The stitching mo-jo is flowing. Here is the finish of the 'Origami Bag' I picked up at the Chatfield College Quilt and Craft show on Saturday. What a way to use two fat-quarter pieces. Now I am scavenging my stash bins in search of suitable pairings of 18" squares to make 50 to 100 more of these bags! It took me a little over an hour to complete this one. I was slowed down a bit by the drawings (I prefer photos) in the instruction and getting the fold just right. But now I'm sure I could whip one up in less the a hour. I see my future as "Gymnastics Grip Bag Provider" to the World!
|Close-up of the cute mushroom print. You can barely catch a glimpse of the lavendar spotted lining material under the fold.|
But other obligations call. I am 'ghost stitching" a project via an Etsy contact. I've never done this before, but I've always struggled when "forced" to stitch something for someone else. OK, maybe 'forced' is a bit harsh; I am getting paid to do this. The colors are pretty but the design and horendous amount of backstitching is getting on my nerves. I try to keep in mind that this design means a lot to someone. So much in fact, that they are willing to hire me to stitch it for them. The horses help too. If I think of them as actual animals, rather then 4 billion tedious color changes, I can view them in a much more sympathetic light.
On the wish list goes this super Barbar Ana design that I spotted on the On-Line Needlework Show. How I've missed those shows in the past months of 'Internet exile'.
18" dolly got a new dress. She's my knock-off American Girl purchased at Target many years ago. Ignore her rather 'bad hair day' and focus on her c.1860 blouse and skirt. I even managed to create a hoop skirt to support it all in proper style.
Although the carosel hourses are calling to me, the weather outside and the cats take priority for now. Wishing you a wonderful day!