Monday, June 25, 2012

Mending Monday--Hens and Chicks


Mending Monday again. This time a darling image of a poultry family.  I spent two weeks researching and haven't been able to find any finished embroidery similar to this. Which leaves me winging it with color choices for my rooster.  

I love every little thing about this. The eyes, the fuzzy chicks, everything.
Download original image here.


At this point you can can choose to transfer the image either light box or window. This time I decided to transfer the image to a twill fabric sheet (purchased here) and work it into a pillow. This can also be done for a quilt. Muslin papers are available as well.


I shrunk the image down from its 8.5x11.5 in. size to 7.5x9.5 in. to ensure I had enough room on the edge for my seam allowance. 
Note: After one week of working with the yellow floss on black lines I decided it was time to change the image color.


This the image yellowed. 
Download the original yellow sized image here.


Tonight while the College World Series game two is on I will continue to stitch dutifully. Can you guess which team we are rooting for? Carolina Gamecocks...

21 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just love the hen and chicks! I thought I might print it out and color it with crayons on one of these rainy days! Thank you!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love the cute hen and chicks! Can't wait to see your finished project :) Have a lovely evening stitching and watching the game! {Smiles, Holly

Sandy said...

So fun....say are you going to do the triangle swap with E???? I would love to have one for yours also....and I can make one for you if you would like one from me, I took it from her comment on my blog we need to ask other people to see if they want to swap too????? Sandy

busymartha said...

I love Hens, Roosters and Chicks! I have a houseful! (Ornamental of course!) Please show us your finished project, thanks, Marilyn.

Kathy said...

Too funny! I'm going to suggest that you NOT use the word "chicken" while you are stitching tonight. Just saying.

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the chicks!! This California girl is crossing her fingers for the Carolina Gamecocks too!!

chris

donna said...

Aww Renee thank you so much for sharing. I love the chicken and her chicks. Looking forward to seeing yours finished.
Hugs
donna

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh you made me laugh out loud! Silly girl! When it's football time you're going to have to find a Viking ;-)

Tammy

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

oh those hen and chicks are too cute! i am sure it will be just darling when you work your magic on it!! you always find the cutest imagery!

vivian said...

wonderful! cant wait to see it finished. you are so patient with your crafting. all those sweet little stitches.. time consuming and perfectly placed! Surely it all pays off in the end. I am not that patient of a person... maybe I should practice patience!
thank you again for all the prayers.
xoxo
vivian

vintage grey said...

So cute, and what a sweet pillow this is going to make! Looking forward to see it finished! I am hoping to get some embroidery time in this week. Thanks for always sharing such goodies! xo Heather

Marci said...

Love that, it is going to be so cute! Is it going into your shop? Maybe I need to take lessons from you!

delia hornbook said...

Its really lovely what will you make it into? dee x

LBP said...

That is really going to be a super cute pillow! I like the colors so far. When we first moved into our house in 1985 my kitchen was "done" in Roosters and Hens!

Blessings

Linda

craftyles said...

Renee, this is another cutie. Have fun stitching away tonight.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Dear God,

Please for give me for being so jealous of Renee's creative gift.

Love,
Jill

Mimos da Claralú! said...

I loved it!
Have a great day.
Hugs
Luciana

~~Carol~~ said...

If I can't have any real hens and chicks, this is definitely the next best thing! Please share when it's all done!

Chenille Cottage said...

Buck...buck, buck, buck!!!
I love...love...love your chickens, Renee! Thank you for sharing this great tutorial. I have been bitter by the embroidery bug! Do you think it's contagious? When I was with my Mom last weekend we sat and happily stitched for hours!
Blessings to you, my sweet friend,
Carolynn xo

ImagiMeri said...

This is adorable!

Isn't technology great? I love all the things I can do with just a computer! My hubby bought me a Silhouette Cameo, their design studio software and a drawing pad for my computer for doing my medical stuff recently. I surely don't wish to do it again, but I love my new toys! Now if only my hands would stop shaking so I could use them all.

Love ya'
Meri

retrorevival.biz said...

Eke! So, so cute, I can hardly stand it! Clucking with happiness:)

~Cindy