Feb 10, 2013

Mary and Sue

Good day to you.  Just a quick post to show Susannah French on the wall and my progress on the Bargello.  Sue fit perfectly on the wooden lid of a basket and I had padding and studs ready, but decided it wouldn't be practical.  Those baskets hold supplies and are used frequently and stacked. 

So I fringed,
 attached the stiff interfacing at the top for the nails and hanging stability,
 sprinkled her with some black coffee,
and stuck her on the wall with tacks to be replaced later.

 
Here's progress on Haslehurst.  I'm going to start the center now and then return to the Bargello on the other side.  I'm so glad I started this design.  Love it.  The center calls for 422 which is barely noticeable so I'm using the 434 that's also in the design.
 Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy your Sunday!

20 comments:

Faye said...

Just gorgeous on all accounts!! Stay warm....

Pondside said...

I've never tried Bargello - you make it look not quite so difficult, though I don't know if I could tackle it.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, I just love Susannah French! Is that iron on interfacing? Bought on a roll or cut from yardage? I have so many samplers I need to do something with!
Happy Sunday!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kaisievic said...

Two great projects, Marly. I especially like Susannah French.

Anonymous said...

Way to go girl!! Love the coffee staining. I also have wooden bowl envy. Patti aka pjrusty.

Katherine said...

Hey Marly! So cool. I LOVE that Bargello too!

Primitive Stars said...

Lovely Marly, your so talented.....Cute Mr. squirrel....Blessings Francine.

Amy said...

I use coffee to age things too.I LUV the old look you get.

Maggee said...

The Rice stitching you have done looks very nice! Cannot quite pinpoint what fabric I like best, but I certainly know what I DON'T like! I have a stitching friend who had a stroke while in her second go round of treatment for breast cancer. It was (and still is) pretty bad the damage done. May she recover fully over time! Hugs to you!

Margaret said...

I'm absolutely in love with that bargello work!! If this piece didn't have all that freehand stuff, I might consider buying a copy for myself. lol! Love Susannah too!

Kathy L. said...

I loving the Bargello. Very neat and nicely stitched. Love how Susannah turned out especially your aging.

Kathy

Peggy Lee said...

Love that sampler. You make being crafty/clever look so easy.
Nice coffee sprinkling.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your new post - that looks great hanging on the wall!!

Mouse said...

oooo what have you used for the strip at the back ???
and way to go on the bargello it looks fab girl :) lovely colours .... just catching up and sorry you are still having problems seems to be a fault in the connection between enter and the computer ?? hope things gets sorted soon for you ... love mouse xxxxxx

Chris said...

Gorgeous progress on the bargello!Have a wonderful week!

Chris said...

Gorgeous progress on the bargello!Have a wonderful week!

Vickie said...

Oh I am such a sucker for bargello. Love the looks of your stitching here Marly.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Bargello ... hmmm, brings back happy memories from about 35 years ago when I made needlepoint Christmas stockings for each of my children, Even then it took me a year for each ... but, I was a full time working mom. I also did a pillow using the bargello design and it still sits on my bed.
All is looking wonderful ... and the sampler is fantastic.

Have a Great day with much Peace,
Barb

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I like it unframed. And I still don't know how you're managing to stitch the bargello. Did I spell that right?? They both look beautiful!

Hugs,
Susan

Anne said...

Love it unframed and tacked onto the wall!! Sprinkled with coffee makes it even better!! Haslehurst looks like it's super fun to stitch!!

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