A WONDERFUL idea hosted by Stacey over at Crossed Stitches. You can join up any time you just want to Finish It Up!
I haven't technically "finished" anything on the list, but have made progress. I can show you some progress, but have to do so carefully as it is a gift. From the get go I have wanted to finish this piece ROUND. I didn't know how to do that so I found a blog, a wonderfully funny and informative blog called Cut to Pieces that had a lovely tutorial on just how to do what I wanted.
Aided by Magical, I set to work. After some sweaty, stressful moments of fear and serious worry, I began measuring. While digging in my drawer for a smaller ruler, I came across this handy thing. This reminded me I had purchased this specialized ruler for this very project.
I made the first round cuts and the main piece came out perfectly. The folded fabric you see up there was not as cooperative, so when I did the stabilizing stitch the fabric had stretched just a little. I didn't know that until the pinning began.
When I am able to show the entire finished piece you will then understand why the stretched fabric is bad. I WILL tell you the reason I didn't just chuck it aside and try again is because this most perfect fabric every found for this particular project is old and there is no way I can find another piece. It isn't a big piece. I had to be careful. If I had a yard of it, or two yards, it would not have been a problem for me to toss the one bad piece and try again. This is why I have to accept the bunchy part and move on. You can see the part in question at the bottom, right of the right hand picture...it's glaringly obvious. Now it's bugging me again. The other piece I have is the right size.....hmmmmm, I am thinking.....
I did cross the Welcome Sign off the list which was easy to do...just highlight the word welcome and click on the strike through up there next to the U...kidding...it really didn't take any time at all to finish and made for a fun post for the Easter Blog Hop.
Also, I have made a tiny bit of progress on putting pictures back in here....I am up to October 10, 2012. Progress is being made slowly but surely!
That is about it for the Finish it UP for now. I just love the fact that I can look at my list and cross things off. It's working!
Until next time.....Keep on Stitchin'!