Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Several updates...

This has been a busy week but I have managed to work on a few projects.

One of my current projects is a fun little item I am making for a “giveaway” at our upcoming stitching retreat. I’ll share photos and a link to the instructions after my return from retreat in two weeks.

Right now I’ll share with you a link for a great way to finish up some of those small projects that I found on the Little House blog. (Should the link stop working, just search her blog for the May 2, 2012 post.) It’s a nice way to finish off those smaller projects and doesn’t involve yet another frame! While you’re on her blog be sure to check out her designs.

Saturday was our local EGA chapter’s luncheon. We had a wonderful guest speaker, Susan Stein, who inspired us with her many ideas for manipulating fabric. She is a former quilt shop owner and a published author. Her projects have a very contemporary look to them. I enjoy looking at them but they are a little outside of my usual stitching box!

By the time I arrived back at home it was 3:30 in the afternoon and my husband wanted me to go with him to buy new slacks. So off we went and by the time we returned home it was after 7 PM.  I did a few things around the house and then decided to work on the model I am stitching. One lesson I learned this week is that you really shouldn’t try to work on a counted project when you’ve had a full day, no matter how good an idea it seems at the time! I spent an hour working on it and was at the point where I was turning a corner when I realized I wasn’t at the corner. I had been carefully counting and checking the graph only to discover I had been working one motif to the left of where I was on the chart! Sooooo, out those stitches came. Sunday was also a very full day so I wisely did not pick it up and instead worked on it again yesterday when I was fresh. And yes, I made the corner with no problems this time.

It is a grey and rainy day today so I am preparing my little nest and getting ready for more stitching!

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