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Thursday, June 10, 2010

4th of July Exchange (from me)

I had the honor of stitching something for Casey for the 4th of July exchange. After perusing her blog, I decided to stitch "July" from A Prairie Year by The Prairie Schooler. I finished it as a pillow ornament but I felt it needed a little something more. I remembered those $1 house frames many of us found and went to work. I mounted some starry night type fabric in the "window" and attached a neat, old patriotic button I found in one of my button jars. It just seemed to complete the display. :o)

19 comments:

Jan said...

Your "house" and ornament are just perfect---sure to be enjoyed by the recipient! You are so clever!

Berit said...

You've outdone yourself this time, friend! :D So creative!

Julianne said...

Myra,

What a great finish! I love it and I'm sure Casey does too.

Jane said...

What a lovely stitch and finish, really professional looking, I'm sure Casey will be thrilled to bits xxx

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome job, Myra! The PS ornament looks perfect hanging in the window - and the button is the exact right, extra touch!

Lois said...

Perfect for a 4th of July exchange. Lovely stitching!

Carol said...

What a neat idea, Myra! I bought a few of those bird houses, too--think we all did after Karen alerted us to such great Dollar Store bargains :)'

Your stitching is just lovely! Have a wonderful weekend...

Faye said...

Darling idea Myra~~~ I LOVE it~~ That pattern just fits with the frame and the button.../....omgoodness~~PERFECT!! Very creative yet again, Faye

Deb said...

What a wonderful idea Myra. I just love it!! I think that the frame and the button are the perfect things for this design!

Catherine said...

What a fantastic finish! Love it!

Crispy said...

Great little piece Myra!! The button is PERFECT!! I bet Casey love it :0)

Crispy

Ranae said...

That exchange piece it just way too cool!
Have a great weekend!

Conny said...

What a creative finish! It looks lovely.

JOLENE said...

What a splendid finish Myra. And that button is perfect, how did you part with it? Have a lovely weekend. Smiles....

Karen said...

That is so cute! Great way to finish.

Daffycat said...

What an awesomely creative finish, Myra! This is really beautiful!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Myra,

Wow love this one. The idea of putting in that house frame is great. I am sure the person that receives it will be trilled. :)
I just added another New addition to my bird corner in my studio. Hop over to my blog and have a look. :)
Hugs and have a lovely weekend.

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous stitch and what an awesome finish. Very beautifully done.

casey said...

I do love it!! I have it displayed in my den. What a great finish--I am always working on finishing ideas. Thanks for a great exchange!!