Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hare's Lucky Day

There are so many designs I want to stitch, but I hesitate to stitch them because I can't think of a use for them.  Or sometimes I'm saving them for just the right purpose, and that purpose never seems to show up.  "Hare's Lucky Day" by Plum Street Samplers, a freebie you can find here,  is one of those designs.  No one I know had the right combination of kids to make this an appropriate design for them.  So finally, I stitched it up anyway.

I have a number of those spring tension hoops stored in a tote bag.  They are forever getting entangled with each other, so I decided they needed separate pouches.  Any old zip lock bag would do, but stitcher-tunity visions started appearing before my eyes.  So I sewed this design up into a little sleeve that just fits the 4" hoop with a snap closure to keep it in place.

I thought the hares were supposed to be white, so I had cut a piece of my favorite go-to fabric for white, 36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh, before I noticed the hares are supposed to be light brown.  I just changed them to DMC 3865 and I was good to go.  I added a little extra gold DMC on the kids' clothes as well.    Plus I changed the Mom's dress to a darker green for better contrast.  Looked a little plain at the end so I added a couple of heart buttons .. after all, yesterday was Valentine's Day.   The rest of hoops are jealous now, so I'm sure I will make more of these.


Truer colors:


Back of sleeve:

Inside with snap showing:

Stay warm everyone... it's wicked cold in these parts!

24 comments:

Vickie said...

So sweet! Good use for it. :)
It is frigid here too.

Margaret said...

I love how this came out! So clever of you! Can you imagine a bunch of these pouches with your hoops in them? So fun!

Kaisievic said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the link to the freebie, too.

Jane Galley said...

What a great idea for your frames, and a beautifully made pouch

Annette-California said...

Lovely pocket you stitched up! Great idea:) love Annette

Brigitte said...

I do love your ideas how you use your stitched pieces. This idea is one that I can't copy, lol, because I don't use hoops, I'm an in-hand stitcher.
I love these little hare designs by PSS, they are all so much fun to stitch. I have stitched the winter hares and the Easter hares, and some more of these charts are in my stash, kitted up and ready to go.

CATHI said...

What a great idea for storing one's hoops! :o) And so beautifully made!

Cathi

Mii Stitch said...

This is a great idea! Love the design (thanks for the link too) and the fabric you've used to finish the sleeve/pouch. All in all, it looks fantastic :)

Nancy said...

Very pretty stitching and finishing - love your color changes!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the colors. A nice spring design.

Jackie said...

You always come up with such good ideas!

Kissy said...

So cute! Love that swirly girly ear ;-)

Sheryl S. said...

What a lovely design, just think I might use it one day and a very good idea to keep your hoops tidy.

Holly said...

Beautiful job, Annie. You are so creative and I love seeing all your ideas.

Wicked cold here too but at least I'm getting a lot of stitching done!

Melanie said...

Super adorable! No doubt the nicest hoop bag that was ever made. Love your creativity. :)

Carol said...

You always come up with the best ideas for turning your pretty stitching into something useful, Annie! I've always loved the hare family (I think because there are three little ones :) and I have yet to stitch one. Your Lucky Hares are adorable and the pink and green polka dot fabric picks up Mrs. Hare's dress colors so well!

Stay warm--I hear they shut down DC today. Steven was on vacation down in FL so now he gets a free vacation day :)

ricketyjo said...

Wonderful stitching and such a cute design!

Karen said...

What an excellent idea, Annie, I love the pouch and you could use it for many other things, too.

Annette said...

I also have that a lot.. Beautifull design But What to do with it!!
You stitched it do lovely, and your finish as always beautifull..
You did a great job on it

Annette said...

I also have that a lot.. Beautifull design But What to do with it!!
You stitched it do lovely, and your finish as always beautifull..
You did a great job on it

Hetti said...

Hi Annie, such a nice Hare family and the fabric and colors are matching so well!
I love the idea of you; stitching a nice chart and looking for a solution what to do with it ;-))
Thank you for the inspiration, hope the weather will soon turn into spring!
Big hug Hetti

KimM said...

So sweet and creative - love the stitching and your choice of finishing.
xxx

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great idea! I have a bunch of hoops stuck in a stand that started out as an office folder holder. They keep falling out...this would be a great idea for those. blessings, marlene

get rid of cellulite said...

This is great ! It really shows me where to expand my blog. I think that sometime in the future I might try to write a book to go along with my blog, but we will see.Good post with useful tips and ideas.
verhuisbedrijf zoetermeer