Apr 27, 2012

FRIDAY, FRIDAY

Thank you for all of your lovely comments about Tahiti.  I haven't really decided what to do with the finished piece just yet, but I'm leaning toward a funky frame for the Big White Wall of Nothingness.   I think that the Michael's is having a framing sale, so Aunt Chrissy and I might have to add a trip there to our list of Sissy Day errands.

Last night I played with Barnwood Buttons.  I wish that I could adequately capture the color of the linen.  Miss Joy from House of Stitches really hooked me up with this -- it's 28ct. "Raisin" and is simply divine.  I will confess, though, that I'm having a heck of a time seeing adequately, so methinks I'll have to put a white towel/cloth on my lap for some reflection. (Either that, or I could scrub Stewey up with his new brightening shampoo and position him just so. Good grief, I can almost hear him kvetching now.)

If you have an opportunity to see this piece in person, make sure to look at the buttons for it.  They are absolutely gorgeous and unlike any I have ever seen.  Many of them are carved and remind me of scrimshaw. (I hope I'm using that correctly.)

What's on your agenda for the weekend?  Aunt Chrissy and I are headed to the Rural King for some backyard supplies.  Although neither of us are what you'd call "outdoorsy kind of people", we do love a pretty patio.  I usually do flowers and such in the front of my house, but this year I'm thinking that I'll concentrate on the back so that I can enjoy it.  I'll keep you posted, and I'm sure that Stewey will give you his thoughts and opinions as soon as it's all finished.

Have a great weekend!  Woo Hoo!









11 comments:

  1. I love the white against that dark linen. What does the saying along the bottom say?

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  2. Dear Stewie and Coni,
    Mom has been a little preoccupied with one of her other kids. She is getting ready to graduate collage and interviewing for jobs. To say momis frazzled is an understatement . She keeps telling me she is so glad that I don't have to go to collage. Now she might have more money to buy floss and linen. Anyway we both love Tahiti. Your friend....Scully....and Trudy

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  3. Gorgeous fabric! Have a lovely weekend:)

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  4. Barnwood Buttons looks great, especially the pretty fabric you're using. Good luck picking out plants for your patio. Buying plants can be addicting - ask me how I know :)
    Carolyn

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  5. Dear Connie: I hope you have fun at the garden center. I wish the weather would make up it's mind. To night in Pa., it will be in the low 30's and next week 80. What do you do with that. I love your beautiful work. Take care.

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  6. Great start. Have fun in the garden this weekend.

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  7. I love this fabric, but can really understand why it is difficult to work on. Enjoy the gardening!

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  8. Beautiful finish! I love Barnwood Buttons - have looked at that myself, just haven't purchased yet...operative word - yet!

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  9. Love your new start on Barnwood Buttons. I know how you feel though, I find it difficult to stitch on darker fabrics.

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  10. Lovely new start & congratulations on finishing Tahiti

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