Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Miniature Georgian House and Garden Gate: Gay Ann Rogers, designer



Once in a while I try to do a bit of finishing and this morning I decided to tackle those two miniature projects that I have stitched a while back. They are: Miniature Georgian House and Miniature Garden Gate, both designed by Gay Ann Rogers.
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I simply finished them by using those Metal Finishing Forms. It makes finishing of little ornaments so much quicker and easier. Have added a bit of padding underneath, green fabric on the back and made some cording and that was it. Can't remember where I have ordered them initially, but there are some here. I know that you can find them at lots of places.
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I already have some miniature ceramic ones that I love to put on my Christmas tree and this year I will add those too. That should be cute :-)
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On another note, I have been watching "Le Tour de France" since July 4 and that has been distracting me quite a bit from my stitching since I never multitask, prefering to give my undivided attention to whatever I am doing.
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For those of you who do not know what Le Tour de France is, it is the biggest and most grueling cycling event that currently exists lasting for 3 weeks. The big question that all the fans are now asking themselves is which of the two will win the Tour: Lance Armstrong or Contador :-) How many stitchers are watching this, I have been wondering ..................
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Pierrette =^..^=

10 comments:

Kimberly said...

I'm not watching the tour de France but your finishing looks great! I never thought of using the metal forms, I was always afraid of rust but its not like I'm going to be washing items regularly :)

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Kimberly,

I was also a bit reluctant in trying them at first but they work very nicely.

Of course it all depends what kind of projects you are doing. If it is something really special, then I would probably do it the "old fashioned way" (grinning).

Pierrette =^..^=

Terry said...

These are both really cute and elegant and I think that you have finished them perfectly and the green cord that you have made gives just the right touch to them.

Elizabeth Braun said...

I like those - very effective.=)

Nice to see so many interesting projects.

BTW, if you want me to see any comments/replies you make to my comments on here, it might be best to post them on my blog as, like most bloggers who comment, I don't tend to come back and look in the comments section for the blog-owners reply.=) Would be a shame to miss something you said to me!=(

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

Very pretty ornaments and they are very nicely finished.

I have to admit I'm not watching the race as I'm working and running around with the kids.

Actually I'm not getting any stitching done and I'll have to post soon why. Lot's of fun but you'll never believe it! LOL!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Terry :-)

That was a quick finish too. Nice to have things that do not take forever to do.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Elizabeth,

There is a way around this little difficulties. You only have to click "Email follow-up comments to ...." and Blogger will send them to you and you do not have to come back to check for answers to your comments :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Cynthia,

Now you got me curious :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Anonymous said...

Hello Pierrette--

I am a HUGE Tour fan! I listen live on the Versus.com website every morning, and watch the Versus coverage in the evening (Versus is the only US network that carries more than just recaps).

Lance Armstrong is probably my favorite cyclist because of everything he's had to overcome in his career, but I also root for Tom Boonan. And Mark Cavendish is an amazing sprinter!

Oh, lovely needlework, BTW. The Gay Ann Rogers pieces are very cute, especially the Garden Fence.

Carol

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Carol,

I also watch it on Versus. Do you remember some time ago when The Tour was not all that popular in the USA and all we could watch of it was a 30 minutes program and there were commercials included in that time.

We sure have come a long way since those days, I am happy to say.

Pierrette =^..^=