Monday, 16 April 2018

Chickens

Hi Everyone,

Such joy to see the sun at last after so many days and weeks of cold, wind and rain, so it´s time to get a post done and stop dragging my feet about.  I have just recently finished a design started ages ago. The Berlingot Convallaria by Olga at Saolya.blogspot.



I loved doing the embroidery although I did take ages, as always, on deciding colours.  Did I want a flamboyant psychedelic coloured hen or a more subdued realistic one?  errr....



 I chose DMC Coloris Nº 4510 and its corresponding solid colours, 640, 3819 and 520.



After the embroidery was done I suddenly lost interest in the making up part and wondered if I really wanted a perky dolled up hen and whether my finished endeavours would even remotely represent anything like a chicken.  I added beads, two tiny buttons for the eyes and a piece of ribbon to act as tail feathers.



Not sure whether I succeeded or not but it was a fun make.

 On the subject of chickens as we are, I found this pretty gingham chicken scratch embroidered tablecloth with a hand crochet edging at our local charity shop.


Unfortunately it has a cigarette burn hole but as it is a nice size, one metre by one seventy, I´m going to see if I can cut out the damage and redo some of the embroidery.  That will keep me busy this week.
Sheryl

27 comments:

  1. Lovely ornament so pretty .
    Love the table cloth I have a green one a friend stitched for me a long time ago.
    Have a fun week hugs,

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  2. Very cool! Well done to get this stitched and finished, it's gorgeous.

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  3. This little hen is very cute. Your pictures allow me to understand how such pyramids are made, at last! Your colour choice is a success! I am sure you will find a solution to mend the gingham cloth which is lovely and so much spring-like! Hugs!

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  4. Neat. I liked seeing it flat before assembling. It's very cute!

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  5. Sheryl, that chicken is wonderful!! Great colors and such pretty stitching!

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  6. Totally adorable dolled-up chicken! You did a wonderful job as usual!

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  7. Love the chook. The colours look fantastic. I think you did well with using the beads too. A great design.

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  8. Hi Sheryl love your embroidered chook ,its so cute and what a lovely find with the tablecloth,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

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  9. Your little embroidered chicken is fabulous! I just started a chicken scratch project and am finding it very fun to work on.

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  10. I love the sweet chicken! You chose gorgeous colours. Good luck with rescuing that beautiful table cloth.

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  11. Your little chicken is just adorable. I love the fancy colours you used, they make it a really special little chicken. Your finishing skills are awesome, Sheryl. No doubt you will manage to fix that lovely tablecloth.

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  12. The little chicken is very cute. I like the colours you used.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  13. I think your chicken is very cute. I have seen the pattern before and liked them but not one with embroidery. I like it even more!

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  14. That chicken does look like fun, I must admit!

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  15. Your chicken is beautiful - I love your choice of colours. Oh yes, isn't it lovely to see the sun again! But definitely one extreme to another - it was nearly 30degrees here today. Still, I am not complaining. xx

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  16. I'm so glad you finished this fun chicken, Sheryl! Love the colors and the pure fun of him :) I'm sure you'll be able to fix the orange checked tablecloth--I think you can do just about anything with your needle :)

    Glad things are warming up and the sun is shining over there--we had more snow today :(

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  17. Oh yes, it looks like a very snazzy chicken! Your addition of the beads, eyes, and ribbon tail make it especially chickeny.

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  18. Hi Sheryl
    You do not even want to see that this embroidery turns out to be a chicken, but it looks great. And so great stitches. And as chicken, it looks great.
    Hugs Martina

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  19. Love the chicken! It's so adorable! Your colors are work beautifully.

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  20. Wow, that's a pretty chicken! I love the colours you chose.

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  21. I love the chicken and it looks just like a chicken to me! Such great colors and beautiful colors!

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  22. Sheryl, il pollo è meraviglioso!!

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  23. Such a lovely little chicken you made there.And the tablecloth will really look nice.AriadnefromGreece!

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  24. your chicken is lovely! I love the emboridery and the made up chicken is a success!

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  25. Of course, go for a flamboyant chicken! They certainly don't hold back on the colors haha. I love the little ribbon tail "feathers" too.

    Good luck on your chicken scratch find restoration~ Maybe just keep the little chicken sitting on the burn mark. :D

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  26. Lovely finish! I love the different types of stitches you have used.

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