Saturday, June 8, 2013

Honey Thief



I love this older design by The Prairie Schooler called "The Bear and the Bees" and so just had to stitch myself something featuring this very mischievous honey thief! I decided to make a little pillow and then stuff it with my own homegrown lavender. It is displayed among my antique bears to help keep the moths away from that precious mohair...so far, the lavender has been working very well (fingers crossed!) as the bugs seem to leave my collection alone. My bears smell wonderfully fresh and lavender sweet...yummy! My only worry is that Mr. Honey Thief will never get to enjoy his honey in peace!!!

Happy stitching!
Sandy

14 comments:

Jodi S said...

Very cute finish. I don't know that I have seen that design before. Is it called "The Bear and the Bees"?

The Humble Stitcher said...

Thanks, Jodi! Yes, it is called "The Bear and the Bees" and was published back in 1987 on a small piece of cardstock. Hope that will help a little :)
Sandy

Penny said...

Cute finish! :)

Z.E. Whitlow said...

That's great!! I got the biggest smile when I saw this. Great work!

Chris said...

It is a wonderful design and a wonderful finish! Love it :)

Betty Lou said...

Adorable!

marly said...

What a great idea to have him protecting your bears!

Karen said...

The Honey Thief design would make a good quilt block. Cute, cute!

Lady Locust said...

Sandy,
You made my day. This was after one of my favorite childhood stories. Papa bear didn't get his honey & ended up with a very swollen nose to boot. I think I have the record book but it is called something else. (I don't know how old you are, but they were books with 45 speed records to read it for you.) I still have them from when I was a child. Now I will have to find it:)
Thank you so much,
JoeyLea
http://www.thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

The Civil War Quilter said...

LOVE it!!!

Elisabetta said...

So nice and cute thief!!!

Jimmie said...

Hi Sandy,

Would you believe The Prarie Schooler still has that card available for $2? Thought your readers might want to know!

I love the pillow.

Diane in North Carolina

The Humble Stitcher said...

Thanks, Diane! I'm glad to hear the pattern is still available because it is such a fun one to stitch!!!

Andrea said...

OMGOSH, so adorable! Lovely finish and blog! Happy to find you :)