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Sunday, July 16, 2017

~ Wool'n Fun ~

Hello Friends & Folk ~
and a Happy Sunday to you all!

just sharing with you all
a little project I'm working on today...
well one of them, anyway

I hooked this small mat yesterday, 
while friends visited our little Needlework Shop
 for our regular Crafty Saturday ~

but I didn't want to finish it into just a plain mat.
so I decided to mount it onto a fabric-covered piece of heavy cardboard....

then I thought it needed something more above the mat...
yes! a wool sunflower!

... then I thought it would be a swell Needlework Pocket!
{I need to stop thinking so much. ha!}

 I like to cut my wool with my pinking shears, 
that way is makes it easier for me to space my blanket stitching... 
although nothing I ever do is perfect, 
but ~ it pleases me nonetheless.

I'm using coordinating Valdani pearl cottons in size #8  
and I think I'll add more leaves on either side of the sunflower...
{see what I mean about the thinking-thing?}

all it needs now if for me to finish the wool applique ~ 
add a hanger and voila!

 Hoping you are all enjoying a peaceful Sunday 
~ with those who love you most...

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Silent Stitches said...

Sewwww sweet! I luv EVERYTHING about it! Nice work, Lori!
On my way out to the garden... have a great day!

Jennie in GA said...

Adorable. Love the colors in your mat.

denise said...


Three Sheep Studio said...

Loving that beautiful sky in your hooking.
Great 'finish' !

Cheryl Reeves said...

I love houses, such a creative finish

Karen Budnick said...

Nice work - I would never have thought of cutting wool with pinking shears for perfect thread placement - love it!

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, love it!
You are always thinking! Thats great,,
Love the idea of pinking scissors!! I bought some last christmas! Love that idea! Thank u,,,,
May have to start wool applique now,, ♡♡

woollabeast said...

Sweet as can >>>BEE<<< my ingenious friend! Love this little hookie-keep & the way you mounted it Lori ♥ ~~ "you keep thinkin' Butch, that's what you do best!" ~~ a FAVORITE LINE out of a FAVORITE MOVIE (Butch & Sundance)!! :)

Wish I lived close by... you know I'd be hoppin' right on over to "stitch, hook & just bee"!! Hope you & Joan enjoyed a much needed family & friends visit up Nawth & your mom is doing well.

Woolly Sweet Hugs from me to thee ~♥~
Your 'other' friend up Nawth ~~Diane

Vicki Jo said...

That is really so beautiful!

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