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Friday, October 10, 2008

Finished by Friday - Meet Frank


In all fairness I probably shouldn't count these flowers as something I finished by Friday. However, since I count them as part of my fall decorating then I felt sure you would want to know that I do have flowers - I know you're relieved to hear it. And I didn't plant them either. My husband did that. I buy, he plants. Well sort of. He paid but I picked them out. That works for me. Last year we put pansys in this box on the deck and they bloomed all winter. I sure hope they do that again.

These bronze mums we bought a year ago. They bloomed all fall, then we put them in the gazebo for the winter so they were a little protected. They've been on the deck all summer and here they are, all bloomed out again. I love it when that happens.
Finally! The last of the 16 herb blocks is finished. These take 4 or 5 hours to do so you do the math....at least 64 hours, maybe as much as 80. Even though I enjoyed doing them I'm glad to be finished.
This poem will go around the herb blocks after they are sashed. I'd like to think I could get that done this next week but it's not likely. I have the green fabrics I want to use and I think I'm going to like this!
Meet Frank! Isn't he the cutest thing? So much personality. :) The background is a tea towel and when I decided to use it I was tickled to think I'd just put Frank on there and use it just like that. Now that he's there I've decided he night need a border. Something colorful. What do you think?

This is a wool project that has no name. Are these called Penny Rugs? What are penny rugs anyway? I didn't have a pattern, just used an embroidery hoop to draw a circle on the black wool, then cut out some leaves and pumpkins and stems and stitched them on. I love working on wool! What have you done this week?

21 comments:

Milah said...

Awh...Frank looks fine, I'd leave him alone.

sMC said...

what fabulous garden can I borrow the dh for a week.
love frank.

Linda said...

Looks like a penny rug to me - or the updated version of one! I love Frank too!!

lila said...

Your flowers are lovely, great that your hubby would help out!

I like your post on how you are making changes with the new economy. Being a quilter is traditionally frugal!(I owned a quilt shop for 11 years and can tell you that Arkansas quilters are over-all a pretty frugal group.)
I see you are a Libra too...Happy Birthday!

Tracy P. said...

Flowers all winter--I'm green! (Pun intended, just like yours on the flatulence post yesterday. You totally cracked me up!)

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for stopping by and the story of your Dad and the bear.
Alas, I wasn't a fan of the bear. I folllow the other team in our state, Auburn, where my Honey Bear got his degree as did daughter and son by love and.....!
Mama Bear

Twisted Fencepost said...

Well, you know I just love Frank!!
I'm with you, I think he needs a border. The flowers are beautiful1

Margaret said...

Hey , How would Frank go with a border of Pansies?or do you think he might walk off in a huff?

Sharon said...

Marlene, you have a lot to show for your week! You put me to shame - my pansies are still waiting to be planted, after a month, at least. Could you send your DH over here?
Frank is very cute. I love his legs/stockings! I'm undecided about a border. Lay some next to him and see what "speaks" to you! Your penny rug is very cute too. Working with wool is nice, huh? I love the feel and the smell of it.

Marie said...

Ohh Marlene, I love your penny rug and your Frankenstein!!! I have a real love of penny rugs. I wish that I could afford to send for some of those kits that you can buy to make them. I can't find the wool felt anywhere over here to make my own.

Salem Stitcher said...

I love Frank. He is very cute!

Marilyn R said...

I think Frank is a very handsome guy! I just love his fashion statement stockings!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Frank is just lovely..Your penny rug is lovely too.....I am into stitcheries but at the moment quilting has taken over me...:)ANDREA

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Marlene, you do more in one week than I've done in a year...you go girl!!

Janet said...

I love your mums! I like Frank, too. Maybe a border to match his jacket.

Sue said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I love this penny rug...I can't believe you didn't have a pattern. You need to give a demo on how a beginner could do something with wool. I'd love to learn!

Veggie Mom said...

Wow, everything is so beautiful--you're quite an accomplished gal!

Valerie said...

Well, I have finally fixed me a little sewing area. I am very proud of it. It took a lot of work, even though it doesn't look like it. Maybe now, I can get some sewing done. My garden is really slowing down so that is helping. I am looking forward to the rest this winter. Your mums are gorgeous. I love pansies too.

sister sheri said...

Love your flowers!

I finished knitting a scarf for me...

and I finished knitting and piecing together a sweater for my son... I had actually made the sweater last year, but it was too small. I ripped it out this summer and started all over, again.

Jacquie said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I wish I didn't kill everything I tried to grow.

Angie said...

You are so talented. I would have never thought of any of this!
Love, Angie, xx