mouse xxxxx

Cole said...

Lovely finishes! And I really love the ric rac trim!!

Cleejoow said...

you're really talented, lovely finishes!
I did get some stitching time this weekend, it was raining all day yesterday so what better way to spend a sunday :)

valerie said...

All your finishes look great Myra! And the woven ricrac looks so different and pretty. I'll have to try that sometime. Your mugmats are soooo cute! I would love a chance at one!

Solstitches said...

I love your little pillow collection and what a great idea you had for the ric rak.
The hearts are gorgeous - would love to enter the draw please.
Margaret

cucki said...

I love your little pillow collection so much..
The hearts are so pretty...
would love to enter the draw please...
thank you
hugs xx

CATHI said...

Lovely finishes! And your hearts are soo beautiful! Love them! :o)

Cathi

Chris said...

OOH Myra! What beautiful finishing! I love the twisted ricrac.
Your Valentine's are lovely too.
Have a great week!

Pamela said...

I love your Friendship Sampler finishing! The colors are beautiful! Love the Valentine's mats and the beautiful fabric you used. Please enter me for a chance. Thanks!
Pam

Lee said...

Your mug mats are so sweet and I'd love a chance to have one! What great little samplers, too. Really nice, Myra!

Simple Pleasure said...

Myra
I've always thought that those "gifted" hours of time are soooo delicious...you certainly put them to good use!
If I am chosen, my Valentine will become an ornament on my Valentine Tree.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Shirlee said...

Lovely finishes, but of course they would be in the hands of The Perfect Finisher! That would be your superhero name : ) Glad you "won" some on your own time this weekend. I'd love a chance at one of the hearts. Thanks for offering!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finishing job on your friendship samplers and those hearts are so adorable!

Mary said...

The stitching is lovely and you did a fabulous job with the finishing! They are all so adorable nestled in the wooden bowl!
A heart mat is just what I need to brighten my mornings! Hope I'm the lucky one!

McKenna C. said...

Those pillows are darling! I love how you finished them!

I love the mug mats! I'd love to be entered to win one!

Thanks!
~McKenna

butterfly said...

You have stitched some beautiful ornaments .
Would love a chance to win one of your hearts, I love all your work, keep warm hugs.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh Myra, I love the ric rack you wove together. I had seen a tutorial on that somewhere and never have tried it. I'm liking yours! I love each and every one of your sweet finishes :)

Siobhán said...

Myra, what pretty finishes! I love the different techniques. Woven ricrac--I must try that sometime! I'd love to be included in your giveaway, and am a follower.

Vickie said...

ooOoo Myra! The finishing is great. What a neat idea for the rick rack!! I just did a different finish that I haven't seen around and I am dying to show, but cannot yet. tee hee! Please count me in for the fabulous giveaway. They are so sweet and just my color. ;)

msmartello said...

Hi Myra,

You are so creative! Love them! Please put my name in for a mug mat. Let's see if I am lucky a 3rd time. LOL!
Maureen

Michele said...

love the hearts! I would love to be entered in your drawing :)

Maggee said...

Cute heart projects Myra! You have become quite a finishing expert! Happy for you! Glad for me too, cause you share them to inspire us! Please enter me for the mug mat. I'd love to win! Off to play with rick rack now... :) Hugs!

Karoline said...

Your pillows and mug mats are lovely, congratulations

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Myra, three very sweet finishes. The designs are so gorgeous and I love the three different trims that you used. Your mug mats are lovely and I would sooooo love to win one, so please count me in!

hugs, Kaye

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I know the winner has been selected but wanted to pipe in and say that I love the woven ric-rac; cute look and I too have the Valentine label crew on my list to make. But I can't quite decide on my fabrics. I think I need a trip to the fabric store. ;)