Monday, June 15, 2009

Wool Candle Mat ... A Preview of Fruit!

I love waking up to beautiful mornings like this. It's sunny and at about 62 degrees, there's just a bit of chill in the air. The birds are chirping happily .... and I see them feasting on MY cherries in the tree and I want to get a BB gun .... no, wait, I love birds. They need to eat too. It's a shame that it has to be MY cherries though.
It really is a beautiful morning though!
I spent this weekend working on pinkeeps and this fruit candle mat .....

I still have to add the grapes and lots of other embellishments, but I'm aiming to get it done so that I can Ebay list it tomorrow night. I dunno if that's going to be possible but I'll try.

I spent quite a bit of time on Friday and Saturday, making the blackberry pinkeep. I don't know if the picture shows it well enough, but each of those berries has a whole lot of french knots. I used almost an entire skein of #5 DMC thread to make the 6 berries; 3 berries on the pinkeep and 3 on the candle mat. I really like the results, so it was well worth all the time it took.
We have a lot of wild blackberry and black raspberry bushes growing all around our property so on Friday, I collected a branch so that I could get the leaf and berry pattern from it.
The cherry and the blackberry pinkeeps will be
EBAY listed tonight. (I hope)

Hubby is on vacation this week. This is a work-at-home vacation week for him. He has a whole list of things that need to be done, one of which is to put up a decorative white picket fence in front of the house. Usually, when he's on vacation, I spend most of my time helping him with whatever project he's working on, so I really don't expect to get a whole lot of sewing done.

Happy Day everyone!


Linda said...

Where do you get all your great ideas? No sewing for me trying to keep my room neat and tidy, just in case we get a showing. Our hime is up for sale. Have a great day!

Lisa said...

As usual I love all your stuff! The blackberries are just great! and the candle mat is Lovely!!
Hugs, Lisa

appleberrycottage said...

Your designs leave me in awe! They are so unique and beautiful. I love the blackberries!

Colleen said...

You are so cleaver! I love all the things you make!

Did you get your back yard fence done??