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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Challenge #6 - G.O.S.

 

Here in Utah it is 11:01 p.m. and I have just finished Challenge #6, for The Gift of Stitching.  I made it just in time, too, since it closes May 13th, whew!!!   



I used a small piece of 28ct linen and DMC threads with some Blue Moon beads.  The pattern reads, "I only have red thread".  I couldn't resist taking part when I ran across this sweet little pattern on a blog I discovered over the weekend.  The fun part was trying to decide how to finish it.   So, the hunt began and I found this cute little "curio" at a second hand store and it was then that I knew what I was going to do. 



I removed the plastic "glass" and picture that was in the frame opening.  Then I antiqued the front only with apple butter brown stain to give it a little more antique look.  I coffee dyed the linen half way through stitching to get an idea of how I wanted it to look.  I decorated the tree with some gala apples, reduced the size of the puppy because I wanted a miniature one.  I satin stitched the roof, added some window panes and a belt with a flower to her dress.  Placed a door knob on the house and gave her some facial features.  Once the stitching was done, I added some brown cotton lace and a "ladder" ribbon to add interest.




When you open the cabinet you will find that "I only have red thread" inside.

I hope you like my little version of this pattern, I had fun making it.  Thanks for stopping by, and I love your comments, they make me happy!!!  Until next time, happy stitching.   Smiles.....
Jolene



34 comments:

Patty C. said...

Looks great Jolene :)
Good Luck

Margaret said...

Jolene, it's wonderful! I hope you win!

Kathy A. said...

Love this one! Very inventive! I think you deserve to win!

Cari said...

Jolene -- how cute is that!! Girl, you are a very, very talented stitcher / designer. Great job!! Hugs

Marsha said...

What a great idea. I love that you open it up and find - only red thread.

TammyK said...

Love your creativity :o) Can't help but smile when you open it & find red thread inside. Good luck & hope you win!

Kathy said...

What a fantastic finish!! I just LOVE the way you finished it off. The little cabinet is perfect.

Loraine said...

So dang cute! I love this idea. You really are very creative.
See you tomorrow!

K-G Knitter said...

It's a lovely finish! I hope you win!

marylin & poussy said...

Your blog is a small marvel! Bravo to you
Best regards

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh my goodness - what a wonderful piece! I just love how you used the cabinet. I definitly will be on the look out for my own little cabinet. Very impressive Jolene!

How are you doing? Is your son counting down the days 'til school is out?

Pumpkin said...

That is just too cute Jolene! Great idea :o) I hope you win.

natalie said...

Oh my heck, Jolene, that is the cutest finish EVER! I hope you win!

Deb said...

What a wonderful idea Jolene. I love the design, the lace you added and how you mounded it into that cabinet. Glad that you finished it by the deadline.

Carol said...

Jolene, that is just darling--hope you win :)

Catherine said...

You did a beautiful job!

Myra said...

Jolene - that is just precious and so creative! I really hope you win. (Crossing fingers and toes)

Kellie said...

That is fabulous, Jolene!!! I love it all... the stitching, the cabinet, and the red thread! :)

Theresa said...

Love this finish!!!!!!! I hope you win!!!!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

It's darling, Jolene! I hope you are the grand winner - I don't know how anyone can top yours, so I'm sure you will be. Well done!!!

Jane said...

Lovely, Jolene! I love how you found the curio to put this finish in and inside you have the red threads. Very creative!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful pattern and you finished it beautifully!

Katrina said...

Very pretty!!!!

Daffycat said...

Okay, you are just too clever! This is simply adorable, Jolene!

Alice said...

What a fun project you did there Jolene and its full of imagination. You are very well placed to win.
Alice

Berit said...

Good going--what a sweet little cupboard! :D

Elaine said...

What a wonderful finishing idea, good luck in the competition.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! That is definately creatively finished! Cognrats on getting it done just in time!

Siobhan said...

Jolene!! WOW!! That is so amazing--great job! I hope you win--you definitely deserve it.

Carolyn NC said...

That's awesome, Jolene - wonderful way to finish this!

清民 said...

your artical is so funny!! it make me so happy!! .............................................

Brigitte said...

How cool is that!! What a wonderful and creative finishing of this nice little stitched piece. Fantastic!

Jennifer said...

you should for sure be the winner!

Patti said...

Love it so much I'm sure you'll win.
Love
Patti xxx