I have to say thank you to all of you ladies who offered suggestions to help me find the missing Barbie ornament.
Even though I’m not Catholic, prayers even went out to St. Anthony to help me find it. Actually, my husband was born and raised a Catholic, so I put him in charge of contacting St. Anthony. But still, no ornament to be found.
I’ve given up and plan to order a new one online this week. But thank ya’ll anyway. The suggestions were much appreciated.
I love sheep. I love making sheep. I’ve made a LOT of sheep over the years just because they are my favorite animals to make.
Here is a peek at my newest design ….
I had hoped to finish it last night but it will be finished today.
This one is similar to my “Love Ewes” design ….
But different! I used buttons for the wheels on the “Love Ewes” design. Some customers have trouble finding that many buttons of the same size to use. So on this new design, I wanted to show that wool wheels can be just as cute as real buttons.
I hope to get the time soon to make another using real buttons just so the difference can be seen.
Anyway, this should be ready to sell as a pattern tomorrow so be sure to come back to see the finished pictures of it.
My love for sheep started a looong time ago and THIS pattern is what started it ….
It’s a design from Woolsworth called Woolen Love Table Rug.
I originally made this back in the early 2000s as a sample for the lady that I worked for to use at her quilt shows. I liked it so much that I made one for myself, only in greens instead of blue. And it’s still hanging in my dining room.
It takes a lot of love for me to get the time to make something just for myself, especially when the lady that I worked for kept me so busy stitching every day.
Another inspiration for me was this vintage potholder …
I’ve no idea how old this potholder is. I found it in a kitchen drawer in my mother-in-laws house after she passed away.
I keep this hanging at the side of my fridge. This potholder inspired me to create a few candle mats to sell. Like this one ….
My intentions at the time was to make seasonal mats with the sheep and I remember getting a good response to that idea when I mentioned it in my blog. But I got off track and never really took it any further than this Valentine and the Spring sheep candle mats.
I don’t know if I will continue it but I do know that you will see more sheep from me in the future. And you probably will see another version of this spring mat too, simply because it’s just so darn cute, I have to make it into a pattern to sell.
So this new year will bring more new patterns …. more pansies and more sheep are guaranteed.
Keep watch for new things and I’ll be back tomorrow with my newest pattern design ready to sell.
Happy Day everyone!