Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back from Finisher

Here are two pictures of my finished "boo" canvas. The second picture is of "boo" in its new home. This canvas is by & More with stitch guide by Amy Bunger. I was surprised that this came back from the finisher so quickly. I was hoping to get it back in time for Halloween but was not sure since I handed it in late. I gave a lot of thought into how I wanted this finished. Our LNS store had the owner of Spinning Wheel (the finisher they use) come in and discuss options for finishing. I really got a lot out of this demonstration. So I decided to think outside of the box and I came up with this finishing idea for "boo". I wanted it done as a box with wooden painted feet to match the canvas. I also wanted black raw silk fabric for the back and all sides of the box with ribbon to match the colors in the canvas. The last thing I asked for was some Halloween decorations coming out of the ribbon on top. My wish list really was granted with my finished "boo". I am just thrilled with how it turned out. It now has a permanent home in my sewing room.
I will be posting for the next couple days. Mellow Yellow is coming along and I am just thrilled with it and yesterday something I ordered arrived and I will be posting about that too.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Congratulations, Linda. This looks fabulous. Does the box open? Is there room for your tools inside? Really great piece and so useful, too!

Makes me think outside the box a bit myself!

Denise & Linda said...


The box does not open. It is just for decorative purposes. Thank you for your kind words.

Robin said...

Love, Love, LOVE IT! Robin

Anonymous said...

Boo is fabulous. What store did the finishing, it is amazing. I don't have a LNS so I send pieces all over the place. Can't wait to see Mellow Yellow.

Denise & Linda said...

Hi Sheena,
Our LNS is Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, New York. They send all the finishing to Spinning Wheel in Texas. Hope this helps.