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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lazy Day

This is one of the very first primitive stitch patterns I stitched yrs. ago. I have forgotten who the designer was. Are you having a frosty night? We sure are where we live in Ky. It is to be very very cold here tonite.
I love the pearl buttons. I used flannel fabric for the 'frame'.

I thought I'd share a few more pics with you of some of my favorite things I've made over the yrs.

This is an older pattern I think from Homebodies. I still love him and now he is perched outside, along w/his buddies on our new front porch for the winter months. I used real tail feathers on the bird. He is made mostly out of warm and natural batting which I grubbied, and used Snow Tex on his scarf and nose.

This was a pattern taken from Create and Decorate. I made the clay button nose on the large one in the middle. The rest of the noses were made from wool felt. I used flannel fabric around the edges. I gave this to a very dear friend a yr. ago for Christmas.

This sheep is made out of overdyed wool. He is one of my all-time favorite patterns I've made over the yrs. I think this is a Wooden Spools pattern, but not totally sure. I love the overdyed wools especially.

I made this stitchery quilt a few yrs. ago. It's a Buttermilk Basin pattern. I just added burgandy homespun fabric in between the blocks and hand-tied them together.

This is a pic of one very spoiled doggie, BJ. He's a Blue Tick Beagle, full blooded. We originally thought we would breed him, but never did. He'll be 5 in April.

I made this small snowman rag quilt entirely out of flannel. This was super easy. All I did was use a circle pattern(you can use a small bowl) about 5 or 6 inches in diameter, then just stitch on some X's, a mouth, and blanket stitch all the way around. Turn the nose every which way and there you have it. I like to use pearl cotton when going through thicker layers. This is draped over our sectional couch in the winter time. I love the feel of flannel, so soft and warm.

We were supposed to have gotten several inches of snow overnight, but only got a little, with a bit of rain mixed in, turning to slush. I hope this day finds you warm and cozy wherever you are.
This is the first time in months that I haven't had several things on my to-do list to get done today. I am thoroughly enjoying my lazy day here at home, which has been few and far between for quite some time. I was secretly hoping to get snowed in! I love it when you actually have an excuse NOT to go anywhere or have to be anywhere. Enjoy your weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by!


the primitive country bug said...

Hi Tanya,
What a wonderful surprise when I read your e-mail!
Your pillows and stitcheries are all wonderful and that craft barn is to die for!
I'll be happy to add your blog to my blog list and try to get your name out there.
Blessings to you~ Birgit

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
Just found your blog whilst hopping and I love it! I think we have a number of things in common-love your stitcheries and wall-hangings:) and I love your crafting barn-such a haven that must be!
Looking forward to getting to know you more as I follow your blog-feel free to visit:)
Blessings, Shazy x

Picket said...

Morning girl..welcome to blogland!!!! You will love it here..love your beautiful blog and your sweet furbaby BJ...I was raised around hunting dogs all my life....my uncles and daddy were big time hunters and my boys are now! There was only me and my sister so we went hunting and fishing with daddy!!!! lol No sissy girl here! lol
Ohhhh your craft work is so pretty..I use to cross stitch all the time and my sister sews and does prim patterns for her web site..
It is so nice to meet you sweetie and I will email you as soon as I can so I don't take up a whole page here on your blog! lol Have a great day friend ~Picket~

Christine said...

What a great name for your blog as now our paths have crossed and I hope we can be friends! I have been looking at all your wonderful treasures and am full of admiration! Blogging is great fun and - be warned - extremely addictive!:-)
Hope you visit!
Best wishes
Christine (preferablyprim.blogspot.com)

Willow said...

Oh my I loveeee that snowman ! And the pillow and the.....oh heck I love it all ! And your fur baby is tooo cute ! Looking forward to reading all your posts =0)
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Nanna said...

Hello Tanya, I am Helen known as nanna, Pickets sister, she told me about your blog today & it was a pleasure meeting you through your blog, I have 2 blogs, Nannas Place & Nanna's Raggedies -N-Prims, plus a website, yea I saty busy LOL plus I've entered a bunny challenge & an apron challenge, there's a lot I would like to share with but will have to email as it may turn into a book LOL love your work & I'llbe back soon!


Catherine said...

Very nice blog and you are talented. Welcome to Blog land!

Maria said...

I love snowmen!! Nice blog! Welcome to the bloggy world!!

Janean said...

they're all wonderful --- the sheep...everything.

BJ looks sooooooooo cute!