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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunshine Sampler and pea pods.

Gosh, am I suprised at the amount of peas we have had so far this year. This is just a very small amount (half the peas ended in my tummy as I was podding them!) Last year we made some pea pod wine (put in the bottles in January) so here's hoping that it is soon ready to drink, and if indeed, it's drinkable! This lot were grown in the poly tunnel, starting off in winter. Last year when I grew them outside, they weren't ripe until late summer. So nice to have an early crop for a change.
Eat the peas, turn the pods into wine and then pop them onto the compost heap!

I did manage to finish off my 'Sunshine Sampler'. I was just going to photo it in the frame and the batteries ran out.
16 squares in all with little funky, quirky houses in each square. Guess which one is my little cottage!
The saying says 'Walk on the sunny side of the street' and each little embroidery has a sun to brighten the day.
                                                  Close ups.

                    

                                                         

                                                    

These are all hand embroidered with tiny bits of material (see, never throw anything away haha) Some of the trees are felt others are embroidered and  yet others are fabric. Do you like the teeny tiny robin sitting on the fork in the veggie garden?

Each square took an evening to do although some were a bit quicker than others. The background fabric is linen. It has a red frame all ready and waiting.But I have a confession, what did I do....yep, measured once and cut once!! So its a wee bit short on the frame, but only by a couple of centimeters, although still very annoying and I have already mentally kicked myself very hard!

Think it might hang either in my kitchen or in the hallway.....or might put it with my other little squares sampler
whilst I'm having a think do pop over and see the wonderful blogs in these linky parties.

Sunday.
handmadeharbour.blogspot.
Monday;
.the-chicken-chick.
Tuesday;
thediydreamer.
Wednesday;
ivyandelephants.blogspot
lavendergardencottage.
finecraftguild.com/party-72/
thededicatedhouse.blogspot.
Thursday;
sparklesandastove.
Friday;
craftsalamode.com


35 comments:

  1. What a wondeful project aand I love the second one as well.

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  2. I love this sampler. Like you only the teeniest pieces of fabric and this is such a lovely idea to use them for. Doing a little square a day is also good encouragement to get it finished.
    Have a creative week.

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  3. Just love your little houses. My guess is yours might be the one with the vegetable plot at the side.

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  4. I am so in love with this work! What a fabulous idea!

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  5. Your sunshine sample is really beautiful, you are very clever. Hope you have a good week.

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  6. The sampler is lovely. I hate throwing away even the tiniest bits of fabric and this is such a great way of using them up. Good way to use up peapods too - look forward to finding out whether it has worked! x

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  7. I love your sampler and would have said the cottage with the veg patch but just seen you comment that it's not that one so am guessing the one with two red doors?

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  8. soooo cute! i love all the little details you've put into each square, and the bright colours too - this is going to look so pretty all framed up and red is the perfect choice! x

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  9. Adorable works!Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. A really fab piece of work! Yours is the one with a red door but which red door? Pea green with envy on the fresh peas! Joan

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  11. Your summer sampler is lovely perfectly bright for this dull weather we are currently having, I look forward to finding out if you pea wine is drinkable hehe

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  12. The colours, design and exquisite sewing on these samplers makes me feel so envious of your skill! Fab!

    I think that the sets of 4 squares would work well as a set of 4 greetings cards.

    Love the robin.

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  13. I love your sampler....it's gorgeous :-)

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  14. You have an amazing eye for detail, I can't believe that it only took you an evening for each square - your head must be buzzing with lots of great ideas.

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  15. I love this...you're very creative. I love that the little houses each seem to have a personality. And the colors are great. Good job...sorry about the frame.

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  16. I too find it hard to believe that you only spent one evening on each one. I really love it and I hope you enjoy it a lot. :)

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  17. Your whimsical little house sampler is absolutely stunning in terms of colours, sewing and the theme. It's so beautiful and the colours are really stiking. Love every detail of it! Great work!

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  18. That is absolutely gorgeous! A really lovely piece of work - you should be really proud :-) Simmi x

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  19. There's nothing better than fresh peas :D the sampler is so pretty, you should definitely put it somewhere where it can cheer you up every day!

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  20. These samplers are stunning! And very inspiring too, thank you. Now tell us which one is your cottage?

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  21. I love peas fresh from the pod. Never had pea pod wine though.

    Your sampler is stunning - make that they are all stunning xx

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  22. I love your sampler, so original and what a good way to use small pieces of fabric!

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  23. Your sampler is indeed very sunny - it would make anyone smile! That's the trouble with podding peas ... so many never make it into the pot! xCathy

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  24. That is just adorable! You do amazing work!!! I also LOVE the appliquéd cats :)

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  25. Peas straight from the pod are the best!
    I love all the detail in your sampler.

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  26. Oh,may!!!!!!!! It is beautiful. Thank you for linking it up!!

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  27. love the applique, so cute!

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  28. Wow I learn something new everyday! I had no idea you can make wind from peas!!! really? I love to eat them raw too. By the way I love your header! So cute. :-)

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  29. I forgot to say I love your sampler and I am not following you. :-)

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  30. Haha Makeiteasy...you might make wind, but I think you meant wine!!

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  31. This is beyond cute. Gosh, this is fun. Each one of the little houses stands on its own, too. Beautiful! Linda

    Would you like to share this at What to do Weekends Party?

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/06/what-to-do-weekends-25.html

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  32. Gosh it is totally delightful. Please do tell us which is yours. I'm going for the one with the blue roof next door to the veggie patch just cos. Hugs Mrs A.

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  33. Oh, what an amazing little sampler! Your work always floors me! Btw..I am waiting to hear your verdict on pea pod wine before I try making any! lol

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  34. I wanted to spend a little more time on your blog and see some of the things you make. Of course I love the monkeys...redwork is gorgeous, too! You are so talented! WOW!

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