OK you are all going to think that I am a whine, but stitching on 18 count fabric was just too much for my eyes. I asked Jerry what he thought of taking what I had stitched so far and making it in to a trivet. He thought that that would be a good idea so that is what I did. (picture to follow at a later time) I bought a bigger piece of 14 count Aida and hoping that the 3rd try at stitching this will be a charm. Attached is a picture of a puzzle I recently glued and had my Papa mount for me that now proudly hangs over our kitchen table. Off to a job interview. Will let all know how it turns out later.
Friday, July 20, 2007
OK so my morning started out at 5 AM when the smoke alarm decided to malfunction and go off. Of course Jerry was at work and I couldn't get the plug out of the back of the detector off fast enough so then the kids were awake too. Worked a little more on Birdhouse Row since then while enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee so I am feeling a little less cranky, but am not 100% happy yet. It looks like it is going to be another rainy cruddy day so we have some hazelnut candles lit and we will just watch movies and have some family time today. Thought I would add a picture that I took of myl ittle monkies this morning too.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I am so mad at not only myself but at Walmart. I bought what I thought was 18 count Aida to stitch Bringing Home the Christmas Tree on. After I was done stitching it I thought "hmmm that looks kind of big to be an ornament", but of course thought nothing more of it. I then went and started Birdhouse Row on the same cut of fabric that I stitched the ornament on. I cut the piece to the 18 cout size and away I went. After about an hour of stitching I turned to Jerry and said that the piece of fabric didn't look big enough and would he remeasure it to make sure that I measured right. Well it was measured right but the fabric was 18 count it was 14 count. I went and checked the tube that the fabric was in and sure enough it was marked 18 count. I went back to Walmart to get the right size and this time examined the piece. Sure enough there were 2 more tubes on the shelf that were marked 18 and they were really 14. The girl took them down and said that sometimes the machine spits out the wrong tag for the fabric. Guess that will teach me not to double check my fabric before I set to work on another project. Plus needless to say that I needed to start Birdhouse Row all over again tonight. Will take a picture once I get further along.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Went to the mailbox and found my 1-2-3 Stitch order in it!!!!! I ordered Britty Kitties VI, Birdhouse Row from Imaginating, and Seasonal Motifs from Brittercup Designs. I am alomst done with my ornament and not a minute too soon so that I can work on one of these new projects. I am like a kid right now LOL LOL. Off to finish up the ornament. Will post some pics tomorrow.
Friday, July 13, 2007
I finally got into the crafting mood again. I started on Bringing Home the Christmas Tree from the JCS 10th Anniversary Edition. Here is where I am on it so far. I am thinking that I may go to AC Moore later and see what kind of sales they have. Off to check the online ads.