Finishes, Freaks, and a Freebie

It occured to me yesterday after I posted this photo…

Sisters tp10 

…that one of the sisters looks a little like this:


I loved Beaker when I was growing up.

And then there's this character, who reminds me of pretty much any Muppet. He got a little bummed that Breanna's muscles are almost as big as his are…

Flex tp 

I think he should be Mr. January in a Cop Calendar. I'd so buy that.

On to some great finishes people have shared with me! I love these!

First up, here is Pascale's Trifle for a Friend finish…


Gorgeous! I love the color!

And here is Nancy's Yankee Poodle, which she actually sent to me on July 4th… 


Soooo cute, Nancy, and the trim is fantastic!

Finally, here is the latest freebie that was posted on my blog, designed by my own Breanna, and stitched by Christie

4thofjuly by Christie

Christie left off the words bc she wanted to make it into a pincushion. I love it! Breanna will be so happy to see this!

Breanna has actually designed a few things that I'd love to try to get released under Plum Street, bc they are such sweet designs (with any profit going to the "poor college kid" herself, as she says). Someone suggested recently that Breanna design a French flag in the same theme as her 4th of July freebie, so she did! It's to celebrate Bastille Day, which was July 14th. At least there's plenty of time to stitch it before next year!

You'll have to head over to Breanna's new freebie blog, Blueberry Lane Samplers to download it. 🙂

Thank you to everyone who sent me pictures of their beautiful finished pieces. I love all of them!

ETA: For those of you who think Mike is a stripper, don't worry. He really is the police, with a real uniform and everything.


  • Amy

    Paualette, I so enjoy your blog, it’s one of the first ones I check every morning! 😉 I know you’re proud of your daughter and hopefully she will follow in her mothers footsteps and be another great designer. Do any of her college friends stitch? We need to get more “young” people into stitching (I say that like I’m ancient – I’m not, just don’t want to see stitching disappear!).
    I’d be willing to bet as much as Mike likes to have his picture taken, you could fill all 12 months of a calender with him…. hmmm, you might both have to think of a second career…. 😉
    Have a fantastic weekend,

  • beritbunny

    I agree with Amy that Mike would happily populate a calendar all by himself. 😉 Here I thought Sophie was the girl most like her Daddy, but your Breanna takes after him as well. When I saw this Mike pic I thought, “Oh, did she cut her hair?” (Okay, not really. But there’s a family resemblance that goes beyond looks.) That Sabrina face put me more in mind of a Yip-yip (of Sesame Street fame), but your pick is more accurate.
    Thanks for sharing the finishes!

  • lilicouette

    hello paulette
    your pics are every time better, it’s amazing, and your “sens de l’humour” crack me up 😉 thanks for sharing this beautiful life you have, those crazy moments are always a good time for me.

  • Margaret

    I hadn’t thought of Beaker! lol! Pretty funny! And that Mike — va va voom! 😀 Love all the finishes. I’m heading over to Blueberry Lane now….


    think of all the calendars the city could sell if they put their finest in it????? yeah!
    great pics! nice to see some of the freebies stitched up! 🙂

  • Julie H

    Yea, that was my suggestion!! LOL
    I also had someone suggest doing it in the colors of the Netherlands (I think!?! – you’d have to go to my blog to read the comments left on my finish).
    She also thought it would be neat to do a flag series!

  • Barbara

    Having seen a photo of Mike in his uniform before, knew he was a policeman, just thought I would let you know he is in my prayers each day, as are all policemen, firemen (my son is one) and all our armed forces, they protect us, so I pray for their safety each day! Oh yes if Mike makes it on the January calender be sure to let us know, I am sure we will all rush out and buy a copy, grin. Barb in western NC

  • Liz from Oz

    Hi Paulette,
    Love the Beaker look-alike. Even a reference to him makes me smile. BTW If you feel like a quick fix – You Tube has some great Muppet clips.
    My current fave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtTD2IfBOWg
    I also love your family updates, they make me smile too. Thanks so much for taking the time run such a vibrant blog.
    PS ALSO love to see finishes of your (and Breanna’s) great designs. Well done.

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