Feb 6, 2013

Third R&R finish

Greetings from Nitzyland.  What a wacko cat.  He's been running full tilt back and forth, jumping into snow piles, digging like a dog, sneaking up on his mom and dad, and attacking his catnip pole.  Boxes are sliding across the deck, benches bumping into the house, sounds like someone is trying to break in!  Anyway,  I wanted to show you Mary Moseley.  The linen is the coarse 28 count that I like and it never photographs well for me.
 
 I haven't decided (big surprise) on where to keep her but does it really matter?  She won't stay there for too long so why do I bother?  What surprised me, is that I love the bright color.  Usually I change the floss to muted shades but I'm liking this contrast.  Maybe Eliza Pumroy should be done in the charted colors.  If I could find her, I would check into that but I can't.  She was started, floss dyed with gray to tone it down, and she's obviously hanging with the other girls that are missing.  Mary in several poses....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't the brighter colors look nice for a change?  That means my last order from the Essamplaire will be stitched as charted.  The designs are all bright and I planned on doing a gray dip, but maybe not!  That of course, will depend on my mood at the time.  My mood was not good when stitching the over one numerals at the bottom.  Regardless of instructions, my thread disappeared constantly.  As long as I continue choosing primitive reproductions, my errors and lack of perfection won't be an issue.
My little tool was invaluable when turning under the edges to press. SO much easier to set the width instead of measuring.  Time to choose another project which won't be easy.  Another R&R?  Mary Hazlehurst?  A larger piece?  Search for Eliza?  Too many things on my mind that really need attention.  All the remodeling projects are top priority and I don't know how to handle this inability to make decisions.
The wood flooring needs to be chosen by the weekend and we'll be running around looking at options.  He is really against the pine but my biggest problem is finding lengths.  Even the local mill has bundles with pieces ranging from 12" to 48".  Requesting 5' lengths doubled the price, 8' tripled it.  You should have seen the look I got when I said I wanted to use finished plywood cut into 12"x 8' strips for the bedroom.   So confusion will reign for the coming days.


I'll leave you with a snow covered  Nitzy taking a break from beating up his fish.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
 
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28 comments:

Bertie said...

I like all the places you put it Marly, a lovely sampler and that tool is fabulous!
Nitzy doesn't really care whatever you say or think, butter would't melt in her mouth !!

Lanie said...

Love Mary Moseley! And I think the bright colors look fabulous against the natural colored linen. Maybe its all these dreary Pittsburgh winter days...we need a little cheer!
Congratulations, Marly!

cucki said...

I love this sampler too and all the display are so cute..
Love xx

Margaret said...

Love your newest finish -- the colors are so pretty! lol about Nitzy! I can just imagine him having fun out there!

Vickie said...

Squee Nitzy! So cute!
Marly I really like the colors on this sampler. I always hesitate to complement certain things, BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS CHANGE IT UP!! ;)

Shirlee said...

I like Mary best in the box with the apple : ) Great job! Nitzy indeed sounds like a handful. He sure is cute though : )

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish. I prefer the muted colors too... but once in a while it's nice to add some brights to the mix.

Krista said...

Lovely new finish, Marly! And how cute the cat loves romping in the snow! LOL

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Mary Moseley finish! I like the brighter colors that she is 'dressed' with. Your kitty is adorable!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Evelyne said...

Lovely finish!! `i love that colours also.
Nitzy like the fish I think and the snow too, Funny cat!!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, love the Irish, great job.....lovely colors......What a pretty kitty....Blessings Francine.

Faye said...

Love seeing Elza perched in the back of the box..... That's my favorite pose..... Good luck on the floors....

Mary said...

Love her, especially in the box lid over the birdie! Not to worry, I'm sure someone will speak to you when it's time to choose who's next.

Maggee said...

That is nicely done, with the brighter colors. I like it too. And I have one of those sewing tools... just never thought of using it for anything but sewing...Now, where IS it??? Hugs!

Judy said...

The sampler turned out lovely with the bright colors. The display in the box is quite nice. Where ever you find a home for her(temporary or otherwise) will be perfect! Good luck with hunting for your floor.

Judy heartland stitcher

Ellen said...

Love Mary with the bright colors! Looks like Nitzy is having fun with his fish and the snow!

Hugs,

Rugs and Pugs said...

You got that done is a big hurry! And of course it looks wonderful wherever you put it!
Oh how I hate making decorating decisions. I'm always afraid I will regret my choice later.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I love the kitty tales! Ours go skidding on the wood floors all the time, it's a riot.
Oh, those colors ARE gorgeous! I think that antique samplers when originally stitched were a lot brighter than today, the colors fade, right? So maybe we should be using bright colors!!
Anyway, I love the sampler.
Hugs,
Susan

Barb said...

Mary Moseley looks great! I do love the colors. Maybe it's the time of year. Everywhere we look outside it is dull! Such a cute kitty!!

bluetit said...

lovely Mary and his colors!
love cat and fish
kisses from burgondy

Solstitches said...

I love the Nitzy and the fish picture LOL.
Mary Moseley is gorgeous. I'm amazed at how fast you are stitching these samplers up.
I have one of those little gadgets from my dressmaking days - wouldn't be without it.
Margaret

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

WoW ... finished already! It is wonderful. What does this mean??? "floss dyed with gray to tone it down"... do you actually use Ritz to get this done? You know I am a'newby' so I was just wondering. Love Nitzy ... Kody slides around our floors too but not on purpose ... so we have rugs all over the place making trails for him to walk. Being a 114# Malamute, his falls are hard and he is a BIG baby yelping out like he broke something and that is what we are worried about.
Thanks for sharing again ... LUV my visits.
Peace & Blessings, Barb

Carol said...

I think we all need some brighter colors in our life right now after this long western PA winter, Marly. Yesterday's sun was such a welcome visitor, wasn't it?

Lovely finish and such a cute Nitzy photo... Good luck getting that perfect flooring!

CJ said...

I like the bright colors. I hope you do stitch more with brights.

Love the cat.

CJ

Melanie said...

Lovely finish!!!! :)
The picture of Nitzy in the snow is great. My cats won't touch the snow, no way, no how. Precious little princesses, they are. lol

Le rat des fils said...

This sampler is so beautiful !
I like your picture cat and fish. To fun.

Mimiplum said...

Your blog is lovely ! I like the cat.
bon week end de France

Amy said...

I have the same measure gauge. Its old and was my grandmothers, so it's special.I use it alot.

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