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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mystery Birdie and a Dyeing Fail

I pulled a couple of finishes out of that box and started preparing them for final finishing. I got the first of those finished last night watching floss tube.




I then thought, when did I stitch this? I searched my blog the last seven years and I guess I never posted about stitching it! It's a mystery birdie!


Design - Button Up Birdie #1
Designer - Victoria Sampler
Fabric - 32 count tea dyed Lugana
Fiber - DMC




Such a handsome fellow! He turned out very sweet! I really wanted some red chenille to trim him with. 

How to clean up after the murder.
Oh wait, that's not blood! Last night I poured a little scarlet dye in the sink and tossed in salt and a yard or so of chenille. 


But when I washed out the dye and dried it the chenille was coral not red. I settled on making cording out of the 321 and trimmed Mr. Birdie with that instead. Now if I hadn't washed the dye out so thoroughly it would have been the correct red but I don't like the chance of it staining my projects.

Well, that is one down from my giant box of UFFOs. What can I come up with next?

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haha @ murder clean up. Such a cute ornament! I love seeing cardinals in the yard. The 321 cording looks fabulous. The coral chenille is a really pretty color and I'm sure you'll be able to find something else to trim it with.

gracie said...

Oh I have experienced a few of those dying surprises! It is pretty though. The cardinal is lovely.

Robin in Virginia said...

Well done on turning your birdie into finished form! I love cardinals and this one is just darling. I look forward to seeing what you put in finished form next.

Sandy In Montana said...

Very pretty finish Sharon. Remember it's not a dying fail, it's just adding to the hand-dyed trim collection for another finish.
Take Care, Sandy

Jackie said...

Congrats on another finish! Done is done.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

love that little cardinal!

deb said...

Love the little fat cardinal - your finish is marvelous! Good for you for getting one more off the "tobe" pile! :)

Akila said...

That is such a pretty design and very beautifully finished too.

Rhona said...

Love how you finished your stitching....such a pretty design!

Bonnie Brown said...

Well whenever it was stitched, the birdie is definitely cute!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely cardinal and I am glad that you didn't bleed all over him!

Hillview Embroidery said...

This is a very pretty ornament - what a nice find! You’ve finished it so lovely too, even if the dying didn’t quite go to Plan!

Susan said...

A very cute finish and love that pattern. I've been watching dyeing videos lately but have not taken the plunge as it were.

Julie said...

Your cardinal is very sweet.
I'm sure the chenille will be useful for another of your finishes, you did say you have a few to choose from.

NanaDiana said...

That cardinal is really cute...and I can't imagine what would happen if you didn't wash the red dye out--it would have bled somewhere down the road and left something stained or ruined.

You do such sweet work- xo Diana

Carol said...

Love your birdie....Victoria Sampler maybe?

Carol said...

Oh duh, it is VS...lol.

Khristine Doiron said...

How very cute!!

rosey175 said...

Pssh, everyone knows you need to burn the gloves too! Would the chenille have gone dark enough with a second dip? Another body perhaps?

At least the 321 turned out great with it! It's a wonderful stitch and cardinals are very cute winter birds.

Karoline said...

Such a cute finish

Cindy said...

Your finish turned out wonderful, even if it wasn't exactly as planned. I love the little cardinal, I put sunflower seeds out all year, to attract them specifically!

Brigitte said...

I love the Button Up birdies very much, they are a quick stitch and so sweet.