Mar 27, 2018

Skittish finish

Greetings stitching buds.  Hope all is well with you and yours. 
 
We had a long day yesterday starting early with Mark's xray and MRI and going right into Carole.  She is home after breathing treatments and xrays along with more meds and steroids, will get results today.
 
So I finished the tweeters and now it's time for sewing.  If you notice a slight difference in blue bird, I removed his wing and stitched it again with GAST for a little more interest.  Since the wing appears to be angled, I stitched diagonally thinking the variation would follow that line and look like feathers, didn't happen.  But it does look better.
 

 
I am just as reckless completing a finish as stitching it.  But because this is sewn so close to the design, I'm nervous!  After fusing the interfacing which helps a great deal if sewing needs to be repositioned, and having a template, this should be a piece of cake.  Damn.  Cake.  Anyway, I held it to the light for centering and it looks good, I outlined with the Frixion, and I will slowly run the machine a tiny bit outside that line, just in case. 
 
I really enjoyed this very quick and easy stitch, can't wait to do a set for myself.  I do like them on the Belfast Flax, but will do a floss toss on the yellow and putty first.
 
Have a great day.  Thanks for the prayers for my sister.
 
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14 comments:

capecodgirl565 said...

They are adorable and if all else fails, eat cake! Prayers continue to wing their way to all of you.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
The birds are just lovely and I love the wings, especially!! So happy you are excited to make some for yourself, too!!! Thanks for the updates and will continue to keep you all in my prayers!!
Hope you have a good week!! Ah....cake!!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

diamondc said...

Marly: I think they look beautiful, your change is perfect to the wings.
I cannot wait for Sunday, I gave up all bakery sweets, argh, Blackbird designs are so sweet.

Blessings
Catherine

Karen Budnick said...

Love your little birds and hope everyone in your world is doing better soon!

debbie haggard said...

It always amazes me how quickly you stitch. the birds are lovely and i know your finish will be perfect and wonderful as always! Some day you need to share a picture of your Mark- the 'man behind the scenes'.

CathieJ said...

Your birds are very pretty. I hope all of you find yourselves in better health soon.

Ginny said...

Love the birds! Sure hope we can all kick these illnesses out very soon--it's been a bad winter.

Truus said...

Hope Crol will feel much better very soon and hope also your shoulder will heal so you have less pain.
Love your little birds.
Have a peaceful day
greetings,Truus from Holland

Carol said...

Your little birds are so sweet, Marly!I'm sure your finish will be lovely. I have never attempted a heart finish myself--I'm a big chicken!

So sorry to hear Carole is struggling--as I've said many times, she is so lucky to have you nearby. You are one wonderful little sister!

Rugs and Pugs said...

So sweet!

C M Designs said...

Your birds are sweet and refreshing for this time of year.
Continued prayers for Carole, you and Mark.
Ah, cake AND pie !
Looking forward to warmer temps tomorrow. 75 here.
Take care.
Charlotte in Va.

wranglerkate said...

Love the way your birds came out - beautiful!

Christine said...

I love these two birds. I stitched them a while ago and have yet to finish them with a backing. I like the way you added ribbon to hang (or not)!

Daffycat said...

They are wonderful! If I ever get caught up in my reader maybe I’ll see them finished! You know, NOW I have to stitch mine again to make one blue...

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