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March 3, 2012

What I'm Working On

Hi, Primmies:

I thought I'd take some pictures and share with you. I'm crazy now about the camera. It's an old one but it seems to be doing fine. There isn't a card with it but it's o.k., I just upload to the big computer and send to my email and I can post from my lap book or here. I'm at the desktop because I'm sleepy and this is easier to do photos from.

Is everyone tired of seeing snow pictures? Biggie's new thing is watching the snowflakes. Can you say "Awwwwhh"?
I must say that staining and grunging this rabbit was the most wonderful scented project I've done in a long time. I put all the good spicesI had into this almost 2 months old coffee mixture. I took it from the fridge and cooked it in the microwave:


 I'm doing the rabbit a little bit differently from the pattern instructions. What I'm holding open is the seam of an arm, oops, leg and I'm brushing in there good:

 Here's a picture of the homespun for her dress. Does a certain sampler maker recognize this? I almost fell over (I do that a lot)
when I found this in the craft room. I have YARDS of it. I must have intended to make curtains from it, for the kitchen where we last lived. I don't know, I don't know what I did yesterday:
 The pattern maker used strawberry print fabric and I thought this looked cute and similar in a way to her fabric. I know you're thinking, "Susan, strawberries and hearts are not similar", but I thought for what I had, it was darn close.

Now this part YOU might fall over. I found a couple of yards of
this very antique linen. I'm not sure what count you would call it but I know it's up there because it's harder to see than the 32ct.
I'm working on. As a treat to you guys whom I adore, I'm doing this rabbit for the giveaway after the sampler, and I'm using the linen for her undies. And I'm making an apron for her, there isn't one on the designer's rabbit but they are simple enough to do.
Here's the gorgeous linen that was in my fabric stash:

Well prims, I'm pooped. I'm going to watch a movie with
Mr. Glen Oaks and stitch. He's seeing a surgeon next week for a consultation on his hand surgery. He wants to get it over with so he can do what he loves to do, woodworking.


written Sat. March 3 at 12:29 a.m.


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Susan,

Oh, Mr. Biggie is so precious. What a wonderful photo.

Giggle, Mom has her special blend of "grunge" in the refrigerator too. Everybody knos NOT to touch it.

We NEVER get tired of seeing snow pictures.

Heaps of Hugs

maddyrose said...

Susan, I love the snow scenes. Now that you're close enough to being snowed in I'm expecting great things from you and low and behold you've come through. I can't wait to see the finished rabbit doll. She's going to be a big one.
I would have fallen over if I hadn't been sitting down when I saw the photo of the beautiful linen. Lucky you. The fabric fairies never leave me anything nearly as nice. Have fun sewing.

SweetPepperRose said...

Can't wait to see bunny when it's finished, love the strawberry and heart material!

Katherines Corner said...

Oh I can't wait to see the finished rabbit! xo

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post.
I like that photo with Biggie.

Regards and best wishes

Carol Stuck said...

Hmmm...can't wait to see your new bunny. Sounds very interest and I love the material you re using.

Thanks for sharing. I think your pics are pretty darn good!


Sheila said...

Hi Susan~
nice to see some of the progress you are making with your sewing. I'm already loving the rabbit and it's not even close to done ;-)
Hope all goes well for MR. next week!

~Sara said...

Love the pics of the snow, and the "kitty silhouette". Your bunny sounds like it will be wonderful. I will be looking for pics. Enjoy the weekend. Blessings ~Sara

Ronda said...

Can't wait to see your finished that stain smells kitty's love to watch the snow too...enjoyed visiting your blog..have a great evening...I'm gonna stitch!

Farmhouse prims said...

Love your snow pictures! Can't wait to see your finished bunny, I know he will be awesome! Hugs, Lecia

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love the snow pictures..our kittehs (the littlest ones) loved the snow falling..puurreecciousss..I can't wait to see what you are working on and I hope hubby gets good news of his surgery;)

Trace4J said...

Oh Susan
I think that is going to be one wonderful BUN!
What love and effort you are putting into her.
Love your kitty pic too.
Hugs Trace

Vicki said...

What beautiful snow pics. Can't wait to see the bunny done. Do share more details about this coffee mixture of yours in the fridge. I don't necessarily need the lovely scents you prim artists use in your work but would love to know if storing in fridge for a bit changes the color. Have fun creating! Love the fabrics too.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Well,Vicki here's the thing: in my sampler book, they say for darker tea dyeing(on linen)brew strong tea and when it cools bottle & store in basement or dark place for 4 weeks.For coffee staining allow brewed coffee "to stand" for 4 weeks. I assumed it would get moldy so I stashed it in the fridge. Bottle and store and let stand sounded different to me, but the mister says no. What do you ladies and my guy follower think?

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Woah! Beautiful antique linen! wow! Lucky !

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