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21 February 2012

Q-Snaps Huggies and Finishes

This weekend I did some sewing.  I made a couple Q-Snaps huggies.  I love them but I think I made them a little too wide.  I had 1/2 inch elastic and the instructions called for 1/4 inch, I think.  So I made them an inch wider to compensate for the 1/2 inch elastic.  The owl came out good but the cat one is a little big.  It might be good for those projects with lots of material to hold.  Tell me what you think.


In my Stitching Sister yahoo group, there was a Valentine exchange I joined.  Faith was my partner and  she send a wonderful package.  I love everything.  I, even, stitched one of the free patterns she send me but I can not show it.  I had entered in a competition in one of my other groups.  Thank you Faith!
Last year I stitched this cute pattern, "Meow  spoken her" and this weekend I finished it off as a flat fold. I thought I had put a picture up when I finished it, but I did not because it is not in my history.  As you notice, it is the same material as the Q-snaps huggie.  This one is for my friend in VA.  I had stitched Lizzie Kate "Dogs Leave Pawprints on Your Heart" when I  was visiting her in Texas a couple years ago.  She wanted one for her cats.  I finally got one done for her and its on her way.   The picture below is the back.  I had to make a mini collage of the cats because I did  not have a picture of them together.  I still need to work on making bows.

When I was unpacking from my trip last month, I unpacked a pattern I brought with me, hoping to start it.  I always overpack when I bring stitching projects, but what stitcher doesn't?  When I was done, I realize I didn't see the material and threads with the pattern.  I called my friend but she didn't have it.  So I went looking into my closet, thinking I absently put it one of my bags.  This is what I found:
This butterfly was stitched while I was in VA last May and I must have packed it by accident when I was packing to leave.  How I never noticed I took it earlier, probably I just when through the bag real quick and put aside.  So I made it into  a pillow like I told my friend I will this is the results.

I never did  find my threads and material.  Also, a book is missing too.  If I find the book, I might find the material and threads,or vice versa.  I guess I should be more organized.  I, also, finished a Valentine ornament, but that too, is going into the competition. 

This is  the bookmark I finished for Judith from Germany.  It was an Valentine Card and Bookmark exchange in the ILCSing yahoo group.  The pattern came from Hold That Thought by Leisure Arts.  It was stitched on pink aida by the camera didn't get the color. 

Don't forget about my giveaway.  If you want to enter, please comment in the post below.  I will not enter anyone from this posting. 

Many hugs,
Vicky

20 comments:

Deborah said...

You have been soooooooooo busy!!
You have so many real beauties in your finishes. Just LOVE every thing you pick!!
Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

You shared so many beautiful creations! I really like the bookmark :)

Meari said...

Love the bookmark saying! Congrats on all your finishes. You've been a busy girl.

Linda M said...

Really nice stitching. Love the flat fold. Finishing is definitely not my strong suit so I am just in awe of those who can make these clever pieces.

Anonymous said...

I think your Q-snap huggers came out looking good. Your flat fold is cute. I am sure your friend will love it. The butterfly pillow is pretty. Love the bookmark you stitched. It is beautiful. Keep up the great stitching. Hopefully you'll find your material, pattern & book soon.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely finishes! I love your Q-Snap covers. I have that owl fabric too. Not sure what to do with it yet. My boyfriend saw it laying out and commented that even he thought it was cute. "Whoooo loves you?" LOL. Love it! Its hard cutting up cute fabric sometimes.

Hope all is well with you.

Jen :)

Faith... said...

I love your q-snap covers and think they look great!

Glad you enjoyed your Valentine Exchange package and I can't wait to see the finished piece you stitched.

The bookmark is beautiful!

stitchesnscraps said...

What lovely stitching you have done! And your finishing is wonderful! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa J.

Anonymous said...

Your huggies look very nice and your finishes are lovely.

Marl

SoCal Debbie said...

The Qsnap huggies look great! I have several that I bought and I love using them. Wonderful job on your flat fold with the kitties too. I would like to try that some day.

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

Gosh what a lot of finishes. I love flat folds but have never attempted one myself. You did a great job in it

JoAnn McLaughlin said...

very nice work, LOVE your q-snap huggies

MaryT said...

Love the stitching and what stitcher doesn't misplace or put their stitching in a safe place? So safe we can't find it!! LOL

Mary Louise in IN

ChrisG said...

I just love all of your projects. I think the Huggies work well

Shelleen said...

everything is lovely.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, grats on all the finishes, Vickie. I love the pillow you made and the flatfold especially. The bookmark is really cool too. Everything looks great!!! Grats to you on ALL of it!!

Jodie said...

I LOVE your huggies! I bought one recently, and then a friend made me one. They're both too wide....apparently this is a common problem!

Mary Ivancicts said...

Just love the stitching...very clever on the flat fold!

Kelly Smith said...

congrats on your finishes, you have done some lovely things!

Vickie said...

WOW!! You have been a very busy girl! Love the huggers!!! They look fine!