Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bushel of pears....

have been added to my collection.

June Pear
stitched on 32ct. coffee-dyed linen
with Victorian Motto
I stitched this one earlier in June and had just
added some purple and lavender thread
from Victorian Motto to my thread collection. 
They were the perfect for this
design don't you think?

July Pear
stitched on 32ct coffee-dyed linen
with Victorian Motto and ST
This was the perfect stitch for the July 4th
weekend.   I like Marly's original design for
the 1776 but decided to stitch it solid to
match the May pear.   With some of the linen
scraps, I do hope to stitch the 1776 in the
red, white and blue colorway to
use as a little bowl filler.
A "bushel" of pears
 Can you tell I have fallen in love with these pears?
I still have a few to stitch but I do smile
every time I walk by my little basket. 

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Here is another oldie but goodie.  Too tired
to stitch one night, I started looking
back through my magazines and
found this sweet design.  

Ewe & Eye & Friends "Button Basket"
Cross Stitch & Needlework April 1999
Stitched on 40ct linen w/Victorian Motto
Too lazy to get out the sewing machine, I
decided to use my Big Kick.   I used my oval
dies to cut the wool felt and the stitching
to finish this little oval pin cushion.
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Well...I was all ready to stitch this and Nan
at Threadwork Primitives offered
this wonderful design.  
Oh my goodness....I love this design.  
It promptly came in the mail yesterday and I
started last night.   I can't wait to add
this one to my bee collection.
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As always, thanks for visiting my
little piece of the web.  
Hope you have a great stitching day.


  1. Love the pears Karen, you made them up so cute. Yep, I got A Bee's Gathering in the mail on Thursday and looking forward to starting that as well.

  2. Oh my goodness, they are so sweet!!!!! Now I want to stitch them :-).

  3. Your stitching is so beautiful and such a lovely designs. sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

  4. Great finishing on all of your work. Love looking through my old magazines and remembering a stitch I need to do!

  5. Karen, your bushel of pears is fabulous! Are you finishing your pears flat or slightly padded or 3-dimensional? I like Marly's pears as well! Your pincushion turned out adorable.

    Robin in Virginia

  6. What a wonderful display.
    Love the little Button Basket piece as well.

  7. Just loving that basket of pears. They look wonderful all together. Can't wait to see your stitched Bee's Gathering. Thanks for stitching it! Hugs, Nan

  8. You are on a pear roll, and they make a fantastic bushel basket:-) Sometimes the oldies are the besties - button basket. Your bee collection is great and this addition will be beautiful - soon!

  9. Beautiful pears--I have them in my workbasket to stitch

  10. Those pears are just lovely!

  11. Gorgeous finishes Karen. I love your use of the felt and ricrac.

  12. Such great finishes, Karen! Love the pears and your new start.

  13. Those pears are just too darn cute!! That is so clever to use your dies to cut the fabric and backing for the Button Basket - it really sets it off. Can't wait to see your progress on your new project.

  14. Your pears are wonderful!!!! I love the other finish as well. And yes, I fell in love with that piece by Nan too. Can't wait to see yours all stitched up!

  15. Your bowl of pears are wonderful.

  16. Really lovely finishing on the pears, Karen! You sure have been busy!!

  17. Your basket of pears are fabulous

  18. What a wonderful bowl of pears! Great job:)

  19. Your pears look lovely Karen.

  20. Your pears are just wonderful. I have been saving Marly's Pears, but haven't stitched any as of yet. I really liked the way you finished them.I was wondering how you finished the backs of them as well. Stuffed? Padded? Please share, if you don't mind.

  21. You've done a fabulous job with your pears and they look great grouped together like that. They would make me smile too!
    I adore that design of Nan's and hope to add it to my stash someday. I can't wait to see your progress.

  22. A very beautiful basket!
    Love your blog from Italy

  23. These pears are beautiful!!!

  24. WELL done ... now I am in the mood to get goin' on mine. They look so sweet all together.

    Peace to all,Barb

  25. Your pears are amazing Karen!! Love them all in the basket!! Cute little design you stitched up and I love the finish!!

  26. Ditto above! Your pears are beautiful. love how you finished them and the colors you chose to stitch them!

  27. The vote is unanimous--your rendition of Marly's pears are beautiful! Inspiring, to say the least! I also want to know, what is a Big Kick?? I am wondering how you got the fabric so perfect cut like that, and I guess the Big Kick has something to do with it? Hugs!

  28. Fabulous finishes on the pears ~ your display is great!


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