Mar 2, 2017

1739 finish

Finished.  What to do now?  Maybe frame this one?  Stuff and smash?  Another pouch?  Depends on my mood at that time.  I did use darker shades of recommended floss and changed the very light ones to another color. 
 
You can see a light aging with a few spots.  I didn't want the overall light mist of dye that I most times do, preferred a more distinct mottling.  So I changed the spray to medium and then added a few larger drops of dye here and there.
 
 
R&R repro charts have every little detail of the original but as I mentioned before, I did full stitches everywhere.  I did add the knots and oddities including a few repair stitches.  Considered clipping the linen thread beneath to make it a true repair but didn't.
 

For now, it will hang by pins on the wall, but for its size, I am considering another pouch to hang with Rosanna.  An advantage of a pouch finish like that is the option to slip batting inside, close the top, maybe shorten the strap, and it can become a small hanging pillow.

I think my next project will be a tiny.  I missed the sale at Pineberry Lane so I decided to make my own boxes and tiny.  I have tons of paper that I thankfully did not toss with the other craft items, and still have very small boxes that I rescued from the burning pile yesterday.  For the first time in a long while, I am excited about doing something different and have a few ideas.

Hope March is a good month for all.
Thanks for visiting.

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13 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Love it. And glad to hear you have your mojo back and aren't pitching everything.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Your sampler is just wonderful and you did a beautiful job both stitching and aging it!!
I also loved those sets from Wendy and they went so quickly! So happy you have some tiny boxes and paper to work with! Looking forward to seeing yours!
Enjoy your day!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

Carol said...

Looks great, Marly! And I'm happy to read you are excited about your tiny boxes project. You know me--I love tiny :)

Have a good day--stay warm tonight. I heard rumors about the "s" word coming our way...

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

OOOh, I love how this turned out, Marly! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. You clever girl!

Kristen said...

It's beautiful! I love your color choices, Marly.

Heritage Hall said...

Great finish...love how you aged and "repaired" it...so authentic.
Glad your mojo is back in gear... cannot wait to see up with what you come.
(never end a sentence in a preposition...)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Marly, you amaze as to how you can just whip out these samplers, not to mention how they are all so lovely. Did someone say 'tiny boxes'?
Folk Art hugs and Peace,
Barb

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the colors!! great fabric too!

Maureen said...

Whatever you decide to go with I'm sure it will be handsome. I agree with Barbara Shores. The work you produce is amazing

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE your sampler :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

I truly love this piece girlfriend...the aging is spot-on perfect!! And what, exactly, was that stitch that you were lamenting about??? Not sure I know it... (Well, that isn't saying much...there are many stitches I knew once and don't know now LOL....) I vote for framing...she's so very worthy....Yes, I missed Wendy's boxes as well...they were all kinds of sweet! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

deb said...

Delightful finish! I love the mottling and spotting and think your color changes improved the overall look as well.

Christine said...

What a beautiful finish!

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