Monday, April 30, 2012

The Itch To Stitch

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!

1 comment:

  1. Never in a million years could I stitch that piece. I'd go insane. It looks wonderful though - great job!!