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Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Sunflowers
Week four

Something New

You can never have enough sunflowers so for week four we will be making a sunflower ornament and a framed piece.  We both love this over sized flower that always brings a smile to our faces.

RJ - I found this small sunflower house on the bottom of my basket filled with unfinished cross stitches. But as hard as I looked I could not find the pattern.  It was almost done and just needed about fifty more stitches on the right border so I fudged and just followed the other side and finished it up. It fit our theme so well I decided to use it.  I will keep looking for any details I can find.   

I definitely had an ornament in mind until one day I was shopping at Michael's. As I walked down the frame aisles, there was this adorable sunflower frame. It was $20 but on sale for 50% off.  I also had a 25% off coupon on my whole sale so for only $7.50 I could not resist the charm of this frame.

Cute sunflower frame found in Michael's


Closeup of this cute little house stitch


A friend of mine made the birdhouse with the sunflower for me when we lived in Montana.


My sunflower inspiration from Avignon, France.  It was such a beautiful area like all of Provence

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Mary -  Fields of the brightest and most cheerful flowers grace the landscape on hot, summer days.  I wanted to bring some of that summer sweetness into my home.  This little stitch adorned with button and bee makes me smile.  The simpler things in life bring me the most pleasure.  I hope you enjoy our sunflower stitches.

Cute little sunflower stitch with some vintage sewing items

Back of stitch

Close up of charm and button

Have a great week and hope you get to do a lot of stitching.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Next week will be our big projects to start the month of September.   Mary and RJ



                                               You are my sunshine!
                                                    author unknown

26 comments:

  1. Hello RJ,
    your little house with the sunflower heart is beautiful. I like it. The sunflower frame ist perfekt.
    Hello Mary,
    your litte cushion is very cute. The litte buttons are wonderful.
    Happy Weekend und best wishes Manuela

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  2. I really like the house, it isn't a pattern I recognise but would love to put it into my 'must stitch one day' pile. x

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  3. RJ, the little sunflower house is just adorable. I wonder who the designer is. That sunflower frame is absolutely perfect for it.

    Mary, I love your little pillow. Nice addition of the button and the little bee charm. Great finishing technique.

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  4. These are both such beautiful projects and I'm in love with the charming sunflower frame :)

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  5. RJ - The house is adorable and the frame was a great find.
    Mary, I love your pillow. Great finish and the back is pretty too.

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  6. RJ & Mary...both your pieces make me smile perfect for the first day of September 🌻🌻...love them

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  7. What a sweet fit that house is in the sunflower frame RJ! Mary, that sunflower pillow is great the way you finished it off.Super, super details. The fabrics work so very well together. :D

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  8. You two never fail to delight!!!
    RJ, your piece in that frame is adorable! Great find!
    Mary,love your piece and the fabric is perfect for your sunflower theme!

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  9. Love both of your sunflower pieces! What a great find on the frame, RJ! Mary, the fabrics, button and charm are perfect for your piece. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. @RJ - i love this little sunflower House, and the frame is perfekt.
    @Mary - your little pillow looks great, lovt the charming bee.
    Big Hugs to you both, Martina

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  11. As another sunflower lover, I was thrilled to see this week's topic! Lovely little framed finish, RJ and Mary, your pillow is adorable. I think I have that chart in my stash--I should dig it out for a quick fall finish :)

    Hope you both have a relaxing Labor Day weekend filled with stitching time!

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  12. I do, do, do like the sunflowers! The frame, the pictures and the sunflower cross stitch pieces. Sunflowers always make me smile.

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  13. It's sunflower time! I like your collection of sunflower items and stitches.

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  14. Such pretty ornaments. Who can resist sun flowers?!

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  15. Des broderies qui sentent bon la fin de l'été,j'aime beaucoup les tournesols
    nous les laissons au jardin pour les oiseaux,mais quelle belle fleurs!
    vos finitions a toutes les deux sont très jolies et donnerons une agréable décoration en cette saison!
    Amicalement
    Doux week end

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  16. RJ: I love this frame so cute and perfect.
    The Minnesota Needlework Guild Retreat Theme this year was sunflowers, I love them they always look so bright and happy.
    Please email me your address so I may send that Blackbird Designs pattern to you.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  17. Mary: What an adorable pin pillow, the backing fabric is perfect and the trim fabric is beautiful.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  18. RJ, the frame is so pretty! Gorgeous stitching and display!

    Mary, the ornament is so sweet! Love your sunflower pillow!

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  19. Fantastic frame for the sunflower heart piece, just perfect.
    Love the bee charm on Mary's design.
    These finishing touches add so much to a design.

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  20. RJ what an adorable sunflower frame! That piece looks like it was made for the frame!

    Mary I LOVE everything about your piece! The charm and button work perfectly and that backing fabric looks great!

    Great work again ladies!!

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  21. Hello Mary and RJ,

    Oh my, you make me sigh for pleasure ... lovely finishes again. I wish I had more hours in a day (still holiday time at work). The one with seeds has such lovely back fabrics too (another sigh LOL).
    Thanks for sharing this beauty & have a nice Sunday!

    Love, Carolien

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  22. RJ...amazing sunflower frame to surround your sweet stitch! And Mary...love your sunflower stitch...perfect button and charm!

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  23. Perfect time of the year for sunflowers. I love the frame you found for your sweet stitching, RJ!
    Mary, I love the way you finished your sunflower, lovely display.

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  24. Your finishes are beautiful. That frame was perfect!

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  25. Gorgeous stitching, you two! Sorry it's taken me so long to come around - life is crazy at the moment. RJ, that frame is lovely!

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  26. What beautiful sunflowers both of you! You both always have such perfect finishing ideas and little touches that make your items so special.

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