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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Long may She Wave!

Hello Dear Friends!

Guess what? I, the woman who is afraid of finishing, who trembles at the sight of a sewing machine, has finished-finished a little project! I know.... hard to believe. You may recall that I am heading to Utah this fall to attend the Shepherd's Bush retreat. To say I am thrilled is an understatement. Julie and I are going to meet up with Jolene and Loraine for a tour, shopping, and a party night get together. I can't wait to meet my sweet friends in person! I didn't think it would be proper to attend a Shepherd's Bush event and not have a SB scissor fob so that's what I've finished. Okay, granted, this isn't the most fallish of designs - in fact, it's not fallish at all but it's what I had in my stash (thanks, Deb) and I thought I'd give it a go. Drumroll please.....

Front:


Back:


I wasn't crazy about their red ric-rac so I used this that I had in my stash. I love the colors in it and thought it matched the piece wonderfully. I tacked it down all around and then tacked the edges together on the hangy part after I looped it through my scissors. What do you think?


I'm thrilled with how it turned out and maybe, just maybe I'm getting over my fear of finishing!

BTW, I just wanted to tell you all - those flower frogs in my last post... I didn't buy any of them! Sorry if I gave you that impression. I just wanted to share their unusual shapes and colors with all of you so I snapped some pictures of the display.

This may be my shortest post in ages. Have a great weekend - thanks for stopping by and thank you for all the sweet notes you leave me. Welcome to my new followers - I'm so glad you've joined me for this journey! Have a great weekend; I'll catch you on the flip side!

Peace,
Terri

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your new fob finish! You, my friend, totally underestimate your finishing abilities. Love the trim you subbed for the rick rack, too!

Have a fabulous Friday and a terrific weekend!

Robin

Andrea said...

It's adorable Terri!! You did a great job on the finishing too, I love that rick rack!!
Sooooo wish I were able to go to that SB retreat and meet up with you and the other gals, y'all are my favorite peoples :-) You're going to have SO much fun, can't wait for the great post you'll do about it!

ps. hope my little surprise has shown up by now!

xoxo

Deb said...

It looks great Terri. I think that your trim is much better looking than that rick-rack in the package. And as the person above said - don't underestimate your finishing skills.

Karen said...

Love your finishing! Your trim looks like a crocheted knit...matches perfectly!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

A mighty fine finish Terri, good for you!

Katrina said...

Great fob!!!! Love how finished it too. It's perfect for the retreat too :-).

Marnie said...

Cute Cute CUTE! Great finish.

Bertie said...

Congratulations!! the trim looks great and a beautiful finish Terri :-)))).
Have a good weekend.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Adorable Terri! Congrats on the finish. Have a blast at the retreat.
Pat

Margaret said...

Great finishing! I think you should get over your finishing fears, most definitely! Love that ric rac! And the blue vase is gorgeous too, btw. I still think you should have bought at least one or two of those flower frogs from the last post. :D

JOLENE said...

Check out that blue violin! How fun! Your SB fob is fantastic with your cute trim design. Is it fall yet??? I can't wait to meet up with you gals! We are going to have some fun and it's kind of nice having something to look forward to, just wish it would hurry up....Congrats on your patriotic finish!!!! Smiles....

Julie M said...

Terri, for someone who has a phobia about finishing, you sure did a fantastic job on your scissor fob! Turned out absolutely adorable.

I should go to that retreat, I could visit Adam then. Hmmmm.....something to think about!

Cathy B said...

Terri - your fob is fabulous! You did a great job - you should try more finishing!

Can't wait to hear more about your retreat this fall - I bet you will have a wonderful time!

Kellie said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love the trim that you switched to. It goes perfectly! :)

Bobbie said...

Beautiful, Terri!! I think your finish is fabulous..how nice that you are going to a retreat and in Utah, no less. Such a beautiful state!

mainely stitching said...

FABULOUS, Terri!!!!

Cari said...

You go girl!!! Great finish!! And I love your choice of the finishing edge. Wished I were going to the retreat this year. Maybe I'll just go visit my sisters and catch up with you, Julie, Jolene and Lorraine somewhere, sometime. Hugs to you and have a great week!!!

Nancy said...

I love your fob! You did a beautiful job of finishing (and stitching too)! I've read more and more where people are getting over the fear of finishing and doing it themselves. I think it makes the piece a little more personal.

Sherry said...

Nice finish, Terri...you do good work! I am so jealous that you're going to Utah in the fall...perhaps I will just slide into your car at the closet K.S. meeting to your departure meeting. If I become a fixture, you'll not notice until it's too late to toss me out! LOL

Laurie in Iowa said...

A big congrats on your fob finish. It looks fabulous.

Faye said...

LOVE the rick rack you tacked down~~ Such a beautiful stitch~~

lynda said...

Terri, your fob looks fabulous! You did a great job on the finishing!

Stitching Cat said...

Love your "fob"ulous finish! And a perfect display piece too. Have a great time at the retreat and bring back lots of stories!

Cari-in-VA said...

It could be your Memorial Day finish - either way, it is wonderful! I love your finishing - you did a great job! The scissors are the perfect compliment to your piece.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Terri.

Theresa said...

I absolutely love your finish!!! It is perfect!!

So excited that you are going to the retreat!! Can't wait to hear all about it~

KarenV said...

Cute finish Terri - the ric rac you chose is perfect for it!

Isadarena said...

Youe little fob is adorable Terri !! and how is nice the blue violin where it is .
I think you must have spent a nice time during the SB retreat : lucky girl :-)
Have a great and sunny week-end ,
Isabelle

Jane said...

Terri, I LOVE your little fob!!! Such a wonderful job and great substitution with the edging. It really goes well with it. I can sympathise with your fear of finishing because I'm very much like that and try to steer clear of anything that needs to be 'completed in this way'.

I'm so excited that you're going to the SB retreat this year! I bet you have a ball meeting up with everyone. You girls will have fun with your shopping and catching up. I'm really wanting to go to a SB retreat in the future, so I hope to meet you at one of them. I think you would be a lot of fun to share this experience with. Keep us posted on anything about the retreat.

Annie said...

Perfect finish for a really cute design. Cool trim to have handy.

Lois said...

What a great finish Terri! I love the trim you used as an alternative, it's perfect for it. I'm with you, the thought of finishing something is so daunting but you've done a wonderful job.

Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

It is just perfect, Terri! Love your ric-rac and how it is a double sided ornament...

Hope your weekend is special :)

Giovanna said...

Lovely fob, Terri!

Hillery said...

Excellent job. I too am scared of finishing. I've only done a couple of finishings myself, but plan to do more this year. Great job.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Terri, I think you did a great job finishing the fob and I just love the 'ric rak' it is perfect.

Have a great weekend.

Roberta

Carin said...

You did a fantastic job, Terri!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Love and hugs.

Pumpkin said...

Well I think you did a brilliant job Terri :o) You should be proud!

Vinniey said...

You did a great job, Terri! Your fob finish looks great and pretty. I do not enjoy sewing and don't know how to operate a sewing machine. :)

marylin & poussy said...

Hello my friend, it is adorable as small pillow and the sewings are so perfected! What becomes moldy! I kiss(embrace) you and send to you of the other one end of the world! Enormous francais kisses
Mary

K-G Knitter said...

What a wonderful finish!

woolwoman said...

I LOVE this SB design Terri and you did it ! You finished something and so beautifully - YGG - do more do more !!!!!!!! OH I am SO jealous of your going to the SB retreat and meeting up with the GF's out there. you lucky girl you. TGIF - Mel

Myra said...

I think it looks fabulous Terri! Now you will be stylin' with the best of them at the retreat. I hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa Clarke said...

You did a wonderful job!! I think it looks terrific - now you have no excuses to keep on with those finishes, right??
Hugs,
Lisa C.

Patti said...

I just know you guys are going to have a simply wonderful time in Ogden - wish I was going too. Just need to win the lottery is all.

Your fob is as gorgeous as it is finished. I really like the substitute rick rack you used - just perfect. See you can finish just fine and dandy.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Susan said...

Very nice fob, Terri! And I'm so jealous that you get to go to the SB retreat!!

Kathy A. said...

For someone who is afraid of finishing, you sure have done a fabulous job. Love the trim you added. You can be very proud of this one.

Sherry said...

What a great little fob and you finished it wonderfully! Lucky you, getting to go the retreat! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Irma said...
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Irma said...

Thank you for your kind and sweet comment on my blog.
I like bright colors and fun and enjoy the blogs from around the world.
I visited your blog and have enjoyed all the beauty you create WOW I'm impressed.
Your blog is very attractive and beautiful pictures and very inspiring.

Greetings from Irma
from Holland

Missy Ann said...

Love the ric rak, it's perfect.

Natasha said...

you did a fantastic job, now see, it was'nt so hard? I looks great!

How exciting you are attending the SB retreat. What fun that will be!!

Take Care and happy stitching

Raven/Missy said...

You did a fantastic job, it looks wonderful!

Karoline said...

Your fob is gorgeous, congratulations

Suzanne said...

What a cute finish! You have done a great job.

Siobhan said...

Super cute finish, Terri!! I love it. YGG! Your finishing skills rock! Sorry I'm late with the comment... was here over the weekend and the comment page took forever to load.

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish! I love the rickrack you used!!