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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Aug challenge - revealed

Here i am again and it's not even Sunday, although it feels like it this week, i've had a really busy week as its the fruit and veg show this Saturday. I had my week all planned out but then the painters called and they need to me to be at Amy's for the day tomorrow (Thursday) to do the final bits. Does this mean after tomorrow it will definately be all done?? dare i even hope this will happen this time??

Anyway, enough talking about that, i'm fed up with it after 4 months and i bet you are reading about it as well. I did say my next post would be revealing the challenge for August, so here is what i did with the link to the free design we were given. This time it was from Penelopis and was this lovely little crown.









Before i started to stitch this month i went on a search through this fantastic Focus on Finishing tutorial blog to get some inspiration as i didn't want a scissor fob or ornament finish this time. I soon spotted a tutorial for a covered tape measure and the size was perfect if i stitched it over 1 on 28ct. Then the decision what colour to use, plain and simple black seemed a good idea with a nice flowery backing fabric and to finish it off some jazzy green braid around the edge. It's a really simple finish and easy to do, why not give it go next time you have a tiny project stitched up.

Happy stitching and to all those whose mojo has done a runner recently, i hope it comes homes soon!

love and {hugs}

17 comments:

nima said...

wow...beautiful finishing

Barb said...

Well done on attempting a new finishing technique Julie, I tend to stick to boring but that looks really inspiring !Dare I.
Enjoy the show on Saturday be thinking of you, hope its the NICE painter man that you are seeing tomorrow!
Hugs

Ginnie said...

I love that, what a great way to cover a boring tape measure!

Maggie said...

What a great finish Julie!

Enjoy the show at the weekend, and i hope all gos well with the decorating tomorrow, fingers crossed it will all be over this time!

Rachael said...

This is lovely, I have got a tape measure like that but I never get round to making a cover for it!

Hopefully everything will be finally sorted!!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Have a great weekend.

Sally said...

Oh wow I love it Julie! What a fantastic idea.

I hope the show goes well.

Gillie said...

Absolutely lovely, well done you for trying something new! You had to live through those renovations, we can just click and decide not to read about them so it's easy for us!

Gillie said...

Absolutely lovely, well done you for trying something new! You had to live through those renovations, we can just click and decide not to read about them so it's easy for us!

Mylene said...

What a lovely finish, great job!

Daffycat said...

Isn't this fantastic? Awesome finishing, Julie!

Christine said...

I love that finish Julie.
Hope everthing works out at Amy's.
Good luck with the show, at least its been fine this week so you should get some decent flowers in, half our entries were wrecked by rain

Carol said...

I don't think I've ever seen a stitched tape measure cover, Julie! What a wonderful idea--yours looks just great :)

Shellie said...

Absolutely gorgeous what a fab idea.
Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Shellie

Lisa said...

What a lovely finish Julie, I'd love to be able to do a covered tape measure but am too scared lol.

DUSTY said...

Your Tape measure looks great.

Pumpkin said...

Great job Julie! I want to finish one of these but haven't had the guts to try yet ;o)