Feb 10, 2016

Once a pom a time

there was a tiny little project that drove a woman nuts.  It was not her best work nor her best finishing, but it was over and done.  The little pom started life as a Christmas ornament turned Valentine design as an offer to her friends.  It ended as a tiny little pillow that went through many struggles, finished rehab, and is looking for a new home.  She's hoping that the poor little pom's past history and condition will not deter entries.
 
Please leave your initials or email address in the comments on this post and I will draw a name on Friday at 8 pm.
 
 
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86 comments:

Barb said...

It looks great to me! primpair@hotmail.com

Clare said...

So cute. Love the stitching and delightful finish and story. Happy Stitching.

blue star stitcher said...

I like this one as a Valentine ornament instead! Cute design

Frances N said...

This turned out so cute! I love it! Looks great!
francesstitches@gmail.com

Susan said...

Worth the effort, it turned out to be very cute! Thimblestitch1@gmail.com

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Its lovely,the pom-poms are a great finish. LK in the UK

Jonette said...

Beautiful! Would love to win. JT. millstone501@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

It's so adorable! Nice job. Roann

C. M. Designs said...

Happy Valentines Day, Marly. I hope it will be a sweet day for you ! Love your little "pom" pillow.
Charlotte in Va.

Truus said...

A lot of trouble you have had to make this lovely little kissen.
Think lot of us have sometimes trouble with items we are making.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Deborah Tate said...

It's wonderful, Marly. My email is debbyetate@gmail.com. Thanks!

Kate said...

Marly, it would be more cherished because of your struggle with it and in the process of creating it you were very entertaining. I'd love to win this. kc in sk

Marie Sugar said...

I so much enjoy reading your blog. You say what I feel. Love your pillow!
Marie - sugarthyme@gmail.com

Tina McFadden said...

I think is beautiful.....you always do such a great job with your finishes. I just love reading your blog posts....you make me laugh with your funny remarks.
tinamcfadden@att.net

Anonymous said...

I love your little pillow--especially the tiny pom poms !
MSS in Ohio

Fran Caswell said...

I would love to give it a home. Thanks for the chance to win.
francaswell3@verizon.net

jtobias said...

JT in PA - it is beautiful!

GrandMary said...

Looks great- thanks for the chance. Macmommw@gmail.com- Mary

blueladie said...

Wow, wow, wow! It turned out great! Thank you for this chance. :) Cathryn [blueladie at hotmail dot com]

Judy Y. said...

Would give the Valentine pillow a good home. Enjoy your blog so much. You tell it like it is.
juday34@embarqmail.com

Linda said...

Turned out Great even tho it drove you batty Like the trim Please enter me in your giveaway Thank You for offering it also
linda m
5054oldcars@att.net

Simple Pleasure said...

You are too hard on yourself...this turned out lovely! I must get some of that trim, as it is a perfect finish. Please count me entered!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Anonymous said...

I looked through my old Just Cross Stitch magazines to see if I had the pattern and I don't. Would love to have something stitched by you. Love all your work. Dawn in Georgia gardengal47@cox.net

Chris said...

Would love to welcome into my home...

lakelady said...

It turned out cute ,despite your struggles. Would love to have it in my home.

pj said...

How sweet! Love the Pompoms. ❤️

PJH

CalamityJr said...

Your Valentine turned out beautifully, and I'm glad you didn't toss it aside. I'd love to display your sweet little pillow and be reminded to never give up!

gracie said...

It looks wonderful and I would love to give it a good home...

Diana said...

I like samplers and I would love to have this piece stitched by you.
DJ

Linda in Maryville, IL said...

I think it looks great. There are times we all have issues with a project. I'm throwing my name in the hat!

Anonymous said...

Dear Marly,
You are so clever--once upom a time!
I have scoured my old Just Cross Stitch Mags (back issues) to find this pattern, but alas not to be found --so I will just have to depend on winner's luck! The project turned out great! But why wouldn't it--created by your hands! :))
P.S.

jcrewlvr said...

I think it turned out wonderful and would love a chance to win :) Laura T. jcrewlvr@live.com

Karen Budnick said...

How adorable - and with the baby pom-poms, too! karenbudnick@gmail.com

Primitive Stars said...

So sweet Marly, I'm in love. Would treasure,Francine.cadupuis7@gmail.com

Kristen said...

It's adorable Marly, even if it isn't what you originally intended. I'd gladly give that little pillow a home. :)
kbmls3@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

It's precious! Beautiful finish! Your post was too funny! Love it! Take care and Happy Valentine's Day. SAH

debbie haggard said...

this is darling! turned out awesome! happy valentine to you! debbie.haggard@nokia.com

Karen said...

What a sweet pillow! Happy Valentine's Day to you. kareninva03@yahoo.com

JR Bush said...

It's a beauty, as always. I've always loved your work.
The pom-pons are adorable! Julia in SC

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh I truly do LOVE it! (I just got over the goat thing, and then the once a pom a time thing popped up.... now my cheeks hurt....) I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway.... I think the end product is glorious...and I know I would chuckle...er smile...each and every time I laid eyes on it.... Smiles & Chuckles ~ Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ooops....Said she who apparently doesn't follow directions well.... RLB ~ rbentley1@aol.com

Pam in IL said...

Aww, I think it turned out cute :)
Pam in IL

kelley said...

love those little poms...KRB

Curtains in My Tree said...

Adorable

JD

Heritage Hall said...

Awww.... it is so sweet and sweeter still for the effort
that went into its completion...Even under duress you
produce beauty......
Mary
heritagehalltn@gmail.com

angelasweby said...

Oh I absolutely adore this. It is beautiful in every way: in sentiment and in execution although you probably felt like executing it by the time it had metamorphasised so many times.
If I am unlucky and do not win this then can you please tell me the designer :-)
Thanks so much for your generous gesture. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed.
I check your blog daily but my email is:
john.sweby@btinternet.com

Susan R said...

It's beauti-ful!!

sirossman@gmail.com

jan said...

Marly,

This finish was so frustrating to you that I'll bet you can't wait to be done with it. Hopefully I can help you out by entering your giveaway. Have a great Valentine's weekend. ...jan (jsr)

Ann K. said...

It's perfect! Thanks for the giveaway. Ann K. in NJ
amknudsen@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I love it! Terry
tld
3sister1@att.net

Merry Wind Farm said...

It looks wonderful, you are too critical of yourself! I would love to enter, but this will bounce back to me as usual :(
Melinda

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are just too dang hard on yourself!!! It's wonderful.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Margaret said...

Beautifully done! Helmet not needed. :D

Lora M. said...

It's so cute! I would love have it!

averyclaire.org said...

I adore small valentine pillows...averyclaire222@gmail.com

Ruth said...

We are own worst critics. It is beautiful and I would like very much to have it as a way to remember you. ruco58@att.net

Shari said...

It is very sweet! momoshari@yahoo.com

janeks said...

Pompoms are a great finish!

maarnolde said...

I love the design. Thanks for sharing. Maarnolde@gmail.com

Linda Rapp said...

I feel like the little pillow!! But yours is so cute! Lrapp80520@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Oh Marly, this little pillow is simply darlin! Thank you so much for this giveaway. I would cherish this little pillow crafted by you. Cheryl. acase4u@charter.net

Janice C. said...

I think it turned out really cute and especially love those little poms, I would love to win it!! janicecurtin@aol.com

Ms Peppercorn said...

ALK in south carolina

Nancy said...



It looks great. Nancy P.

Ann Caldicott said...

I think this is a very special little pom. caldicotta@yahoo.com

donna said...

I love your little pom project! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win it!
Donna Rahall

Anonymous said...

it's as cute as can be! Karen M.

Linda said...

It's lovely and I give you so much credit for sticking with it. I totally understand since I am a founding member of the "I Am My Own Worst Critic Club". It would be a wonderful addition to someone's home. Thanks for thinking of your readers.

Susan Gustafson said...

I think it came out lovely. So sorry it gave you such a hard time.
Sue

debra said...

its sweet, doesn't matter what it was suppose to be or started out as but that it ended a finished project and not stuck lonely in the back of some closet discarded waiting to be picked up again thanks for the opportunity to wion

Three Sheep Studio said...

Loving this sweet little stitch !!
Rose

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I love it!!! It would be so cute in my bowl!! Cricketbug33@gmail.com

Joan said...

Well, that turned out to be adorable. There is a spot here waiting for it. istitch2@yahoo.com

Maggee said...

So how did you end up finishing the trim... (sewing or gluing?) However you finished it, it looks great! Guess I should consider some pom pom trim... other than the crap I got at Hobby Lobby? It is on a roll, like ribbon, and will NOT fluff up! Glad it was on sale, so I didn't waste that much money!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Love it. And's it always nice to have something someone else has cross stitched in with your own stitching so it would be a great addition.
Sd

sandidurkee@yahoo.com

carolyn meadows said...

Your work is always amazing. Please add my name to your drawing. Carolyn

Becky Carter said...

All of your work in wonderful! Please pick me!
BKC

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! Thank you - Kathy Kelly

Nancy M said...

I would love to win your sweet little pillow. Thank you for the chance!

karen said...

Love your little pillow. It's beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway.
Karen F.

Theresa said...

I think it looks great. Would be proud to display it on my mantle.

RW said...

Your projects always turn out so beautifully. And the bonus is the enjoyment I get from reading your blog. Would love to give this latest piece a home! RW. pace40@verizon.net

Merilde said...

It turned out beautifully, Marly! Please add my name - I would be proud to win. LoriDE454@gmail.com

Cynde Marschner said...

Darling! Cynde1712@gmail.com.thank you.

Jackie Soliongco said...

I like the ornament and your blog.
JackieNY jax06546@gmail.com

Ruth said...

We are own worst critic. I think it is darling. ruco58@att.net

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