Jun 25, 2013

Checking in

Hi all.  I've been working on the pear for July and I'm sure you know by now that I continually change things.  I really thought this would not be the case for XI, but colors and placement took most of two days.  By the time I finished, we had heavy rains and darkness so I couldn't take a good photo of the fabulous birthday gift from Miss Shirlee.  Tomorrow for sure.  I will have a few tags then too. 
 
I do want to show you how close I came to the linen's left edge!  I stitched three pears all on the same piece of linen and didn't bother measuring.  Yes, I waste a lot of time but it's not until I see it finished that I realize a change is needed.  I used woven fusible facing this time, front and back.  Certainly helps prevent raveling.  I get a lot of emails about finishing the pears and using the template with the center line, held up against a light, is the best method.  This time I took a few photos of the seam pressing.  When you press the backing to the center, you can see where the bulk is and where the trimming should be.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I will be posting the chart as soon as I get it in the computer file, but here's what it looks like.  I'm really anxious to get back to Eliza, but I will have an even bigger house mess soon.  I SO love the new floss hanger.  It's always there, in order, and I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner.
Hope you're having a good week.  Thank you for the birthday wishes.  Unfortunately, my cousin did not come home.  They are fitting her leg with a brace and maybe next month it will happen.  Be back tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting!

21 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Love your new pear - I just wish they came with more time to actually stitch them. Not sure if I wished you Happy Birthday or not so I wish you a Happy Birthday just in case.

Congrats to the lucky winners,

hugs, Kaye

Sandra said...

It is fantastic Marly. Happy Belated Birthday. Hope it was wonderful.
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the new pear!!

The Evening Stitcher said...

Happy belated birthday, Marly! Hope it was a good one. Love the pear! I really like the "1776" design and colors.

Faye said...

Happy happy Marly!!!!! Love the latest pear and the saying.... Very nice! Thanks for all you do! :)

Mouse said...

oooo love the new pair and I am with kaye need more stitching time ...lol and sheesh that was close with the linen ...
hope you had a lovely birthday and next month is only a week away now :) love mouse xxxxxx

Karen said...

Your pears are just so sweet...if I were a stitcher (again) I would get into this in a heart beat!
Belated birthday greetings.
blessings,
karen

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your work is lovely, as usual ! ;)
Rose

Chris said...

Love the July pear :)

Peggy Lee said...

Whew...that was close! I love this one.

At the bottom of this post in the "you might also like" section, I saw a post called "One hell of a day" from 2011. Ohmygosh...where was I when you posted that one? I really hope you got that spider and I love your hairdo!
;o)

Vickie said...

hahaha! I recall that post that Peg is referring to above. How could I forget it?
That is a really, really good choice for July's pear Marly. Great job.

Melody said...

Love the July pear! Hope you had a good birthday!! Happy Belated Birthday.

Kellie from Indiana said...

Love the new design, so fitting for the time of year!

Shirlee said...

A lovely pear, as always : ) I'm sad to hear that your cousin isn't able to come home just yet but hey, in another month she will. It's really a blessing that she is doing so well!

pj said...

Marly, Hope you had a great birthday. I love your pears and I think this is my very FAV of them all. GREAT JOB!!!!

I just love reading your blog and that you share your real feelings. We all experience some of the same so great to just sit with a cup of tea and read your blog!!!

pj

Carol said...

♫♪♫ Happy Birthday, Marly! ♫♪♫ (a bit belated--but, I hope you had a special day!

Your newest pear is just perfect for July... And thank you for your photos showing the ironing process. Some day, I will get my nerve up and try making one of your pears :)

Annie said...

Great design for a July pear and thanks for the finishing tips.

Happy Birthday, just a bit late.

Vera said...

Hi Marly, your latest pear is wonderful -- perfect for July. Thanks, too, for the finishing tips. Like others, I just am in need of more time....

Barb said...

Sorry I missed your birthday!! I hope it was a good one. I love- love the new pear!!! Thank you so much for your efforts!!

Kathy L. said...

Love the new pear. You are so sweet to do all this work and share with us.

Thank you

Kathy

Kathy L. said...

Love the new pear. You are so sweet to do all this work and share with us.

Thank you

Kathy

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