Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Very Weird Give Away

Remember my post when I told you about my ripping error?  Well, I re-stitched the sampler and am left with an unfinished sampler I don't quite know what to do with.  If I were a finishing girl, I would turn it into something wonderful I'm sure.  But a finishing girl I am not!

So, would any of you like this unfinished sampler with a glaring mistake in house construction?

If so, please leave a comment on this post, tell me what you'd do with this little piece of Kathy-stitched linen, and I'll choose a name in a week or so and send it off to a brand new home.  Please be a follower of my blog.

Thank you!

34 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Yes, I'll give it a shot! Someones trash is someone else's treasure

Jan said...

I really don't see an error. I would finish it and make a small pillow out of it. Something to sit on my bench with other pillows. I've made mistakes before and just went with it. Sometimes you just have to live with the mistakes, most people won't notice them.

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Giovanna said...

I'd love to try! I would probably finish it off and then turn it into a pocket or needlebook.

marly said...

Weird? I think it's a fabulous giveaway. I stitch errors and create broken threads, sand my linen, make a hole here and there, deliberately stain it, run it over, and beat the crap out of it. I don't see anything weird here! Would love to own this.

capecodgirl565 said...

I don't really see a glaring error, but regardless, I would love a chance at winning. I would absolutely frame it, I think it is adorable.

Debbie Turk said...

Hi - I think its beautiful - I make purses and bags, I would repurpose it - into a bag or something like that.

Paula said...

As with everyone else, I don't see an error. It's a fabulous giveaway! I've seen a couple samplers on blogs lately where they were actually nailed to an old board. Very prim looking. I've been wanting to give it a try so that's probably what I would do with it. Love the colors in this one!
Have a great day!
Paula

Leslie said...

Kathy, if I win I promise to make it into a fabulous small. So glad you're "back". Leslie

Leslie said...

Kathy, if I win I promise to make it into a fabulous small. So glad you're "back". Leslie

cucki said...

Hello dear'
I love it so much... I will finish it and frame it.
And put it in my bedroom.
I love it.
Please count me in
Thank you x

Patti said...

Love it! I'm not big on filing in, so I would put a wool appliqué house on top using old blanket wool, then make it into a pinkeep. Would love the chance to win:)
Blessings, Patti

Vera said...

Oh this is so pretty. I don't see the error either! I would probably make it into a pin pillow. Please count me in!!

Lisa V said...

Please count me in. I think I would try to find an appropriate charm to place over the area, finish the filling in and then make into a wall hanging or flatfold finish.

Marsha said...

Ooo, i think it needs to be made into a box shape to sit on my mantle.

Faye said...

Hmmmm.... I'd finish the stitching, then sew complimentary wools on each side of the linen to make it into a rectangle... Then I'd finish it into a pin drum... Been doing drums lately and this one would be an awesome addition! Thanks, Faye

Marlene said...

I would love to win your unfinished sampler. I would make it into a stabilizing weight for stitching.

Jenny Wright said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your new designs...thank you!
If I were to become caretaker of your little orphan I would carry it around in my stitching bag as a reminder that to err is human, to forgive is divine.
Best,
Jenny

Kathy L. said...

I barely see the error. I would finish it up and do some "priming" it up and probably make it into a pillow or pinkeep

I love this and would love a chance to finish it.

Kathy

Kim said...

Hi Kathy!!!
I would make it into a very primitive pin keep!! If anything left, I would put a piece of it in a glass pendent, with a piece of vintage lace or crochet on the other side, and wear it! I could also mount it on a box that i would paint and distress, line the inside with old book pages? I could also make it into a book cover? The possiblities are many!!!!

Kim said...

Hi Kathy!!!
I would make it into a very primitive pin keep!! If anything left, I would put a piece of it in a glass pendent, with a piece of vintage lace or crochet on the other side, and wear it! I could also mount it on a box that i would paint and distress, line the inside with old book pages? I could also make it into a book cover? The possiblities are many!!!!

pj said...

Kathy, I would love it! I think the bottom half would make a darling pin cushion!!!! Perfect use and no mistakes!!!! It treasure and would not go to waste here.

pjstitcher

tucmar said...

Hello Kathy,Not sure if my previous attempt was posted, new computer! Anyway Sadie and Marilyn signing on,Sadie said she loves the "ripping error", but knows I would try and finish this as best as I could and wants me to and make a picture for her. Love the new designs, best wishes on the move! Regards and tail wags from Sadie. Marilyn

Kathy Krause said...

I'd love to make a pin pillow.

So glad you are designing again and I do like your name.

Kathy
Greendale, Wisconsin

Kathy Krause said...

I'd love to make a pin pillow.

So glad you are designing again and I do like your name.

Kathy
Greendale, Wisconsin

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i have an old sampler stitched by you that i purchased off Beth Twist, i would love to finish this, frame it and sit it next to the one i already have of yours - love your designs and plan to have a whole wall or 2 :) devoted to them.
Amanda

Linda said...

This a a fun giveaway. I love reading all the ideas....especially run it over and beat the crap out of it! My first idea was to appliqué over the error but will have to find it first!

Stephanie M. said...

Since this is a "weird give away", I would frame it just the way it is! In fact the colors matches the room that I have all my samplers hung....I love it!!

Thanks for considering my entry.

Stephanie

Stephanie M. said...

Since this is a "weird give away", I would frame it just the way it is! In fact the colors matches the room that I have all my samplers hung....I love it!!

Thanks for considering my entry.

Stephanie

Carmen Sutton said...

Kathy I love this little sampler and I think that the hole should stay, may be I would add some stain to it to make it look very old, as for what to finish it into I have to hold them in my hands for a bit until the perfect idea comes. I'm am loving all of your new patterns the ideas are back!
It looks like no matter who wins this little gem will go to a wonderful home!

sheravery said...

Weird, you say! Not a bit. I would consider it a huge honor to have a piece you stitched. I wouldn't change a single thing about it. Just give it a nice frame to rest in. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

-Sherry-

Ruth said...

Kathy, I would use it on the front of a project bag. I think it would be the perfect size. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Ruth

samplerlover said...

I would love to be in the draw for this. I think that I would also make it into a pin pillow. It would be an honour to have this in my possession.

Cindy at Mountain Hollow said...

I Have the perfect antique box that I could attach it to the top of the lid of. Then line the wooden box with some calico fabric to compliment the beautiful stitching....Thanks

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