Saturday, November 30, 2013

This month's UFOs

In amongst all the other stitching activity I have been pushing myself to work on, I have been chipping away at my UFOs again this month. Though they are all small finishes, they are all finished and out of the UFO box, so worthy of mention.

Once upon a time, nearly 40 years ago) when I was going through a crochet stage, my Mum showed me an old picture of a doiley with pansies around the outside, and said she had always wanted to have a doiley like that.  Well I found a pattern for pansies and did my best to find pansy coloured cottons to use - no small feat in our little country town where we lived at the time.  I crocheted away and produced a number of pansies, but alas they were not quite as my Mum envisioned her doiley to be. I didnt have the right colours to be able to do multi coloured pansies as in her picture.  So I put my pansies into a jar and left them there.


Recently I saw this pic on the internet, and immediately thought of my pansies.  Just the right project for my pansies.  (I am still searching for where I found this pic so I can link to it.)

And here are mine, along with my little lot of pansies still to be used.



So far, I have used 5 of my pansies, and have another 8.  I may use some for matching needlebooks.  Or.......

Most of these will go into my birthday love stash box.

My other UFO finishes for this month are a Christmas heart which I embroidered last year, so just needed to assemble.
This little coin purse needed a suitable frame for it, and I finally found one I could use at the recent Craft and Quilting Fair.



12 comments:

creations.1 said...

lovely finishes Marilyn - and how nice to be able to find a wonderful use for those sweet pansies - how nice would it have been to have had the range of crochet cottons available now to make the pansies for your mum back then!! The coin purse is sweet!

Sisbabestitches said...

What a great idea for those pansies! And the needlebooks would be great too :) Lovely heart and the frame is just perfect!

Fiona said...

those are all fantastic projects... the purse is so pretty...
the pretty pansy pincushions are just lovely... yes, birthday love stash is a great idea... it's my birthday in february!!

Hugz

shez said...

what a lovely story about the pansies Marilyn and what wonderful projects you have been making,well done.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous UFO finishes..

Chrissie said...

Lovely projects, and a nice story about the pansies. Sweet little purse too very pretty,

Anneliese said...

Oh, Marily, lovely, lovely. It is just the thing to use up the panssies. It looks very charming. Such a good idea. I might copy it, too. In this case you would see it.

Helen said...

Beautiful finishes, well done lovely story :-(

Helen said...

That was meant to be a big smile :-)

Janine C said...

I love the idea of a birthday stash box - I usually have one but seem to add Avon specials and doubled up gifts - craft items would be a much nicer idea.

debbie said...

I loved your story, Marilyn. The pansies and purse are very nice too. xx debbie

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love the way you've used the pansies, they were just waiting for the perfect project...mmm...you've just given me an idea...oh no that means another addition to "the list"!!!...great to have some space in the UFO box and your finishes are lovely...