Thursday, 10 September 2020

Finally Fully Finishing Fun for September

FFG SAL - 10th of each month
Hosted by Rachel the Ten Hour Stitcher

This SAL is designed to motivate us all to do something with that box of Finished pieces instead of just storing them under the bed.  We will all be linking up on Rachel's blog on or after the 10th of each month (10 Hour Stitcher - 10th of the month).

Grab a coffee, it's going to be a busy post!

I started off scrapbooking some Just Nan smalls:

Jump for Joy and Floral Sunshine:

Thanks a Bunch and Happy Bluebird:

Potpourri and Fairy Roses:

Then I did some papercraft.  At the beginning of the year I stitched a series of inspirational words by Jessica Savage.  There were only 6 in the series and I was a little unsure how to finish them.  Then I saw a nice folding book idea.

I got some stickers from Etsy to fill in the blank spaces.  On the reverse, I used the snarky sayings from our work calendar from a few years back!  I saved the back page that had small versions of each month because they were too funny to throw out!  Here they all are:

The book folds up like a concertina and I added ribbons so I can tie it up and stop it unfolding:

Here's a video clip of the book being unfolded:

This was an easy finish and one I will definitely do again.

I scrapbooked my lovely Alice freebie:

Love the sparkly ribbon, I bought a lot of it so can use it some more.  It is perfect Disney Cheshire Cat colours!

And this very old finish which was also a freebie, this time from The Little Stitcher:

I plan to stitch some more small Alice themed designs and add them to that page.

Finally, I finished my Judith Stanley for Needlepoise sampler - Bramble Harvest and framed that!

stitched on 28 count Annabelle evenweave

There are so many pretty details in this sampler

Satin stitch used to great effect

different weights of thread to create texture

A simple frame from a charity shop.  By luck, the mount was the perfect size!


Anonymous said...

Bellissimi ricami, complimenti :)
Buona serata

Vickie said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! and Wow! Just gorgeous finishes here Jo!

Mary's Thread said...

Wow! What a lot of Nans you have there this month! They are all so pretty! The book is a clever idea for sure! I can't believe Alice is finished already! She's very cute. But I love the band sampler. Don't you just love it when a frame works so well? It's a lovely piece. Have a good weekend, Jo!

Barb said...

Wow Jo, you are an inspiration. Do you enjoy looking through the scrapbooks? We have all our pictures on the computer and I really do take tome to look at them.

butterfly said...

Jo you made a great job of your stitching and scrap booking .
Have a wonderful weekend .

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes Jo.


Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I enjoy seeing your scrapbook finishes, Jo. The folding book is an good idea. Love your Alice finish.

Annie said...

So many beautiful finishes!!! Well done:D

Clare-Aimetu said...

What a super post, great ideas for new finishes. I love your Just Nan designs

DJ said...

Wow! I had to wipe the screen when I was finished, from all the drooling I did over your lovely finishes! What great ideas to fully finish off things, I'll have to remember these! The frame is perfect for your Just Nan! What a lovely piece that is, all those fancy stitches, I love it!

gracie said...

Beautiful stitching. I just love the small pieces.

Pamela said...

Great finishes! The book and the sampler are fantastic.

Bronny (my other me) said...

For me the standout finish is the concertina book. That is such an unusual finish.. I wonder how it would look as a a Christmas Card finish with inspirational sayings.
All your finishes are wonderful, but that is my favourite.

RJ said...

Oh Jo every single stitch is gorgeous. I do love those JUst Nan pieces. YOur finishes are so perfect. What an enjoyable way to view all of your lovely work. I really enjoyed seeing it all. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Christine said...

I love the way you finished the inspirational words - I was so disappointed when there turned out to be only 6 that I never stitched any of them. I may have to revisit them.
The Bramble sample is gorgeous

Carol said...

I especially love the bramble finish, Jo--the colors and specialty stitches are wonderful! And that little folded booklet is charming--such a creative way to showcase your small finishes :) Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

D1-D2 said...

The little book is so cool! It's called a concertina? Did you find instructions online?

jocondine said...

Great finishes. The little book is amazing, love the video, nice show! xxx

Leonore Winterer said...

What a productive month! I adore Bramble Harvest, love your scrapbooking, and can't stop giggling at that folding project and how both sides are kind of polar opposites!

Katie said...

Wow!!! Can't wait that enough. Just beautiful finishes. Love love love the book of course. How fun!!!

Rachel said...

Thanks for taking part and bumping up the figures for September!
The exploding book is a really good idea for finishing off lots of smalls together and with the snarky sayings in between, there's always something new to see. And Alice is perfect. :)