Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday's Finishes

I am FINISHED with work for the week - Yay! it is the weekend!
I FINISHED folding the laundry for the moment - until the kids throw some more in the hamper.
I wish that I was FINISHED with my morning spin, but I still have another hour and a half to go.

..but those are not the real finish that I am excited to show you...
drum roll, please:
I put the last stitch...and attached the flower button I had in my stash to:
"Live Life Simply...Eat, Sleep, Stitch"

As I mentioned, the basic concept for what I stitched came from the Eat, Sleep, Stitch Pattern by Cherry Wood Design Studio...
but I didn't "totally" follow any of the patterns published (see the cover of the pattern above). I started out stitching the pattern for the needleroll using thread color of my choosing...then when the word "Simply" wasn't going to fit on the same line as "Live" and "Life", I decided to center the rest of the words. Lastly, loving the daisy that was included in the patterns, I added that to my creation.
The words and the large daisy are stitched 1-over-1 on 28ct evenweave - using my color combonation. The border is stitched 2-over-2...and the daisy button is my own additon, something that I had in my stash which I thought would be fun to add.
So, now am I going to finish it off? Not sure...pillow? needlecase? try my hand at a flat fold? I am going to have to ponder that one - still...what do you think?

Well, while you and I think about that - here is something I want you to take a look at:

What is in this container?
What is it doing?
Take a guess...and then come back tomorrow for the answer.

In the meantime, have a great Friday and remember
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!
BTW...for multi-taskers...stitching and exercising on the stationary bike and/or walking are near to impossible (tried it and the whole generations of frog families came to visit right after I finished my workout). However, simple knitting and exercising, that can work without too much trouble - - - yet, you do have to watch where the ball of string goes so it doesn't fall to the ground and get wound up in the pedal arm of a stationary bike :)


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I think a flat fold would be perfect but then again a needle book would work too, hey, why not both? Yep, that's what I would do, a standing needle book that can go where ever you go. As far as the peanut butter waiting for the rest of the cookie batter look alike, well, I just not 100% sure, it could be something being Teadyed too or it could be that old kitchen sponge in bleach. Can't wait to see exactly what it is.
Have a great weekend and
Be always in stitches.

Pumpkin said...

Your version is terrific Lisa!

Tina said...

Love it!

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish! I think a flatfold would be a nice finish or a pincushion depending on how big it is.

Is that bread dough?

Shannon said...

Very nice finish!

Angela P said...

Congrats on the finish, I like what you did to it :) I think it's batter of some sort but don't know what!

Melissa said...

I love the finished product. It's just beautiful. I think a cube (rectangular) finish would be cute.

My guess in the sealed container...raising dough. Are you making some homemade bread?

Lisa Clarke said...

Love your interpretation! I stitched this, but used the recommended threads. I'm still getting the confidence to change patterns! LOL! Hmmm, is that starter for bread in that container?
Lisa C.

Karen said...

Very cute finish!

Terri said...

Great finish. Thanks for sharing :)