Sunday, April 17, 2011

Projects In The Works

Here are a few of the projects that I am working on. This pattern is "Bunny Tails" by Brenda Gervais. The pattern combines wool applique and cross stitch. I appliqed the wool to prairie cloth instead of using the cross stitch fabric that was suggested. It has taken some time but well worth it. Still a bit more before it is finished. This project is a kit I ordered from Country Sampler. I was unable to attend this class last year. They had some extra kits and I purchased one. The class was taught by Stacy Nash. I love her patterns.
The pattern fits inside the top of an oval paper mache box lid. It is so pretty to put on the inside....hmmm. I really like the stamped bunny too! What to do, what to do?? I have to cover the box with fabric. I applied shoe polish to the inside of the box and the lid top. What a SMELL!!! I didn't think that I would be able to use the box ever again. I was sorry at first that I had used the shoe polish. I was very pleased when it dried that there was no lingering odor. I really like the look of the shoe polish. I guess these designers know what they are doing and I should have had more faith in Stacy. You can see the difference the shoe polish made if you look at the pictures above and below.

Here we have the Spotted Hare pattern by Stacy Nash also. This project was another part of the class that Stacy taught. This is to be made into a pin keep drum. I love the colors and the fabric for the top and bottom of the pin keep match perfectly.

I only hope that mine looks something like this!

Very cold and windy here in upstate NY today. High wind warnings are in effect. Come on Spring, I am waiting for you!! In the meantime I am going to be stitching away. I would like to have these projects ready for Easter. The crunch is on!

Hugs and Stitches,



Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I love all your new projects!! It is amazing the shoe polish doesn't smell when it dries.

Karen said...

Your "Bunny Tails" is similar to the "Walking Rabbits" I made. Very prim style & I like your piece a lot.

Kaaren said...

It's so good to have you back, Pat. I've missed you!

Your projects are always soooooo me and always make me drool and wish that I had every one.

Gorgeous work and gorgeous projects!

Stina said...

Hello beautiful!!!
Oh... such wonderful Spring themed items you are working on.... looks fantastic Pat!!! LOVE!
Cold here in Sweden to... but ITS MELTING!!!! Yippie!