Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mrs. Carter's Farm


Hello friends!
Can you stand this cuteness?!?
This Little House Needleworks Mrs. O'Leary's Farm was stitched by my daughter .. We were having a hard time deciding how "we" (me) would finish it .
So today was the big church rummage sale we go to in the next town , and my daughter found this piece for $3.00.. I drew the farm fresh with chalk , and I used magnets and sheet metal to attach the ticking covered sticky board  with the sticthing on top.. to the board in case she wants to use it for a Christmas piece later..
I found the ticking fabric for the background at Hobby Lobby last week.. so it all came together! I used a strip of burlap for the bow , added a stack of twine flowers and a covered button made from the ticking  fabric.. She is also going to replace the knob at the top with a cow head knob.. can't wait to see that!
The fabric was a light Green 14 count ( she has graduated to 28) that we tea/ coffee dyed..and she used all the called for floss. I had seen Michelle Ruedy post this on Instagram with her name instead of Mrs. O'Leary's farm so my daughter also stitched her name ..It is such a great finish , I can't wait to see it in her house! It's so nice when you can find a piece for $3.00 and make it into something wonderful!
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6 comments:

Kathleen George said...

How adorable and like you, your daughter is personalizing her stitchery. You find the best finishes and adding your creativity makes it more special.
Kathleen in Az

janicek said...

OK, now that is just too cute for words!! If only I could talk my daughter into cross-stitching. Oh, well, one can hope...

DianeM said...

Another gorgeous piece! Thank you for always taking the time to post these blog updates, I REALLY enjoy them <3
Smiles, DianeM

Cindy Rasley said...

Too cute !

Cindy's Stitching said...

Your finishing is just beautiful. I cant wait to see what else will come with the chalk series.

laceystitcher said...

Your daughter's stitched piece is adorable; what fun for the two of you to shop for just the right finishing piece and then to combine your efforts to wind up with such a cute project. I just love it!! Have fun................