Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tick tock...time's up!

Today's the day! The official "deadline" that I set myself for my 39 squares project. Here are my final 3 blocks...yes, I made it!

My dear friend Tracey suggested I stitch an oven mitt, since I bake most Mondays...


...so I ran with that idea and stitched not only an oven mitt, but a whisk, a spatula and some fresh eggs :)

I always knew I'd do some scissors and thread, but have been putting it off, thinking it might be a little tricky...


...but it was nothing compared to this last block!

OMGoodness, this satin-stitched bow almost made me give up! (in fact, I actually did LOL...you'll notice the top of the bow is backstsitch!) If you've ever used metallic thread, you'll know that it "shreds"...if you've had it in your needle a while, the thread wears and becomes weaker and weaker. Combine this with teeny tiny stitches, and you have a recipe for disaster. Blah...happy birthday to me (insert eye roll!) The tag has an "s" , because this present is just for me :)
The finished stitches...


I have LOVED doing this project...stitching a little most days...and have especially loved the lovely comments and support I've had from all you lovely people who read my blog...a heartfelt thank you from me to you.
Hope you have a wonderful day...I'm off to celebrate!
TTFN xxx

13 comments:

ros said...

he oven mitt is too too wonderful - great job - I have enjoyed this experience with you and everyone involved

Vicki said...

What a fantastic project to finish off on your Birthday! Hope you have a great day!!!! Vicki x

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh gosh it all looks so beautiful!! I love it so much. Can you share another pic when it's all framed on your wall? I'd really love to see it.
There are so many squares that I adore, I really can't choose a favourite.
Melx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Well done, you have done a fantastic job, it is gorgeous!

Janellybelly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SUSAN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!
Hip Hip Hooray x 3
I'm looking forward to seeing your 39 squares in the flesh tomorrow.
LOVE Janelle xx

Linda said...

Susan it really is gorgeous and i bet it will be one of your favourite handmade pieces.Happy Birthday too you, i hope you had a lovely day even if your were tormented by that metallic thread (its no friend of mine either)
xx

Leisa@Scrapsidaisy said...

Oooo I want to see it irl too...my fave is the scissors and thread from the latest 3...well done on finishing it...Happy Birthday little sister - hope you had an extra pastry for me!

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful! You have done a fabulous job and I just love the finished project. This was such a creative endeavor and though I didn't participate I absolutely loved seeing what you have done!

Helen said...

Susuan I have loved following this project of yours. The finished product is just stunning. What a special treasure you have created. I have loved reading the stories behind each square as you have done them. Just beautiful, well done!

6 Girls' Mom said...

Happy Birthday, a bit late! Love the last 3 squares, and can't wait to see it framed. Congratulations on making your deadline. I'm hoping to get back to mine in the next day or so, and hope you'll stop by to see it!

Amy

Sharon Manning said...

Wow this is stunning! I can appreciate the hours of needlework involved here. Great Job. Happy Birthday too!

mickey said...

Fabulous job! I have really enjoyed watching your project grow. Maybe I'll try it one day... Happy Birthday! *tosses cake*

Bev C said...

Great job on the squares. Just love it. Happy Birthday wishes to you and hope the year is full of wonderful happy times. I have just seen a previous post and realised how small the squares really are lined up against the 5 cent piece. Good on you.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo