Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blessings on Sampler Sunday

Bev and Joyce at Joanns did it again -- another wonderful framing job! This one is from Ewe & Eye & Friends and is titled Turkey Hill Farm.

I found this is a wrinkled ziploc bag at the bottom of a plastic bin -- double the protection - LOL! It was almost complete. All it needed was a little stitching on the border and that little tree.

Now I'm sure that the original kit came with the felt for this tree but it is long gone. Luckily I have a nice stash of wool felt and found this lovely green piece. I did a buttonhole stitch along the outer edge and filled it with french knots. Yes, my tree does blow in a the wind a bit.... I meant to do that.... um yeah, I didn't think you'd believe that. Somehow as I was stitching it down it just kept leaning, so I went with it. I think it adds a nice element to the piece. And isn't that little saying wonderful? And what was even more wonderful, is that when I liberated this from the ziploc bag all that over one stitching was already done!

Now I find it interesting that this little piece (the stitched area is just 5" square) includes a yellow house... and you know how I LOVE yellow houses and what can only be the long lost cousin of the polka dot chicken, a polka dot turkey!

I stitched this piece years ago, long before the idea of a polka dot chicken ever entered my mind. Maybe the seeds were sown with this piece.... my mind is filled with all kinds of useless clutter - LOL!

Right now I'm counting among my blessings water based house paints and the well padded derriere that the good Lord gave me. I got 2 coats of primer and 1 coat of semi-gloss on the living room and dining room baseboards. The LR measures about 20' X 12' and the dining room is about 12' X 12'. Add in 2 door frames (one to the kitchen and one for the front door) and a funky half wall divider with a well in it... I think it may have been a planter box... and you have a whole lot of sitting on the floor scootching around. That tiny little voice is again pointing out that a second coat of semi-gloss would be in order. Right now I'm stuffing a sock in its mouth... a lovely cashmere sock with cables that I'm knitting for me.

Hope you all have a wonderful week! I've got lots on my agenda - more painting, my youngest starts back to college classes which has me chauffeuring and helping with assignments, and I have some cleaning and pitching of junk I want to do. We'll see how it all pans out.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. That's so cute! How nice to have it finished off! :0)

  2. Ugh! Painting is one of my least favorite things to do. I am glad you liberated this little sampler - it sure is cute. Have a great week.

  3. I love your finish. I have always liked red brick colored houses, but your yellow ones are making me reconsider. All that painting-you are a great Mom!

  4. Very cute finish! I love the leaning tree, it makes it look natural. Trees shouldn't be perfectly symmetrical.

  5. Love this sampler. The turkey is so cute. Sorry about the painting. I hate to paint.

  6. Your sampler is very cute. The leaning tree looks natural to me -- what??? is something wrong with it??

    I like to paint, but at someone else's house!
    Glad you finished the sampler. It was time to be out in the light.

  7. The frame looks great on this. I am so glad that you found it and finished it off!

  8. What a cute framed finish, Carol!! And I love the tree you created out of your own wool felt. I am a yellow house lover, too--there is just something so cheery about them :)

  9. Wow, you are a really awesome Mom. I hope your son realized just how blessed he is to have a great Mom like you. :)

    Hope your younger son adjusts well to college. It's such an exciting time to be young, going to college, the whole world is his for the taking, that's pretty cool!

    I can't wait to see progress on that cashmere sock...I think cables are so pretty on socks. :)

    Blessings always

  10. Love you house and the leaning tree. I bet if you tried to purposefully lean that tree it wouldn't work out, lol. I think it really gives e piece a great character.


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