Saturday, March 25, 2017

Aqua, Red Checks and a Bunny!

Happy Saturday!
Do you love it? I sure do!
This is With Thy Needle and Thread Easter Peep Parade.. I tea/coffee dyed some 28 count evenweave but it wasn't dark enough so then I used Chocolate brown Rit liquid dye ..It is a little bit mottled and I love how all these threads look on the dark brown..  I only had one of the called for threads so I substituted  different hand dyed flosses and did the bunny in DMC..

I found this wood piece at Michael's yesterday . I painted it ( the same color as my kitchen Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams ) and added a brown glaze to the top. I also found the little filigree scroll at Michael's and glued it on.

I only had one piece of the sticky needlework board ( OhMyGosh how am I out!?! )and knew I wanted a red gingham border on the piece so I ripped red gingham and gathered it by hand and glued it to the back of the piece. Glad I was out of the sticky board :) I added cream lace to the back to hang it and also a bow to the top with a gingham covered button for an accent . I also added magnets to the board and small pieces of sheet metal to the back of the stitching so I could change out the design for another seasonal piece.
It's so hard to get a good photo because it is dreary as can be here but I was way too excited to wait to show you all! I hung it in the foyer from the green cabinet ..I haven't decided if I will keep it here or put it in the kitchen .. all I know is I love it!
Hope you have a great weekend!

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debbie said...

Oh my goodness. Your finishes are so darn cute! I get so inspired by you.

Unknown said...

I look forward to your posts, I'm in awe of your artistic way of finishing off your projects, a cute one too:).
Kathleen in Az

Susan Lankford said...

Well, if your displays don't bring on Spring...I'm not sure what will *wink* are so creative! I sometimes look at the same decor in Michaels and wonder..."Hmmm...what in the world would I do with that?" So thanks for the inspiration. Do you get your sheet metal at a hardware store?

Karen said...

Your finishing techniques are always so clever and beautiful.

janicek said...

Oh my gosh that is just adorable! And, I love the gingham ruffled finish - too sweet!

Mary Jean said...

Love it!!