Nov 14, 2016

That wonky stag

 Changed the carnations/flowers to something more poinsettia like. I put a red bell around his neck but it was too cute for such a primitive piece.  I considered the 1721 date stitched vertical to his left with a corner border top right. I really think that would look great, but when I'm done, I'm done.  The sparkle wore off halfway through all the backstitching.  I'll pull the seams in closer and he'll be fine in his solitary quirkiness.
 
Fall 2015 issue of Sampler Antique Needlework Quarterly
 

I plan on purchasing an external hard drive this week.  No one has been able to tell me why all my backup was corrupted.  Everything downloaded to a flash drive from the recovery backup, but they won't open from there.  Maybe combining meno with crabass creates an electrical phenomenon.

Someone asked about making labels for boxes and they are no-reply.  Yes you can photograph or scan the piece.  Open it in Paint and then copy and paste and move sections of the stitching, lining up the linen weave, to piece together areas that would fit into the size label you need.  Additional sizing by height and width can be done in Paint also but you have to pay attention to how it changes the weave.  Color adjustments made in Photo Gallery.
 I found a dozen journals at the bottom of the container that held my boxes and will do a few of those soon, maybe four more boxes. 
Hope everyone was happy with their purchases, thank you again.

 
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22 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

That turned out really cute!

gracie said...

How very nice this piece is....

Anonymous said...

Marly, he is great! Love the pop of red. I had sent an email, but wish to repeat here how VERY happy I am with the corners and boxes I was lucky enough to purchase. Your quality of work is over the top wonderful. You take such care in all you do including the packing. Heartfelt thanks for all and your willingness to share. Good luck with the puter! Debbie in IL

Kristen said...

I like your wonky guy. :)

Truus said...

Love your stitching and you finished it!
Greetings,Truus from Holland

Vickie said...

Wonky stag is great!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cool wonky stag :)

Robin in Virginia said...

I love your wonky guy, Marly. Which red did you use?

Margaret said...

Love your deer -- he came out great! I feel your pain with all the computer issues. We depend on them so much and it's such a pain when something goes wrong.

deb said...

He looks great and the backstitch (and the *red* flowers) really make him look complete. (omg, remember when instructions always had us backstitching everything?)

Clare said...

I so enjoyed getting that magazine. Must get mine out and maybe stitch in with one of my gifts to a friend this year. Lovely. Happy Stitching.

CJ said...

The Stag is cute, love the addition of flowers. Received my box and hornbook, thanks so much.

CJ

Jacqueline said...

Love the stag..

Primitive Stars said...

Loving the stag Marly but then again I love deer.Blessings Francine.

Mugwump Woolies said...

He's lovely! I love the deer motif in any kind of stitching. Great job!
Robyn

Winnie Nielsen said...

Marly, this stag turned out wonderful! I love his colors and those red flowers. You did an awesome job as usual. I hope you can finally resolve your computer issues soon. What a nightmare you have had with your files!

Karen said...

OMG he is beautiful! Awesome work. You are so creative and in my opinion a designer!!! Lovely lovely work!

Summer said...

Really cute ♥

Heartland Stitcher said...

So cute. He looks like.."did anyone see me get away with this poinsettia". Love it.

Mary said...

Perfect,I knew a bit of vegetation would help.

debbie haggard said...

LOVE the stag!

Kim said...

love your sweet deer Marly!!!!!!

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