Aug 4, 2015

Choices for Ruth

Greetings all.  Another nice week coming, now predicted for high 70's.  Mark is finishing up the second coat of oil base of the last swing.  We have one other chair in the attic, brand new unfinished, which we will probably keep that way for now.  We bought the swings locally many years ago and since then the high back cedars have more than doubled in price.  Doesn't bode well for replacing our cedar siding if it's risen that much.
I was trying to decide if I should just line and hang Ruth on the wall with the others.  Then I thought a larger kind of flat pillow may be something different.    With a little stuffing she would fit perfectly here and the black back shows her off nicely. 
The other option, since I have so much fabric left at the bottom, would be to fold it back and create a pouch with fringed back flap.  It would double as a display pillow but I could remove the quilt batting piece and have a usable pouch if I change my mind.  Two options for one finish sounds good.
Then I saw the Gable House Goodes post here and my plans melted.  I started searching the house for a piece of shaped wood or something I could dismantle to use.  And then it happened.  I lost Ruth.  Bad habit of setting something down when I am distracted and then .... where the hell is it.  Took me quite a while to find her again.  My mind was made up to do a board pouch, but I have a tattered old quilt from mom and it may be better to use those scraps for the pouch, making one for Carole too.  This one is just gorgeous fabric and color isn't it?  Well what of her creations is not? 
Have a great day!!


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I like how the sampler looks simply draped over the back of the cupboard ~ simple is best for me ~ and yes!!!! I saw Misi's pockets ~ Oh My Stars!!!!!! *swoon*

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Yes, I also love it with the black cupboard background! It really shows the details of the sampler so well!
That pocket is GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors in the quilt piece she used! I am so happy to see old pieces being given new life!!! Really lovely!!!
Enjoy however you decide to finish your sampler! It will be just right, no matter which way you choose! Oh, and love your funnel on the shelf!!
Have a great week!
Warm Hugs~

StitchinByTheLake said...

I wonder how she made that - I'm going to have to study it. I love pouches! blessings, marlene

Karen Martinsen said...

Hi Marly
I like the second idea the best.
How fun is that board pouch - it would look awesome with a piece of quilt.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

ohh I love the black cabinet - looks great hanging there!!

Jacqueline said...

I vote for the cabinet vs the wall board..

Does your mind ever rest?

Barb said...

Both of the ideas are great. I think you will make the right choice-not much help am I!

Truus said...

Love your sampler on the black cabinet.
Wonderfull idea to make such a pouch.
Have a great day
greetings,Truus from Holland

Margaret said...

OMG, you scared me. I was so afraid you were going to say you hadn't found Ruth yet. Whew! I am constantly losing things now. Constantly. Including my mind. Sigh.

1890* said...

Thank you for admiring my architectural quilt pocket. Misi Axel

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