Monday, June 9, 2008

Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy

Spent more time stitching than usual on this excruciatingly hot weekend and finished up a Love Quilts square for a wild west-themed quilt. I've had this design in my stash for 20 years. It's from the Stoney Creek booklet, "Best of the West". I once picked it up for a buck on a clearance table at my LNS of the time. The designs in it were not something I was interested in, but they were very well charted and the price was more than right. I've always wanted to stitch the cowboy bear for a little boy, but those guns in his holster stopped me because I know what a sensitive issue that is. For this quilt, it specifically states that guns are OK if not pointed at anyone, so I knew the design's time had finally come.

8 comments:

patternnuts said...

Yee-haw! He looks cute!
Stay cool!

Barbara said...

It is an adorable design - and I'm one of those people who has an issue with guns, but these don't even stand out at all. It's very cute!

Daffycat said...

Really cute square for the quilt! I'll bet it is the favorite one!

Val said...

Oh Angela pinched exactly what I was going to say lol he is a real cutie :]

Jan said...

He's adorable! It's almost too hot in our area to stitch, isn't it?

Chris said...

He's adorable. I wouldn't have even noticed the guns if you hadn't said something.
If you ever decide to part with the book....

Ati. Norway. said...

Thanks for your comment. You also make very nice embroidery work. I like this piece, also the little dragon's. Beautiful! To make all those tiny cross stitches , you must have patience too :-)

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love cowboys!!!

In kindergarten I played "cowboy mouse" on my "grade" lol