Sunday, September 11, 2016

Betsy has a home.

I hope all of you have had a Blessed Sunday and enjoyed your time with stitching or something else you love doing.  Me.....stitching!
I took Robin's advice about the wooden embroidery frames for Betsy's Tart and it turned out really cute.  I had never finished something this way so I added some touches of my own.  I added a backing which I'm not sure you are suppose to do but to me it just gives it a more "finished" look.  Also, I stained the hoop walnut and I love it.
Here's Betsy:

She's sitting in my china/crystal cabinet only because the hanger that I had attached left loose so I must reattach it then I can hang it where I want.  I'm thinking kitchen.
Then the other day I received a package in the mail from my sweet friend Rhonda.  I had no idea what it was and wow was I surprised when I opened it.  She sent me an absolutely beautiful windchime in remembrance of my brother, Richard.  I purchased a wrought iron hanger at Lowe's and DH hung it for me today.

I had him hang it outside my kitchen window that's over my sink so that I can hear the beautiful chimes and look at it.  I didn't want it out in the elements so it's nicely protected on the front porch.  Thank you Rhonda....every time I look at it I'll think of my brother and the dear friend who sent it to me.
That's all from this part of the world.  I hope everything is in top shape in your corner.

Blessings, Barbara

9 comments:

gracie said...

Love the Betsy finish. I think I am y do a few with hoops. I have several chimes and I also love to hear them...all different!

Justine said...

That's a great way to finish Betsy. What a lovely gift from your friend. Wind chimes seem very appropriate as a remembrance of someone who has passed. I hope they bring you much comfort.

Marilyn said...

Betsy turned out nice.
The wind chime is so pretty.
Marilyn

Mii Stitch said...

A lovely finishing idea for Betsy, it looks adorable!!

Barb said...

Hi Barbara, Yes everything tip top here, what a lovely frame Betsy has it suits her so well. The wind chime is so unusual ,what a lovely gift.Have a good week my friend . I have just visited Shepherds Bush (wish it was for real) and oh my !!!Have you seen the new products, Loving the Halloween bits and bobs, Frighful be is gorgeous, Frightful Halloween needleroll to die for and Ghosts Gather well it would be rude not to.Sheep too !!! Now to work on DH ,I just cannot do without them lol. I will phone a U.K.shop to see if she has ordered them , just so giddy with excitement here.
Hugs to you from here.

Robin in Virginia said...

Barbara, I like Betsy in the wooden hoop and the hoop looks great stained. What a lovely gift of a wind chime from your friend! I know you will enjoy it very much. Have a marvelous Monday!

Vickie said...

Betsy looks great like that Barbara! Rhonda did such a very nice thing. :)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I like your finish - good idea!! Wind chime is lovely!

Bethan Foulkes said...

What a lovely way to remember your brother. The hoop looks really smart - and such a lovely colour!