I signed up for a PIF (Pay It Forward)on Sandra’s blog, Painting with Threads, and in accordance with her rules, I’m announcing my own PIF. Sandra is doing two PIFs, so she will be sending to six people.
“Rules are that I will do a handmade gift for the first six people to leave a comment on this entry saying they want to be a part of it (I’ll do three for each PIF joined, that’s how it works) . They will be sent within the next 365 days after joining. In return, the same offering has to be done by the people who join, make three gifts to give as PIF’s.”
So I’ll be sending PIF’s over the next year to three people. I’ll keep sign-ups open until 28 February I get at least three, and randomly draw three names from all leaving a comment on this post (if there are more than 3). In your comment, please include your favorite colors and / or themes (so I can make something for you that you’ll like – lol!).
The three selected agree to post the same offer on their blogs and to fulfill their own PIFs (if you don’t have a blog – I’ll happily host your PIF on one of mine – just let me know!)
Come and join the fun!
This was inspired by Sandra, and after asking her permission, I worked up this chart:
You asked for the charts – but your email addy bounced – can you send it to me again?
I added a beach scene to the Monkey S and finished as a scissor fob. I thought it turned out well.
Finishing was simple: I stitched a backstitch border all around the square, and made a matching back piece out of the same fabric. Whipstitch the two pieces together, stuffing in a little fiberfill before I finished the last side. Then I tacked the ribbon and bow to the center top with a few small stitches.
Here’s the chart I made. Enjoy!
It occurs to me that some might like the entire Monkey Alphabet in a PC Stitch file.
Or that some might like just the monkeys in a PC Stitch file so they can use them on their own alphabet or perhaps in another setting (the observant may have noted that there were 26 different monkeys – the differences might have been small, but each was different!).
So, for a short time (I haven’t decided yet for how long), leave a comment telling me which you would like – the alphabet, just the monkeys, or both – and I will email the PC Stitch Standard file(s) to you. All the usual legal copy write stuff – please acknowledge my work, don’t post the patterns elsewhere (direct your friends to this site, please, so they can get their own copy), or claim them as your own. You may stitch the monkeys for yourself, for gifts, or charitable works, but if you want to sell a stitched piece containing them, please ask my permission (I’m pretty easy-going, but I value politeness – lol!) And if you do stitch one or more – I’d love a picture!
Here are the last letters for the monkey alphabet. It’s kind of sad having them come to an end ;-(
Please, if you stitch any of these letters, send me a picture – I’ll happily post it!
Without further ado – The Monkey Alphabet – W X Y Z:
The end is in sight – here are four more monkey letters!
BTW, the slight delay in posting this week is because I have been caring for my MIL following her total knee replacement. The surgery went well, but she went home too early (her choice) and didn’t tell us she had no one to come stay with her during her at-home convalescence. She ended up hospitalized again with pneumonia. She’s an 83-year-old in generally good health, but stubborn does not begin to describe her! DH and I practically kidnapped her when she was released on the 24th, so that we can help her get back on her feet. We hope to have her back in her own home shortly. We take her to the doctor’s tomorrow for an x-ray to check on her recovery from pneumonia and to her surgeon later in the week to have her knee checked, and then we will see. Do pray for all of us, please!
Are you old enough that this title means something to you? Yeah, me too – lol!
It’s bonus week – six letters for the price of four (and you can’t beat the price!)