February 2, 2015

January Smalls Update and Progress Report

I'm late in posting my January small but here it is.  I finished the stitching on Tuesday morning during the blizzard we had and the finishing finishing on Saturday.

The reason for the delay is that I wasn't sure how I wanted to finish this piece.  It came with backing fabric and it could have been a pillow or hanging pillow but I decided I'd like a flat door hanger type finish that I could use for my front door.

Luckily, I had a gorgeous piece of orange wool in my stash and some fun trim.  The piece came together pretty easily and I'm happy with how it turned out.

I found that with several projects going, it didn't feel like I was making a lot of forward progress.  I have also been working to finish this cowl for my niece so that she can get some use out of it before winter passes.  At the rate we're getting snow storms, she's gonna get a lot of use out of it!

I have also made some progress on the HIH Collector's Heart for my sisters birthday and I will show you that and the February smalls project I picked out for that SAL.


Kaisievic said...

I love the way that you finished your January Small and the cowl looks so pretty.

Barb said...

I love the door hanger! It will be good in all seasons.

Brigitte said...

Oh, so great, your new doorhanger. I love the way how you finished it with the fantastic black ribbon along the lower edge.

Anna van Schurman said...

Great finish! Love the pom pom trim!

barbara said...

That is such a great stitching finish. And I love that gorgeous cowl. :)