Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I have a finish, but not a finished finish!

Howdy folks!

Been a couple of weeks.  Not much new.  Working on the shower for Adam and Marcia, trying to de-jungleize (that's my own word, don't try to look it up in the dictionary cuz it isn't there) my gardens, and stitching here and there when I have the chance.

I'm trying to get a little movement on the shops Facebook page so I announced Take it out Tuesday's and What I did Wednesday's on there.  Basically, you dig through your stash bag, basket, box...whatever on Tuesday and pick something new or something that has been languishing, tell us what you've chosen and work on it that day.  On What I did Wednesday, you post what you did and whether you met your goal.  I figured if I was the one putting this out there I better participate myself so last night I pulled out Rites of Spring by Cherished Stitches, posted that I wanted to get the stitching part of it done and lo and behold goal met!

I also had to start one of The Nebby Needle's new to me releases.  I fell in love with the Heritage Sampler.  The shop had the fabric called for so in my opinion it was meant to be which meant I had no choice but to start it.  I tried.  I really really tried to follow the directions and use only 1 strand over 2 on 30 count.  I just couldn't do it.  I know it was supposed to be done that way to get that old worn look but I kept fussing over it and finally I just said screw it.  So 2 strands it is.  Unless I change my mind again and do 1 strand over 1.   I don't know...what do you think?????

Worked some on Golden Ice too.  I don't know which one of you is sneaking into my house in the middle of the night and taking out everything I've stitched that day but you need to STOP!  Right Now!  I swear I stitch on this thing for hours and it doesn't look like anything is getting done!!!

Several of you asked about the button bouquet that I made from a picture I saw on Pintrest and posted last time and you wanted to know how to find it.  The picture actually came from a listing on Etsy.  I can post a link but if you are looking for directions I never found any.  I just looked at the picture and went from there.  I can write up what I used and how I did it if you want.  Let me know.

And now I best get a move on and get some customer finishes done.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care till next time!