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I have a bunch to share this week. Are you ready? Let's go! :)
This week we have the Cone Flower!
This is the Second of 6 flowers which will be used in a project the end of February.
This week I used lots of French knots (especially for Selina) and some button accents.
I really love this flower. Remember, there are 5 flowers which will be used 10 times each this year. They will all look totally different and be used in different projects.
This week I would also like to introduce the Mr. Bee! He is the bonus pattern when you join the Fellowship. He will be making his appearance in many projects throughout the year.
If you purchased a kit from me, there is plenty of black wool, black polka dot fabric and plenty of hay bale wool for you to make all the bees needed. Of course, you can make them different colors if you like.
I embellished my bee with these.
Ok, now onto our first mystery project! As you know from my hint in my Monday post, I loooooove the TV show Downton Abbey! Here is Mr. Carson, the head Butler. Notice the wall behind him?
Well those are bells assigned to each room of the grand home.
Wires ran through the walls of the house connecting the bells with
bell pulls! Back in the day these were incredible pieces of needlepoint with a tassel at the end. On an episode the other week, Lady Mary got up, pulled the bell pull and the servant came to the room. She asked him to bring some tea.
Well let us fast forward to today. Here is my Folk Art Fusion interpretation of a bell pull.
I think Mr. Bee looks quite charming at the bottom of it.
I used buttons and beads as embellishments and even added tiny jingle bells to the center of the buttons.
I took the same yarn I used to couch around the flowers and braided it (two stands of green, one blue)
to couch around the edges of the hexagons.
Next was to decide where to hang it. I liked it on the peg shelf in my bedroom.
It did look rather nice in my foyer.
But in the end, I decided it would hang on my "Friends Door." Seeing as I live in a cottage and the only servant in this house is me to two little bunnies, I decided I wanted to hang it here to let me know when my friends arrived. I love the sound of all the bells when the door is opened.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoy making this project for yourself or as a "Just Because" gift for someone special.
Remember, friends who have joined the Fellowship will be emailed the instructions and supply list directly.
The bunnies and I would love to have others join us. Please spread the word!
Happy stitching and stay warm!
Michelle and the Bunnies