Well, I'm off to do some lettering, till I get sick of that. Then I'll go back to putting foliage on the trees. Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Borders make me so anxious. Whether I stitch them first or last, I always hold my breath when I reach the end and start doing the rest of the design. I live in fear that what happened to me with LHN's Where There is Life will happen again - I did the border last, and ended up one thread off from meeting the stitching on the other end. You'd think I would have learned.
I went off to my local needlework shop because I needed a skein of Crescent Colours Desert Mesquite for M&S, and came home with another LHN chart that uses silk - Always and Forever. I love the feel of the silk sliding through the fabric. This time I'll center the stitching properly!
I followed a link on this great blog (thank you for visiting me!) to the Cricket Collection's website, a company new to me. I fell in love with this project, perhaps because I grew up reading a wonderful children's book called The Sherwood Ring, which set its story at a house called Rest and Be Thankful. I feel an order coming on...
Boy, I sure am into linking things today. I guess I'm making up for not posting for quite awhile. It's nice to be back.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The other thing I completed (sort of) is Schoolgirl Lessons. I say sort of because I didn't leave quite enough fabric at the bottom so I decided not to do the motif that runs under the lettering. I think it looks okay without it. The house kind of looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa but I hope that can be straightened out. I loved working with silk but it was very frustrating that the color stained the fabric. Don't look too closely or you'll see all my frogging!I haven't decided what to start next so for now I'm going back to Gingerbread Cottage, which has been languishing in a pile somewhere. But I tend to get bored with it so I'll be thinking of something else before long. Hope everyone is doing well.