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Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Sheep is in the Sunflowers

This is a tablemat I’m working on in the evenings. I am not generally draw to a primitive style of art, but I’m smitten with Cathy’s designs. She does the kind of details I like and  each ornament I’ve done and now this, are well thought out.

Very relaxing stitching and so cute. Makes a nice mat for this time of year. Promises of sunflowers that are so bright and cheerful and all the lambs that we’ll probably be seeing very soon as we drive around to our local farms for produce.

This is another wonderful design from Cheswick Company. The picture below is her sample and clicking on it will take you to the e-pattern download on her Etsy site. She also has this available as a kit or a paper pattern if e-patterns aren’t your liking or if your supplies are hard to come by.

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This is where I’m at with mine. I changed the background colour because I have quite a bit of this particular colour of National Non Wovens and the black I have is just some cheaper brand I had to get last minute and I try not to use it for anything substantial for fear it won’t hold up. National Non Wovens are such good quality. I buy mine through Joggles. You can buy it from Barb by the piece, in sample packs and in yardage, so lots of options.

Although you can’t really see them in the picture very well, the centers of the sunflowers are filled with black seed beads.

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I love how she does the leaves using two colours. I hope to have this very soon, so stay tuned for the finished piece. In the meantime, do check out Cathy’s designs. I do not get paid to promote her… ;o~  I just like her work and like to pass along links to those whose work I think others would enjoy too.

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Just two more ornaments to make and I’ll be showing those in a couple of days as well. Have a great weekend.

2 comments:

  1. That is so cute Romona! :D
    hugs Karen

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  2. This is a lovely start to a lovely piece, Ro. Is it all hand stitched? I'd be afraid for my fingers if I tried it :-) Do you use a thimble?

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