In real life...I swear that bow is nowhere near as big as it looks in the pictures!
I might have to go look again.
This little ditty was a free pattern but I can't find it! I have even cleaned and organized my piles and didn't unearth it. Anyhow...I bought a finishing kit by Mona from the Silver Needle. This is the best link I could find. Used to be there were a variety of kits you could buy...now they appear to only be associated with their Secret Needle Night kits. Anyhow, the kit that arrived wasn't the one I ordered so it went into my stash and languished there for years. One day I decided to stitch the little piece...which I did and promptly didn't like. The photo wasn't in color...not that I couldn't change it once I got going but I'll do just about anything to not 'unstitch'. So there is sat until the day I decided I absolutely HAD to start making my way through the pile waiting to be finished. I love a boxy finish and Mona's kits are so easy to use. The bow is pre-made. I even untied it and made it smaller. Still...it's huge. Maybe it will blend into the background when I place it among my patriotic pieces next summer.
A very cute little free pattern from The Snowflower Diaries called Tulips with Chick. (I fixed it...incase you were clicking this link and it didn't work right...)
I took a couple pieces to be framed but still have half a dozen (or more) things that I hope to finish myself. I am planning another boxer (minus the enormous bow) and maybe a couple pin keeps. We'll see. Sometimes I go an entirely different direction when I actually sit down to work on something.