Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Winner and a Project!!

Just a quick little post to let you know that the cute little Bent Creek Zippie Snowman is going to Beth of Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles!  If you haven't been to her wonderful blog, please click on her name and visit!  She has such fun stitching and some of the most beautiful bird and gardening photos ever!  When I get her address, I'll send her little chart right out to her!  Thank you to everyone who entered, and check back because I'll be doing some more small giveaways through the Summer!

From my mother's house, I brought back these three shells I had stitched probably back in the 80s--you can certainly tell that by the framing!  haha


My mother loved peach so that's why those peach mats are there.  I remember when I stitched them, thinking that the shell colors were so pretty on the brown fabric.  Then when the peach mats went on, the whole contrast changed and I didn't like them as much. But she did, and that was fine!!!
However, I will be taking them apart and making some Summer shell ornaments!!  I'm really excited about fixing these and I can envision them completed just like I want them! Stay tuned for that little project!

Thank you for visiting and come again soon!!
Frances

7 comments:

Beth said...

Mat colors change the appearance of the stitching. Glad you are fixing it to your tastes. Excited to win the chart. Thank you.

Annette-California said...

Congrats to Beth!!! I think your idea is wonderful of changing the framed shells into ornaments. How fun to repurpose something from long ago especially when you were the original stitcher! love Annette

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Angela Tucker said...

I think that they will make beautiful ornaments. :-)

Vickie said...

I love that you made those for your mother, and now they are back in your hands. :)

butterfly said...

congrats to Beth , love the shells you stitched for your mother.

KimM said...

Congrats to Beth - and what lovely memories of you stitching for your mom. Bittersweet, I know.
love and hugs
xxx