Aug 12, 2015

Two small giveaways - no, not the bowl

Greetings.  I can't stand moving this linen piece around any longer.  I ordered 28 count 18th Century Rook a while back, they were out of it and ordered in another piece, it looks nothing like mine.  Not greenish, more taupe, not stiff, soft and silky.  It's 18 x 28, the other side is a little different shade.  I am also offering the Stacy Nash Pears & Strawberries Sewing Bag chart in a separate post.  I donated my finished bag to The Attic for their auction and won't be stitching it again.  I hope someone is enjoying it!  Rather than make it too confusing for myself, I am doing one post for the linen comments, and another for the chart comments.  Some of you may want the chart but not the linen and vice versa so I decided to split them.  So two posts will follow this evening and I doubt there will be many entries so I will draw a name on Saturday at 8pm.
 
Before I close, I wanted to show you for the last time (I promise) my cleaned and waxed bowl.  I am so glad I got it!  This is on my kitchen counter so you can get a better idea of size.  I used Real Milk Paint Co.'s Soapstone/Wood wax.  Food safe and not tacky like those containing beeswax.  I think I will do all the bowls with it.

And also for size reference is Ruth.  She not a little pillow like I usually do but because she is firm and flat (instead of soft and bumpy like....) she can stand nicely against a case or on a shelf.
 
OK.  The posts will be up this evening if anyone is interested.  You can certainly enter both, international welcome.
 
Enjoy your day.
 
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28 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Whoa this morning I was looking at your earlier posts about pears and saw the strawberry bag. Loved it -so I put it on my wish list! Isn't that crazy!?!? The bowl looks fantastic! The projects on the shelves is a great way to show them.

Robin said...

Oh my, Marly! Your bowl looks fabulous. And Ruth looks delighteful perched on the shelf.

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

The bowl turned out great. Ruth looks nice there.

C. M. Designs said...

I'm so glad you decided to keep the bowl, Marly. It is a sight to behold.
Your arrangement of your samplers, pear, etc. is wonderful.
We're having a gorgeous day in my neck of the woods today.
Charlotte in Va.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the info on the wax you used on your bowl. It cleaned up beautifully. Please put my name in the drawing for the linen. Perfect time for me to try something other than Aida. Thanks for a chance.

AnnieL said...

The bowl is gorgeous. Almost can't believe it is the same bowl. Glad to hear of another source for food safe wax. Love Ruth too. Annie

Jessica said...

Your bowl looks awesome, I will have to note that wax. I love all the stitched pretties on your shelves! <3

Maggee said...

That bowl may have been worth all the trouble it took to get clean, eh? It is absolutely gorgeous!! Ruth looks good on the shelf, with all your other lovelies!

Primitive Stars said...

Loving the bowl Marly. So many lovely's on the shelf too.Blessings Francine.

Clare said...

The bowl will give you more display space and would lovely any where.
I would love to have `Pears and Strawberries` pattern as enjoy stitching Stacy Nash`s patterns. the 28 count linen sounds like different looks could be stitched on this. Happy Stitching.

kelley said...

both Ruth and the bowl look fantastic...you do a great job of finishing everything...

Mary said...

Marly, your bowl is a treasure! I can already see it piled over with gourds and autumn fruit What a find. I'm soooo taken with Ruth!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a similar bowl but yours looks so much better than mine with this clean-up! Would love to win Ruth. blessings, marlene

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
You know I told you from the first how amazing that bowl was and am so very happy you decided to keep it and are happy about it!!! In all my years of doing displays for the primtive shop I worked at, I would have LOVED to have that bowl for so many displays!! It looks really wonderful now too! Will have to check out that wax.....maybe online?
Your shelf filled with all those darling pieces looks wonderful too!! Love them all, but especially Ruth!!
I would love to enter your Giveaways, but since I won one a while back, I will give someone else the chance!
Take care and thanks for being so generous!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love, love, LOVE your bowl!!!

Margaret said...

Your bowl looks fantastic! Wow!

Barb said...

That bowl is beautiful!! Love the projects on your shelf! They look great displayed that way.

Kim Van De Riet said...

Oh... that bowl is beautiful!
I love the pear on the upper shelf... Is it a stitch?
Actually I love everything there!
Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing...
KimVDR

Ele said...

Your bowl looks even more beautiful now. And the finished pieces on the shelf are gorgeous.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Ooh! the gorgeousness of that bowl! What a beauty!

Carol S. In Hilton Head, SC said...

You have given me a great idea. I have an old wooden bowl that should look really good stained, waxed and filled with pin pillows!

linda atkinson said...

Love, love!!

Fran Caswell said...

I love that bowl and all of your finished pieces. I have a few bowls that need a good cleaning. Thank you for your tip.

debra said...

the bowl looks great did a great job and the stitching goes without saying debra

Martha Doe said...

Hi Marly,

thanks for letting me have a chance for one of your wonderful pillows,,,love all your work. I made one of your pears and plan on making more. I have downloaded all the wonderful patterns that you have been so kind to share.

Thanks so much,
Martha Ps my e-mail is martha_doe@yahoo.com...don't know how to get rid of the g-mail address without losing this.

Bridget said...

I love all your beautiful stitching. Hope I win one! Bridget

laceystitcher said...

I absolutely love your shelf display, and the wood bowl is beautiful! I have a round one that I have had for years, and I love using it. So nice of you to donate your stitched piece for the Attic. My bucket list includes a trip to the Attic someday........

Judy said...

I never tire of seeing your beautiful bowl. I really liked Mary in the beginning, and she continues to grow on me each time I see her. I would love to be entered in your linen giveaway.

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