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Flying Monkeys

February 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Finishing/Finishers, Stitching Memories

Isn’t this the most fabulous pillow you’ve ev-ahr seen!

I stitched this piece the summer Lizzie went on vacation with her friend, Devin.  Apparently Devin and Lizzie were a pair on a tear.  I ended up speaking to Devin’s mother much more than I ever intended when I said Lizzie could go on that trip.  I thought it an appropriate sentiment as I doled out punishment from 1,000 miles away.

It’s been sitting in my finished basket ever since.  For those who don’t know, this is a reference to the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz.  She had those cute little flying monkies.

I sent this to Stitchery Square for the finishing.  I told them I thought it needed some black feathers and I wanted it to be fun and funky.

I think they succeeded fabulously!

Isn’t that the sweetest little black button there?

I don’t think I’m going to give it to Devin’s mother as I originally thought as I was stitching and talking to her about whatever outragouse thing the girls had done that day.  I’m just too selfish for that.  Or maybe as Lizzie believes, I really am the wicked witch of the west.

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  • 1 Judy Harper // Feb 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    There is another in this series that says “Nobody gets in to see the wizard – not nobody, nohow!” It is a door hanger, and I need it for my son’s lair/retreat/office at home. It has the Emerald City in the background, with the yellow brick road leading up to it. LOL

  • 2 stitchinglawyer // Feb 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Or the other one I think is wonderful says, “I haven’t been the same since that house fell on my sister.”

  • 3 Pat // Feb 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I love it! Fantastic stitching and fabulous finishing! If momma ain’t happy……LOL

  • 4 LadyDoc // Feb 5, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I have a cross stitch chart from Glory Bee that says “Don’t make me call my flying monkies” and a plaque on my desk at school that says “I have flying monkies and I’m not afraid to use them”. They both go with a wooden wall hanging that hangs on the outside of my classroom door that is a wood cut-out of the witch (green socks and all) and says “the wicked witch lives here”.

  • 5 LadyDoc // Feb 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Oops- and I obviously forgot how to spell “monkeys”!!!

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