Oct 26, 2012

Pear finish and playing with pumpkins

Hello everyone!  What a beautiful day yesterday!  Very warm and sunny and wonderful.  Today is similar but the forecast is not good.  I had my first round of leg injections yesterday, finished my pear, and played with pumpkins.  Remember the flowers in my galvanized tub?  I decided to fill a few with pumpkins around the swings. 












 I still hate fall. 
I finished the pear yesterday and wanted to show you how I did the template for the shape.  This one is larger than the last design and needed another template for backing.  Here's what I do - even though you already know!
I either use a pin to outline the shape onto a paper beneath, or my fingernail or a stylus to transfer a crease.  I only do one side and then fold the paper to cut so that each side is the exact same.   
Holding it up to the light allows me to check the shape and also center the interfacing before fusing.












I'll say it again, these envelopes to hold interfacing with the instructions clearly shown, have been the biggest help for all my sewing.

 After sewing, I use soft sculpture needles to move the stuffing to the areas that need adjusting, and especially the closure.  The needles are really strong and work well.  I know - you know this.

I didn't use the Mylar since this size is standing nicely with just the interfacing on the linen. 
 So here's the new design that I will post for you the beginning of November.  I sure hope I can do one each month, and not run out of ideas.  I've already thought of the next two, but not sure how they will look since they are completely different than this style.   My friend thinks they are good enough to sell! 



And a few photos of the kits having a snooze in the sun.  Shameless, aren't they? 
I better get out there are get those leaves blown since it's clouding up quickly.   I didn't receive my new charts yet so I'm picking something from stash later today to start stitching.  Have a wonderful weekend - thank you for visiting!
Stay safe and stitch happy!



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24 comments:

cucki said...

I love these pears so much..I will try to make on too..soon..
Aww kitties are so cutee
Have a lovely day xxx

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ugh! It was gorgeous here in northern Ohio yesterday and today it's gotten worse by the hour. Cold and rainy.
All these things you're telling me I know ~ I didn't!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

LOL!!!! Fall isn't my favorite either, I know what's coming.Love your stitching!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your pears looks wonderful. Love your pumpkin filled tub too.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly....love the pears so much.....the pumpkins look adorable in the old tub.......sweet kittys snoozing in the sun....Blessings Francine.

Cathy B said...

It's getting colder here in the Midwest; I like these cooler temperatures. Your pear designs are really neat!

Deb said...

You can never post too many directions. I think that these pears are fabulous! We were about 80 yesterday and in the 50's today. I'm glad I don't live in the east - it sounds like they're going to get a heck of a storm.

And the fur babies - shameless, but it seems to be a pose that most of them like - my Bailey included.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ummmm...I was supposed to "know" this stuff??? Really??? And an envelope to hold the interfacing and instructions? You told us that before??? Somehow I missed it...(or perhaps it's in the posts I need to catch up on....) Anyways...loving the pears....each and every one. I'm visualizing a big ol' wooden bowl filling up with them. (Yeah...that's about as far as I'll get...dreaming....)

And beautiful weather? Really??? We were drenched with torrential rains yesterday (making up for the summer's drought I suppose) - and gale force winds (blew several barns down)...and today is FRIGID!! 20 degrees is WAAAY too cold for October for me....

Love the punkins....and adore the kitties....Am I the only one whose cats think that revealing their furry tummies is overexposure???

Smiles & Friday Hugs ~ Robin

Margaret said...

lol! Love the kitty pics. Love your pears so much!!!! I like your tips too -- I'll take any help. lol!

Patty C. said...

I like your pumpkins & your pear finish is awesome!

quiltygirl1 said...

I didn't know what I was suppose to know! Thanks so very much for being patient. Love your pumpin tub and pears!

bluetit said...

lovely cats i love them , pumpkins, and yours pears are lovely i do the first,
thanks for the overs
kisses from bourgogne

Krista said...

what a great pumpkin display, Marly! Love it! Your new pear came out lovely, and the kitties look so happy! Have a great weekend!

Vickie said...

Marly!?! You didn't realize the pear patterns are worth selling?!? Yes, they are.
I love your outdoor display. And the cats too.♥

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Love the new pear design and I think the different sizes are great.
Happy stitching!
~Nan

Judy said...

How cute is that pumpkin display in the tub!! Your pears are adorable...and yes worth selling. After several beautiful days, the temps are really falling..but sun shinning. Have a nice weekend.

Judy heartland stitcher

Jamie Burch said...

I love your stuff - very nice! Can you - or someone - tell me how to getthe black frames around the pictures.... thanks

Linda said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new pear!! I did the first two, waiting breathlessly for the next one!!
You're the best!!

Carol said...

Such a wonderful BIG pear, Marly--I really need to try making one myself. Thanks for the explanation of how you made the template for the backing--that is very helpful.

Your gourds and pumpkins displayed in the tubs look fabulous... Even if you do hate fall, you sure manage to make the most of it :)

Mary said...

For someone who doesn't care for the fall season, you certainly have an eye for the colors! I love the hanging pan and the festive harvest display.

Thanks for sharing the details of the pear assembly. I'm seeing a basket-full of these little beauties!

Barb said...

I love the way you fixed up the tub with fall things! Looks great even if you don't like the season. Thanks for the pear advice. I think they are wonderful!!

Chris said...

The pumpkins are beautiful. So are the happy cats.
Your finishing is so beautiful and perfect!!

Solstitches said...

What a stunning pumpkin display!
Love the pears and one of these days I am going to have to try making one. Thanks for the how to.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Your friend is right! They are wonderful enough to sell! Thank you for sharing the patterns. I can't wait to fill a bowl with pears.

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