Friday, October 31, 2008

Missing in (non) Action

Hello everyone - remember me? It's been a long time since I've visited with any of you. I'm sorry to have been so quiet but I haven't had much to show for my silence. Here's my little fox - it still needs backstitched grass, but the leaves are all done. I really enjoyed working on him - now he needs to be turned into something so I can keep him around while I stitch.

I bought a pair of those DMC marbleized scissors and stitched a small peacock (from the Gift of Stitching Historical Sampler series) to go with it. It was supposed to be a scissor fob but it's a bit too big, so I need to make a little pyn pillow. I've never made one and have to figure out how to measure properly so my pillow doesn't turn out lopsided - any suggestions? I don't exactly know how to start. I think I need to start a new blog called Fear of Finishing - no similarity to another well-known blog intended ;--) Couldn't one of you magically transport yourself to my house, and show me how to do it? I promise I'll feed you well...

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Good to see you back among us. Cute stitching your have done. There are several tutorials out there. I think Vonna - Twisted Stitcher has some on her blog. Plus there are a couple of more that I cannot remember.

Jennifer said...

Yay! Nice to have you back! Having never done a pinkeep, I can offer no specific advice, but in the words of Norm Abrams (this old house), "Measure twice, cut once."

staci said...

I've been thinking about you...email me when you have a chance :) Love your little fox, he's quite cute :)

linenstitcher2 said...

Welcome back, Michele. Cute finishes!!

Wish I could help you with finishing advice, but I'm the queen of non-finishing. Everything else you've done has turned out very well. I'm guessing you'll master this finishing project as well! Good luck!

Michele said...

so nice to see you back :) love our little finishes! can't wait to see them "finished" :)

Sally said...

Welcome back Michele! Your fox is so cute and I love your little peacock.

Sonda in OR said...

The fox is very cute and I like the little peacock. I've used Vonna's tutorial with success for making a pinkeep.

Carol R said...

Cute fox but I love the peacock!
Vonna's tutorial is great and any help I can give - just holler!

Kathy A. said...

Ah we have missed you! Once you have tried a pinkeep you will be surprised at how easy it is. Just visit Vonna's blog and go from there.
Good luck