Jul 8, 2010

PUSHING DAISIES

Is there such a thing as a daisy farmer? If so, that's exactly what I want to be when I grow up.

When I planted myself in the Happy Chair yesterday I was completely out of sorts. (Nothing too serious, mind you, just life and all that comes with it.) So I stared and stared and stared at my big pile 'o stuff and finally decided to just put a few stitches onto the Maggie flower canvas.

A few stitches lead to a few more stitches, and before I knew it I was on the phone with Aunt Chrissy shouting about how fabulous River Silks are to work with. (If you've never tried them before, or if you're like me and had never done any ribbon embroidery...I say go for it and have fun!)

I realize that my daisies probably don't look like Ruth intended them to look (or the designer of the canvas for that matter), but I like them and that's all that matters. Ahem.

(Oh. Sorry. Should have explained that Ruth wrote the stitch guide for me for this canvas.)

Stewey asks me to send his heartfelt apologies for not writing lately. He is suffering from a rather bad case of writer's block and has decided to just do some summer reading instead. I'm not sure what exactly is in his Kindle, but as soon as he goes down for his nap today, I'll take a peek and let you know. (That, of course, is provided he hasn't installed any type of Mommie Dearest Security Block on the damn thing.)

Eight cucumbers out of the garden last night are now in the fridge in the form of bread and butter pickles. I've never made them before, so I'm not sure how I did, but if they taste as good as they look and smell, I might have stumbled across a new career path. Pickle maker.

Hmmmm. Coni J. Rich, Pickle Maker and Daisy Farmer Extraordinaire. Do you suppose that will fit on a business card?

19 comments:

  1. I love the new business ideas but don't forgot the most important one....Master Stewey's PeePee Home Cleaning Services
    Love, love your blog!
    Donna
    Atlanta

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  2. that is a great canvas and your daisies are beautiful!!

    would you mind sharing the designer and name of the canvas?? I love pinks! Thanks

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  3. What a Happy Canvas to work on in the Happy Chair. I just love it, Coni!

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  4. Until Coni has the chance to comment, here's the info I found about the canvas: Designer - Melissa Shirley Designs; Name - Pink/Green Spring Floral (1370-A); 13 mesh, 12x11. Looks like Coni's also has some wonderful yellows.

    http://www.melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1261606966_26335&col=&cat=

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  5. That's going to be such a lovely finish. I think your first stab at ribbon embroidery is super.

    That canvas makes me want to try my hand at needlepoint.

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  6. That looks like such a fun canvas!

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  7. Can't wait to see the rest of your work on this canvas. And tell Stewey to rest and relax the rest of the summer. I am sure he will have plenty of fodder to tickle our funnybones come fall and winter.

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  8. Ooh, I was hoping that you would start this one. I can't wait to see how the fuzzy thread looks when stitched up.

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  9. That looks like a fun canvas for summer and the ribbon daisies look fabulous!

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  10. YAY! Just looking at this canvas makes me happy. It's such a cheerful design with bright, happy colors. The ribbon daisies are spectacular. Your work is so neat. I've done lazy daisies before, but not with ribbon...I hope mine come out half as well. I'm really intrigued about the rest of the directions in the stitch guide....you're keeping us in stitches, ha ha!!!

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  11. very nice and very summer!!!!

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  12. Love your daisies and the canvas is awesome.
    Love
    Patti xx

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  13. Love the daises,COni! This looks like a fun piece to stitch. SO carefree!

    I've made plenty of pickles in my time. A bit of work, basy to do, and you will be pleasantly suprised at the result.

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  14. If that doesn't scream 'SUMMER', nothing does! Love it.

    Can't wait for you to sneak a peak at Stewey's Kindle......let us all know what he is reading! Please!!!

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  15. I love daisies. Always reminds me of when I was a little girl (many moons ago...my Dad would ask if anyone needed to "pick daisies" and then would always stop at a gas station...Never any daisies around but we all got to use the restroom. Guess I need to order some of the River Silks too. Thanks for enabling me today

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  16. I think your daisies look great!!Bread and butter pickles are my fav's. My friend and I put up some jars a couple of summers ago. Hope yours turn out good.

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  17. Just love this piece Coni. I'm partial to daisies (and pickles by the way!). My mind is imagining-up a cute business card with a bouquet of daisies and pickles!

    LauraB in Utah
    stitchinmaniac at msn dot com

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  18. Love the new canvas; you choose such wonderful things to stitch.

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