I didn't get to stitch anything new for the holiday, but I dug around in my bin of stitched projects and pulled out these two designs by Bent Creek. Both were stitched years ago and I thought it was time to finally finish them properly.
I had already pulled out the fabric when I did my last batch of finishing a while back. I probably should have looked for some other fabrics for variety, but I was too lazy to pull out my fabric bins and search for other fabrics that might work.
And another close up of "Pop" (at least that is what I think this is called).
It's been cloudy all day and raining off and on, so the holiday has been a bit of a washout. Also my iron died on me halfway through my sewing session, which means I didn't get to press this linen as much as I would have liked to. It looks better in person and I am hoping over time any wrinkles will straighten out. I wonder if others use a fusible backing on the linen to give it more support? I need to think about that next time around, though I think I want to work on finishing some smaller things--preferably by hand and not using the sewing machine (which I think I've mentioned before sort of scares me!).
One last close up. I think I must have stitched this about 8-9 years ago! I went through a huge Bent Creek phase, and while I still like her designs I don't often buy them anymore. Still, something nice and quick to stitch is nice now and again.
By the way, I did do a little digging through my other bins and have pulled out a few designs I might work on--mostly they are UFOs--I'll share them soon.