Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Quick Finish for my Niece

I stitched this up for my niece who is graduating from high school this year (obviously!  LOL).  It's a Bobbie G Designs pattern called, shockingly enough "Congrats".

It was a fun quick stitch - colorful, fun, and easy.  I think I finished it up in about 2 weeks or so.  I made a couple of changes (so what's new).  The pattern didn't call for outlining all of the letters (just some of them - which didn't make a lot of sense to me).  I outlined all of them, and also outlined the mortarboard and the stars.  To me, without any backstitching, the stars looked like blobs!  LOL

The pattern also didn't allow for the personalization - but I figured without it, there's no way of knowing it was made especially for her! 

My plan is to go to Joanne's and find some fun whimsical fabric that matches some of the colors in the picture (which shouldn't be hard - there are a BUNCH of colors in there, all fun colors!) and then a friend of mine is going to make me a tuck pillow to put it in.  I figured that way it can go on her bed or on a shelf.  I'm hoping she'll take it with her when she leaves for college in the fall - she's off to Brigham Young! 

Obviously, the actual project has her last name and the name of her school, I just hate to post that much info on the internet.

Thanks for checking it out - once the pillow is done I will post pictures of that as well.

12 comments:

Shebafudge said...

Very pretty

milly said...

Hello

That's lovely!

Happy stitching.

Lisa said...

I love the colours on the stitching, your neice will love it.

Denise SA said...

Looks like it was a fun stitch.

Linda M said...

What a fun design. I'm sure your niece will love it. A pillow will be a great addition to her dorm room.

Mayté-MagicXstitch said...

Very Nice, Kathy :)

Vicky L said...

Congrats!It is beautiful. Your niece will love it!

Anne Sans Tete said...

Lovely finish! Congrats!

- Lisa N. in Cambodia

weustygirl said...

I love your blog, I have been checking it out for a while now. A friend of mine just gave me the Liebster award for new bloggers and I have passed this onto you as well. You can check out the details of it on my blog http://ijustwannastitch.blogspot.co.nz/. Thanks for all your wonderful stitching

Kay said...

So sweet! Congrats to the graduate!

SoCal Debbie said...

The changes you made were very smart! A pillow is a great idea. She will treasure it always, I'm sure! Can't wait to see more pics!

Katrien said...

very pretty!