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Friday, May 7, 2010

Three Crows

Hi my friends, it has been a long time since I last posted, but I have been working on some "secret" projects/exchanges.  So....I thought I better take a minute for a quick post and update you on my latest and greatest addition....

This is a design by one of my very, very favorite designers, The Goode Huswife, called "Three Crows".  I was able to stitch this thanks to CathyB for sharing this design with me.  I love blackbirds, they are so mysterious.  I used the DMC threads as called for in the pattern, no changes were made which is so unlike me.  I guess it's perfect the way it was planned.


I really like the mustard flavor that was used on this one with the black.  I like to use off-beat colors as they add interest to the design. The "Three Crows" is going to be framed in a handmade black frame (made by yours truly, me, myself, and I).  I believe I have a perfect spot in my kitchen where I can display this one.


Hooray for sunshine, it makes taking photos soooo much nicer.



I love this old, really old, worn out black velvet pincushion. It is shaped like a heart, but you aren't able to see it that well in the photo. It still has the old pins in it and some of the heads on them are interesting.  I bought it last weekend at an antique store, the lady mentioned she bought it at an estate sale and it was made in the late 1800's.  I had seen this pincushion in her store about two months ago, but didn't buy it, so I was very lucky it was still there for me when I went back.  I guess it was meant to be for me:) 


Below is another new start I am making for my cousin's first baby.  I have to keep a low profile on this one because she checks out my blog and I want it to be a surprise.  So, I won't be posting anymore info on this one until it is done. 


Have a marvelous weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you Mommies!!!!  Thanks for visiting and as always.....Smiles

Jolene

33 comments:

Catherine said...

Ooohhh!!! I love the crows!! I am going to have to track down this pattern.

What a cute start on the baby piece - love the color!

~*Shar*~ said...

I LOVE the 3 crows hun, you did a great job; if you want to trade/sell the pattern please let me know, I'd love to have this hanging in my home.

ssharlene0320@yahoo.com
sharlenesstitchingsite@blogspot

Have a great Mother's Day.
Shar

Pat Matejcek said...

HI Jolene
Glad to see you are back. I sent you an email back. I hope you got it. I love the 3 crows and the baby sampler I am anxious to see when it is. Pat

Pumpkin said...

Okay, I LOVE this!!!! Congrats on the finish Jolene :o) The colors, the design, love it all!

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

Natasha said...

Glad to see you back here, missed your updates.

I just LOVE this design. You did a great job. This is one design I am going to have to track down...

I cant wait to see more of the baby sampler :)

Take Care and happy stitching!!

Jules said...

Wow! Very dramatic!!

Margaret said...

I love it! It's very beautiful!

FayeRaye said...

Was starting to get worried about you~~ Glad you are back!! I love offbeat colors too...espcailly that mustard gold color....3 crows is a winner~~ Congrats, Faye

valerie said...

Beautiful finish!! Happy Mom's Day Jolene!!

Myra said...

That is stunning and will look lovely in your kitchen. Loved the peek at the pincushion too. Glad to see you posting. Have a fabulous weekend!

Cari-in-VA said...

So good to hear from you Jolene - it looks like you have been busy, busy! Your finish is wonderful - congrats.

Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

mustard and black are such good complimentary colors. I am fixing to redecorate our bedroom in those colors. love this design!


Jennifer

Karen said...

I love this design! The mustard/black just work so well with this design. Great finish!

Jan said...

Jolene ~ Hey Sweetie, the crows design is awesome, one of my favorite Goode Huswife's and I hope to obtain it when she offers her OOP charts, hopefully soon! It is so neat, love the colors and also love the alphabet, just really sets off those three crows so nicely. Can't wait to see your talented hands create a special frame for it!

Congrats to your cousin awaiting her first child, and I look forward to seeing what you are creating for that special lil one!

Happy Mom's Day to you too, Jolene!!

natalie said...

I love it so much!! Those colors are so yummy together.

Jane said...

Great stitching, cute design!

Sharon said...

It's beauiful!

Theresa said...

Love the crows!!!! This indeed is a very lovely design!!!

Nina said...

I love it soooo much, Jolene, what a great design is this! :)
Have a great weekend,
Nina

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful, Jolene! I love your heart pincusion, too. I'm going to have to start checking antique stores around here and look for these things! Nice new start - hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Deb said...

Your finish is wonderful Jolene - that is a really wonderful piece. Those crows do look mysterious, but the whole piece is wonderful - love the colors and the satin stitched border.

Great find on the pincushion too. I've never seen one like that before - anything that's shaped like a heart definitely would have gone home with me. Glad that it was still waiting for you in the shop - obviously it was meant to be yours!!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day and a great weekend!

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Your stitching is wonderful. I love the colors...
Have a nice Mother's Day.
Kindly.
Françoise

Berit said...

Jolene, this is so pretty! I've been thinking of stitching it soon, myself. I wonder if I can resist changing the colours! I think yours is just perfect and looks great with the pincushion. :D I'm so glad it was waiting for you!

Looking forward to the frame, too!

Robin S said...

What a beautiful edition to your kitchen, Jolene!

Amy said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!


Love your crows. The colors in this piece are fantastic.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

The 3 Crows piece is fabulous, Jolene! I love the colors in it ~ subtle and perfect. I really love your black, heart pincushion! That is a wonderful find. Fun new start for your cousins baby - will wait to see the grand finish!

Alice said...

I do love The Goode Huswife but have never seen this design before. It's real pretty and I also like the colours. Nice finish Jolene. ; ) Your new start looks like it will be filled with love.
Have a lovely mother's day.
Alice

Mel said...

An absolutely gorgeous piece!

Vonna said...

A delightful finish :)

BenWann1259 said...

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Brigitte said...

This is a wonderful finish, Jolene, congratulations. I stitched it myself recently and it was a real fun stitch. I love designs with blackbirds, too.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finish on Three Crows. It really is a lovely design and the colours are great.

Siobhan said...

Great job on the Three Crows, Jolene! It's gorgeous.