Monday, March 11, 2013

Sleeping with Polar Bears

I really wanted this post to be about a gift I made and sent to a blogging buddy, but that mailing seems to be hung up in the maze of international postal operations.  It's been three weeks since I sent the package.  At week four, I will blog about it in any case.  Keep your fingers crossed that this is not a permanent loss in the ether.

Meanwhile, I had a pillowcase sitting around that was begging to be decorated.  I adapted another of Helen Dardik's design from Orange You Lucky.

I just picked a pile of embroidery floss in different colors and started stitching.  I mostly used satin and  stem stitch, but I threw in some buttonhole wagon wheels and some lazy daisies for fun.  I had thought I would try out lots of different stitches, but I didn't seem to have the energy to do the research.  I'm very happy with him.  It's nice to have a security polar bear!




My Jazzercise instructor and one of my cousins have each had a new baby.  One  girl and one boy and all are doing well.  Stitchertunities!  Yea!  So my work is cut out for me now and indeed, my fabric is cut out as well!

26 comments:

Vickie said...

What a cool polar bear! Have fun creating.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your polar bear pillow case is adorable!

Mii Stitch said...

Very pretty & colourful! I love it ☺

Margaret said...

Wow, that is just wonderful!! I love it! I sure hope your package arrives. I hate when a package goes missing. I just had a flat envelope arrive from France after maybe 8 months? Amazing! Of course the contents were destroyed. Small details. I hope your package has a better result.

ArchangelDecker said...

That is too cute. You did a great job! :)

Carol said...

What a fun pillowcase, Annie--I love how you just grabbed your floss and went with it :) And I think you've coined a great word in "stitchertunity"--how appropriate and cute!!

Sure hope that package arrives. I had one from Spain take two months one time--you just never know!

♥ Nia said...

looks so fun :D great work!!

Annette said...

What a cool polar bear..
I;m feeling like a polar bear here... hihihi
Beautifull stitched!
Lover the colors you used

geeky Heather said...

Squeeee!!! The bear is ADORABLE!

Anne said...

What a bright and happy polar bear you made Annie! Love the colours and the assortment of stitches. Your friend will be pleased!!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Pretty bear!:)

Mylene said...

How cute and very colourful!!

Jane Galley said...

Oh, this is pretty.
I can understand the international post thing. I sent a parcel to Terry in the US, and it got there eventually via Canada! Shame it couldn't talk and tell us about it's adventures

Silverlotus said...

What an adorable polar bear.

Kissy said...

What a color explosion!
Love that bear!! Snow is back here, so just send him over, he'll feel comfortable ;-)
Hope your package will make it. Previous comments say there is hope.

Melanie said...

Love 'em! I think all the colors worked out perfectly. :)

I just had a package take 5 weeks to get to the Netherlands - something that has only taken 7-10 days in the past. Grrrr. NOT HAPPY.

Michelle said...

That is so cute - I love the bright colours!

Deb said...

I love the bear. So many wonderful colors and designs!!

Karen said...

Annie, your bear is adorable and such a cheerful thing to look at, just what we need this time of the year with snow still on the ground!

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zoomcity said...

That polar bear is ADORABLE!!

Erynne said...

I just luuurve your embroidered polar bear, Annie! That's a nifty site that you got the design from....I have bookmarked it.

Rachel S-H said...

Gorgeous!

Anne said...

Very pretty idea for the bear! Love it!! :)

Sandra said...

It turned out wonderful! Doesn't need tons of different stitches, just the colors and the motifs make it look perfect :)

Suzi2 said...

I like your polar bear!

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