Monday, May 16

A Stitch In Time!

Did you miss me? I missed you guys ... what with Mr Blogger throwing his toys out of the pram last week ... then losing all my comments from the last post ... I thought I would leave it a few days ... so everything settles down before I posted again!
Monday morning it is and as always there is a new theme over at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... this week we are asking everybody to share old wive's tales! Hopefully you can tell what mine is without me even telling you ... but just in case ... it is "a stitch in time saves nine!" But you knew that right?
Our ever generous sponsor ... Simon Says Stamp has once again popped a $50 shopping voucher into the mix ... so if you get chance  ... make sure you join in!
My sample was made using THE Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts and Lord Tim of Holtz's Weathered Clock die. You know Tim ... the man that can travel through time while herding hundred's of elephants through the thinnest of ravines to a place of safety with just a Charm Clip and an Idea-Ology numeral! Have you seen his new line of bags and journals??? ... Oh my ... I cannot wait to get my grubby little hands on some of those beauties!
Back to the sample ... The clock is painted with Claudine Hellmuth's yummy black paint ... and the middle part of the clock is stamped ... then padded with wadding and stitched! Which is hilarious considering I have never sewn anything before in my life ... if I lose a button ... it stays lost quite frankly! The idea for this came from the wonderful Lin Brown and Leandra Franich's ArtsyCrafts arch project ... I shall remain forever gutted that I never got chance to attend that one!
Talking of sewing things ... I never told you about the whole Holland class ripped trousers story ... luckily my Ranger U apron was on hand to cover my modesty or I may have been scarred for life!
Righty-Ho ... it is way past my bedtime ... don't forget to let me know if you knew what the Old Wive's Tale was ... before I told you ...
Have a great week people!
Laters!

30 comments:

misteejay said...

Very clever...lovely item.

Toni :o)

Helen said...

Yes indeedy I knew. I'd read the post of Simon Says... not what yu meant? Oh, well! I love it none the less, Linda!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love this Linda, really clever. The colours are fab, and I love the mix of textures. I'm a fan of anything sewing related anyway, so this appeals to me, but I love the added cogs. Judith xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

very clever, great work

papillon said...

lovely peace! harmonious yet playfull :) sounds like you doesn't it?

JulieD said...

Gorgeous, how unusual!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this! Isn't it amazing how button off shirt = safety pin, but button on project = search for needle last seen in 19.... LOL!

Lin said...

Oh you clever clever girl..this is great..love it!!anyone know when tims District Market will hit the uk?

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh Linda, you've done it again. This mini-masterpiece is full of ephemera. Love your style and your works of art.

sasa said...

I am in shock - one, you have picked up a needle and two, you NEVER did Gothic Arch...oh my giddy aunt, take a couple Timamins and lie down...I flew to Holland to do mine. But on reading your accounts there you had a dangerous time for a rural town in a flat country.
Great creation today and yep I got it.
P.S. When is this big stash sale then...?
Sarah

Candy C said...

Linda...this piece is lovely! I love the clock with it's stamped and padded image! Yay for you girl...sewing!!! The little Wendy Vecchi Art Parts stand is perfect to set the clock and the sewing pieces on. Love it! <3 Candy

Kaz said...

Linda this is sooo cool, love those spools, the clock ,the art parts, well just all of it!! Great work!

kazxx

SusanK said...

Oh, wow! This is awesome!!!

Alix said...

wow that is adorable! and did i know...of course i did...just like you knew i didn't drill holes in my fragments!! ;0)

Sid said...

Love your creation Linda !!

jeanetteguy said...

Really lovely, my sis got me the die for my birthday but haven't used it yet!
Tfs, netrix-

Gillian said...

THE Linda Elbourne ... has struck gold again, how clever is this DT sample. Truly fabulous, from the clock die to the cotton reels to the art parts base ... you rock:) xx

p.s yes I did miss you:)

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great piece

StampDancer said...

As always, fabulous project. And I did guess which Old Wive's Tale you were using. I'm with you on the sewing thing - Mending needed? Don't think so!

Angelnorth said...

Very clever, love those old cotton reels!

Debi said...

Awesome piece!!!! Amazing job!

Hels Sheridan said...

love it... tis lush indeedily x

fatmonica said...

Fabulous-just stunning!

Becky said...

Very cute and clever! I've always wondered what 9 the stitch in time saves...
Becky

Gabrielle said...

Oh 'sew' cute! 'Reelly' lovely and 'sew' much detail! Enough with the bad jokes. This is fab. Fact!

Laura said...

awesome i love it !!!!!

Lori said...

This is awesome, Linda, I just love that clock! Great theme, too!

Dawn said...

Saw this on the challenge blog VERY COOL!

love Dawn xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Awesome work! I love the ribbon spools!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful! Love it!

Lucy x

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