Monday, February 4, 2008

Lots - O - everything...

UPDATE: I re-did the pics so I hope you can see them now!

Well the weekend went by and I never felt it. Hubs worked the whole time straight through..14.5 hours Sat! Luckily he got home early Sunday. I watched the tail end of the game, just enough to see poor Tom Brady hit the ground many times. Poor tom...NOT! LOL!!! Loved the ending!

Again I dabbled in loads of everything. Finished some swap blocks and mailed them this morning to Miss Carol. I got a new patriotic embroidery piece in the hoop and started doing the outlining. All of it is backstitch and just one place where a wool letter goes and it's done. It'll be ready months before July 4th. I'll show it when it farther along. I did get the first of my Christmas ones traced from Cinderberry Stitches.

How does everybody else mark your Lazy Daisy stitches for leaves? The first time I marked them I drew the loop, then after a few stitches failed to follow the lines perfectly I got smart. Control freak people...remember? Now I mark only the beginning and the spot where I will come out and anchor the loop. That's what makes it look like I have tons of random dots in the pattern. Some are satin stitched dots, but most are lazy daisy leaves. I just love the curly mouse tails!

A while back I emailed Libby when she was busily working on her Queen size whole cloth and I wanted her to point me in the direction of the place she bought her smaller versions of the same thing. I need to work on my consistency and evenness of my stitches and thought this would be the perfect thing to use for just that purpose. It's hard to do that with tons of seams from little quilts. Being such a nice friend she did just that! Well 40 inches was still a bit big for me, so I hesitated. Days later, I get another email and she's hunted down an even smaller version. True friend that girl! Here they are!

If you want to find them, just type in mini wholecloth in the search engione of eBay and they will pop up! I ordered 2 of them and they were reasonable and really great for my practice works. They aren't masterpieces or anything so don't get your hopes up. but I can get my stitches more even and have something great at the end. I figure by the time I get them done and washed they will end up about 15 x 15. Just perfect for sitting on the table under a bowl or something.

I was about to iron this when it dawned on me I think that sets the blue stuff? Doesn't it? That would be just like me. Lastly, I'll leave you with a nice picture of my quilting buddy this morning. He still won't get that he's too fat for the top bunk. Keep stuffing it in the hammock fat boy. Demand the top bunk! Momma loves that sweet face!

10 comments:

Libby said...

Ahhh - he looks like he's quite comfy there. What a sweetie *s*

Carol said...

What a cutie boy...he sure looks content and comfy.

Darlene said...

I'll have to check your pictures again tomorrow - I'm only seeing the dreaded red X. :-(

Wendy said...

I'm the same as Darlene....no pictures on my screen.

Sounds like you've been busy and productive.

Dawn said...

Same as me - only that ugly red X!

Dawn said...

OH I LOVE that holly one! They usually have those in Paducah and Chicago shows - I'll have to pick one up! I've done them before, don't remember if I ironed or not! I LOVE that xmas stitchery thing - that is going to look awesome!

Erin said...

Your sweetie is just like my sweetie..my quilting buddy is a ragdoll I just adore..most of the time hehehe...sealpoint..he is on my blog too!

atet said...

I ironed mine and had no trouble getting the blue out. Now, mind you, I didn't use steam and I used a lower setting on the iron. I also left it out of the bag and let it relax for a day or so. I used one of those to teach myself how to hand quilt -- and loved it. I just bought another one because I loved it so much! Have fun with them! (oh, and you can also get the directly from the company -- I think they're something like $8.00 each, though they occassionally have sales too :0) )

Lea said...

This stitchery is so cute. Can't wait to see when you start stitching!

meggie said...

Of course! All I could see of this post, is the Handsome man!! How goregeous!