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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hare's Christmas

Hey Blog Buddies,
Hope you all had a fun and safe New Year's holiday.  As for me, I was asleep before midnight, and prior to that I completed my final project of 2012:  Hare's Christmas by Plum Street Samplers.  (The partying never stops here at The Southpaw!)

This piece had a stitching misadventure.
There were some ugly water spots on the fabric,
just above the lettering--don't ask!
Even though all the floss was overdyed (GAST Simply Shaker),
I had no choice but to wash the piece and hope for the best.
The labels on all the skeins of floss said "colorfast."
The red bled just a tiny bit (around the "l" in the last "Jingle")
which wasn't surprising--
not very noticeable in this photo--but it's not ruined (IMO)
and it's a vast improvement from the water spots.

Here are some close-ups:

I just love these little guys, they're so silly.


Did you think that Mama Hare has a reindeer?
No, the horse has tied-on antlers
and a wreath with a bell around his neck!

Every time I look at this piece it makes me smile.
And now it's all ready for Christmas 2013!
(Well, I just have to finish-finish it--heheh.)

I made a new start yesterday:
Erica Michaels' Thoughts of Winter.
Didn't get too far--
I'll show it when more is completed.

That's it for now.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!

16 comments:

Giovanna said...

Cute finish, congrats! Have a great stitchy 2013!

Parsley said...

I think it turned out great, wash and all! I have this on my wish list and can't wait until it's on my to do list. So cute!

Minnie said...

Jingle Jingle is just adorable Happy Stitchy New Year to you too. I love your staff from you last post. So cute.

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish. I love it.
Would you be interested in selling the chart?

Linda

Ranae said...

Love your last 2012 finish
Happy stitching 2013!!

Patty C. said...

I have this- i need to get moving on it- love your finish

Happy Baker said...

It turned out great, I really like it and I don't think anyone will notice some extra red on the fabric!

Beth Pearce said...

That is very cute!! I have some of those designs in my to do mountain - maybe this year.....

Chris said...

Sweet finish. So glad that you were able to rescue it from the water spots. I can see whay it makes you smile!
Happy New Year!!

Sally said...

What a great finish! It makes me smile!

Julie said...

Now that is one superb finish, i haven't seen that one before, i love it!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Lelia said...

awwww .... too cute!

Carol said...

Oh, that is one adorable finish!! I just love those long-eared hares :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Great finish! You can sometimes get out stray dye with a cold (cold cold) water bath for the piece. I once put a piece in water in the refrigerator! But it worked. Just keep changing the water every day until it comes out.

Sharon said...

Great finish! Congrats!

Karen said...

That's a really cute design! I can see why it makes you smile. :)