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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Buttermilk Pitcher chairpad finish ~

Brrrr!!!
it is COLD here this morning!!!
we are not used to cold, since it's been SO unseasonably warm here as-of-late.
I sure hope the cold overnight temps don't kill any of the young & tender blooms that are open on our pear trees, lilacs bushes & wisteria vines...*sigh* ~ such crazy weather....
well, it was warm enough yesterday for me to finish hooking up my little
Buttermilk Pitcher chairpad
while enjoying the warm breeze & sunshine ~

I hooked the background using an almost-blue lavender color...
but of course I had to mix in some brown & indigo repro Civil War era cotton calicos as well...



Then I decided to add a braided wool border in
brown/blue/cheddar
after finishing with twill tape...
even though I tend to work very primitively, I always finish my work neat & tidy.

here is a close-up of the pad, you can see in the pitcher itself I used almost 7 different shades of wool, then added in strips of ripped osnaburg, homespun & cotton calicos...


I like the way this little chairpad looks on my antique chamberpot chair !!!



I enjoyed hooking this up ~ it was a quick hook and was fun to add the different fabrics...
it will be offered as a full-size pattern in my Etsy shop today ~

...yes, it's a little wonky & off-centered,
but so am I !
I guess my work really does reflect that, no? :)))

Next, I'll begin hooking some smaller purses using unique items for handles!!!
(I'm very excited about showing you this, so stay tuned!)

Have a beautifully creative day, my Friends ~
blessings from the farm,
Lori

11 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lori, your pitcher chair pad is oh so sweet,love it. Looks great on the chamberpot chair. Keep warm,hope your tender plants make it through the cold morning,Blessings,Francine.

Logan said...

Yes the weather is wonky! love the pitcher! The braid adds a nice touch

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Robin said...

I love everything about it... You are so creative and a true artist, to go with your love of the craft, and add other fabrics to the mix, bringing with it so much more dimension and interest. Of course your Bee chair pad was just amazing also..Can't wait to see what you come up with next...Always something new and fresh !!
Robin

gracie said...

Looks wonderful and looks great on the chair.

jennifer768 said...

Love the way this turned out but then I love everything that you create.LOL! Can't wait to see the purses.Hugs,Jen

Penny said...

Crazy, crazy weather!! I, too, hope these cooler days don't harm the new blooms....

Love the pitcher chair pad -- looks great where you have it. As always, your work is just lovely!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your chair mat turned out wonderful!!!!
As far as not be centered and such ~ My friend always says nothing in nature is perfect!
Prim Blessings
Robin

denise said...

beautiful! i wish i knew how to hook! denise

Annette-California said...

You are so fast. Your chairpad looks beautiful. Gosh you are very talented.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Really, really chilly and windy here too...oh my goodness your chair pad turned out beautiful.
Such a creative lady!
Karen

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

LOVE the pitcher chairpad....the braided edge just adds that special touch!