Friday, April 8, 2011

~*Friday Finishes*~... and some

Hello Dear Friends! Happy Friday to y'all! You know what that means... ~*Friday Finishes*~ time!

This lovely finish comes from my dear friend, PatiJane. She stitched up the ~*Easter*~ freebie minus the border so it would fit in her frame. She is a frequent thrift store shopper and found this piece of Aida for only 50 cents. Don't ya just love a great bargain? And don't ya just love PatiJane's finish? Lovely!

Thank you for stitching & sharing PatiJane!

Now... y'all have probably noticed that I have been super quiet all week. Well, i have been working like a crazy woman trying to get some finishes for the craft show I'm doing tomorrow with my sweet SIL, Robin. The show is at the Emporia Mall in Emporia, KS from 10-4 tomorrow. If you are near, please stop by! I don't expect the show to be a BIG one, but Robin & I will be working on our needle punch and rug hooking to pass the time... and hope to inspire more to get into the primitive crafts that we love so much.

Here are some things I've been able to finish...

Some cross stitch finishes ~ the top three are my creations, the bottom two are patterns from friends.

The one on the left is a Stacy Nash pattern. I stitched up the sampler long ago and never got around to sewing it into the bunny. So, for a quick finish, I just nailed it to an old board.

The one on the right is from Marianne of Midnight Stitching. It too was stitched up awhile ago and I didn't know how I wanted to finish it. So... since I liked the idea of adding it to a board... I did.

Some needle punch finishes. Some you have seen before, and some are new. The cat in the upper left is from a doodle offered by Kelley of Kanderdoodle... I just love her kitty doodles!

Some hooked hickety~pickety mats...

Several Oxford Punch ~ hit n' miss mats...

And several Oxford Punch ~ prim mats...

I'm also planning on taking my cross stitch patterns. Plus... Robin will have many goodies to offer as well.

Once I get things priced & packed... I'll be ready for tomorrow. Don't worry... I plan to take my camera along too! My next post should be show pictures.

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. Lovely finishes ~ each and every one!
    If you have anything left after your craft show, be sure to let us internet shoppers know ;)

    Have a lovely Saturday with your SIL! I do craft shows with my SIL and always look so forward to our time together...

    Blessings, Patti

  2. OHHH...How I wish I lived closer !! I would be there buyig all your wonderful little hooked rugs !!! Love them all !!!
    Good luck , hope you sell out !!!!

  3. OMG, what wonderful things you are taking to the show! I especially love your pillows of the bunny and the blue colonial house. Do you sell these on your ETSY? I will have to check. Keep up the great work! Janice

  4. Lots of wonderful finishes today and you have been very busy.
    I am cleaning and thinking about the things I need to finish, lol.


  5. That's a great frame that PatiJane found, just perfect for the Easter freebie.

  6. Betty everything look fantastic!!!!!. Have a great time.... I wish I lived closer so I could go. :0)

  7. Everything is so nice, good luck with your show!!!!

  8. Looks like your hard work has paid off. Lovely finishes! Have fun at the show this weekend.

  9. Hi Betty,
    I have a question for ya,
    Fill me in on the deal with the Oxford punch for "rug hooking"
    Does it come out the same? Is it easier? I am thinking it would be.
    I currently use 1/4" wool strips for hooking, will that work in an Oxford?

    I am real curious and am thinking of picking one up, but want to know the deal first.

    BTW: great finishes this week! I am working on my Easter freebie, hopefully will have it done by next Fri.


  10. Wow! You will certainly have a full booth! Enjoy the show!

  11. All wonderful finishes Betty. The best of luck to you! Your booth will look awesome!

  12. Wow! You have been busy. Good luck at the show. I hope you are surprised at the show and turnout. I look forward to pictures!

  13. Wonderful little Easter finish. Have a great show tomorrow.


  14. Betty you are amazing! Everything is so colorful and tempting...looking forward to seeing your booth...hoping for lots of shoppers...

  15. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pieces. I really enjoy seeing the new items you share. Sure helps to keep me motivated!


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