Apr 18, 2012

Sit.......stay

Greetings from the mad fidget.  No wonder I can't get anything done.   All I have to do is walk by something that catches my eye and I'm off!  Moving, changing, misplacing, and the final mess is very annoying. 
   It all started when I saw little Lydia on the bottle.  It became a repeat of my MIADD day so I though I would annoy you with it all.   I taped her to this wall box which I used to make and sell.  My neighbor called me over one day, so excited, to see her new purchase.  It was this box.  From then on I had to show her what I was making before taking anything in.  Moving on.  I've decided to turn this little girl into some sort of sewing bag or pocket.  She's too small to frame but the perfect size for a flap on an envelope so I moved her to the sewing room and will no longer disrupt her rest.


Not the case for her friend Frances Bliss.  I really like to see samplers on baskets and I think this color suits her just fine.  Mark suggested I make specific size baskets and design samplers for them.  ???  What???  I don't think so!   But I am considering going through my old designs and finding some I could resize to fit.   

 Frances will be staying on one of these, probably the longer style.  But I didn't stop there.  I noticed Fanny draped over the chair and moved her to another cupboard I made back in the day.


Then there's the boat people of Miss Virginie.  She was lying around waiting for the muslin backing to be removed and I swear I could hear the scary white woman saying "help me".  Yes Virginie, your arms are coming.  This is an antique tilt top table that needs a dark stain and oiled.  I think this would be a great place to display a sampler. 
So after all this, the place is a mess.  Once again, the camera was left in another room while I searched, the tape was disappearing, where did the pins go, and hey look - the brat cats are outside!  And UPS pulled up!  Distractions certainly don't help.  But I did remember to run the magnet along the floor and pick up all the pins I dropped. 
I'm done.  Time to face the music and put everything else back to where it belongs......but where is that?   Holy crap this could start all over again.  Maybe the cats are still here and I should go outside.
Thanks for visiting and putting up with my wandering mind.   Sorry I keep showing my lack of decision making and restlessness.   Some times it's maddening, but other times, a lot of fun! 
Enjoy your week and stay safe!

23 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Looks like all your stitched pieces have found a home... and they all look wonderful.

Carol said...

I'll bet your home is so much fun to wander through and see all the various ways you have your pretty stitching displayed, Marly! And, of course, it would never look the same from week to week :)

Lovely cupboard that you made, too...

Margaret said...

Well, I love seeing where you've put all your stitched pieces. It's just wonderful, true eye candy. So fidget all you want. lol!

Lanie said...

I love your samplers wrapped around your baskets! I think I mentioned it once before, Marly, but one of these days I'm going to hire you to come over and "fidget" at my house. I admire your creativity!

Patty C. said...

Lovely finishing ;)

Rebecca said...

Your ramblings are great. I don't think anything bad of them, it just means that you are full of energy and a geneous mind that never quites. I am a little like that myself, the real term is Flagmatic.
Well, in response to the basket making idea...I think you need to stick with the designing and cross-stitching and your darling husband could take up the basket making. What do you think?
Love the new designs and baskets, exspecially the 3rd picture.
Have a great rest of the week.

Christie said...

I love all the ways you have found to display your stitching. I truly enjoy reading your blog. ~~ Christie

Merry Wind Farm said...

Marly, I love how you display your samplers in non traditional ways. You are so creative. Love my little sampler boxes.
Melinda

Barb said...

You find so many wonderful ways to display samplers!! You have opened my eyes!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Oh, how I love your samplers--exquisite. I love Frances on the long basket. ..and the boat people, and the gorgeous one on the cabinet. Oh, you temptress!! Shame on you for teasing us !!--smiles, Jan

Andrea said...

Oh Marly, you're a hoot! I love to read your posts. I'm have some ADHD tendencies myself, but don't get even half accomplished that you do. So don't be hard on yourself! You're wonderful and so is your stitching!
I LOVE that box that you made (the very top picture! If you ever sell one like that again, I will buy it, please just let me know, seriously!

Bet your home is just gorgeous with all of your pretties around :)

xoxo

Mouse said...

oooo well I like the places where you have put them at the mo ... sorry you are in such a dither with everything but once you find that perfect place it will be voila .... and as for your kitchen drawings sorry catching up ...i like the second one best :) love mouse xxxxxx

Chris said...

I love the way you display your samplers. And it is not fidgeting, it definitely looks like this was play time :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Vos broderies sont superbes !
bisous bisous

Bertie said...

Oh what a lovely post Marly, I am drooling over your samplers on baskets, such a great idea!!! And thanks to your lack of what you mentioned we get to see all this:))
Have a very good weekend!

Shirlee said...

I'm in awe of all your creativity, as usual! What great wooden items you used to make! I used to work with wood a lot but it's been a long time. Using the back of a tilt top table to display a sampler! You are amazing!

Vera said...

Such great ideas Marly! Love them all. The samplers on the baskets are wonderful...I have so many stitched and unframed pieces...and so many baskets in my basement...I need to pull some things together! Love your creativity. Vera

Penny said...

Marly, I love the way you have displayed your samplers! You are an amazing and talented woman! :)

Deb said...

Gosh, you sound so much like me with the wandering around the house. It seems that daily I start something, walk away for a minute (or so I think) and don't return to the next day. Easily distracted I guess!

I really do like how you display all your samplers!

Ann said...

Marly, I love all your samplers - everytime I visit I see something different - thanks for sharing. I really like the sampler draped over the cupboard door - I just might have to copy that idea. ~Ann

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I love where you've showed us you have the samplers in this post. Especially the one on the tilt top table. I would never have thought of that. I love it.
Hugs,
Susan

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love all your displays! Each and everyone looks great. I also wander from room to room, leave my glasses in one room, my constant companion of iced tea in another, my phone in yet anohter. I spend lots of time retracing steps....

TheCrankyCrow said...

You are one woman of some incredibly amazing talents....now I need to add wood crafting and basket making to the list? Yikes. I feel pitiful. Being a relatively new follower, I am amazed at simply the incredible volume of your stitcheries....and gorgeous they are!!! And then your clever and ingenious ways of display! I guess I always thought that I had to frame and cover in glass everything I stitched to preserve it....(well, other than stitchings I did on clothing, etc.) I managed to "expand" those horizons in find new ways to finish my punching and hooking - but never thought of applying it to stitching.... Hmmmmm.... You've given me so much food for thought..... Meander on my friend, meander on....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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