Friday, June 26, 2009

A Finish!!

TGIF!! This week has been a slow moving one for me for some reason. I really need the weekend to go slow too. I'm leaving on vacation next Thursday and I have a ton to get done before then! There is cooking so I don't have to do it while I'm there, laundry, packing, stash packing, cleaning so I can come home to a somewhat clean house, (Dan's not going so I never know what it will look like when I get home), getting the dog to the vet for shots, checking out a photography studio for Amy's senior pictures, not to mention I have to work today, tomorrow and next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Wish me luck!

We had a storm roll through here the other day. Nothing too serious, I managed to make it home and in the house with about 30 seconds to spare before the hurricane force winds blew through. After the storm, I looked outside and saw this lovely sight:

I finished the new freebie by Paulette at Plum Street Samplers. It was a quick stitch and so cute. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this piece when I started it.
A flat fold, a small pillow, frame it.....then I got it off the q-snaps and it hit me, a brick!! It was the perfect size and shape to put on the front of a brick! It would make an awesome door stop! So yesterday when I should have been framing customers projects, I worked on mine instead. Here is the finished piece. I haven't done something like this before so I wasn't sure how it would work. What do you think?

I like it. A Lot! Can't wait to show it at Last Saturday stitching tomorrow. Speaking of stitching, why didn't someone out there in blogdom tell me what the thread pack for the Peace Sampler by A Stitchers Hand was going to run me? $240.00!!! Are you kidding me?? How am I supposed to justify that expense to Dan? He's a pretty understanding man but come on...$240.00 bucks! Even he will sh*t a brick on that one! :) Sorry couldn't resist the pun.

Well friends, I best get a move on. I need to eat breakfast, check out blogs, make a grocery list, clean up the kitchen, figure out what to make for supper tonight and head to work. You all have a great day and a fantastic weekend if I don't talk to ya before Monday. Thanks for stopping by and an extra thanks for posting!


staci said...

I saw this on Paulette's blog...your finish is wonderful, love it!

What really caught my eye was that she said you were in Nebraska :) I'm originally from there, Go Huskers!

Julie M said...

Thanks Staci! I'm in Papillion, a suburb of Omaha. Where did you live?

Rachel S said...

The doorstop looks great. Did you glue it to the brick or sew it?

Julie M said...

Hi Rachel. This particular one is glued to the brick. Not something I would normally do but I made sure that it's only glued in the middle section and not on the actual fabric. It could be removed if I need to. The stitched piece is pinned to foamcore so I just need to take the braid off and undo the pins to get the fabric off.

Deb said...

I love your finish. Such a creative idea!!!

Yuko said...

Hi Julie, I came here through Paulette's blog and thought this is absolutely beautiful and perfect!!!
I love how you finished this and love the fabric you choose!!

Julie M said...

Thanks for stopping in and commenting Yuko! Thanks also for the compliment on my finish. It was a fun one that's for sure!

Joyce said...

What a great idea with the brick, love it.

Marsha said...

What a great idea! I hope you draw my name at Christmas again this year!

Whenever a storm blows through here afterwards I run outside to see if there is a rainbow. I love seeing them!