Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday Wish-Its (2)
And here just in time for tomorrow is Myra's rendition of the Primitive Bettys' freebie "Thankful". I've seen a number of darling finishes of this around, but it was Myra's use of that gorgeous green which made me move this one from the "Oh, That's Cute" mental pile into the "Oh, I'll Probably Stitch This One Up" pile. :D If by chance you're not familiar with her blog, I really recommend it! Her "Mini Ziggy" is sure to bring a smile to your face, and I'm looking forward to watching progress on her ambitious "Dog's Day Out" project. Check her out!:D
Here's another tasty snacklet of a freebie from Primitive Bettys: Wicked by the talented-yet-having-to-spend-all-her-time-slaving-away-to-prepare-for-moving Barbara Oh, how I love this!! The edging (I think it's vintage)! The pins! *swoons* unfortunately, she said this one stays with her--and I guess she meant it because it hasn't shown up in my mailbox yet! :P lol Through a string of trying to find the link on her blog where she discusses this finish, I wound up reading the 2008 September archive--Go look at it for a treasure trove of one-year-ago goodness you might otherwise miss! I only became aware of her excellent blog recently, and after seeing that archive month am wondering what else I am missing--I need to spend some quality time with the stitchery porn that is her archives. You won't be disappointed if you do, too (even if you have known her of old; a walk down memory lane will not be amiss!!)
Have I mentioned that I am just this side (and which side that is is up to you, Dear Reader, to discern) of batty for Hallowe'en designs?? Well, this cadre of last-minute seasonal stitching I'm rolling out will certainly enlighten you should you have somehow failed to perceive it. :P Why, yes, I do plan to continue my "It's the Witching Time/Season of the Harvest Moon, B!tches" Campaign right up until the last minute (Midnight, Turkey Day). Aaannd, then it'll be time to go live with phase II: "Pretending My Watch Broke".
Well, at any rate, here is Valie's wonderful windfall stitched by Claudine. Now I must confess that I am new to knowing Valie, and don't know her generous friend at all; neither do I know (though I burn to) the origin of this design. I think it might be even an original or interpretation. Perhaps I will look into finding out when I raise my bravery high enough! Well, I do think it's just wonderful, however. :D
(Edit: Valerie has commented to let me know that this is a Stacy Nash Primitives design entitled "Hallows Eve". You will unfortunately have to scroll down the page to get it as I can't get a more direct link than "Fall Patterns". Good news is that you can purchase directly via email!)
And that's it for today, folks: short (Ha!) and sweet for your pre-holiday viewing. On that Thankful Ornie--there's Still Time if you hunt through your stash now, lol.
'Till next week, I remain
P.S. This has been a pre-made post, but I want to thank everyone for the *overwhelming* response to my tiny giveaway! Here I was thinking that no one would even notice it was there at all! Thanks for making my week so much fun; I've been really enjoying reading your comments (and opinions on Sunlit Sky. So far; leaning towards frogging both and putting in the Cider. Also, I have learned that Chamomile is "green", which previously escaped me! :P) There are still 2 days to enter, so scroll down and enter on that post only if you'd like a chance at winning either Sew Winter or Sew Noel. :D