Sunday, January 2, 2011

First Finished Project of 2011

Cider House Garden is finally finished! I hoped to finish it before the year ended, but I just couldn't quite make it. So here it is- finished on January 1st, 2011!
I pressed it, but it isn't stretched yet. It will look even better once I have it stretched. I'm going to frame this one and hang it somewhere in my home. I don't know just where yet.

I have really enjoyed working on this the last several weeks. So much so that I was itching to pick out a new project. Here's a peek at the new piece that I started just last night:


More details about this pattern coming soon.

In other news, I have finally finished the Burda Cover Dress! (Jan 1st was a BIG day for me!) I can't wait to show it off, but I have to get some good photos first. The ones I took this morning were awful, so I'm going to try again this afternoon when the light is better. Now that the dress is done, I can get back to the flutter sleeve top, and I need to make a muslin of my vintage pattern for the Vintage Sew Along.

Here's to a new year full of lots of sewing and stitching!

6 comments:

gMarie said...

Love the finished piece and the little sample is going to be fabulous! I used to do lots of cross stitch, but with a house of hounds.....

Excited to see your cover dress. I bet it's fabulous. g

angie.a said...

It's so pretty. Woudln't you just love to live in that pretty little house?

Can't wait to see the cover dress!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Very sweet!

Juanita said...

Very pretty! And how nice that you were able to start the New Year with a finish. May you have many more.

Venus de Hilo said...

Lovely! Wonderful, too, that your new year starts with projects wins/completes. Hope your entire 2011 is filled with similar satisfactions.

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a wonderful piece, with so many details. Congratulations on finishing it.
A great new start, your alphabet.