Saturday, January 5, 2013

On the fifth day of 2013

Hi!!
I bet your wondering what happened to the fourth day??!!

I went to Welcome Stitchery, not much stitched that day, but I did buy stitchy stuff




Some GA threads, 40ct summer khaki for a reproduced sampler, more on that at a later date, and a Pineberry Lane design. I know not much, but I have soooo much started that I need to finish

Speaking of finishes, I have one...



Then I gave it a coffee bath and this is what it looks like now...




Feeding the Reindeer by Notforgotten Farm
Stitched on 35ct linen with DMC
Any idea's for a finish??

Anna gave me a stitchy present, I don't get many of them



A beaded candy cane ornament, a purple thread picker for frogging, the chart Christmas at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash and the 35ct mink linen, I love it all. Thank you! My friend

When we went shopping Friday, we stopped at a Hobby Lobby and found these trees, 80% off clearance in the Christmas



They will be great to hang ornaments, great find at a great price

Happy stitching!!!!




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26 comments:

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Everything's better with coffee!!Glad you had a good time!
Linda

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh Ranae ~ you busy bee!
I wish I could stitch as fast as you! Lovely!
Wonderful goodies from a wonderful friend! But have to ask what in the world is a stitch picker???
Happy Stitchin' Friend
Prim Blessings
Robin

Deborah said...

Great finish! Love the coffee staining.

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely finish. I like how the coffee bath gave it an antique look. :)

Jen

Annette said...

Your always so busy!!!
happy stitching!!

Peggy Lee said...

I have been reading a lot lately on how to give a finished piece a coffee bath. The process scares me but I'm willing to give it a go. Your piece looks GREAT!!
You mean that actually make a special thing for frogging? I always use my needle....no wonder they bend and break so often. :|
I hope your health improves. I'd be going to another doctor if the first two rounds of antibiotics didn't help.
~hugs

Catherine said...

Great goodies! The reindeer piece came out great ~ love the coloring after the dyeing.

Anonymous said...

Love the look of your reindeer piece following its bath in the coffee! What kind of coffee did you use, instant or regular?

Nice new stash you purchased and were given!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Carol said...

What a difference the coffee bath makes, Ranae--wonderful piece!!

Margaret said...

Love that finish -- the coffee makes such a difference! Love the stash -- and that tree. Great find!

Shirlee said...

The coffee bath is perfect! I'd also like to know the type of coffee you used. My coffee dyeing always turns out kind of orange-ish : ( Great gifts you received from your friend & I love your tree find!

Laura said...

Hi Buddy!!! Your coffee bath piece is genius!!! It looks so good!!!!!!

You and Anna had fun!!!! Her presents are totally fabulous!!!

Sending love!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish Ranae. Great new stash.

Linda

Karen said...

Love your finish.... the coffee bath gave it such a great look!

happy stitching....

SoCal Debbie said...

Wow! 80% off clearance! What a great deal you found to hang your ornies all year-round! The fabric on your finish looks great after the tea bath!

Penny said...

Nice stitchy stuff! I love the coffee bath finish - I need to work up the courage to give it a try! Lovely gifts too! :)

Pam in IL said...

I wish I lived close enough to visit Welcome Stitchery again. You picked up some great new things. Your stitching and the coffee dying looks great.

Mary said...

Wonderful finish with the coffee!! And, I love the little tree!

Mouse said...

oooo what a difference that coffee bath made to it and mmmm finish style a prim pillow I think would look lovely ... well done on finding and ornament tree .. I'm still on the look out over here ... :) love mouse xxxxx
ps isn't it nice to get goodies from friends too

Chris said...

Lovely finish! The dye job looks great.
I love your new stash and what a wonderful bunch of gifts from your stitching friend.

Giovanna said...

Very nice finish, and lovely new stash - what a great way to start the year :-)

Julie said...

Your coffee dyed project looks super.
A very lovely beaded gift from your friend.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love how your coffee dye turned out. Like Mouse, I think a prim pillow would suit the finishing.
Thanks for your comment regarding my retreat, sadly I have had no takers yet, I might have to e-mail people directly. What are you doing in July?
;-)

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish, it looks great with it's coffee bath

Suzanne said...

What a nice finish and what a huge difference the coffee staining makes.

valerie said...

Great stash and finish! The coffee bath makes a huge difference. Love it even more. Lovely gift from your friend.