Aug 11, 2013

A day without fringe

Greetings!  Are you enjoying the weekend?  Our weather has been too cool for summer, but very nice and sunny.  Today there was no fringing around!  I tried to get the rooms into organized chaos.  Did a fairly good job, enough that there is a definite path to follow without tripping. 
I had a little time to start a few of these, but the new printer is spitting them out in different hues than the prior machine.  Lots of adjustments and I'm thinking - just start over.  I had quite a few of the folk art labels sized and ready but never got to them before Niky's Creations featured hers.  I waited and waited before offering mine.  Honestly, I like hers!  She has a scalloped border and aging around the edges.  Very nice.  She may offer more and her Etsy site with other goodies is here.
Started a few of these.
And offered a second chance.  The fraying fringe would not have bothered me, but I planned it as a gift and didn't want it to come apart in someone else's hand.   So I tried again.  And guess what?  I'm still not happy.  I never really cared for the fabric frame so I will take it apart and use this print on the back, maybe attach a hanger.  It would have been quicker to just stitch another but I dyed this linen for those threads and have no more.

Company just came.  Skinny Limper is allowing me to walk very close to her with the bread.  She comes several times a day and waits until I see her and offer her corn.  Big Daddy doesn't seem to mind my presence either.  The mosquitoes are taking advantage of my flesh so I think I will head back into the house, or switch to the single swing and start flying.  They can't land when you create as big a draft as I do.  I used to have a large standing fan that kept them away too.  Have NO idea what happened to it.  It's not easy to lose something that large, but if anyone can, it's me.
Have a great start to a new week. 
Thank you for visiting.


Glenna said...

I love the name "Skinny Limper!" And "A day without fringe" which I think of as "no fringe benefits."

Margaret said...

Sorry about your problems with the little pillow finish. I think it looks great both ways myself. Love your new fobs, of course, and the boxes too. So nice that the deer will come eat from you! (Hey, I'm capable of losing a very large fan myself. loll)

Pondside said...

I think you should have a contest. Complete the saying:
'A day without fringe is like a day.....'

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
You are your own worst critic!!!
You feed the deer? ACK! I don't feed them but they think my flowers are there for them and I'm not real happy about that. I like hostas better when they have leaves.
Hugs :)

butterfly said...

Great stitching,love this one.
Love your deer how wonderful to have them come to your garden I would be so excited.

C. M. Designs said...

Your deer are beautiful creatures. The mosquitoes----not so much. I've been staying inside to stay out of their way.
I'm sure you'll create something wonderful with your "friend stitching". I would love it if it was just framed in wood.
Have a wonderful week. I'm loving my pear !

Chris said...

Lovely new thread holders and boxes. I think the fabric border looks lovely.
Have a great week!

Peggy Lee said...

I like that fabric for the back of your little piece. I think it would make a perfect little hanging piece.
I saw a young doe out front this morning while I was enjoying my first cup of coffee. I thought of getting the camera but she went in to the woods too soon.
I can lose just about anything. Only it's not "lost"'s usually right in front of my nose. *sigh*

Bertie said...

Decisions decisions Marly, I understand that too well! Your new tags and boxes look fabulous. I must admit that I am not a great fan of putting embroidery on fabric either, a pocket maybe for your tags?
Love the deer, how nice she lets you close to her young, you are lucky!
Have a good week:)

Vickie said...

Your projects are wonderful Marly. You'll figure out the perfect finish for you friend, I just know you will. Your hanging basket really grew didn't it.

Pam in IL said...

I love watching the deer when we go to our summer cottage, but like Lauren said, I like hostas better when they have leaves. I've been watching a group of 5 little ones that are always playing together.

I really do love both the finishes and don't see anything wrong with either of them.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness you are too funny sometimes...I so enjoyed this post.
I understand completely about the fringe problem and wanting it to be perfect.
How fun to have nature come so close to you.

Penny said...

I haven't had a lot of time to comment lately, but your posts always give me a pick-me-up. :) You've never done anything I didn't like, and I always look forward to seeing what you have created. I think that is really amazing that the deer let you get so close.

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