Apr 26, 2013


Hi everyone.  This time, I put the names on folded strips and drew one.  It said Kathy.  I clicked her name and found her blog called Mood Swings!  How appropriate is that???  She featured the Spectacles Pocket from Primitive Traditions that I've always wanted and never remembered to purchase, and that fabulous scissor case from Barbara Bernard.   Thank you all for participating once again. 
After all the words and sentiments and starred and striped leaves, I decided to remove it all and change May's pear to my liking - plain.  Simple. Dusty colors. May is Memorial Day to me all month long.  The WWII generation has always had a place in my heart, and after bawling for two days of reading poems, I decided on bits of one by Eula Gladys Lincoln, printed on muslin, and used for the back.

It's smaller than the prior pears, completely filled with stitches, and goes really nice with my pinkeeps of similar color.
I'll list the poem, how I did the back, and the simple chart this weekend.
Do you remember my red boot story?  
 Once again, the township workers were driving by while I was in the driveway with these.  I just came from the cemetery after removing the candle from mom's birthday.  The grounds are very uneven and sopping wet, especially after yesterday's rain.  Seems I always have these cracked and disgusting boots on whenever they see me, even in the summer.  They already think I'm disturbed but at least I'm going down with red boots on.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Thank you again for participating in the offer, and I hope Kathy will be happy with the box.  And as always, thank you much for visiting!


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The pear is wonderful!

Love the red boots

backporchcarver said...

I love your red boots,and I love your new pear, even though I am Canadian. I always get goose bumps when I see the stars and stripes, or hear your anthem. I think in another life I must have been an American.I am sure Kathy will be jumping up and down thrilled to bits with her box!!Thanks for offering it.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love, love, love the May pear!!!
Congrats to Kathy.
Happy Friday :)

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

The new pear design is wonderful Marly. I love patriotic.
Congrats to Kathy on her giveaway win. I'm sure it will swing her mood to HAPPY! :)

Krista said...

Hi Marly, Cherry Red is my fave color being a Rolling Stones fan so I love those boots!! :)
Congrats to Kathy and thank YOU for a fabulous new pear! So patriotic, I love it!!

Margaret said...

I love the new pear! It's wonderful! lol about the red boots.

Kathy said...

Woohoo! I can't believe that I'm the lucky winner of that wonderful sampler box. I've wanted one of these FOREVER but they sell like hot cakes and I've never been quick enough. To win this one is unbelievable. Thank you so much, Marly.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the new pear! I think your red boots are great!

Kathy Koontz said...

Congrats to Kathy! May's pear is wonderful. I am currently stitching patriotic stuff and this pear will definitely be added to my patriotic to do list.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

love that pear design!

Barb said...

Your new pear is wonderful and very appropriate. I think the same about May. In fact, I put up my patriotic things from about mid May till after the 4th of July.

Bertie said...

Congratulations to the the winner, another lovely blog to read!
The WWI poem is very moving Marly, When I hear Nimrod by Elgar, that really gets me going on the memorial days!
Lovely boots whatever the state they are in!
Have a lovely weekend-:)

Evelyne said...

Wow, I love your red boots!
You stars and strips pear is beautiful.
I think Kathy is trilled with her new box!
Congrats to Kathy!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Marly, love that pear, looks beautiful..... Congrats to the winner.........Those red boots are great, Blessings Francine.

Vickie said...

That is an awesome pear Marly. You are so talented. =)

Robin said...

Love the new pear and can't wait to stitch it up! What super red boots you have! Congratulations to Kathy!

Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

I love the color RED & those boots... and especially anything 'Patriotic'. The pear is a True Winner.
Enjoy your weekend and keep 'SAFE'.

Fondly with Peace & Blessings,

Anneke said...

your pear is inspirational! we'll be getting a new king in a few days and I suddenly have a plan for a similar design!

Anne said...

Hey, going down with red boots on is not a bad thing in my book! LOL!! People I never see always end seeing me in the same outfit as I had worn a year before...sigh. Congrats to the winner. I had to laugh at the blog name, it is perfect! Great looking pear too!!

Karen said...

I didn't realize I had been missing so many posts by you...goodness you are quick.

Congratulations to Kathy on winning your wonderful giveaway. So sweet of you.

Oh those boots are wonderful..I like wearing a statement at time too!


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