Saturday, March 26, 2011

Super Mode Saturday!

I have no idea what is up with me today but it's definitely not normal! To begin with, I was up at 6:30am with DH. For those who don't know me very well, I am NOT a morning person ;o) So what's up with that? I have no idea... DH wasn't the only one to question this odd behaviour because when he was talking to his dad on the phone this morning, he was surprised at my early appearance too. LOL!

I was hardly done breakfast when I dug out my Charmed Flake by Hinzeit. I know I said I knew how I was going to finish it but that has changed ;o) After looking and measuring I realized that this piece was perfect for a cube! I'm quite thrilled with the result -


What do you think?


We had one fabric shop in town and it's closing its doors :o( I went in the other day and found the perfect backing fabric for this project -


I'm not 100% happy with my bow but I will 'let sleeping dogs lie' -


I've decided to keep this for myself but would love to make another for the Pumpkin Patch Breast Cancer Fund. The only problem do I get the embellishments? They came with the pattern so does that mean I have to buy the pattern again? :o( I wonder if Hinzeit can help.

When I was finished with my cube, I had beads on my mind :o) I dug out my tote and was inspired to make a scissor fob/cell phone charm -


This WILL be a donation for the Pumpkin Patch Breast Cancer Fund! I'm not sure what scissors I will put with it but they're on my DMC ones for the picture. The fob is made with Swarovski crystal beads, sterling silver findings and ribbon charm.

The morning disappeared before I knew it. I did some more work on cataloguing my DMC threads and finally I settled myself down and took out Sabrina. She's had a lot of attention lately so expect a progress picture soon ;o)


Tina said...

It's beautiful. I love are such an Ii just need to learn how to finish things. What you haveinspired me too....cant tell you yet....but so far I'm right on track!

Lesleyanne said...

A stunning finish. The fabric is perfect. Love your scissor fob.

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful cube you've made! Great idea!
About the charms - I'm sure you can buy them without the pattern :))
And if you wake up early, you really have more time to craft ;)
Waiting for Sabrina update!


Rachael xxx said...

Very nice and that bow is lovely!
what a lovely scissor fob!

Rowyn said...

Your cube is beautifully stitched and finished. Love your scissor fob too, very pretty.

6.30 is pretty darn early for a non-morning person! :-)

Leslie said...

wow great work for an awesome cause.
The bow looks great, trust me.. I am the worst bow maker ever.

Myra said...

That is an awesome finish! I love the bow and the backing fabric - both are just perfect.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great cube finish, Cathey! I think your bow looks perfect - don't touch it!! Love the blog background, too - pink and flowery and oh so pretty! Exactly what I would pick had I seen it first!

So glad you had a productive early day - I love those.

Hey, your scissor fob turned out great, too!

Lisa V said...

Beautiful cube finish.

Denise said...

Your cube came out beautifully! Go you - question though - did you buy bunches of fabric?

And your fob will be loved at the auction.

Can't wait to see Sabrina - she's got to be moving along!

Irene said...

Beautiful cube, the bow is perfect as is the fabric you chose. Cute bead fob.

Sylvia said...

Perfect - I would have a hard time giving it away as well. The fob is quite beautiful also.

Daffycat said...

This is really wonderful, Cathey. I love cube finishes and you did such a nice job of it.

Carol said...

I love it when the embellishments, fabric, ribbons, and stitching all come together for a truly lovely finish like this, Cathey!! Beautiful job--your bow looks perfect to me, too :)

Karen said...

So, so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely way to finish-finish the stitching.

TammyK said...

I LOVE the snowman finished as a cube. I'm not a morning person either but haven't been able to sleep like usual. Maybe it's something in the air :)

Rachel S said...

That is a very lovely finish. Just perfect!

Stitchinowl said...

What a beautiful cube finish. The backing fabric is perfect! Sorry to hear that your local fabric shop is closing.

Julie said...

O'm so way behind on blog reading, lots of lovely things to read about since i was last here

Firstly, i hope you are feeling much better, migraines are no fun at all.

Super pincushion from Patty.
Brie's watercolour is amazing!
Love Charmed Flakes, a wonderful finish as is your 'Chilly' finish - love the scarf fringe.

Sabrina looks wonderful as does Christmas Rules

♥ Nia said...

oooooohhhh so lovely =) I dare to say perfect finish for that pattern! :D
Beautiful fabric! Adorable bow! What's your problem with your bow?? :p LOL Looks great!! :D

humm.. 'let sleeping dogs lie'.. that's new to me :) Once again.. google to the rescue ;) hahahah "to not try to change a situation because it might cause problems" is that right?
Always learning! :D

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Patty C. said...

I Absolutely love this one - Too cute !!!

Cindy said...

I love the way you finished that one! Wonderful fob, too :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love how you finished it, and the fob is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Cathey, your cube finish looks amazing!