I have completed the two special order dolls and a couple other projects.
Here is the “Scrooge” doll, I am loving this little guy! He is from a pattern by “My Primitive Saltbox.” I wasn’t so sure I liked him until he was finished and now I have to make one for me!
I had to include the picture of his back. He looks like a real grumpy old man walking away!
I also finished the “Santa Shepard” doll, like I said this guy is huge! I love his little sheep, I think I will be making more of the sheep for sure. The Santa is a little pricey to make though, he is made entirely by wool except for his hands and head. The pattern is by Cheswick Co. I gave the sheep rusty nail legs and rusty bells around their necks, they are so cute!
I also finished the stitchery for the gal at work. I decided after much frustration to make it into a pillow. I searched everywhere for a frame and could not find one that suited it or the right size. I did not have the funds to take it somewhere to be mounted. I love how it turned out though, I put it on my bed and it will make a beautiful bolster type pillow. I stabilized the stitchery to protect it. I ended up soaking it a couple times in water and it was so fragile the thread was coming out more and fading so I did not make anymore attempts to clean it. You can see the size of it in this picture, I have a queen size bed.
Here is a close up. The fabric I used as the border and backing is one of my favorite Civil War reproduction prints. It is so hard for me to use those fabrics, but the colors were perfect with the colors in the stitchery.
I also finished up four more pillows for the Rusty Bucket. I have decided from now on I am going to border the smaller pillows in the homespun also. I like that much better.
Okay I am off, I am on a roll finishing up projects. I have two more very important ones to finish, the baby quilt for a customer and we finally found eyes for Baby Tiger’s "eye replacement surgery”. She is currently in “Post Op” awaiting my arrival. You can read about Baby Tigers injury here. I have tried to operate a couple times but they were quick fixes that did not work so well.
Try to stay cool, it seems we are all in this heat wave together! Have a great weekend and I hope you find a little stitching time.
~ Jennifer ~