Jun 20, 2014

The next small

Greetings.  Another weekend, going into the end of June.  WAIT!  Where is summer going?  Why do cold months drag on and warm speed by? 
 
I'm taking a break from painting cabinets and thought I would show my latest quick project.  Country Sampler's club project, Heart Pinkeep and Strawberry Emery by Stacy Nash from years ago.   The photo is from Stacy's blog.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The vine shouldn't take too long and I have a fabric picked for the backing.  I followed the count (32) and the thread colors once again.  I was surprised at the size of this and once stuffed and sewn, it will be one of my favorite hearts.
That's all I have today!  Budman was in here keeping me company for a while until he got antsy and wanted to be out in the sun.  He allowed me to pick him up and hold him for a brief moment, which allowed his hair to be in the paint on the cabinets.  I never thought about it sticking to my shirt until I saw the outlines in the drying paint.  I'm used to thick coarse Labrador hair which is easily spotted, not this fine wispy stuff.  Too late.  He'll always be a part of the kitchen, just as our Labs will always be a part of our hardwood floors, trim, fireplace mantel, and base cabinets.
 
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for visiting.
 
 
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26 comments:

Krista said...

What a sweet stitch!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

What a sweet heart (no pun intended) Tell me about the cat hair issues because yesterday I had a pet sitter over for an interview and I thought I had cleaned the sofa well but when she stood up all I could see was black cat hair all over her back. Damn that cat!
Donna

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I need this adorable pattern - I just love it!

Ali said...

Lovely heart design and is Budman softening in his old age? Allowing you to pick him up? Maybe he's showing his appreciation for all you've done for him and sharing his hairs with you too ;0)

Sam I Am...... said...

Love that heart and strawberry...I have way too many interests and I want to do it all! Right now I'm knitting birthday gifts and sewing a birthday quilt and cleaning and painting and and landscaping...you name it. Maybe if I could actually focus on one thing I would actually make some progress?

Lida said...

Love it, loveley stitching! Greetings
lida

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love it! What a precious primitive heart. Can't wait to see your finished heart. Also, I appreciate how you'll fondly remember the pet hair in your remodeling. Our pets have a special place in our hearts forever. Have a great weekend.

Melissa said...

That's too funny about Budman's hair being part of the cabinet!

I like your new start! Have fun with this one!

moosecraft said...

Gotta love those pets! :-) Awesome heart stitchery too!

Vickie said...

That heart is fantastic! Smiling about Bud's hair. ;)

C. M. Designs said...

The "Budman" knows who is so good to him.. It's special that his hair will always be with you..
Your new project is sweet. I can see why it will be one of your favorites..
Have a glorious weekend..
I passed bags of different flavors of Dove at Walmart this morning and thought of you.
Charlotte in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've always loved this pattern of Stacy's! Stacy finishes are always great. I tried to do a heart once....Mouse.

gracie said...

Love this heart.

Pam in IL said...

Love the heart!

I always ask the same question about the long winter months and the short summer months. I just don't get it.

We have some Dottie Dog fur permanently fixed in many areas of our house too.

nitebyrd said...

I really like that heart!

Margaret said...

Lovely start. lol about Budman's fur in the paint of the cabinets. Like you said, now he'll always be part of the furniture. lol! Did you end up with poison ivy from picking him up when he was sick??

Barb said...

What a very pretty little heart!

Frances N said...

I love that precious heart! Very sweet! HA HA--cat hair! Now you have a permanent reminder of Budman!

Mary A said...

When we replaced our backyard fence, I kept one of the boards because a favorite cat (now gone over the Rainbow Bridge) used it as a scratching post. It was a sweet reminder of her. Glad Budman is better and showing his appreciation of your efforts;)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful heart, I love Stacy's designs. And yes, pet hair is the bane of your existence when painting! Have a lovely weekend Marly.

triniki said...

Hola, yo lo he bordado tambien y es precioso, uno de mis favoritos!
Un saludo.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet way not to get upset about the small stuff, and totally worth being able to hold Budman for a brief moment. Love the primitive heart.

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely heart. Bet you'll be showing us the finish in no time. Had to laugh at the Budman's contribution to the cabinet finish - I just finished a housewarming gift for my daughter and intentionally left a couple dog hairs woven into the cross stitches so her " fur brother" would be included. Yes, I know I'm silly!

cucki said...

It's so pretty x

Penny said...

Love the heart! Animals do become a part of our homes ~ sometimes in ways we might not have wanted them to. :) I think that is sweet that he allowed you to hold him briefly.

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