“What is it?” Wednesday – 133

This week “what is it?” Wednesday is being played in a different manner… because we are sharing the ENTIRE object in the photo! This item is unusual enough without us cropping just a piece of it for the puzzle.

We asked ourselves “what is it?” before selecting it for the game!

Ready to play? Here’s how:

• Take a look at the photo below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses!

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We have a winner!

Congratulations to Renee, who guessed the correct amount of Tootsie Pops that were stuffed into our mason jar. (Renee was randomly selected from the correct answers). She has won a copy of the book Mason Jar Crafts! (Renee, please email us at editors@createanddecorate.com with your full name and address, so we may send you the book.)

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owls on a fence – cross stitch project!

Owls on a Fence

Today we happily share a spooktacular autumn stitchery project designed by Terry Loewen.

Owls on a Fence ©2013 Terry Loewen

Owls on a Fence ©2013 Terry Loewen

 

grid size:            133W x 100H

design area:            9.07″ x 5.64″  (127 x 79 stitches)

legend:

stitches

DMC 310            black

DMC 740            tangerine (moon)

DMC 725            topaz (eyes and beaks)

French knots

DMC 310            black

DMC 725            topaz

backstitch lines

DMC 310            black

 

materials

Wichelt natural light linen No. 65140 

DMC floss in No. 310, No. 725, No. 740

Mill Hill Glass Treasures bats No. 12219, 2

Mill Hill Magnifica glass beads No.10102, 8

Homespun print material, 11” x 8”

Embroidery needle, scissor, straight pins, thread

To print chart, save image to your computer desktop .

To print chart, save image to your computer desktop .

instructions

1. Stitch design using 1 strand of thread throughout, attaching beads for eyes.

2. Position bats in moon.

3. Wash finished design in cool water, squeeze excess water out and press facedown to dry.

4. Trim edges within 2 inches of design.  Cut backing 1″ larger than your stitched piece.  Turn edges under, pin, and use running stitch to finish all four sides of piece.

sources for your supplies

The DMC Corporation

www.dmc-usa.com

Mill Hill Beads

www.wichelt.com

Wichelt Imports, Inc.

www.wichelt.com

“what is it?” Wednesday #132

Ready to play “what is it?” Wednesday? Here’s how:

• Take a look at the puzzle piece below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses!

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Thinking outside of the jar (…and a giveaway!)

Mason Jar Crafts

Mason Jar Crafts by Lauren Elise Donaldson shares 30 projects that turn vintage Mason jars into homemade crafts that are both beautiful and functional. In a DIY weekend make inexpensive, yet thoughtful, gifts or create vintage décor, storage, and inventive lighting to your home! The author explains, “The projects in Mason Jar Crafts were written with the dreamer in mind, someone who does not just see a canning jar, but an opportunity.”


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Would you like to win a copy of this book and start crafting with canning jars? Simply leave us a comment with the number of lollipops that are in the jar (in the photo below). Winners will randomly be selected from the correct answers. Winners will be announced on October 29, 2013.

Would you like an EXTRA CHANCE to win a copy of the book? Leave us your guess on our Facebook page, too! Click on over there now!

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Don’t forget your EXTRA CHANCE to win a copy of the book! Leave us your guess on our Facebook page, too!

“what is it?” 131- the answer

This week’s puzzle piece was from a vintage wall phone! Remember when operators connected you to the party you wished to call? Or, better yet—do you remember party lines? How fun to think back to the days of picking up your phone and hoping the line was available for you to make a call!

Ok, everyone join us for a verse of: “Those were the days, my friend, we thought they’d never end…”

To read this week’s guesses, click here and scroll down. Thanks for playing along with us this week. Happy Friday, everyone!

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