Jun 24, 2015

Sweet Liberty

Greetings!  This is the second day of sun, followed by more rain tomorrow.  Mark was golfing all afternoon and I was looking forward to quiet time on my swing.  I finally went outside at 4:15 with an aching neck, sore foot, and dirty mouth.  I made my first needle book following a tutorial I found online, which started about 12:30.  How the hell can such a little item cause me this much aggravation and time?  I will tell you about it tomorrow. 
The winner of the Liberty sack - and this is a real fluke - is  Joanie.  She wrote in her comment that today is her birthday and it would be a nice present...well Random agreed with you!   How's that for coincidence?  Thank you to everyone that participated.  If you'd like to stitch the sack, I posted the chart under the FREE tab.  I wanted a bronzey color and on my linen the 831 looked good.  You can adjust to any golds or browns that suit your fabric.  I also used GAST Uniform Blue instead of 3768 but either are good. 
If you don't want a sewn finish, you can move the border to the bottom and fringe it, hem the edges and stick it on the wall or a basket.

For myself, I would have just sewn the sides, fringed 1 1/2" on the top, pressed it over and tacked it down, added a jute hanger.  I wanted another long thin sack to go with Hannah Haines.  Homespun Elegance has a new design that will go great with this one too.   I prefer it to mine.  Much more my style.  You can find it on her Etsy site here.
 I asked Sandra if she objected to this freebie since it has a similar element but she was fine with it.
I plan on stitching the same design I just finished into the needle book.  Originally, it was to be a gift, but I think the second one will just be a little pillow.  I'll also explain why it's not the full design and a lesson I learned.  Not a smidgen as bad as the construction of the !#*&$! book.   Better keep the kids away.   Here's a sneak peek...
And....  I'm seeing spots!

I hope outdated protein drinks don't give you the trots.  I have lots to do tomorrow.   My stupor of frustration dulled my brain and I didn't look at the date on the bottle until now.

Enjoy the last of what June is offering.  For us, it's water.

Thanks for visiting.

p.s.  Hi Martha!  Thank you!


Heartlandstitcher said...

Thanks so much for the Sweet Liberty design. I love it and also the finish you did. I will get this stitched up as soon as possible.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Jackie said...

Love the design on the needle hook. Shame it caused such angst!
And I find it amazing living in a different part of the world to you, that you can see such gorgeous creatures at your home.

Robin said...

The spots are adorable! We saw a few last week! Congratulations to your winner. I like the design on your needle book.

Robin in Virginia

Shelly said...

Thanks for offering Sweet Liberty for free! It's a great pattern. How nice that you get to see deer so close up. All we see here in the neighborhood is skunks, feral cats, and the odd coyote! Oh, we wouldn't mind some of your rain here in Arizona!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Love your stitching and you are very generous to share. What a treat to see those deer.

C. M. Designs said...

Thank you for sharing your new design.. Congratulations to Joanie and Happy Birthday too.
Your pictures of the baby deer are precious.. We, too, have skunks, squirrels, rabbits, neighborhood cats........... no deer..
Have a wonderful weekend.
Charlotte in Va.

Truus said...

Congratulations to Joanie for winning and her birthday.
Lovely to see the baby deer in your garden.They are living in the woods behind my house but they don't come into my garden.
Your needlebook looks good to me.
Have a Sunny day
greetings Truus from the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Lol, love the look of your ironing board, looks just like mine when I finish! Sometimes it's a frustrating project and I feel the same way you do sore neck, finger, tongue! Love reading your posts, you sound a lot like me! Have a great day!
Lori in NY

Uouo Uo said...

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Linda said...

Thank you so much for the lovely design. It's going right on the top of my to do list and will look just as adorable when finished as a pouch. Great little project for these rainy days.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Reading your posts is almost like having a conversation with you - I think you must write just as you talk and it's truly a delight! Love those deer pictures! blessings, marlene

Vickie said...

Congratulations to Joanie! That worked out neat.
The twins are awesome. :)

averyclaire.org said...

Thank you for this pattern and all the lovely free patterns!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats to Joanie, and thank you for the pattern. I thought I was done stitching patriotic patterns this year, but maybe not!

Jackie said...

Thank you for the pattern.

Primitive Stars said...

Love that sweet Liberty pattern, so nice of your Marly. Oh I love Deer, you are so lucky to see them, so beautiful. Hugs Francine.

Annie said...

Thank you for the chart! Will have to stitch quick for this year. Also I thought of you when I read about this new linen from Dames of the Needle -Peeps lost sheet and Dirty Ewe. The comment was that it was a stiffer linen. Haven't tried it myself but wondered if it would be a good sub for your beloved rook.

Margaret said...

What beautiful fawns! So sweet! Congrats to the winner. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next one.

Frances N said...

Thank you for the wonderful pattern! I love patriotic designs!
Those fawns are so sweet!! They have such precious spots!!!

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