Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Birds..Hearts and Winners!


First of all, the correct answer was 32", yes he is a big cat and his head was bent. I tried to measure him while he was laying on the bureau, but he thought I wanted to play and tried to eat the measuring tape.

So, the winner with the closest guess was Paulette!
The winner of the random number generator was #2 Tubilinha Tiacarminha!

You can choose a pattern or ebooklet from my ecrater site, link in the left hand column.
Email me with your choice and I will send it to you.
Congratulations! Look for another giveaway on Friday, something for the quilters.

This week I have been fighting off the flu, and the weather has been rainy, so it is a good time to relax inside and work on small projects.

I love Kathy Schmitz's designs and she has some free designs on her website that you can enjoy making. This one was for a tea towel, but I loved the design and wanted to make a pillow. I kept it simple and antiqued it, but the camera really didn't want to give me a good shot, and I had to use flash since it is dark out.

The pillow is tea stained muslim and stained again, by me, but it looks shiny in the photo. I forgot to add details to the body, that is what happens when you are sick and dense, lol.


Another design I found for free, this week is, Valentine hearts. I loved how the word love looked and had to try it. I made flat ornies out of mine, using two pieces of batting to fill the middle and just stitched the back on, leaving the edges raw. I over stained these, so I rinsed them out and re-dried them to lighten them back up. The pattern is by Cheryl Fall and can be found HERE. There are two others that you can do, as well and the actual pattern, that I didn't see until tonight. I found the design and now I see how they were actually done.



19 comments:

Melody said...

Hope you feel well soon. I love both projects. Thank you for the links

Linda said...

Hope you start feeling better! Valentine hearts are darling and I love the pillow too!

Kris said...

Hope you are feeling a bit better!! This flu stuff is nasty, so take care!! Your pillow is darling but I really LOVE the little heart ornaments!! Gots to try me one of them!! :-)

Fiona said...

Hope you are much better very soon.. flu can be so draining and it is easy to try and do too much too soon....
I love those hearts.. thanks for the link... and your cushion is lovely
Hugz

The Joy of Needlework said...

Love your hearts you are so creative and on the ball. Seems we just finished up with Christmas and put all the stuff away.
How are you doing my dear friend.
Hugs, LenZie

cucki said...

I hope you feel better soon...love for you x

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada.Acho que exagerei no tamanho,mas conheço um gato de 60 cm mesmo,Gulliver é o nome dele,e é da minha prima,foi achado em um saco plástico no lixo,quase morto,foi salvo por conta de uma notícia de jornal velho,se ela não mexe no jornal...BeijoGRANDE

Terry said...

Your little heart ornies are so cute! :0)

Cindy said...

Sending "well wishes". My favorite - the heart ornies, too cute.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

These are really cute! I love your antiquing talents! Looks so real. My friend with the pin cushion collection had some from the Irriquoix ( sp?) Indians and the back of these looked just like your aged look. The old pin cushions had a very shiny finish to the fabric...sort of looked like a chintz, but not quite...so it was a shiny aged look. Just like yours! Perfect!

Anna said...

I swear if we lived next door to each other we could share the same project piles! lol I especially in love with the hearts!!!

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! Love those hearts!

paulette said...

Gorgeous!! Now I am off to Kathy's blog!! Thanks! YOU take care and get better fast!
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paulette said...

YIKES!! I missed seeing MY NAME!!! Yahoo! THat is one long cat!! heehee
Thanks so much, Debbie!! will go and check your site!
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Karen said...

Thanks for the links. Evidently the Kathy Schmitz design was from a newsletter. I like what you did with the embroidery pieces.

Carrie P. said...

congrats tot the winners.
get well soon. love your little stitcheries.

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Hope you feel better very soon. Loving your pillow and hearts! Will have to check out those freebies - thanks for the link.

coinguyslady said...

I had the flu too, but only one really bad day. Love the hearts and the pillow. I too like things tea dyed.

Gail said...

I love the heart ornaments. they're really sweet. I can picture them on a door wreath.

Gail :)