Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Monday, February 25, 2013

Stitchin' Kitchen Chickens


My kitchen is slowly being taken over by chicken decor. :)

We were at the neighbors' awhile back and I saw an embroidered chicken picture that I really liked because of the way it was mounted with chicken wire behind it. Hers said something about raising kids is like being pecked to death by a chicken. Hmmm...

Well, I wanted one of my own (sans saying) so I figured I'd better get to stitchin'! I used part of a pattern that I got from Peace Creek Collections a couple of years ago, it is for a tea towel and the name of the pattern is Lilly & Her Chicks. I just used Lilly this time. After stitching, I frayed the edges of the cloth to give it more of a rustic look and mounted the completed embroidery in a frame with a black background and added a piece of old chicken wire. Heaven knows, we sure have a lot of THAT laying around! ;)

I'm linking up with the new Creative Blog Hop at Dolly's Designs. Thanks Dolly!

Here is the dish towel I did a couple of years ago so that you can see the whole pattern. I haven't ever used the towel, I just hang it on the oven door for decoration! I think I'll start using it...

 

24 comments:

Dolly Sarrio said...

Good Morning Candy! Thank you so much for linking up to The Creative Blog Hop you very creative friend! You know how much we love chickens and these are so cute! Catie has started doing little embroidery like this I however have been lazy...you inspire me with these designs!!!!!I'm excited and thankful to have you Ms. Creative!

TexWisGirl said...

just cute! i like the use of the chicken wire, too!

Scrapatches said...

Sew cute. The chicken wire is just the right touch on the first one. Your kitchen must be very welcoming ... :) Pat

SweetLand Farm said...

Cute towel.
I can't have any towels hanging on my stove and not use them! Or actually any where in my house, unless it's hanging on the wall!

Sandy said...

Adorable! I like the addition of the chicken wire too.

Patty Woodland said...

Awww, she's adorable

gowestferalwoman said...

I love embroidering...

so much so that i am still working on a christmas tree skirt from 1985...

;)I like embroidering when someone else does it, and you do GOOD!

edenhills said...

Cute design. I do like that chicken wire background!

Michelle said...

Cute towel. I like the picture of the chicken mounted on chicken wire. My kitchen is also done in chickens. I may have to add another one.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my gosh. I am totally obsessed with this! I wish I could embroider. Framing it with the chicken wire was a stroke of genius. And the whole pattern is so cute! Ok, I need to learn how to do this asap!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I just had to let you know that I went to the blog where you got the pattern, and signed up via email so I got the pattern for free! My grandma loves to embroider, so I asked her if she could make some towels for me with the pattern and she said yes :)

Carolyn said...

Very nice! And cute to boot :)

Paula said...

Those are so cute Candy!

nancy said...

Cute! You could sell those on Esty!

A Quiet Corner said...

I too have several rooster decorations that I've had for years...love them for a nice home in the country!...:)JP

Marie said...

I just love both the tea towel and the framed picture! Using the chicken wire was such a great idea!

Sharon said...

The chicken wire is such a perfect touch. I love it!

Lin said...

Oh, that's VERY cute! There is something about chickens that make me laugh--although Patty has told me they are icky in real life. I don't know about that too much.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

This is adorable! My kitchen is full of chicken stuff, quite accidentally. One day, when we went to paint, I discovered I collect chickens! These are so sweet!

Sandra said...

Love it! Very cute :)

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE these. Chicken in the kitchen yup it is the way to go.
Funny comment about raising kids made me think:) B

Kristina said...

I love that chicken pattern. So cute!

Catherine Love said...

Love your chicken stitching!
My kitchen is a mixture of chickens, teapots & cups, and old kitchen gadgets ... a random mix, but all things I enjoy :) .
Blessings,
Catherine

gtyyup said...

The chicken wire thing is a great idea! I do love your stitching...very nice!