Sep 29, 2013

Brooms and beans

Hello people.  Just a quick show and tell post.  I tried making a little primitive broom and love the way it turned out. 
 After cutting a straight branch while stink bugs tried to set up a condo in my hair, and tripping over roots and vines while retrieving corn husks that were discarded in the woods,  I bleached, dried, and wired it all together.  Drilled a hole, added a leather lace, and here they are.  Much too small for me to ride but I have others for that.  







I will hang them from a peg rack with all the dried garlands in the new room.  One day sometime possibly perhaps in the near distant future. Or maybe the side of a cupboard.
 

 
 
The yellow wax beans that I dried did not do as well as the greens.  They are still drying and shrinking much more than the others, and taking MUCH longer to do so.

 
 




I chose a new project the same way I usually do.  Whatever strikes me at a particular moment for no particular reason, that's it.  I found a tiny reproduction sampler from Chessie and Me under the sofa in my mess room and felt sorry for it.  Like all the big boy samplers kicked her out and she hid.  It's my first attempt on 35/36 count.  I have to say - no problem!!  I'm so surprised that it's not difficult, but I'm sure other linens may be different. I'll work on it more today and show you next time.  VERY small.  Perfect for trying a new count or thread.
  Enjoy your day and stay safe.
Thanks for visiting.


 

20 comments:

Vickie said...

How creative and fun!
Can't wait to see Chessie and Me. Love that line.

Ann Frank said...

Very nice prim broom! Just caught up reading your blog - I've been at baseball and football - and cleaning those uniforms! Happy Weekend. ~Ann

Earlene Landis said...

The brooms turned out very cute!!!
We have a problen with stink bugs this year! Ugly bugs aren't they!!!

cucki said...

Aww sweet broom..I love it.
Huge hugs x

backporchcarver said...

I have to say, when I first saw the dried been garlands I wasn't very impressed, but seeing them together hanging I just fell in love with them so now I have a mission.I also love the new brooms so I am going to have to try that too. I once heard that the highest form of flattery is when someone copies you so consider yourself flattered to bits! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas amd I will tell everyone when they oooh and aww over my brooms and beans where I got the idea from.

Myra said...

OH I love the brooms Marly. I may have to give those a try too. Mine probably won't be big enough for me to ride either. ;o)

Margaret said...

You choose new projects the same way I do. I can never say something is going to be my next project cause it's whatever suits my fancy at the instant I'm starting that will win in the end. Good method. :D

Love the brooms! Love the bean strings too. Interesting about how the yellow didn't do as well.

Barb said...

Love the brooms and beans!! Great for fall decorating!

Carole Z. said...


Marly,

You are sooooo talented and have such a wonderful imigination.

Thank you for sharing.

C. M. Designs said...

I wonder what the difference is with the yellow and green beans drying. They both look so decorative.
I think you did a mighty fine job with your brooms even with the stink bugs after you. They sure are pesky.
Your white pumpkin is so pretty. I don't see them in the grocery stores.. I guess I'd have to go to a garden center or farmer's market to find one..
Enjoy your creations.
Charlotte in Va.

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, those brooms are awesome---I want one or three too. :D

Kathy L. said...

Love the cute brooms! Can't wait to see the new sampler.

Kathy

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! Love those brooms, so sweet and your beans look fantastic too, Blessings Francine.

Simply Victoria said...

Cool brooms!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love the brooms!

Penny said...

Love the brooms and the beans! Wish you could bottle up some of your creativity and send it my way. :) I can't wait to see your new sampler start! And your method of choosing your next start is pretty much the one I use too. :)

Angelique said...

I love your brooms! Too cute!

Chris said...

Your brooms look great. Looking forward to seeing your new stitching start.
Have a great week!

Maggee said...

Cute brooms you made! And the bean strings are looking good, even if one is drying quicker than the other! The whole vignette, with the purple table is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Pam in IL said...

Those brooms are cute and I really like where you have them displayed.

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