Thursday, February 21, 2008

May I Present


In the Tall Flowers!
Liberty Street Designs
32 count starlight pink hand painted fabric, Liberty Street Designs
recommended DMC

You may remember that this piece caught the attention of a little boy on public transportation. Tonight, a four year old who told me that being married was "nasty" (I think because it involves kissing) was very taken with this piece. We were trying to decide what the beads on the leaves symbolized; we went with bugs, even though they "live in the grass." Even after he told me how gross kissing girls was, he said to his dad, "Look!" and then he plopped himself in the seat next to me. (Apparently he's not so keen on girls but he loves him some older women!) They are going to have their hands full with him in ten years.

I made the fudge tonight. If Sissy gives it her stamp of approval, I'll post the recipe. I will warn you, though, it's one of those family recipes that includes precise measurements like "butter about the size of an egg yellow." (An egg yellow? What's wrong with the word yolk?)

19 comments:

Kim said...

Gorgeous! The colors are great, and the blocks at the bottom.

I just read your post about Rich - LOL. They don't have cute kids like that in NY.

Brave Astronaut said...

Since when is fudge making an exact science? Isn't it sugar, chocolate, milk and heat and stir?

But a recipe would be good. I need some more, although I do have several in the bullpen.

Barbara said...

My Grammie's recipes were all like that. Fun, huh? :)

Your finish is fabulous! And here's to little boys who love bugs and older women! :D

Coral said...

Congratulations, I have always liked that pattern.

Love the sound of that little boy - he sounds so sensible!!

blueridge115 said...

The back stitching definitely made it complete...it looks great!
So what are you going to do with it?

jo said...

Very nice finish. I think the decision to do the backstitch on this was a good one.

Lee said...

I absolutely love it! It's so perfect that you finished it during such grey and dreary weather, too. It's so cheerful!

Linen Stitcher said...

OK, now I'm officially jealous. Your "Tall Flowers" finish looks fantastic, and I wish I had one, too (already stitched, of course). Glad you saw this one through! Thanks for sharing it!

Kim said...

I found a link for you:
https://www.stitchingbitsandbobs.com/cgi-bin/Store/showimage.cgi?NashvilleMarket0RaiseTheRoof0WrongSideOfTheTracksShinersTattooParlor600

C in DC said...

Gorgeous. The backstitching really makes it pop. Congratulations on finishing it.

Anonymous said...

Finished?! The Tall Flowers were worth the wait. And, I really like the outline stitching afterall.

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XmaryX said...

Awesome job, Anna! It came out beautiful! How will you finish-finish it?

monique said...

congrats on the finish! I love, love those colors!

Nic said...

That looks great - I love the funky colours and style :o)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on the finish, it looks great!!!!

Redwitch said...

Egg yellow - love that, what's the word for egg white then? I never eat that bit so I need to know...

Love your finish, stitching that attracts male attention is quite something!

Lelia said...

Fantastic! I just luv that design.

xsquared said...

That is GORGEOUS!

Michelle said...

Woohoo! It really turned out beautiful. We were so wrong about the backstitching - it makes the piece!