Monday, July 12, 2010

2 finishes

Happy Monday!


After making the rest of the design bleed with a little water, I coffee dyed it.
"Their Song" by Blackbird Designs
I love it!!!!
It's one of my favorite pieces thus far
I finally finished Wicked Witch by Birds of a Feather- Halloween Icons

I was so surprised to get a sewing bag from Heather for my Birthday. It's the very first thing my family has gotten me so far for stitching. Hey! It's a start :)

Look! at this unique art- minus the bird poop

I bought it at a craft show. The lady has a sand pile that she makes a shallow grave and lays the leaf in and pours cement. It makes a great bird bath
My foot shows just how big it is

My cones flowers are looking gorgeous this year

Thanks for all the birthday wishes

and taking the time to stop by

Happy Summer!!

45 comments:

valerie said...

Great finishes Renae! Love the leafy bird bath!

Love to Stitch said...

Great finishes!! Good idea about dying your fabric, I bet it looks terrific :). Love your Birds of the Feather-- those designs are so super cute!

Tracy J said...

I love this design, yours looks great!

I love your garden (yard) too, beautiful!

April Mechelle said...

I love the finishes !! I love that leaf stone.. I may have to try that.. Ideas are endless... and I have plenty of sand and concrete. LOL

Annie said...

The BBD and the witchy piece are both very well done.

The bird bath is very cool (although describing the process with the term 'shallow grave' kind of gave me the creeps!).

Deb said...

I just love your BBD finish!! I'm glad that everything worked out with it! And I love your BOAF piece too - that's just too cute.

Thanks leafy birdbath is really neat. I've never seen something like that before!!

BrendaS said...

Love your finishes!

Happy belated Birthday!

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Ranae :)

I really like the bird bath. What a neat idea.

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Happy birthday! What a cool stitching bag.

So glad you are happy with "Their Song" -- it is beautiful.

Love the "leaf" bird bath and your lovely garden. It looks so shady, cool and green.

Margaret said...

I love your finishes! Great idea to make the rest of the BBD piece bleed a bit to even things up. Love that birdbath -- and great sewing bag too! Hope you had a great birthday!

natalie said...

I love that stitching bag! And your finish is so gorgeous. I LOVE that chart! Aren't you glad you didn't start it all over? It looks great!

Karen said...

Love your two finishes! Great new bag too....looks like you can carry a year's worth of projects!

happy stitching....

Berit said...

love your finishes AND the leaf-stone! Gorgeous. :D

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finishes and the leaf stone is really neat!

Myra said...

I love your finishes Ranae! What a wonderful sewing bag and the birdbath is really neat.

Catherine said...

Love the finishes and that sewing bag!!

Sharlotte said...

The only picture I can see from your post at the moment is the cone flower picture. I really like those, they are so pretty !:)

Dee said...

Happy birthday!

Your finished stitching is beautiful!

Lillie said...

A lovely finish.

Happy Belated Birthday to you.

Mylene said...

Congrats on the beautiful finishes.

Elaine said...

Beautiful BBD Ranae and I just love the witch.
Belated birthday wishes, your new stitching bag looks fab.

Christine said...

Your BBD piece looks wonderful, the slight bleeding and coffee dying give it a real antiquey quality

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

Oh to have to dye the fabric, I have had to do that on occasion and for some reason it always looks so original. Beautiful flowers in your garden.
Be always in stitches.

Julie said...

Love the bird bath, hope it gets lots of feathered activity.

2 lovely finishes, i see your 'little helper' aproves of the BBD one too!

Annette said...

Wow what a great finishes... I'm looking for a lovely stone for my garden that leafe is great, there are also animals....

Carol said...

Beautiful finishes, Ranae. And what a neat idea for a bird bath--so pretty.

Hope your birthday was a special one :)

Loraine said...

Fabulous finishes! I really love your BB design. I have that looming in the "to do" pile, and you sure are inspiring me!
Love the birthday goodies too.

Melanie said...

Great finishes!

mainely stitching said...

Oooooh! I love everything! :D

Judy S. said...

Nice stitcheries, Ranae. I love your new bag!

Pumpkin said...

Woohoo! HD for you :o) Sweet finishes.

That's wonderful! Glad to hear you had a nice birthday and those are some great gifts :o)

Meadows08 said...

Wonderful finishes! BBD finishes and WIP's are really plentiful on the blogs I follow lately! Your little witch is cute too.

I like your sewing basket and your leaf decoration too.

Nancy said...

Their Song is just gorgeous, and I love the witch! Two of my favorite designers!

The leaf is wonderful, and your garden is so pretty!

I am enjoying the scissor frog I won from your giveaway. One of these days I'll post a picture with all my scissors in it.

Parsley said...

What a fun bird bath and super fun surprises.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your two happy dances! I've got that bag too its fantastic I put all my sewing stuff in it and easy to move around when I want more room on the table.

Oooh I love that leaf!

Nancy M said...

Nice finishes. Love the stitching bag. Ann Arbor is having their art fair this month. I really need to go there and see all the cool stuff, like your leaf birdbath!

Sherry said...

I think your BBD came out great! I love it - I have that pattern, but have not started it yet. Happy birthday!

Suzanne said...

Two great finishes, well done!! Love your stitching bag and the leaf is great. A belated happy birthday!!

Shell said...

a late happy birthday to you.Love the finishes and the new stitching bag,well it is pink my favourite colour

Littlebit said...

I love, love, love Their Song and want to do that one so bad! Beautiful finish. Love the bird bath!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great idea! Interested in parting with Their Song graph?

Jackie said...

I love your recent finish. Is it nerve wracking to coffee dye a finished project?

The stitching basket looks marvelous!

stitcherw said...

Their Song looks great with the coffee dying finishing, and Wicked turned out so cute. Neat Bird Bath idea.
Sue

Meari said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love the bag you got. Wow, that's a big leaf!!

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