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Monday, February 8, 2016

Hands On Design

Hi friends! I decided to move on with the next pattern, March, from Hands On Design, since it is found in the same Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine I have checked out from the library. (March 2014)
The picture has a pinkish cast to it. My pink sweatshirt was glowing in the sun. ;)
This is stitched one over one on 25ct New Khaki Lugana using DMC. I did change three DMC colors.
Perhaps you noticed Murphy?  Yes, the original pattern shows a Leprechaun from the waist down. I wasn't real keen on that. I thought, hey, Murphy is an Irish name. Why not put him in the pattern instead? ;) I have a feeling his previous owner was Irish? Poodles are originally from Germany in case you did not know.

We went to the Milwaukee Art Museum on Saturday.

Madeleine received a Silver Key Award for her self portrait and a Silver Key Award for her portfolio in the Scholastic Art Competition. This is a national art competition. There were almost 2,000 entries from our state of Wisconsin alone. It is for grades 7-12.
Yep, she painted herself with her parakeet, Winky.

The winner of the Sweetheart Tree pattern, Finger Fun I is Jo! I will get this pattern off to you Jo.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

38 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Love this finish and the fact you put Murphy in there is so cool. Wow that is a fantastic painting, congrats Madeleine!

gracie said...

Congratulations to Madeline...wonderful painting. You are clever adding a poodle instead of a leprechaun.....but then you would!!!

Manuela said...

Lovely little March ornament.
Greetings, Manuela

cucki said...

Wow very pretty painting ..congrats
Sweet stitching
Big hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Cute little March ornament!

De borduurvrouw said...

Your pattern is lovely and so nice you stitched your own doggie in it.
Congratulations with the prices, I thougt it was made by Frida Kahlo when I firt saw it. Greets, Nienke

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love that you put sweet little Murphy in your stitching. :) Oh wow, your daughter is so talented. How totally awesome. What a great honor for her. I hope you share more of her work with us in the future. :) Wishing you a lovely day sweet friend. :)

KimM said...

Oh, how I love that you included Murphy in the March pattern. PERFECT! And congrats to your daughter on her awards - and to Jo for winning your giveaway!
hugs
xxx

Vicki said...

Your March pattern is so cute! And I agree, I think Murphy looks great in place of the leprechaun...

Annette-California said...

Sooooo cute that you added Murphy. You did great! Huge Congrats to Madeleine! Her painting is beautiful! love Annette

Justine said...

Congratulations to Madeleine! Her artwork is beautiful. You must be so proud.

Ele said...

you have a very talented daughter, congratulations!

Jenny said...

Congratulations to Madeleine...a lovely painting. That is really exciting! Love your March stitching....Murphy looks right at home with the shamrocks :) Enjoy your stitching time.

Lesley said...

Another pretty finish.
Congratulations to your daughter on her painting.

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

How clever to add Murphy to the March design! He needs to be in more stitchery.
Congratulations to your daughter and her lovely portrait. Hands are so difficult to draw well, but her's are amazing!
And me, I won the chart! I read your comment on Jacquie's blog so now I must insert it into my rotation, good thing it comes under Gifted Gorgeousness!

Carolien said...

Hi dear Vickie,

I'm catching up ... André and Valérie had their part of the flu last week, so I am way behind ;)
I love your March stitches, so cute!!!
Congratulations to Madeleine, what a wonderful achievement and I can see why, she's so good!!! I hope you enjoyed the visit to the museum.

Have a great week & love, Carolien

Carol said...

Oh, how cute is that little Murphy!! Great idea to add him to your new March finish, Vickie! And a big congratulations to your daughter. As someone who can't draw or paint anything at all, I truly admire those with talent like she has :)

Bea said...

Congratulations to Madeleine - that's an impressive accomplishment. And Murphy is an excellent addition to March.

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Vickie. The painting is beautiful.

Linda

Christina said...

Great job on your monthly design. Congrats to Madeline, that is great!

Lumiruusu said...


The pattern with an added Henry looks lovely -You are so creative :)
Well done with the Art Competition to your DD! The painting is very beautiful.

Irmeli said...

Lovely March ornament and stitched Murphy looks cute on it.
Congratulations to your daughter too!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations to Madeleine. A great achievement for her.
I love how you added Murphy to this March design. He fits perfectly, lol.

Judith Makes said...

Very pretty

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

What a nice idea to provide the March image with a poodle . Fits great, especially to you . I like it when you embroidery himself and his preference adapts . So they are even more unique . Howdy warmly
Your Sandra

butterfly said...

Congrats to your daugter , lovely project.
Your March stitching is so sweet love it .

Beth said...

Congrats on the painting! I am stitching St, Pat's for March,

rosey175 said...

One day you shall add a cat into your pieces, right! :D I think Murphy looks great in here, especially with his little green bandanna. And congrats to your daughter! I agree with Jo, hands are hard to draw (feet too). I like the vase of flowers behind Winky!

Frances N said...

I love your little March finish! It's really cute! And Murphy just makes it perfect!
That is a lovely art museum--it just looks so interesting! And congrats to your talented daughter! What a wonderful painting!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Fantastic painting, congratulations to your talented daughter. Your March design is such fun, no wonder you wanted to stitch ahead.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely finish! Murphy looks great :D And your daughter is so talented!

Margaret said...

OMG! Madeleine is so talented! I hope she won't mind when I say that her style somehow makes me think of Frida Kahlo, one of my favorite artists. It's meant as a compliment. Wow! Congratulations to her! I am bowled over.

Love your Murphy stitch! lol! So cute! I like that you put Murphy in instead of a leprechaun.

I hope you are doing ok and that you are managing as little pain as possible. A week or so till the epidural injection? Prayers!

gominam said...

What a beautiful finish, I thought that was the original pattern, now you made it unique and prettier, Murphy's so cute:)

Julie said...

Super March finish.
Well done to Madeleine on her beautiful artwork.

Sari (saristitching) said...

What a lovely March finish. Really cute.

Penny said...

Oh my goodness! Madeleine is very talented! And such a cute March finish! Love that you changed the Leprechaun to Murphy. :) Thinking about you and hope you are doing okay. Praying the epidural shot helps.

Maggee said...

Congratulations to Madeleine! She is a talented one, and deserves recognition! Love the March stitched piece... and the fact that you added Murphy in it! Very sweet! Hugs!

moreofhim said...

Madeleine is SO talented! Wow! Congratulations to her!

I love your March finish. Where did you find the pattern for the little poodle? I'm going to do these patterns, too, and love your poodle. Much better than a Leprechaun! I would like to do this little poodle for a necklace, too. Would be super cute!

Hope you're feeling better, Vickie! Prayers, as always.

Blessings - Julie