Friday, March 31, 2017

Hare's Coaster and Calendar SAL

I had hoped to have at least one more finish before the end of March, but it was not meant to be.  I have two completed stitched pieces that are sitting with all their finishing materials waiting for me to take time to pay some attention to them.

So to have something to show, I decided to do a quick finish of this cute design by Gaynor of Stitcher's Anon fame.  This is a freebie design she offered to members of her Holmsey Hare's Heaven Facebook Group.   I was just so taken with that ring of hares, that I felt compelled to stitch it.  I had planned to make a pincushion, but the design fit so perfectly into one of these snap-in light weight coasters, that I couldn't resist such a quick finish.  I wish these coasters were still available in U.S. stores, but it seems that you can only get them in the U.K. now.    The original design used similar colors, but they weren't DMC so I just tried to match up DMC colors from the model. This is stitched on 36 count HDF linen.


Somewhere along the way, I managed to finish up two more of the Joyful World calendar pages.  So I've got seven of them done now.  This gives me hope that  I might actually get to all twelve.
My fabric trim for June really looks like an autumn fabric, but it seemed to go so well with the bear design that I used it early.


The sparkles in the border fabric for July kind of remind me of  July 4th fireworks.   I think the colors worked well for this one too.

I'm kind of amazed at how much fabric stash I have.  I think I won't need to buy even one fat quarter for finishing these.  And I'm excited that I can change out the March one on the fridge tomorrow to welcome in April!


16 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Super finishes, Annie! I really like the ring of hares in the first picture. Enjoy your weekend!

Vickie said...

Oh goodness! Gaynor's pattern looks so very cute that tiny! Well done on all three finishes my friend!

Mii Stitch said...

Great finishes!!! I especially like your take on Gaynor's hare design!!

Preeti said...

Cute finishes!! I liked the July one the most :)

averyclaire.org said...

I really love what you've done with your calendar stitching and the coaster looks like it was quick and fun to do!

Karen said...

Those are all so beautiful, Annie! I really like all of those monthly designs but haven't done any of them yet. You have done a lovely job on yours!

Margaret said...

I'm so enjoying your Joyful World finishes. The fabrics you chose are perfect for the pieces. So what if the June one is a bit Autumn in feel? it really is perfect. Love the bunnies too!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Beautiful pieces. Love the fabric

Mini said...

Lovely finishes, I specially like the border fabric used for June and July.

Jane Galley said...

it fits really well into that coaster, looks great. LOve the July fabric, can't wait to see the full year together

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Just love how you are finishing the calendar! The fabrics you are selecting are perfect!

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely work and finishes Annie, I like how you complete the pretty Joyful world designs which will be terrific when all stitched.

Brigitte said...

Why not have a quick coaster finish - it looks great. I love the Holmsey designs that Gaynor made and this one is completely new to me as I have not been a member of her FB group. Very nice.
I love your new Joyful World finishes, both fabrics are a perfect choice.

Hetti said...

That's a very good idea of you to finish your beautiful stitching in a coaster! And the fridge and kitchen get every month a very pretty update :-)))
XXX Hetti

♥ Nia said...

Lovely finishes sweetie :) that pink color on the july piece makes me wish for summer! heat and good vibes :D hehehe

Carol said...

Oh, the hares are so cute, Annie--and what a great idea to turn them into a coaster. Useful and adorable :)

Both your June and July hanging finishes are so well done!! Isn't it great to find that perfect fabric already waiting in our stash? I am amazed at how much I have accumulated through the years...

Hope your April is off to a great start, Annie!