Nov 18, 2012

Look what I got!

Hello people!  The sun is still shining and the tech kid is coming this afternoon.  Thought I better do a post to let you know.  The next post, whenever it may be, could be from my yard while sitting in broken glass.  Nah.  I'm still in a good mood.  Yesterday, Mark took me to various shops we never visited before, all a disappointment, and I yakked the whole way.  Never shut up.  He just kept looking over at me and saying "uh-huh".  When we came home, look what I found in my mailbox.
I absolutely love it!  Loraine from Sew Be It won the pink giveaway and made this for me.  Because of my computer problems I haven't been visiting blogs and didn't see her photos of the others until today.  Aren't they fabulous?  Thank you so much Loraine!  It's now in a bowl of gourds and walnuts but I really like it against the black plate too.
Here's my meager stitching progress.  My brain is already trying to process the task of making this into a wreath.  The pattern has a button in the center, but I'm removing the center to make a wreath. 
Anyone that is drying pears with me - here's mine.  Already hardened and almost completely dried.  These were more ripe when I studded than usual and they dried faster than ever.  Not sure if that was the reason, but I found a few more nicely shaped (taller and thinner) to work on this week.  Hmmmm.   Maybe one of these would be a nice offering?  Better yet - get the damn programs back to what I understand so I can redo the pear charts!
That's it!  I'm hoping this young man techie knows what he's doing.  Lots of horror stories out there about computer repair.  I'm going to have him work on this one - my only one left - to change the OS so if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why!
Enjoy your Sunday, stay safe, a big welcome to new followers, and happy stitching!
Thank you for visiting!
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27 comments:

Gabi said...

What a great gift. Love your stitching. And crossing fingers that your PC problems will all be solved

Carol said...

Sure hope your techie know his stuff, Marly--hope I don't hear screams from up your way!! Your pears look great--will they last forever or just one season? Nice gift from Lorraine and your brain will somehow figure out how to turn that stitching into a wreath--you are VERY creative!

cucki said...

Aww very cute gift
And I love you stitching so much
Love for you xxx

Primitive Stars said...

Good Day Marly, loooove the acorn, sew perfect.......your studded clove pears look great, bet they smell yummy to, Beautiful stitching, you always do a wonderful job...Blessings Francine.

Evelyne said...

That's a very nice gift!I love the stitching!

Warm regards, Evelyne

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Our computer crashed several years ago and even though hubby is a computer engineer we hired a young techie who was able to salvage a lot of our stuff. I was so thankful to get pictures back! The tax returns, multiple work docs, ect meant nothing compared to the pictures.
Donna

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
Sorry the shops were a disappointment. That is all to common!
Great goodie in the mail.
Best of luck with the techie. I don't back things up and I know I really should!!!
Happy Sunday :)
Lauren

Denise said...

Love your pears, but here' my question: where do you find your whole cloves?? Our stores don't
seem to carry them? Is it because
they are pricey? I would love to make some like yours.

Margaret said...

Love what Loraine made for you! Love your Mary Beale progress too -- I love her designs! Your pears look really great! Good luck with the tech kid!

Shirlee said...

Lovely gift : ) I hope all goes well with the tech guy. Love how the wreath is coming along!

Linda said...

Love the piece your working on. Thanks for the link.

Linda

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Wow ... such a lovely gift. You are so deserving for all the helpful tips you share with everyone ... I call it payback in a good way.
I just bought a bag of bosc pears and they look nothing like the fat plump one I studded a few weeks ago. It apparently was mislabeled. What to I know, a pear is a pear. Well, guess what am gonna give it another try as I so live yours and I love the pear symbol almost as much as I love strawberries.
I am so thankful that my son, Jeff, and DIL, Cassie, are 'puter whizzes ... they bail me out too often to mention. So have fun, cause even though I say I will get rid of my 'puter ... That will never happen.

Have a Blessed Sunday,
Barb

mainelystitching said...

Your pears are looking great! Where do you get your cloves in bulk?

LOVE that acorn gift - wow, to be so talented!!!

Hoping you have a great week ahead of you!

Vickie said...

What a wonderful gift from Loraine. Love it!
You have a wonderfully, stitchy night now.

Pendleton Primitives said...

Adore the acorn, stitching and dried pears!
~Christina

Loraine said...

Hi Marly,

As always, you make me chuckle. I do hope that computer techie can fix your computer and you won't be doing your next post in the yard. LOL.
I'm really glad you like your acorn too. It was so much fun to make.
Oh my goodness, I love your pears! Do tell where you buy cloves like that. I would love to make some of those with my daughter. I bet they smell wonderful!
Have a good one.

CATHI said...

Great gift! I love it! I currently am drying a pear, too (my first one) - it is a kind of experiment. Will do it in future - for sure. II need only new cloves... ;o)

Cathi

Krista said...

Love your new stitching piece, Marly! What design is that from, I must have missed it when you said.
Are the pears to be dried as a decoration, or do you cook them?? lol! I have never seen this done to a pear before. I must be living under a rock, lol!

Chris said...

I hope that the computer issues will soon be resolved and you can get back to more important things.
That acorn is just fabulous! So are your pears. Too bad blogger doesn't have smell-o-vision.
Have a great Monday!

Siobhán said...

What a great gift! Nice progress on your stitching, too. I hope that things are better with the PC!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

quiltygirl1 said...

I sure hope your computer gets fixed! So far I have impressed my children with 2 of your delicious recipes. Just now finished my first pear and am enjoying the pear clove smell, yum! Love this blog!

Maggee said...

I hope the techie guy knows his stuff! We need you here in blogland! You have received quite a nice piece in that acorn! Lovely! Hugs!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love the acorn! Have to try some of these pears...they look wonderful so far.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Robyn

Denise SA said...

Hope your computer problems are solved soon

Suzanne said...

Love the acorn, what a lovely win! Nice progress on your angel. I would really love to do the pears, but I think I would need to make them in the winter and not close to Christmas. Our Christmas is very hot and humid and I am sure that the pears would go all mouldy and nasty in this weather.

JOLENE said...

Love the acorn Loraine made you out of my recycled wool! Enjoy....

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