Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday UFO's and Winner!


This has been a long, tough week. I finally crashed and my rib went out, so no baby today and hopefully they will have day care set up for next week. I would love to have him but my body doesn't want to cooperate.

I have been working on a new stitchery from a design I found on Barbara Brackman's blog, Material Culture. Barbara did a post with Spencerian Penmanship and this one spoke to me, I just had to try it and she was kind enough to give me permission to use her photo.

I tried to keep the original as best as possible, but I changed a few things to make it easier and more stitchery friendly. I still have more to do, but I love how it is coming out. I still have to decide how I want to finish it, should I make it into a pillow, a mini quilt or frame it?



Another unfinished project I have is a rug I started years ago, I guess it is time to finish it. I was making this one for the bedroom, but I might use it in the dining room, it will all depend on where it fits and looks best. The design are elements that can be found in my Angel Blessings booklet. I see there are some spots where I did some bad hooking so I will have to fix those. I also have to find the wools that I had set aside for it. I kept the background lighter, it is a tan that I over dyed lightly to mimic the parchment in fracturs.

The photo makes it look shorter, it is 52" x 24". 


And now for the winner...... The winner is Kim, congratulations Kim! Please send me your choice of pattern from my ecrater site. I had fun reading all of your comments and captions. Tomorrow is our local quilt show, so I am hoping to get some nice shots of the quilts at the show and I can share them with you monday. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

13 comments:

Kim said...

Eeeeeeeee, thank you! So excited to win one of your patterns. I'll pick one tomorrow. Thanks again, you made my night

cucki said...

Sweet x

moosecraft said...

Very nice projects going on there! I hope your rib heals quickly... rest is the only thing that will help it. Congrats to Kim!

Kim said...

I think I'll pick the antique black cat pattern!

annie said...

very pretty designs!
congrats to Kim!
have a lovely Sunday!

Karen said...

I vote for a pillow with the bird embroidery. It looks so much like something you would find on a pillow.
The rug design looks very interesting. You are very creative.

Julie Fukuda said...

OUCH! Take care. A bit of quiet stitching might help.

Carol said...

Your rib going out sounds so painful...ouch! Your projects are really beautiful!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

that rug is going to be just beautiful Debbie ~
can't wait to see your finish :)
L

Anna said...

Congrats to Kim! I have decided that more pillows are in my future...I just don't have the wall space for quilts and am already rotating them. Now it will be more seasonal quilts! my girlfriend I spent the weekend with started rug hooking...so tempting...must resist! glad you are taking care of that body!!

Carole said...

So sorry to read about your rib. Do take care of yourself. Lovely stitchery! I too have a rug that is a UFO! Not sure it will ever get done! Oh well!

Carrie P. said...

hope you are feeling better. love your new project.

Lori said...

The embroidery is amazing!
I hope you are feeling better soon.