Saturday, February 22, 2014

I've Got the Horse Right Here.....

Just in time for GW's birthday, I finished this  Paul Revere piece.  I was singing the whole time I was stitching..

I've got the horse right here, his name is Paul Revere, and here's a guy that says that if the weathers' clear, can do...can do...this guy says the horse can do. If he says the horse can do...can do...can do.

For those that don't recognize the lyric, it's from the most wonderful show, Guys and Dolls. 
You can watch the opening number to the show to see it performed if you care to on this You Tube Video.

The design is from the July/August 2012 issue of JCS.  I remember thinking it was interesting when I first saw it, but I recently saw a finish of this on Hildi's Good Life.
It made made me want to stitch it immediately.

Mine is stitched on 28 ct Cashel linen in Summer Khaki I think.  I love the little petit point/over-one stitching for Paul.  The grass is in long-leg cross stitch and gives a nice textured effect.  Just a fun little design.

I finished it up as a pouch to hold my small quilting ruler for want of knowing what else to do with it.  My cutting, sewing and centering are shown up for all their wonkiness here, but the ruler fits quite nicely inside.    

 

16 comments:

Vickie said...

I have plans to stitch that up "one day" also. Great job.

Mii Stitch said...

It's a great pouch finish and I really like the horse design!

Anna van Schurman said...

Cute! My niece would love that. She recognized Paul Revere as a fellow rider and respects him. :-)

Margaret said...

That's fantastic! I love it! I'll tell you, I've never known all the words to that song. Cool stuff!

Jackie said...

Cute pouch! It's a very versatile size as well. Do you fuse the back of your linen?

Karen said...

That is such a cute design. I love the pouch you made with it, I think your sewing looks just fine.

Jane Galley said...

What a posh ruler pouch you have! Great way to use the stitching

Brigitte said...

Annie, this is such a lovely finish for this design. I love this kind of pouches, they can be used for so many things. And I have this design in my to-do folder, too.

Gina E. said...

Perfect fit! (And lovely stitching too)

Emma/Itzy said...

Pretty finish! x

Carol said...

I'm sure that nearly 200 years after Paul Revere's death he would be thrilled to know we are still honoring him :) Very cute (and useful!) finish, Annie--and I love that blue fabric you used in it. I really need to learn to make these pouches and since yours has no zipper, maybe I could even handle it!! (Although, it has been years since I made a buttonhole, so maybe not!)

Annette said...

I don't know that, but sounds great!
lovely piece you made, and finished it off so wonderfull!!

Mylene said...

Cute design and you finish it off perfectly!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Nice stitching of a nice scenery with a horse.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

♥ Nia said...

Nice finish!! Looks very cool :D

Myra said...

What a wonderful finish! I liked that design when I saw it but if I remember correctly it had a bit of over one stitching and that put me off it.