Mar 28, 2015

Spot's finish

  As you already know, my end finish is never what I planned. 

 
 
So here is the finished Spot, in a small bag to carry coins for maybe horse trading back in the day.  I dyed the finished piece, left it wrinkled, backed it with black wool and used black leather lacing to tie.  Spot was too good looking for me, not dark enough, not primitive enough, and once this popped into my head, I knew it would give me the look I wanted.  It's much darker than seen in this photo because of the flash.
I can hang it from a peg rack too, as soon as they are installed in the unfinished rooms.  The starkness of the black against the black wool is so nice.  Too bad I can't get a decent photo.  You can see from my hand how small it is.
Not sure what the next project will be.  I haven't done a sampler in a while and I don't know if I'm up for anything other than smalls.  We'll see.  

I've been checking Facebook pages and wanted to post on the Prim Stitchers page, but I am so confused!  I need to find a Facebook for Dummies tutorial. 
Hope your week - the last few days of March - will be a good one.
 
Thanks for visiting.
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50 comments:

Jacqueline said...

He is very handsome. Like your finish too.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

It is wonderful Marly!!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

LOVE it!!!

CalamityJr said...

Perfectly finished! I love the way your brain works!

capecodgirl565 said...

Adorable!!

Pondside said...

He is made for that finish. Perfect!

Frances N said...

This is the perfect finish! Your stitching looks wonderful and you made a great decision to finish Spot this way!!

Barb said...

A great finish for Spot! Nice and primitive!

samplerlover said...

Spot looks wonderful. I love the way the make these pieces your own.

Truus said...

Love this finish of Spot even more than on a lid of a box!!!
greetings,Truus from Holland

C. M. Designs said...

To finish Spot the way you did is a perfect idea. You little pouch will look great hanging from a peg rack.
Much better than the way I suggested----on a box top.
Looking forward to warmer weather next week. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Also looking forward to your next project. I hope your foot is feeling much better and that Carole is doing well.
Charlotte in Va.

CJ said...

Very nice. I love the way you start a project and finish the entire thing. I just stitch it up and throw in a pile.

CJ

Marilyn said...

Too cute.
You did a great job on it.
Marilyn

Pat said...

Love it!

Vickie said...

Great job! Hope your foot is really improving.

Jean Bee said...

Oh my goodness, I L O V E. it! I love the size, the backing/trim, the over dying...just love it!

Maggee said...

Great job on Spot! He looks good hanging... Regarding FB--the Prim Stitchers Club is a private one, so you must be a member to post. I can walk you through joining -- just email me. Hugs!

Annie said...

What a lovely little bag! It does do justice to Spot:)

Annie
http://mylittlexstitchnook.blogspot.se/

Robin said...

Spot looks fabulous in bag format. Looking forward to seeing what you pick to stitch next!

Robin in Virginia

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Your little Spot bag couldn't be more perfect!
love when things work out like that ~
great job :)
L

Mary said...

He is perfect, it looks like a bag to keep coins in for parking meters. Here in RI we still have some, at least they do on the street where my Dentist is located. You are indeed very clever and crafty ( in a good way, the other definition I have no knowledge) Stay well.

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You've made one of my favorite designs even better with your finish!

Phyllis said...

Love the finish!

diamondc said...

Marley: The dye job turned out just perfect.
What an adorable bag.
Thank-you for sharing.
I hope you are healing super fast.
I also hope Carol is still doing better.

Happy Easter

Anonymous said...

Spot's finish is perfect . . . primitive beautiful!!! SAH

Marjorie Downey said...

I hope you join us in Prim Stitchers! It's a wonderful group!

Melissa said...

Marly, this is a clever and gorgeous finish. You've picked out some great older designs lately! Thanks for them as I've added them to my wishlist.

Looking forward to your next piece!

StitchinByTheLake said...

A really wonderful finish - he's smaller than I originally thought and I love this size. blessings, marlene

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

OMG, I love love love Spot! And your finish is perfection. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Ele said...

great finish!

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Spot. What a perfect finish.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Just me said...

Outstanding!!

Ranae said...

Omgosh, that is so adorable, love it
I might have to steal that idea if you some mind

Barbara said...

That is beautiful!

laceystitcher said...

Love bag finish! Spot is so neat. Happy stitching.................

nitebyrd said...

I love it!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

I LUV everything about 'Spot'.
I think I missed something cause I am wondering if No 3 has some meaning? Or am I having another one of those 'senior moments'?

Awesome job,
Barb

CarolG said...

Really Really like your finish of Spot!

my3Kitties said...

Love your finish, what a great idea!

Carol said...

Oh, I had no idea he was so small, Marly!! You know how much I love small things so I definitely love Spot :)

Patty C. said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!

Jeanne said...

Very nice Marly. Spot has found a nice new home :)

Sheri said...

I have Spot. If I stitch it small like yours, will you finish it for me? :-)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That is stunning Marly! Utterly perfect and so you!

Margaret said...

Love Spot! Gorgeous finish! lol about Facebook! I belong, but I never go to use it. So don't ask me!

sheravery said...

Hi Marly,
EVERYTHING about Spot is wonderful! Just love it.

-Sherry-

carriagehousesamplings said...

Thank you for reviving Spot. Your work is inspiring! Spot on!

Dogwood Farm said...

It's wonderful!! Love it!!
xo

averyclaire.org said...

I LOVE SPOT. This is a really lovely piece. Nice work. Nice blog.

Krista said...

LOVE!!

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