Oct 2, 2012

A little freebie for your kindness

Hiya!!  First off - I still hate the new Reading List in Blogger - too much text! I have so many blogs in there and if they would enter just the new post title, the list would have room to show all the new posts without clicking and scrolling multiple pages.  I think I'm missing quite a bit. Finally found that clicking on the orange "g" in top left will take me back to the dashboard.
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I've been having giveaways but still feel it's not enough for all the support I receive.  So yesterday I worked up a little pear design and stitched it for you.  This morning after a much needed haircut (I swear I lost 3# after the cut), I sewed the little bugger together. 
 As you know, I love pear shapes.  I'm considering designing one a month for you of different sizes.  But please don't count on it!  A forgetful procrastinator cannot be relied upon.  I haven't stuffed this yet and am thinking of using the Mylar inside with fleece, not batting.  I already used a mid-weight interfacing but haven't decided yet on a final fill.   I love the colors on this.  I used a piece of rolled wool for the stem and green felt for the leaf. 
These shapes are not easy for me to sew, mainly because of my lack of preparation and patience.  I just follow the outline of the stitching about an inch out, and then turn it right side outside 40,358 times to add or remove a few stitches here and there. 
Making a template would cut that time down one quarter, but I am a putz and always think I'll get it right the first time.  There are two things that help me with this shape, and also for heart designs.  After stitching, I fold in half matching the stitches on each side to see where the shape needs tweaking.   This can go on for quite a while so I use basting stitches on the sewing machine until the sides match. 
Once I have the shape to my fusspot satisfaction, I sew the seams with a regular stitch and use pinking shears.  I trim away the rounded bottom corners instead of clipping, well before the stitched seam ends, which gives me less bulk and a smoother bottom for hand sewing (or gluing) shut.  Nothing is trimmed until I'm sure there will be no more tweaking.  So there you have it.  You should be able to click on the photo and right click to save, or print from there.    I hope you like this design.  And thank you again for your concern over my wrist, for your support of my "style", and for taking time to visit with me.  Much appreciated!!! 
Welcome to new followers - hope you will enjoy your visits! 

60 comments:

Annie said...

Aren't you generous! That is such a sweet design. Thanks so much for sharing. Now to go look up Mylar and see what you are cooking up.

Jamie Burch said...

Love the pattern!! Thanks!!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous pattern. Thanks so much. x

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thank you for your kind generosity!

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

Pretty! You got talent Marly! ;)

Margaret said...

So pretty! Thank you, Marly! I love it!

Loraine said...

I love it too Marly! You are the best.

cucki said...

It is so cute..thank you dear xxx

Margaret said...

Thank you. I love pears and this one will be a perfect addition.

samplerlover said...

Hi Marly, wow, I love your new design. Thank you. It will look wonderful with your other pear design. Now that would be wonderful. A bowl full of pears. - Sandra.

Deb said...

Your design is fantastic Marly. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Jeanny said...

Thanks for that Nice design!

CATHI said...

This is so generous of you! Thanks! This design is so lovely! :o)

Cathi

Karen said...

Thank you so much, it's adorable!

Sheri said...

Thank you for the freebie pattern I really enjoy your blog. Brings back "Hotflash" memories.

Sheri

Mary said...

Marly, I love pear shapes too! What a great design. This will be perfect on my holiday tree. I'll post a pic when it's all stitched up. Thank you, thank you!

Jeanne said...

Love it !!! Thanks so much.
~Jeanne~

Anneke said...

thanks! I just stitched your snapped pear with two others, through my blog. I'll mention your new freebie there too! love it.

Maggee said...

Thanks for the great pattern!And finishing instructions! Hugs!

P.J. said...

Perfect colors for the season. Very sweet of you to share your design. I need to work on my finishing; you've got crazy skills, girl.:)

P.J. said...

P.S. Totally feelin' the blogger bog!

Barbara said...

Marly it's adorable!!! This will make the perfect Christmas ornament for our tree this year. Thank you for sharing.
Barbara

Theresa said...

Marly - I love the pear pattern. Thank you!!! Am going try to make a clove pear but am having trouble finding cloves at a reasonable price.

Carolyn @ The Baseball Stitcher said...

What a sweet design! Thank you so much! I just adore your blog!!

Jubama said...

merci !!!

Kathy L. said...

Thank you for the pretty freebie. I will love stitching this one!

Kathy

Ginny said...

Have you looked into Google Reader for your blog reading? I think it would do what you are looking for. Go to Google.com and then click on "more" and it will be in the list that pops up.

Kellie from Indiana said...

Marly, thank you so much for such a beautiful design. I hope all turns out good for you soon. Many positive thoughts sent your way!

Shaunterria Owens said...

This design is beautiful, and thank you for sharing it with us. It is going to be a fun stitch :)

--shaunterria
ca11i0pe.blogspot.com

eszter said...

Thank you for this beautiful freebie,Marly! I love it♥

Véronique Victorien said...

merci, pour vos très jolies créations, que je brode avec plaisir
belle journée
Rose

butterfly said...

Love the freebie chart Marly , I am going to stitch this one this week, thank you for sharing ,hugs.

Linda said...

Love the pear, thank you so much for sharing!!

Evelyne said...

Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I go definitely make this pear!

Have nice week, Evelyne

http://eefsneedle.blogspot.com

Scattered Threads said...

Oh Marly,
You are a sweetheart:) Thank you for your kindness.
Let me see where I can squeeze this one in:)
Hope your wrist gets better. Don't know what is the matter with your wrist, but I suffer from the 'ole carpel tunnel every now and then and this my season for it to come visit me.

Thanks again dear,

Jackie:))

Siobhán said...

Thanks so much for the design, Marly! I want to have a bowl full of stitched pears and strawberries... you know, stuff I'm not hauling out to the compost bin when it goes off. LOL Thanks for the tips on putting it together, too!

Shirlee said...

Love the pear! Thank you very much : )

jadorepapier said...

Thanks for the sweet pattern!

Patty C. said...

Love love love !!!!

quiltygirl1 said...

Oh, my! My dad had very little hen he died but, he had this little pear tree growing and knowing him he just threw the seed down as h was not a Gardner. But I now have a soft spot for anything pear related. Thank you! Do not know how you did this but thanks!

Karen said...

Awww, it's so cute. Thank you!

Barb said...

Thank you so much for the pear design and the instructions. I love the colors you chose. I think this will go on my to do list!

barbara said...

How sweetly generous! Thank you!

Barbi said...

Such an amazing gift! thank you...the anticipation of more to come is exciting. :)

Judy said...

Thank you so much for the adorable pattern...how nice of you to take the time to do this and share it! I really like the colors you chose also. Will definately get this stitched up soon! Thanks.

Judy heartland stitcher

Lanie said...

Oh, Marly ... thank you, thank you for sharing your talents. I love this pear design! I'm going to stitch it, and display it, and pretend my decorating is as FAB as yours!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

The Pear design if delightful... Luv it a lot. Will eventually make it too. But, just a side ?, Is there anything differently done to the pear with cloves from the orange pomanders? I have been so intrigued by yours, yet hesitate on giving it a whirl.
Thanks again for your generosity,
Barb

Jubama said...

thank you !
you can see here
http://jubama.over-blog.com/article-la-poire-110859634.html

Mollymaja said...

Thank You so kindly for this adorable chart!
What a lovely gesture!

Love pears too, and I will so much enjoy to stitch this cute design.

Thank You again for your generosity!

Anette

TheCrankyCrow said...

Like I said, you've got me wanting to do some pears....(but eyelet stitch, really??!) ;o) Love it...thanks bunches! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Alexandrina said...

Thank you!

donna said...

Thank you for being so generous with your creative talents. I collect and stitch ornaments representing the first day of Christmas (partridges, pear trees etc)...it's my favorite of the twelve days and the only one I want to stitch ever when I see collections of all twelve. This will fit into my collection quite nicely. Thanks again.

Giovinetta said...

thanks a lot for this freebie
nice colors, nice picture...
I keep your url to watch again on your pretty house and colors

eugeniegwada said...

c'est superbe
merci pour le free
bizz

monique said...

Merci pour cette jolie grille

Sandra said...

Marly, I love your design. You are very talented indeed!
Many Happy Stitches,
Sandra Sullivan
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty. i will be doing this one soon.

busyhands said...

gorgeous pattern, thank you so much!
elena

ISA said...

So pretty !
Thank you

Martha Doe said...

Thanks...love it!

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