Jun 19, 2012

Malabar

Hiya.  Just wanted to show you Malabar Farm finished.  
 I planned on using these fabrics shown for the backing and pocket, but since I left off "Malabar Farm" at the bottom, it became a 6" square.  Uh-oh.  Before I sew it together, I need to make a trip to my craft store!   I'm willing to bet I'll find a 6" square box.  I really like this fabric and the entire project looks really nice with my dried oranges, so ......  I'll probably end up stitching it into a pillow.   But the craft store is Starbuck's neighbor.  Need I say more?

In addition to leaving off the bottom name, I added a little backstitching to the flowers - just thought they needed it - and the peacock's head comb is done in knots.  I used 32 count something, the recommended GAST Gingersnap, but changed to Evergreen for the centers, Peacock for the vase, and DMC 830 for date and stems.  The scissors - ??? - a piece of gray I found on the floor.  I didn't have but one of her chosen colors, so I just looked at the photo and used what I had that seemed closest to her design.
That's it!  I'm working on Gold Santa but am looking for  another small.  I also wanted to thank all of you for your well wishes.  I was adjusted by my chiropractor yesterday, although he can't touch my neck, and Advil is helping as usual.  The ankle was fine, but is now starting to hurt and swell even more.  It looks like I swallowed a  pierogi whole and it slid down to the ankle.  Halupki thighs and pierogi ankles. 
Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.

22 comments:

barbara said...

Oh I just love that finish!!

So glad your ankle is okay, but what a bummer that it hurts so much. :(

Vera said...

Hi Marly, Pierogi Ankles and Halupki Thighs! Too, too funny. Hope the swelling goes down soon. Love Malabar...had not seen this pattern before. Vera

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Marly--Malabar Farm is wonderful--and you did it so quickly! Just back from Harrisburg--gotta check out what you did to your ankle--hope it heals quickly. --Jan

Vickie said...

hee hee! Very nice little finish there. I'll be watching for more of this one. Rest well, take care. :) http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

busyhands said...

Hi! love your finish
sorry about your ankle, hope it heals soon

Cathy B said...

Great finish! Take care of yourself - I hope that your ankle improves!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sweet finish. I hope your feeling better soon.

Lanie said...

Hi Marly! "Malabar Farm" is just so charming. Love the fabrics you are showing with it, and I agree this design is a perfect companion for your dried oranges. As always, your accessorizing is fab-u-lous!

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better after your fall. I'm going to sit you and my Kelly down on a lawn chair beneath a shade tree with a cold drink, a good book and your feet propped up so you can rest your ankles. Kelly's ankle is still hurting her a little but ibuprofen and wrapping it is helping.

Look forward to a peek at your "Gold Santa". Your Santa collection inspires me to get some of mine finished!

Take care of yourself :)

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to start my malabar farm now that I see your lovely finish. Beautiful work...lovely colors you picked too. Hope your ankle feels better soon.

Margaret said...

Your Malabar Farm is wonderful! Hope your ankle calms down soon and you're feeling all better quickly. Ouch.

Deb said...

That is such a sweet finish! I really like it. And you know, having to go to a shop near a Starbucks spells disaster for me! I can't get away without going in and now that they have my favorites, Mocha Coconuts, I just have to find a store somewhere else. I'm addicted to those.

Siobhán said...

Malabar Farm looks great! Sweet finish. Would you believe that I have never stepped foot in a Starbucks? I know--I have no life.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Love this piece and the fabrics that you are showing as possiblities for backing!!!
Feel better.
Linda

Barb said...

A very cute little finish. I do love the colors you chose and the fabric. Glad you are doing a bit better.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

"Halupki thighs and pierogi ankles" ... Marly, You are making me hungry - haaaa ... Just glad you are A-OK and doing better.
Yes, Malabar Farm is looking really sweet and I know that whatever you choose for the backing will be perfect.
I now have 2 down an 6 to go ... on PS's 'Father Christmas' ornaments ... that does NOT include the backing. So I better get off this 'puter and back to stitching if I want them for Christmas.

Take Joy with Peace,
Barb

Penny said...

Love Malabar Farm! Thought I had read and commented on your last post but somehow missed it. Sorry to hear about your fall! Wish there was a magic cure for the hurt - hope you feel better soon!
I've never been in a Starbuck's - too intimidating for me. :) Hope you enjoy your visit.

Chris said...

Lovely finish Marly.
I hope that you feel better soon. I was worrying that your ankle would swell up. It usually takes a little of time for you to see the full affects of a fall like that.
I hope that you have a quick recovery and are 100% soon :)

Shirlee said...

Halupki thighs & pierogi ankles! Oh Marly, you are a hoot! It sounds like we are twins as well : ) Love what you did with Malabar. Glad you are feeling better!

Mouse said...

love your wee finish and I am sure you will find a box for it :)
hope your ankle gets better soon :)
love mouse xxxx

TheCrankyCrow said...

Yikes....how did I get this far behing???

I've always been partial to pierogis....but can't say I've ever had halupki.... ;o)

You know I love your Malabar...SN are some of my all-time favorite designs.....Wish I could see better to stitch more......Robin

Patty C. said...

I love it - gorgeous !!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finish and a nice change up on the colours.

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