Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Finish!


I love to work with wool and when I saw Rebekah's book, and the projects that others were doing, I knew I wanted to have her book. When I saw a blog hop with a giveaway of her book, I had to enter. I couldn't believe I was the lucky winner of her book and even more excited when I saw all of the wonderful projects in it. You can see her book and other wonderful wool patterns at Rebekah's Website. She also sells kits and wool if you want to get the time worn look of her pieces.

I decided to start with the cat pillow and I have finished the top, so far. It will be set on another piece of wool but I wanted to look at it and decide if it is ok, as is or if I should change anything, before I make it into a pillow. What do you think? Of course I changed a few things and used buttons for the eyes. I wish I could get the colors better, I tried using dark and prim hand dyed wools from my stash. I used DMC for the stitching.

Of course the colors do not look right in the photo, the background is a darker brown shade and the spots of blue or yellow are markings I made, so those will get washed out.



I won the book from Doreen of Vermont Harvest Folk Art, who is a wonderful artist in her own right. I love her unique pumpkin men and the pieces she creates. She also has wonderful patterns and PDF patterns so you can buy and start working on it right away.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I am still trying to decide on a trip for tomorrow, so a new adventure and hopefully more foliage now that a week has gone by.


14 comments:

Dog Trot Farm said...

Well, can't wait to see where this weekend is going to take you!!! Love the applique...safe travels...

Saundra said...

Just love that design as well as the wool you chose. Cute as the dickens!!!!!!!

Karen said...

I like the background the cat is on as well as the cat. You did well, Debbie. I have not ordered that book but am thinking about it.

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And, congrats on the win! That's one of my favorite stitchy books to date! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Rebekah's book is a treasure trove of inspiration and you are inspired! Love the wools you have chosen.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Raymond Homestead said...

Looks like a great book. Cute cat!

kelley said...

I had to have the book...love the cat pattern too...your version is sweet...

Allie-oops Designs said...

Ooh congrats on a GREAT win!!!! Your cat turned out so cute, just love him!

Sandi said...

Love your cat's eyes, she looks so full of mischief. Congrats n your win, enjoy it if you already have made that cat I can see you will have lots more for sharing soon!

gracie said...

Wonderful to win such a great book. Love your project.

Jill Cooper said...

Really nice work - I love it just as it is. Wool applique is one of my favorite things to do! I'm almost finished with a piece that will go across the bottom of my bed - need to get that finished!

Maggey and Jim said...

I love this. So full and interesting of whimsy.. Great job. Love Rebeckas designs too...

acorn hollow said...

congrats!!!!! It looks like a great one.
Cathy

Melody said...

Wonderful, clever you. The book looks fabulous.