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 easily. I'll show how Mary is coming on the next post and until then, have a wonderful and safe day.
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