Sunday, January 22, 2012

THE STORY OF THE THREE---

Bears--

I have my very own version of the story of 'The Three Bears'--

and as any good story about the 3 bears it needs a papa bear, a momma bear, and a baby bear!!
and so does my story--
You remember me telling you about the Scrappy Plate bom group by Anne--
and so this is how my story goes--
First I made this one--
It measured 23" across--
this is the Papa bear--
had to go back to the sewing room with the correct tool and I made--
this one--
this is Momma Bear--
and it measures only 18" across--
thought I finally had a handle on it--
but as I kept running across blogs about this scrappy plate bom--
and I see they were making more that one--
something 'clicked' last night--that something was wrong!!!
so back to Bunny Tales site I went--
and again I read her notice about the bom--
still had questions--so I reread it for the 3-4 times by now--
and there it was--she said to get a set of the instructions to go to the top of her page and hit the 'free' button"--
well--that is what I did--
and I nearly cried--
so here is the 3rd attempt--
at 10 inches !!!!
and this is Baby Bear!!!!!
You only use 4 inch long strips--not the whole ruler of 8"--duhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
So the good news is--
I can probably get the whole 12 plates from the one layer cake!!!
Spend last night cutting out alot of the blades--so am ready to stitch up a storm now--
and I sure hope I have read it correctly this time!!!!
Oh and I stillllllll love this block and the fabrics I am using!!!!
I just need to learn "how-to-read"!!!!
Can you see the difference here--
baby bear is laying on top of  momma bear--
really big difference!!!
Oh--am I going to 'frog' the Momma bear--
No way--she will be a wall hanging or a pillow!!!
I also got the counted cross stitch project done on the January Words today--
but need to finish it off yet--tomorrow--I will have more time tomorrow!!!!!


Hope you all have a great week ahead for lots of stitching!!
Hugs, Di and her baby--Miss Gracie

7 comments:

  1. Oh my...your story made me smile! And I love your bigger Dresdens! They'll make great pillows! :0)

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  2. Di I think baby bear on top of mama bear is so pretty! What about putting them on papa bear? That would be a gorgeous pillow!! Sometimes things that work out like that happen for a reason. ;)

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  3. And what a beautiful pillow it will be! I started making some baby dresdens about a year ago, but they're in a bag somewhere. I need to dig them out and quilt along!

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  4. I'm sure that was frustrating Di...I would have been cursing like a sailor! I think it's a great idea to make a pillow or a wall hanging out of Momma bear. Don't let it go to waste! :-) xo Jen

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  5. Oh Di! {{{{{hugs}}}}} I'm sorry you had such a frustrating few days, but it looks like you are finally on the right track! I just love those Dresden plates.

    I have been thinking a LOT of you these past few days. I don't know what my problem is, but I just can't get my counted x-stitch to come out right. I have ripped out more times than I'd like and I'm finally going to just "make it work" my own way. GRR!

    I hope you both are staying warm inside.

    Hugs,
    Carol (NJ)

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  6. All the dresden plates look great, but yes, it can get frustrating when you misread the instructions LOL! I'm sure you'll find a way to use the ones that were the wrong size! Hope the rest of your project goes without a hitch!!!

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  7. I'm so glad I am not the only one who has misread instructions. I love your dresden plates and I'm sure you can find a use for mama and papa. Glad you can now move forward and feel good about your blocks. Nola

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