Jun 5, 2016

Am I done or am I not

The only thing I may change is the door frame. 

I'm almost ashamed to tell you, but I have no shame so here goes.  Each leaf area in 734 was removed and stitched again.  Yep.  I loved that color against this blue/gray but after all the leaves were done, it was too much.  So this is 3013 with the darker 3012.  Better.  This is very hard to photograph and I had to tone down the color, it's brighter than this appears.   Two errors, the first is in height.  I started the vine with the house bottom and it should have been up one (should be one row of the vine beneath the house).  So why is the roof in correct count to the leaf above it?  The second is in width on the right side by one stitch.  My stitches are very wonky in this piece and of course there are errors, but do they bother you?  Do you think I make good choices with your help on the colors?  I hope so.  Because once sewn, this is my birthday giveaway.  If things go wrong and it is thrown out the window, well... I guess it will be something else.  Details this week, along with a few boxes that I didn't get to yet.
 
I have to tell you what happened this morning.  There are only a handful of  McDonalds that offer sausage gravy and biscuits, we are lucky to have one in Hubbard Ohio.  They. are. fabulous.  Really.   In walks a man with the physique of a body builder, the V-shape of huge shoulders whittling down to tight abs.  Then we saw his hat.  It was a Navy Seal hat.  Some people get excited around celebrities, these guys are mine.  I so wanted to go shake his hand, but he never got off his phone, ate quickly and left.  But was he?  Anyone can buy the hat which to me is wrong.  We'll never know.
 
Have a good one!
 
Thanks for your help and patience with this project.
 
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39 comments:

Linda said...

Really like your finish love the roof crow and the color of the fox Well done Im with you could care less about celebs But military is a heart beater for sure Havent had sausage and biscuits at mickey d's will have to try them

linda m

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your stitching is wonderful as always and if you didn't tell us, we'd never know there are mistakes!!!
Yes, I too, have the utmost respect for our military.
Yeah! We are finally getting some much needed rain. I hope it lasts for a while.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Robin in Virginia said...

Way to go on your finish, Marly! What color did you end up with on the roof? It looks good against your fabric. Interesting about the sausage gravy and biscuits at McD's! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Your stitching is TRULY a Winner.
How lucky for you that Macs sells biscuits and gravy...not ours, yet.
Well, he was built like a Seal.
Peace,
Barb

Janet said...

I think the stitches are fine and I love the colours you picked. It's a great finish.😊

Janet said...

I think the stitches are fine and I love the colours you picked. It's a great finish.😊

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

smashing! love the colors...love the wonky. all is well :)
I would have saluted him {or hugged on him} ;)
L

Cathy B said...

I love the colors that you have selected. Call it done!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Marly...when I was a freshman in college one of my best friends was from Coronado, California. Her father was the commander of the naval base on the island. This is where the UDT and SEAL teams train. We made a trip to Coronado over spring break. Because her dad was the head of the base we went to several parties while we were there. Imagine being twenty years old in a room full of handsome young officers in their dress whites...asking you to dance, getting you champagne...it was very heady stuff! My friend's family lived in the officer's housing right on the water, and at night we would watch them do maneuvers in San Diego Bay. They would land their boats and come over the sea wall in all black, with faces blackened and weapons ready...practicing their landings. It was a very fun week!
Robyn

Karen Budnick said...

There are no mistakes - only changes in the original design - your piece is lovely! Navy seal with sausage and biscuits? Not likely. But who cares? He made your morning!

Caroline said...

Your stitching is beautiful!!

deb said...

You redid all the leaves? Dear me, you deserve another bag of Dove!

All your work (and rework) on this piece has resulted in a stunning finish - just beautiful!

CathieJ said...

If you didn't point out the flaws none of us would be able find them. This piece is beautiful.

Vickie said...

Awesome work! I am thinking you went through a LOT of Dove with this. ;)

rosek1870 said...

Looks amazing Marly!
Hugs,
Rose

rosek1870 said...

Looks amazing Marly!
Hugs,
Rose

Mugwump Woolies said...

Forgot to tell you how gorgeous your sampler is...(must have been distracted remembering all those Lieutenant j.g.'s)! I love the black/brown on the door!
Robyn

Chris said...

I think that it looks perfect. I love this old PS design.
<3 biscuits and gravy.

Chris said...

cream chipped beef too....

Monica said...

I really liked the way that turned out. I have that pattern and it looks fabulous!

Diana said...

Looks great!

Bobbie Whittington said...

Marly it's beautiful!! Love it!

Ms Peppercorn said...

Hard to imagine a real SEAL advertising it for all the obvious reasons but hey, anything is possible. Love your work.

debbie haggard said...

I do admire how you always know and honor your color preferences and never hesitate to tear out and re-stitch.

Brenda524 said...

Awesome. I like that you are not afraid to change colors and add your own "tweaks" to make a project your own. I sure do enjoy reading your posts!

Isadarena said...

Your stitching with you own colors is more yours ...and is looking very nice !!
Have a nice week,
Isa

Nancy Pleimann said...

It looks great. I liked what you did with the leaves the first time but I like this even better. The light color helps frame the house. I do look forward to your post. Have a nice day. Nancy P.

Mary said...

Marly,it looks great! There was a day when Navy Seals never advertised. Their missions and even the fact that they were in the Seals was private. Just saying...

Penny said...

Marly, love everything about your stitchery! You did a fabulous job with the colors, and you must have the patience of a saint to take stitches out if the color isn't right. I'd probably throw the piece aside and never look at it again!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the way that turned out!!!

Jackie said...

Love how it turned out! I'm partial to all military. I was an Army Brat (still a brat) and I'm retired Air Force.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I love how this turned out, Marly! I have removed more stitches in my current SAL block than are in the entire block, so I completely understand. Mary said what I was kind of thinking... I didn't think seals or special ops guys advertised what they were but maybe times have changed.

laceystitcher said...

Love your stitched piece; it really is pretty! I am with you about the feelings that happen when you see someone in the military. Such honor to them!

karen said...

Love how this turned out!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful finish! I love the leaves and think the colors are perfect. Kelley S.

Carol said...

You did it! Marly, really--your search for colors that worked so well on this pretty fabric was worth all your hard work. Such a lovely finish--I like it so much better on this darker fabric. Will have to think about stitching it myself. It will make someone very happy when you offer it for your birthday giveaway :)

CalamityJr said...

Your finish is beautiful, and to think after all that work and agony you can bear to gift it?! Wow. And now I have to go to McD's for breakfast to see if we have the sausage and gravy biscuits. My favorite breakfast is Bob Evans sausage gravy stuffers (in a biscuit) straight from my grocer's freezer to my microwave. :o)

Kristen said...

It looks great Marly!

Margaret said...

I think it's perfect! You are so good at color stuff. I wish I could say the same. I would never have dared to go for the dark linen -- love how it came out!

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