"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dancing shoes....

I put my dancing shoes on for my latest finish. After fighting with the frame this afternoon, I can finally reveal my Makkum Flower Sampler...

I used DMC 336, 832 and 935 for this sampler. You can read about the reason for my choices on my previous post if you did not already. This was also the post that I went back to in order to choose a fob winner but more about that in a moment.

I have had this frame for some time. It was marked down at a store once and I bought it knowing I would be able to find the perfect use one day. It is just right don't you agree? Why this sampler sat around so long as a UFO I simply do not know. I really do love how it has turned out.

So I entered the 31 comments into the random number generator and the winner is number 30 which was Marsha. I choose to create a fob with a a rose and dragonfly and green beads ending with a watering can charm. This watered my flower sampler and will now be on its way to Marsha's house to dress her scissors up in summer style.

So I immediately went to my harvest basket and pull another UFO right after I put the last stitch in the flower sampler. I have now reached the third of five finishes for the summer. Who knows...maybe I can increase my UFO finishes before summer's end. Who knows...maybe I can even empty my harvest basket. Who knows...I might spend my summer dreaming. *wink* I sometimes feel like the stitching fairy drops in while I sleep and places projects in that basket that I do not even remember starting. *grins*

Hope you found your dancing shoes?

37 comments:

omashee aka Barb said...
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Nancy said...

Okay, now, I was talking to you on skype while you were framing this, and It DID NOT sound like you were dancing. LOL.
Poor Jos when he walked in the door, TV giving you fits and dinner has too get finished before the painter comes.
hahaha, you are tooooooo funny, but I love you bunches.
Great finish again, and the winner will be happy I bet.
Hugs, Mom

Erica said...

Gorgeous finish!
Isn't it wonderful when you find just the right frame, and it fits?!!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful sampler!I love the colors and the frame is PERFECT! Keep dancing my friend...I know exactly what you mean about the stitching fairy putting projects into my basket while I am sleeping....chuckles....I must admit though she has great taste...I love all the projects in that basket. So I am stitching away and soon I hope I will have a happy dance of my own. Hugs from Ca.

Maggie said...

congratulations on your new finish Heidi, and congratulations to Marsh on her fob win :-)

I shall look forward to seeing more finishes from your basket :-)

Have a good stitchy week

onlymehere said...

Oh Heidi, I love it! To think you bought this frame not knowing that it would be perfect for this. You inspire me on finishing your projects that have sat. For the next 18 months I'm finishing projects and using up fabrics I have. In 18 months after Travis gets home though, watch out bz I'll be hitting the fabric stores stocking up on my stash again, lol! Hmmmm...except I just thought about the fact I'll lose my sewing room when he's home so maybe I won't be able to sew much again. Ahhhhh life, it's crazy but wonderful isn't it?!
Me

Hazel said...

It is stunning and you're right the frame fits perfectly. Love the fob. You are really good at them and you should consider selling them. x

Marsha said...

How exciting that I won! By the way, I love the colors for the new quilt. You should see the one I started, it would knock your sox off. Anyway, I'm excited to win!

Elizabethd said...

You must be so thrilled with your sampler, Heidi, it is beautiful.

AnitaA said...

Wat is je sampler prachtig geworden !
En wat heb je een leuke 'kopfoto'op je blog, heel gezellig binnenkomen .
Groetjes Anita.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful finish Heidi. How many pieces do you have completed now for your sampler wall?

Taking your UFO finishing hint I completed Harmien's Halloween exchange piece on Friday and immediately picked up Jane's lighthouse which should be completed tomorrow.

My goodness but you are a good influence on me my friend.

hugs, Margaret

Siobhan said...

Woohoo! I'm doing a happy dance for you. Beautiful framing, too! It looks very Dutch--perfect for your home. :)

Saskia said...

One-two-chachacha, one-two-chachacha, one-two-chachacha, one-two-chachacha... Hope I'm doing it right, it's a long time ago, since I danced!
How big is that basket, can I peek the next time I'm around??.. But I love your finished project. And the frame finally did, what you wanted it to do.

Daffycat said...

A gorgeous finish, Heidi! Well done.

hazel said...

Love your latest sampler Heidi the frame is so right for it. The little fob is lovely and I am sure Marsha will love it.

Maybe I will get my dancing shoes out and join you.

I am writing this message outside it is a lovely warm evening here.
Hugs
Hazel (UK)

Jo said...

Absolutely love your finish, and your choice of colours works so well. Great frame choice too!!

Deb said...

Heidi - your piece is just wonderful! I'd be happy dancing too! And that's wonderful that you found the perfect frame too!!

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous finish, Heidi and the frame looks perfect for it. What great progress you are making with your UFO's!

Love your fob as well and congrats to Marsha.

Carolien said...

Another finish, congratulations! It looks lovely. Do you already know where you will hang it in your new house? ;)
That new UFO is so sweet, must be a great new finish too!

Take care & hugs, Carolien

Karen said...

Very pretty finish and the frame is perfect!

DonnaTN said...

I just love your sampler and the colors are super. Lucky Marsha to win the fob! It is very sweet. I'll be watching for the progress of your next UFO!

Jackie said...

Your finishes are always so beautiful! I'm dancing the happy dance for you!

You're doing so well with your WIP pledge.

Blu said...

Gorgeous finish! The colours are lovely~

Ginny said...

Did you hear my gasp when I saw the picture of your finish? Oh, my, it's beautiful! Great job, as always1!

Brigitta said...

I have so many UFO's I don't know where to begin LOL Love that Makkummer sample though. And how's your health these days Heidi?

Jantine said...

Don't know about finding the dancing shoes myself, just a stitch here and there, but I admire you with having another finish! This must be very satisfactory!

Jantine said...

Oh, just forgot, The frame is great! It shows the beautiful stitchery of!

Christine said...

What a lovely finish Heidi! The frame is perfect for it too

Carol R said...

Beautiful sampler finish!

Barb said...

Oh dear Heidi,your secret is out, you were playing fisticuffs with the framing. My dancing shoes did not even have time to get dusty, think, hmmm maybe we will do the vienesse waltz this time and we will be so dizzy neither of us will finish anything for a few days lol.Are you ready 123-123.
Lovely finish btw,and love the fob too.
Take care sweetie
Hugs

my day said...

Hoi Heidi,
het is echt prachtig geworden en ja ook ik heb genoeg (nog niet af)projectjes liggen in een mandje hihi... maar ooit komt alles af.
Lieve groetjes, Ingrid.

mbroider said...

Congrats on finishing a project!! The colours look lovely

Elaine said...

A beautiful framed finish and I just love the cute fob!

Pondside said...

What an inspiration!
I love the latest project that you've pulled from your basket and look forward to seeing what you do with it!

Barbara J said...

Very, very lovely and an effective but simple colour combo. Sometimes less is truly more :)

I've got my blue suede shoes on :)

Elizabeth said...

love your sampler and think the new one will look fantastic, also your friends poem is brilliant, Ido hope you will embroider it one day to hang above your fabric stash

Teri said...

What a pretty, pretty finish Heidi!