Jul 28, 2013

My swan song

Hi everyone.  Just a quick post about my swan song.  I enjoyed these 12 pears, but am glad I won't have to rush every month to come up with a design and stitch it!
This last one features two dogs (my two dearly missed Labs) a black sheep (who could that possibly be?), and a pair of swans.  

Our local park which features a mansion overlooking a lake, had a pair of resident swans and everyone so enjoyed watching these majestic beauties and their offspring every year.  A few weeks ago, an idiot ran them over with his truck and killed both.  There is no way you could miss seeing this extremely large white pair, on a side street of the park.  Both of them.  Their young were not hurt.  So I included them to represent not only the beauty, but the evil in this world.
I am still not up to par and my head is pounding so I will just show you my swan song, and post the chart in a day or two.  It seems I ate tainted meat or fruit and bacteria decided to take up residence.  I am better.  I can't swallow pills so I cut the meds, and the taste is so horrible even an entire bag of Dove doesn't remove it.  Anyway, another little surprise.
This final pear will be offered as a giveaway - my cousin came home!!!  She is in a wheelchair and has her right arm held in a sling since it is unusable.  But she's home.
So tomorrow or Tuesday, I will post the details and the chart.  Tags are still coming!
 
I hope you like this final design - thanks so much for your compliments and comments this last year, and thanks for visiting.
 
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51 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Pear is beautiful--thank you for the series. Cheers to your cousin being home, Good thoughts for you

denise said...

very nice! denise

jan said...

Marly --- I think you saved the best for last! Beautiful. ...jan

Chris said...

So sad about the lovely swans. I hope that you are feeling better soon. The current pear is fabulous!

Rugs and Pugs said...

So sweet. Has a year passed since you started them? Where the heck does the time go?
So sad about the swans. Some people are just sick.
Great news about your cousin. May she continue to heal, and you, too.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kathy Barrick said...

Absolutely beautiful pear!!! You should be designing! Soooo sad about your local swans. What is wrong with people???

Kathy

Annie said...

Beautiful design and a nice tribute to the swans. This has really been a wonderful series. Thanks so much.

Nice to hear your cousin is home. And hope that pounding head calms down!

Jenny said...

Marly,
I love all of your pears but this is my favorite!!!! You have designed a winner! I felt so bad about the swans, putting them in your sampler was a thoughtful and caring thing to do! So glad to hear your cousin is home. Feel better soon!

Stitching said...

I love your blog! Laurel

Sheri said...

Another great pear design. A nice tribute to the swans and your labs. We could go crazy trying to figure out why people do some of the cruel things they do. Thanks for the good news about your cousin.

Sheri

Carole said...

Love the pear! How wonderful your cousin is home...great news!

Jacqueline said...

You saved the best for last.

Great news about your cousin.

Lizzy said...

So loving this pear. I can't wait to stitch them. Thank you so much for the chance and I hope your cousin continues to improve.

Karen said...

Marly....I can truly say I have enjoyed stitching most of these. I still have a few to stitch and can't wait to add this one to the basket. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful designs!

happy stitching...

Evelyne said...

The last one is a beauty!

I have one pear stitched and I go to make the other ones too!

Have a nice week.
Evelyne

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, Marly! You outdid yourself on this one! I looooove it!!!!!! Gorgeous! I'm so sorry you're still feeling bad though. What a bummer! So glad your cousin is home though. That's great news!

Barb said...

Marly, the pear is just beautiful and what a nice tribute to the beautiful swans. Glad to hear your cousin is home! We will all be glad to hear that you are feeling much better.

Simply Victoria said...

Your last pear is beautiful. So sad about the swan couple. I hope you feel better soon.

Judy said...

Love your swan song! All the pear designs were wonderful. So generous of you to share them with us. Great news about your cousin! So glad for her. Sorry your not feeling well and about the swans. I don't understand how people can be so reckless.

Judy from Attic Raggedys
plustik@comcast.net

Sandra said...

I love your latest pair. It is wonderful. I hope you feel better soon.
Blessings,
Sandra

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a wonderful year of pears! Feel better.
Robyn

Merry Wind Farm said...

Marly, you really outdid yourself on this final pear. I love it! So sad about the swans, I hope their young are old enough to survive on their own. Feel better soon...
Melinda

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love it, Marly! So sorry about the swans. That's terrible. I hope you feel better, soon!!!

Robin said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! What a dreadful thing to happen to the pair of swans! Your last pear is fabulous; can't wait to stitch it!

Robin in Virginia

sandi s said...

I'm so glad your cousin is doing better, I hope you are feeling better too. I love the new pear design. Thank you so much.

Pam in IL said...

Love the pear! The best news is your cousin is home! Hope you feel better. Hugs.

Deborah said...

I am so glad that your cousin is home! This is the best pear yet.

Janice Curtin said...

Love this pear, it is my favorite, but then again I am love houses. Hope you are feeling much better, thanks so much for all the patterns. I really enjoy your e-mails..Janice.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love it!

Jubama said...

quelle jolie poire !!!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

What an amazing creative year you've had. Thank you so much for all the effort you have made to give us these lovely projects. You should feel so proud of yourself. Lovely news about your cousin too. Hope the bugs leave your system soon. Thank you again Marly, this final one is a beauty. Irene xxx

cucki said...

so sweet x

C. M. Designs said...

Marly, It makes me feel so sad to hear about the swans being killed.. There are some really cruel people in this world. I'm glad the young ones are okay.
Your new pear is soooo nice. Thank you, again, for each and everyone one that you've shared.
I hope your headache will be better by now. Pain is a terrible thing to deal with.. I know that for sure.
Best wishes to your cousin for good health and happiness.
Take caae. Really enjoy your blog.
Charlotte in Va.

Bertie said...

A sad affair what happened to the swans, a crime really
Hopefully the little ones will survive.
Your pear is the creme de la creme! Look after yourself Marly, get well soon.
Kathy is right, you should be a designer:))

Kathy said...

I can't believe it's been a year already since you started your pear project. Each design seemingly topped the one before and they're all wonderful. Thanks so much for all your efforts.

Kathy said...

I can't believe it's been a year already since you started your pear project. Each design seemingly topped the one before and they're all wonderful. Thanks so much for all your efforts.

Vera said...

Love, love, love the latest pear -- what a prize it is! so sad about the swans...people are nuts. Great news about your cousin -- that is wonderful! Here's hoping you feel much better very soon. And, thanks so much again, for all of your designs.

Pat said...

I just love this pear! Thanks so much for sharing your pears with us.

Shirlee said...

Oh Marly, I am so happy that your cousin is home!!! That is wonderful news! Also, your final pear is beautiful!

Vickie said...

You did another great job on the pear. I always love seeing dogs. ;)
Take good care.

Kathy L. said...

I love the pear. You are so dear sharing these with us, this past year.

Happy your cousin is home. So sad about the swans. Here in Wisconsin he likely would have been arrested for criminal charges. Hope he suffers some penalty.

Kathy

Penny said...

All of your pears are just wonderful!! And this one is especially nice... Sad about the swans... some people do these awful things purposely... sick minds.
So happy to hear that your cousin is home. Continued prayers and best wishes that both you and she will continue to heal....
Always love reading your posts....
Penny D.

Melissa said...

This is just darling! Congratulations on completing a wonderful series - you're amazing.

I'm sorry to hear the story about the two swans. We've had something that happened here but with flamingoes we used to have at the zoo. It's disgusting how cruel some people could be.

Hey, I hope you feel better soon!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

This one is the last but not the least. It is lovely and of course I love the dogs and swans..sad, but some people are pure evil Nice gesture to give this sweet pear to your cousin. Thanks so much for all the pears...now I have a lot of catching-up to do. I am going to use the same linen for all making them a set for sure.
Peace to all,
Barb

CJ said...

I love your Pears. So what will you do next. I don't think you will be able to sit idle and not design something. Praying you a feeling well real soon.

Look forward to your next post.

CJ

Lynn D said...

I have enjoyed the pears so very much. I am stitching now on my second one. They symbolize so much of the what I love - cross stitch, patriotic, samplers and pears. I am crazy about pears. I love pear salad, raw pears, pear preserves, pear trees, pears pears pears... Your generosity is beautiful... just as you and your designs are. I pray you feel better soon.

Kay Eyles said...

Another gorgeous pear. Congratulations on the homecoming of your cousin.

usagypsy said...

I love this pear! So sad about the swans. I've actually seen people aim their vehicles at animals like this. I hope this wasn't the case! Feel better! Food poisoning can be very miserable!

Carol said...

Marly, Marly! You should be so proud of yourself--each one of your pear designs is so special. You really could start selling more of your designs very easily--you are that talented! I think this may be one of my favorites as it has a bit of a PS feel to it.

Thank you so much for being so generous with your readers and friends--we really appreciate these. And I'm so happy to read your cousin is home--I hope she improves each day...

Denise SA said...

Love the latest design and I love the swans
Thanks for sharing

rosek1870 said...

Thank you so much for designing your Pear series!! I am currently stitching Little House Needleworks Virtues series and I think your Pear series will be next. Thank you so very much again. I don't post often but love your blog.

Rose K.
ChristmasCityStitcher.blogspot.com

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