Feb 28, 2013

Pear VII

 Hi everyone.  I'm posting the pattern under the Pears tab and giving you a few options.  I had a difficult time choosing a green that I liked.  So you'll see a choice of two shades of green (or your own) and a chart that is over one (for words only) in case you would prefer that.  Changing the fancy heart to all pink is another option.  When I started this project (several times) I originally did the over one but this is the third finish and I had no intentions of repeating that chore.  Can you tell how indecisive I am?  
 
  I tried an easier method for the stem.  I pulled the fabric through the sewing machine to miss two stitches  leaving a hole for the stem.  Thin cinnamon sticks or grapevine pieces are what I usually use, leaving them long and inserting between the two quilt batt layers.
The mylar was inserted to help the batting slide easily into place, but I didn't leave it in.  Card stock paper can be used too. Interfacing on the linen and also the backing held the shape well enough. 
 Here is Bonnie's February pear done on 40 count.  This is very nicely shaped and I've seen quite a few that are beautifully finished in the various pear forms.  I'm using the same template for each of mine but maybe I should try something different.
 
Thank you all for the prayers and offers to send cards to my cousin.  I will check with her sister and get the address for the nursing home.  We've been sending greetings to her devoted friend's house who visits her every day and I'll check with her too.
 
I'm making some progress on Mary but having a flare-up of the neck problem and my arms are quite tingly.   The rest of the center is verse and all one color of basic cross so it should go without a hitch, but that stem stitch area doesn't look like it will go as easilyI'll show how Mary is coming on the next post and until then, have a wonderful and safe day.
Thank you for visiting!
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26 comments:

Vickie said...

What a neat design Marly. And ooOoo that pear of Bonnie's is fantastic!

Penny said...

Love your St. Patty's pear!! All of them are wonderful... and I sure do love the finish by Bonnie!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Well, it's just another winner. What can I say, LUV it. Bonnie's is incredibly done making Your faithful followers winners too.

Blessed be with Peace,
Barb

Margaret said...

Thank you for the new pear design, Marly! Love it!

Meriden Mewsings said...

Hi Marly, Thank you for another lovely design. I have a question - do you finish with a flat bottom? Bonnie's finish is beautiful... Lori

Meriden Mewsings said...

Hi Marly, Thank you for another lovely design. I have a question - do you finish with a flat bottom? Bonnie's finish is beautiful... Lori

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, love it! Thank you for this new pear!

Hugs,

Deb said...

I just love your pears and one of these days I'm going to stitch each and every one of them.

Cindy's Stitching said...

that is really pretty.

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

How pretty!! Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. I hope to cross stitch each and every pear one of these days!

Peggy Lee said...

Even though I am not stitching your pears right now, I look forward to seeing each new one. Maybe one day I'll stitch one for myself.
Hope your neck feels better soon.

Judy said...

Thank you so much for PearVII design. It is generous of you to share all of your pear designs. Each one is fabulous.

Judy heartland stitcher

Faye said...

Great stem tip! Ole the newest pear....thanks so much!!!!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Beautiful as always...how I admire your talent! I'm keeping your cousin in my prayers...there is just so much need for prayers everywhere nowadays. ---Jan

jennifer768 said...

Gorgeous! I love it.Hugs,Jen

Mouse said...

lovely instructions for the stem thanks ... and the heart one is gorgeous .... got to stitch this one soon ...lol
sorry to hear about your cousin ((hugs))
love your tin for your crayons too :) love mouse xxxxx

Krista said...

Indecisive? You are talking to the queen,..I can barely decide what to have for lunch every day! lol! There are projects I did not start for over a month because I could not pick a color! ha! Well, I just love the new pear, Marly! I can't wait to stitch it up and will let you know which green I decide on :)

cucki said...

This is so pretty x

CJ said...

Thanks for the new pear. I love it.


CJ

Maggee said...

Sooo nice! Loving this one too! I think I will try to stitch it this month, and add to my meager March things... But I really don't do March but SPRING! I am ready! Hugs!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thank you so much, Marly, for the new addition to the ... orchard? grove? Hum...

Carol said...

Another winner, Marly! And that is a great idea to make the stem positioning a bit easier... Thanks for sharing your delightful pears with us :)

Vesku said...

I love all your pears. They are now on the very top of my "Want to stitch" list.

Georgie said...

Oh, I love the new pear design. Thank you so much! Can't wait to get started on it!

Georgie

Solstitches said...

Another great pear design Marly.
The one stitched and finished by Bonnie is gorgeous.
Margaret

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for the latest design. I've been hesitant to try these because my sewing skills aren't the greatest. Despite this I am determined to stitch one and give this a go. I just love them.
Bonnie's pear is awesome! Did she say how she achieved such a perfect shape?

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