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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gnome Home

Hi friends! You may recall last month on the way home from our vacation I bought some stitching stash at Crosse Stitchery. One of the patterns was a sweet, little Bent Creek Snapper "Dinner's Ready". I just think it is so cute. I stitched that up a few weeks ago. While I was stitching it, I came up with a fun finishing idea. It is finally completed.
I love it! =) I figured there must be a tutorial to make a mushroom somewhere on the web, and sure enough there was. The tutorial on making a mushroom house is right here. You can see I used a lot of the directions, but also did my own thing. I had to enlarge the pattern by A LOT.
This was stitched on 32 ct lambswool two over two with DMC, except the bunny's tail. That is Wisper floss. His tail was supposed to be the small snap (Snapper pattern), but I just thought he would be so much more precious with a fluffy tail. :) Well, and I made him a french knot nose instead of stitching him up a nose as charted. Can I just say, my bunny is cuter? ;)
It is such a good feeling when you really like a pattern and then you finish it off into something you really enjoy as well, isn't it?! I am happy in case you could not tell. ;)

I would like to offer this pattern to anyone who wants it. You just need to be a follower of mine and leave me a comment here, telling me you would like it. I will draw a winner  on Friday, September 5th. We still need a winner on the 31st for the pattern I am giving away here.
The weather is nice today. I will see what weeds I can attack for a bit in the garden. My knee is already bothering me a bit. I squatted to get these pictures this morning. Duh! Not a good idea.

All three kids are in school. Miss Madeleine has been in high school for one week now. The boys started college on Monday. So far so good. Concordia University Mequon is a very good fit for Emerson. It is a smaller Lutheran college. He is doing well there. :)

Oh yes! Yesterday Madeleine passed her driver's test! Yay! Good for her. Such a relief to have that over with.

I plan on having a great day my friends! I hope you have a fantastic day doing whatever you are up to!

Stitching and reading and praying,
Vickie

35 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

OMG!!
Never seen such a wonderful way to complete a stitching! I cannot stop looking at it!! Its brilliant..
Take care in the garden...your garden is lovely so I am sure not a lot of work there.
Oooh Congratulations to Miss Madeleine for passing her driving test :) Oooh the freedom!
Smiles :)

Mii Stitch said...

What a funny finish :) It's unique and I love it!

Varla Lee said...

OOOOH!!! HAHAHAHAH!! How wonderful finished; and it is so funny! Lovely the BENT CREEK!! HUGS & KISSES

Varla Lee said...

OOOOH!!! HAHAHAHAH!! How wonderful finished; and it is so funny! Lovely the BENT CREEK!! HUGS & KISSES

Honeybee said...

That is *ridiculously* adorable!

Rachel S-H said...

What a sweet finish! Great way to think outside the box!

Barb said...

What a creative and fitting finish. I love it.

DJH said...

I love how you finished that up. The mushroom is a perfect fit! Just lovely.

gracie said...

Would love to have a chance for the pattern. Your creativity is marvelous!

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Piękne wykorzystanie haftu! Super grzybek :D

geeky Heather said...

That is absolutely ADORABLE!! You are so creative. =)

Margaret said...

Ok, this has got to be the cutest finish I've EVER seen!!!! OMG! I love it! You are so so clever and talented!

And wow! Your youngest is old enough to pass her driver's test? Congratulations to her and to you too! Time for the worrying to start. lol! Hooray for everyone doing well so far back at school, wherever they are. Hope they all have good years!

Annie said...

How clever you are! That is the cutest little pattern and you really did it justice with that mushroom finish!

And now you have new chauffeur! Yea!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That not only is adorable it is cute as a button!

KimM said...

Oh, Vickie - this is so sweet! How creative - I absolutely LOVE it!!
I'd also love to be considered for the pattern so I can make it for my new grand baby. Thank you for being so generous with another give away,
hugs
xxx

Beth said...

What a cute creative finish Vickie. I'll bet home seems pretty quiet now with the kids at school.

Lesley said...

What a brilliant mushroom! A lovely way to finish your beautiful stitching:-)

Hazel said...

That's a fantastic way to finish a design! Well done. X

Trace4J said...

Stinkin cute.
I just love it.
Woolie Hugs

Karol Johns said...

What an adorable finish!

Annie said...

Hello Vickie

What a fab finish, you are very clever!
Congrats to your daughter for passing her test.
Happy stitching (:

Theresa said...

What a perfect way to finish it!!!!! SOOOO CUTE!!!!!

Annette-California said...

This is my fifth time viewing your most charming, heart warming, super imaginable, right out of a Disney fairytale beautiful finish. Ahhhhh yes please include me in your drawing for the chart, so then I can make a mushroom house for it! Congrats to your DD passing her drivers test. love Annette

Carol said...

Such a fun finish, Vickie--that has to be a first in the cross stitching world :)

So glad the boys are off to a good start in their new semesters and congratulations to the new driver--I'm sure she'll save you a lot of running around time!

Cindy's Stitching said...

That is adorable, so cute.

stitchinrose said...

That is such a cute finish... a happy one, you can't help but smile when you look at it. So clever.

Ele said...

Wow what a lovely pattern and such a wonderful finish Vickie - adorable!

Have a nice weekend
and many greetings from

Gabriele

Sally said...

Oh wow, Vickie, your finish is absolutely wonderful! So sweet.

Congratulations to Madeleine!

Julie said...

Well done Madeleine.
Good luck for those studying too.
Such a darling finish, a wonderful idea and so beautifully made up from your lovely stitching.

Andrea said...

Brilliant! So unique.

Well done to Madeleine on passing her driving test.

Melanie said...

What a fun finish! So original and cute. I love it. :)

moreofhim said...

Oh, how incredibly cute your mushroom is!! Wow - you're so talented! What an amazing finish! Thanks for showing it - it just made my day.

Blessings - Julie

Stitch Mill said...

What a creative way to finish this, it is absolutely adorable! I would love a chance to win the pattern.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Too late for the giveaway but I just had to comment on how much I love that mushroom finish!

Superb!

passionfruitprincess said...

Oh, my! Your mushroom house is adorable! What a darling finish! I am in love.