May 12, 2016

Time is flying

Hiya.  The caps are coming in.  I ordered a few rolls of the Washi tape and the smaller bronze caps too (BF25).  Only $2.85 for eight with no additional shipping, couldn't let them go.  They will be very small berries!  I can spray paint with one of the metal colors if they are too dark.
The berry pattern I used is in a mess upstairs and I will post the measurements if anyone wants to use them.  Since the top needs to be narrow, the standard templates weren't working for me.  I did find that stuffing it to the very very top with just enough fabric to close made the top narrower.  So I used my letter opener and just kept packing the walnut shells in.  For one of them to fit the cap, I needed to add more shells and then I laid a tiny piece of muslin over them before I gathered it closed.  The fabric didn't quite meet but the muslin beneath held the shells from escaping.
After pulling all the teals, I decided on 503 for the row above the blue people.  The greener 523 looked really nice but it seemed to predictable for this funky piece.  I also had to remove the letters in the center because I misread that symbol, they are to be blue.  After working on the very light vase at the bottom, this sampler is fantastic.  I'm very glad that I used the darker Sea Glass.
High Sunday will be 49.  Before and after, 60.  All during, rain.
If you have sun, enjoy it!


Jeanne said...

I was digging back through some of your recent posts on the berry caps - thanks for this information. I'm going to be gone for a bit but when I get back I'll be ordering some too. Your sampler is coming along well and you'll be having another finish soon!

Marilyn said...

My Berry caps are on their way!
Thanks for posting the info on them.

Vickie said...

This is looking so great Marly! I love these colors!!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Disgusting weather! I have five flats of annuals to plant, but I'm afraid it will get close to the freezing mark here in MIchigan......they'll probably all croak before they get planted....and it's the darn middle of May! Oh least we're not getting the tornadoes and hail like so many midwestern states are getting! The berry caps are so sweet. THey will look beautiful on your strawberries!

Carol said...

Isn't this weather the worst, Marly?! I don't remember a May this depressing! At least I get cheered up when I see your sampler with the funky blue people--they really look like they should be riding around in my same-colored loaner car :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

The sampler is wonderful, Marly and I love your color choices! Our weather is pretty sucky too. Can't wait for warmer and sunnier weather to arrive. I want to plant some tomatoes!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

We've had rain the last few days but I've been making the most of it reorganizing closets and cabinets.

kelley said...

in the minority this I work all your colorful new sampler...the quilts mom and I are reworking will have more color added....

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'd love the strawberry dimensions.
Crazy weather in Ohio, too.
Hugs :)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
I just love my berry caps and appreciate you passing on the info for us!! Can't wait to make some with them! I make long skinny ones too, plus lots of other shapes....whatever scraps I have after a project!! Would really love to have some of your rain for some of our sunshine.....104 tomorrow!!! Guess where I will be??
Your sampler is a beauty too! Love those colors!
Sending Sunshine Hugs~

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