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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

~ The Missing Link & that Pin! ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

One of my dear readers commented
 that there was an important part missing 
… from my sewing room photos yesterday ~
and she was right!

Mr. Ignacious Kat.
The Igmeister.

~ he must have been off hunting farmhouse mice 
or worrying about his next meal in the pantry 
when I took my previous photos…
but no worries, he is here this morning ~
warming my stitching chair for me!

hey Ig.

so, what about that big Pin that I showed you yesterday?
I was thinking it would make an awesome little hanger for a cross stitched sampler.

it is approx.: 12" long by 3-1/2" at it's widest part.
of course it's bigger than a normal sized safety pin ~
but surely not the size of the giant pin that hangs on my sewing room wall!
THAT one measures in at almost 30" long!

BIG pin on my sewing room wall {almost 30" long}

So I've chosen my thread colors,
happy bright colors,
 but still 'my' colors

tomato red, flax, straw, sage & indigo blue

the linen is my 30ct Ironstone 
…a nice mottled & stained white-based stiff linen that I love love to stitch on…
I think it's going to be perfect for this project!

the backing fabric is the one shown ~ brown with cream-colored flowers.
it's one of my favorite cheerful prints that I use often.

I'll begin the cross stitching today and will share my progress with you here on my blog…
and I can't wait to finish mine & hang it here in my sewing room.

Now for the FUN part of this whole idea:

I have 20 {TWENTY} of these 12" safety-pins!
and I will be putting together an edition 20 of kits for this project :)

and each kit will come with:
 one 12" safety pin
DMC floss in colors shown
 one piece of 30ct Ironstone Linen from Notforgotten Farm
one piece of backing fabric shown
two thread rings
paper chart/graph & finishing instructions

AND the kits will be available in my Etsy shop soon,
so you can make one for yourself & hang it in your creative space!

Hoping you all enjoy a peaceful day of happy-ness.
stay warm!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Patti said...

Oh how I love this idea! Hope that I will be one of the lucky 20! Will need to watch closely for them to go up!
Blessings, Patti

Bridget said...

I need this! Hope I am one of the lucky 20!

LaNelle said...

Lovely idea Lori.....gorgeous colors

Kimberly said...

~ Beautiful Creative Space. Iggy is a dear! I'm currently working on one of your patterns. Enjoy Your Day! ~My Best, Kimberly

Silent Stitches said...

Hi Lori,

You are such a creative genius!Have fun creating today!
Give Iggy a hug for us...love that sweet little Iggy face!! ~C

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea, Lori. Here's to a beautiful day of stitching and sewing…and pinning!

gracie said...

I would love to have this...sounds like a lovely surprise.

Martha said...

Oh how cute - my Birthday is on the 19th - so maybe I can be number 19 on the list to get one.. LOL...

debbie haggard said...

dear Lori,,,, define 'soon'! (cant wait!)

connie said...

Me please! lol and I hope I see the chance to get one. Can't wait to see your idea! Connie B

Anonymous said...

Would love to be one of the 20....Just joined the Prim Stitches Society and have got excited about stitching again. This would be the perfect project.

Jana said...

If we are not blessed to get on of the kits, will you sell just the chart & let us know where we can get the pin?

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