I saw this posted on someone's blog and it just said, "You need to stitch me right now"! I actually had the pattern because it's from the Gift of Stitching magazine (Jan/Feb 2011 issue), so up to my craft room I went. I pulled out all the necessary threads and even found a light minty green piece of 32 ct Lugana. Sat down in my comfy chair and stitched it in just a couple of hours.
The colors don't show up as vibrant as they truly are, but it reminds me of the colors from the 60's or 70's. Now the difficult part -- how do I finish it? The project in the magazine is finished as a pinkeep, but I was thinking more along the lines of an ornament. I haven't decided if I want to stitch it again in reverse so the front and back will be the same or just have a plain back side. I know that I want to make some tassels out of left over thread for the tail.
My shade gardens are loving the cloudy skies and rain! We had over 6 inches of rain in a 24 hour period from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. Hubby and I were driving home during the heaviest rain and had to turn around 3 different times because of flash flooding. The water was running off the farm fields like raging rivers.
|Coral Bells, Hostas and Resurrection Lilies|
|Astilbe, Hostas and Coral Bells|
|My smallest Iris bed|
|Pink flowering bush|
Craft Room Organization
When I was at Staples picking up ink for my printer last week, I just HAD to go look at the Really Useful Boxes. Ended up buying 4 of the 8.1 litre boxes (you can see them here). The suggested use is for envelopes, and I haven't decided what I'm going to use them for, but it won't be envelopes, lol. DD#1 had a really hard time convincing me that I don't need the little, itty bitty boxes they also have. What crafter doesn't need more storage boxes? And the best part - with my Staples Rewards, I only had to pay the tax!
Until next time,