Monday, October 25, 2010

How do you plead?

"I plead, guilty, your honor."

That's all I can say. The hubs was home last week for the week. I was off work for the week. It was going to be nice. No work, just emptying some more moving boxes (I'm on the 6 months to unpack plan) and work on quilting projects. Monday or Tuesday I was to send out the giveaway prizes.

Here's what I accomplished for your viewing pleasure.

Yeah, no pictures, there's nothig wrong with your computer. I didn't get anything done. Well, one thing. I've designed a new quilt at The Hubs request.

The purpose of this quilt, is as a thank you gift to Ronnie Smith and Suzanna Love of Ronnie Smith Kennels for their expertise and training of our dog Jo-Jo. The training was an invaluable gift of their time to enable Mike and I to get Jo-Jo hunt ready for the wounded warrior hunts we got him to participate in.   I started with this:

I decided to see what it would look like with embroidery.  What do you think? The second one with the embroidery is better, isn't it? I like the idea of 4 huntsmen, surrounded by various dog breeds they work with and upland game birds surrounding those.  The photo is just stock embroidery pictures on EQ6 but I would find specific ones for this project.
I wonder, is there anyone out there who does embroidery that I can pay you to do this portion for me? I'd send the fabric to embroider upon and pay you for thread, design and time. Anyone? Email me if possible. My embroidery skills are not up to task - not enough practice with my machine and I am fearful... maybe I just need to get lessons but we want to get this out before Christmas and I'm just too realistic enough to think I can get it to the level I'd like before then.

Of course, there is a third alternative, find fabric "scenes" for those tan blocks instead of embroidery.

What do you think? Inquiring minds want to know.

For the two giveaway winners, please forgive me. I promise you, your prizes are hitting the mail tomorrow (thank goodness they weren't Halloween or fall decor!)

I hope everyone is having a great day!

Cheers, Beck


Baker_ia said...

I really like the quilt you designed. The pictures are great but I kind of wonder if by Christmas it might be a lot to get done and the embroidery thread. It would take a lot I would think.

What about having the quilter do outlines of some of the things you have in those blocks it would then be theme to the hunting.

Just a comment and if you don't care for it I do understand :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

If you're serious about that my neighbor has an embroidery business in her home. She does beautiful work - I have no idea what she would charge but her work is good and I think she's reasonable. Her website is Tell her I sent you! She does a lot more than is on her website. blessings, marlene

Shay said...

Swear words and calling me names on my blog little Miss Potty Mouth? I'm so going to make you an honourary aussie.

I like them both (which is not helpful ) but I dont think you'll be happy until you check out the possibiltiies with the embroidery because it's such a great idea.

I say go for broke.

I am just about to email you ...bitch.

(It felt so wrong to write that-I'm so goody two shoes )

Stop going away and ignoring us too...I dont care what your excuse is. As if hubs is more important than your adoring public!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

What a wonderful gift idea for your dog trainer! Unfortunately I don't know anybody that does embroidery - good luck on your search.

John'aLee said...

I like your 6 month plan dearie. I'm glad you came over to my brought me to yours. I'm a followin'!