Mar 13, 2012

The BOAF boys



Hi all!!  One more to go - Gold Santa.   These designs call for white stitches of snow throughout the background which I left out - not sure if I will change my mind and add them.  Another great thing about the envelope method - I can easily open the pillow if I want to make a change.  What?  Me?  Change my mind?  I'll do the finishing when I have a few more pieces instead of pulling everything out for only one.  What a great job Carol did on her St. Patrick's Day finishes, and Irene on her Thistlewood project.  I plan on sticking with Lucy (as soon as I can find her) for a while.  I tried having several projects going at one time and it doesn't work for me.  I always pick the smallest and easiest which is why Lucy hasn't had much progress.  I'm anxious to get my Plantation Sampler and was thinking of starting that instead, or Margaret Logan, or Sally Fiske, or Rachel Hyde!  No.  I will stick with Lucy.
It's very warm here and will stay that way for a few days so I'm cleaning the garage today and meeting with contractors this week.  I just found out the cedar cost for the siding and my word!!!  We may end up with James Hardie boards.  I think they look great, but the house will have to have paint instead of the weathered look that we are used to.  Oh no.  I would have to pick a paint color, which isn't good, since I've been trying to do that for my interior for four years.  My husband will tell the painter - better start with just one gallon... she will have a flash and change her mind.  Count on it.  If you see her fanning herself, might as well just get down off the ladder, clean your brush, and close the paint can.

After putting the corn and bread out for the herd yesterday, we found that someone else enjoys a slice!  That's all for now.  Hope you have a great week!  Thank you for visiting and welcome to new followers!



20 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

The BOAF boys look faublous!

Jen said...

Love your BOAF Boys and can't wait to see them together as a set! I have to say that I LOVE the set of boxes that I purchased from you. They arrived yesterday and are so sweet, thanks!!

Deb said...

Those santas are looking wonderful. Can't wait to see the next one.

And you crack me up about the paint. You and I sound so much alike. My husband got into buying those small samples when he could, but when it came to painting the basement, he had to buy quite a few of them because the walls look different on all sides of the basement with the way the light reflected. I think he was about ready to choke me. LOL

Anonymous said...

Your Santas are adorable! Looking forward to seeing the gold one all stitched up!

You will love the Hardie board siding! It is durable and basically maintenance-free. You can even have it stained cedar color.

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Edgar said...

The BOAF Santas are just great!!

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, I love your BOAF Santas! And how cute is that squirrel eating the corn bread. lol!

milly said...

hello

Just joined your blog.

I love your BOAF Santas they are great!

P.J. said...

Love those Santas, coming along nicely. Soon you will have a quartet.

Chris said...

The boys are fabulous!

Mother of Mayhem said...

I just collected all of the BOAF boys and I love yours! I don't think that I will stitch the snow background either. Are you going to stitch the Gold one with the suggested threads. I think I may stitch it using an old gold color instead of the metallic. I think it will look better with the other three. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your stitching and crafting.

Karen in Maryland

Penny said...

I love your BOAF boys!
Oh my goodness, I love the squirrel eating it's piece of bread! :D

Andrea said...

Oooh, your BOAF Santa collection is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely, fabulous, wonderful!!
And the squirrel, eating that slice of bread just cracked me up! What a piggy (I almost typed "puggy" which is what we call our pugs, cause they tend to be "piggy" when they eat, lol!)

xoxo

Catherine said...

Your santas look fabulous!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Your Santas look fantastic!
Good luck with the siding project.
I can't get our squirrels to eat bread, I wonder why?
Hugs,
Susan

Carol said...

Your boys are all so handsome--they look like really "take charge" kinds of guys!! And thanks for your kind comment on my St. Patrick's Day finishes, Marly--really kind of you :)

I've heard very good things about Hardie boards and I'm sure with your eye for color and design you'd have no trouble picking the perfect shade for your house.

Such a cute photo of Mr. Squirrel holding the bread--they are so entertaining to watch, aren't they?

Have a great week, Marly :)

barbara said...

Great Santas - and that's one happy squirrel!

Shirlee said...

Great Santas & I love the picture of the squirrel : ) It sounds like you are doing quite a bit of fixing up around the house!

Sherry said...

The "boys" are wonderful! Now I want to start on mine! Was the Gold Santa discontinued? I can't find it anywhere.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Just love those guys! If anyone knows how to find Gold Santa - please give me a clue. Ah - paint - what does he mean a gallon? Go for one of those tiny tubs to start...

Solstitches said...

Those Santa's are priceless and the squirrel pic is so cute.
Margaret

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