Thursday, December 14, 2017

Don't Judge My Finishing Techniques

First, I want to say, I am not a finisher. I really don't like to do it. I love the process of stitching, but finishing a project into something has never interested me. I like the feel of fibers in my fingers. I like watching patterns develop. I like how it calms me when I stitch and allows me to relax. Finishing makes me tense and want to throw everything against the wall.

So why did I finish these myself? One reason is that it is almost Christmas. If I want these to decorate my house this year, I needed to finish them myself. The other is cost. My finisher is worth every penny she charges, but I just don't want to pay to have something finished that I can do an ok job on.

So without further ado:
Candy Swirl Santa
 Christmas Light Santa
 And  two photos of the hat rack where they all hang.

I have a missing stitched Santa in my house-Christmas Tree Santa- and one coming in the mail soon- Pine cone Santa. There are several Santas that I haven't even started yet in my basement! I need to find another way to display them-SOON!


Brenda M. Côté said...

You did a great job finishing the santa ornaments yourself. I do the same thing. I'm looking forward to seeing how you'll finish Christmas Tree Santa since I have that one to do myself.

Linda said...

You did a fantastic job of finishing the ornaments Beth. They all look great hanging together.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think you did a great job and the Santa tree is a wonderful idea.

Renee said...

These are fabulous!

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm not very good at finishing myself (yet - practice makes perfect! But I'd rather be stitching as well...). Those do look lovely, though :)