Jan 5, 2018

2018 First Finish to Report

1) January 5th, 2018
January from Durene Jones Calendar
Freebie available on her FB Group
Stitched on 14ct Ecru Aida
Threads are suggested DMC
Started Jan 3rd. Took 3 Days.

I have my first finish of 2018 and guess what........it's even a FINISHED finish. Wohoo!!!

If you are friends with Rachel you saw these cuties as she was stitching them up last year. I asked her about them because I thought they were so adorable. I found out it's a free pattern available on the Durene Jones Facebook group. I had already fallen in love with Durene's beautiful artwork and stitching patterns since she is the artist behind the Under the Sea SAL too. I added them to my 2018 Focus Pieces list to stitch up for the Smalls SAL. 

The back side of the cushion is done with Aida too. I did the checkered outline and added the 2018 year so I could remember when I finished him up. Then I put a backstitch line two lines away from the stitching on both sides and hand stitched it together kind of like you do with a biscornu finish. I love this finishing because no sewing machine needed. 

Now to pick something else from my 75 WIPs to work on for the weekend. So many wonderful choices!!!


  1. Congratulations on your first finish and finish-finish! I'm still deciding whether to frame mine, make it into a cushion or cut it up into the individual months. I hope you enjoy the remaining eleven! :)

  2. Oh what a sweet finish! I like the biscornu method of finishing as well. No need for a sewing machine!

  3. Congrats on your first finished finish of 2018! It's cute:)

  4. I love Durene Jones' sweet designs as well and had seen some on Rachel's blog. Yours is so cute. Congratulations on stitching and completely finishing it.

  5. Biscornu style finish is definitely my favourite too, as no sewing machine needed! :) Congratulations on this cutie pie finish, looks great. Wishing you a Happy New Year too.

  6. Super first finish of the year, sweet design.

  7. Congratulations on the first Happy Dance of the year! First of many I hope. He's such a cutie too.

  8. Congrats on the finish - it's very cute! :)

  9. I love him. how cute is he? Congrats on your first finish of the year. Hope you have a productive one. 75 WIPs? That is a BUNCH! Hope you make a big dent in that pile.

  10. Great idea, Katie. I'm off to finish some of mine like this!


Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate comments and Thank you for taking time out of your life to care whats going on in mine.