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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Just In Time...

...for Valentine's Day!


What do you think?  I wanted to keep the finish simple and make it look more primitive.  I used Briwax to stain the little chalkboard and used the finishing technique suggested by Hands On Design.  I added a tiny piece of the velcro to the top of the chalkboard so I can fashion  different embellishments to suit each month's design.  For this one I used a mother of pearl heart, a pink seed bead, and a bit of Victorian Motto's hand dyed rick rack.  I really like it and have started stitching the January design.  Crossing my fingers and hoping my elbow continues to behave.

We took another quick trip to the beach as a family member was having surgery Monday.  The temperature was in the 70's - really strange for February here.  We took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed down to Kure Beach Pier to watch the sunrise.



This little guy didn't seem to mind sharing his perch with us!

I would like to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day.  May you spend it with your loved ones doing something fabulous!

23 comments:

Robin said...

Congratulations on your Valentine finish, Myra! I like what you did with your chalkboard and briwax. I like the trim at the top as well!

Lovely beach pictures you shared!

Robin in Virginia

Cindy's Stitching said...

Looks awesome Myra. The pictures are so pretty. Happy Valentines Day.

Vera said...

What a cute finish Myra -- you always have such great ideas. Beautiful pics from the beach. Happy Valentine's Day!!

Vickie said...

Oh it turned out great!

Lisa V said...

It's lovely Myra.

valerie said...

Great finish Myra! I think your "chalkboard" looks awesome. Great beach photos too! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Jane said...

Great finish Myra, love it and what a good idea to velcro embellishments on so that you change them accordingly.
70 degrees sounds bliss, just some sunshine would do, roll on Summer.
I hope your elbow behaves itself too so we get to see more fab finishes xxx

CraftyGurl said...

wonderful little finish!! I just got my fabric for this series can not wait to start stitching it. Love the way you displayed it.

Yes, this warmer weather has been a blessing though down here in SC I hear they are calling for the "S" word GULP.... SNOW NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

pollyanna said...

I love this way to hold your work and display such beautiful works :) And the velcro idea was inspired! I am glad you got to the beach. It doesn't get much better than 70s!

CATHI said...

Cute Valentine finish! I love it! :o)

Cathi

Sarah in Stitches said...

Absolutely beautiful finish! I love this design, too. Can't wait to see January's :D

Maggee said...

That was quick! Great finish Myra! Here is hoping the elbow stays better! What a treat to get to the beach in February... Hugs!

Carol said...

Oh, it turned out so cute, Myra!! It will be fun to change it out each month--great idea for the top embellishment, too!

The beach and 70° sound ideal! It was 50 here on Sunday and that even felt great :) What a peaceful looking sunrise!

Michele said...

that turned out adorable! I stitched Let It Snow .. I do love this series. I found a chalkboard easel that I'm going to attempt to use :)

mainelystitching said...

That is such a sweet finish! And I love the photos. :)

Shirlee said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations on the finish : )

Sally said...

Love your Valentine finish Myra.

Lovely photos.

Andrea said...

A lovely Valentines finish.

Brigitte said...

This Valentine design is so beautiful, and I +love+ the way you display it. Great!
Two pretty pictures from the beach.

Friendship Crossing said...

Love your chalkboard finish Myra and those beach pics are really beautiful! We just got a foot of snow yesterday, so beach scenes are exactly what I need to see ~ LOL

Tanya

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