Friday, January 29, 2010

Wizard of Oz Finished

Primitive Wizard of Oz
Midsummer Night Designs
Antique Ivory Belfast Linen
Crescent Colors and DMC Threads

With mixed feelings I put the final stitches into this last night. This has been such a fun project and I'm going to miss it a lot. Each little character has a neat little touch; the witch with her green skin,, the scarecrow with his straw stuffing escaping, the Flying Monkey standing between the F and the M - I can't wait to give it to my mom for her birthday once it's framed.

Yesterday I had some coffee left over in the pot, and I decided to do a test run of coffee dyeing on a little piece of fabric. I looked at Staci's tutorial and Vonna's basting and baking method. With these two wonderful ladies holding my hand, this is what I came up with:

Next time I'll use a bigger piece of linen now that I've gotten my feet wet, and maybe let it soak a little longer. But for a first try, I'm happy. Now I have to figure out what to stitch on it!


Kathy A. said...

Congratulations girl! You have done a wonderful job and it will make a wonderful gift.
Love that dyed fabric. Nice work!

staci said...

Congrats Michele on such a darling finish, you've done a beautiful job! Your mother will love it!!!

Your fabric is gorgeous...can't wait to see what you decide to stitch :)

Nic said...

That looks great! You will still be able to visit it at your mother's ;o)

Kim B said...

Great finish Michele! It's so cute. I might have to do this one myself. And your fabric turned out super!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish Michele!

Love the fabric! I've had a go a few times and have been really pleased with how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

It looks wonderful! You are enabling me. I thought I could resist this, but now I'm not so sure. LOL

Michele said...

love Wizard of Oz!!! Your mom will love it :)

how fun to dye fabric! looks great too :)

Sharon said...

So cute! Congrats.

Tanya said...

LOVE this one!!


Real Live Woman said...

What a great finish! I have this pattern waiting to be stitched for a friend and seeing yours makes me want to stitch it right away.