Tuesday, October 23, 2012
So then I converted the flower colors to bolder colors (to try to match the colors in the variegated floss) and made the border a solid color because I felt it would be too busy if it was multi-colored as well. I am happy with how it turned out....
Oh, and by the way, the pattern is from My Big Toe Designs, and it's called "Normal Family". It cracks me up because My Big Toe seems to focus on more religious themed designs, and this seemed rather sarcastic for them.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
So - inadvertently following my "if it's a holiday, it must be time to post" I have a blog update today! (For those who don't know - tomorrow is Columbus Day. I'm not off work, but some people are and the post office and banks are closed - hence my description of "kind of" a holiday).
My local stitching group got together yesterday at our "list Mom's" house. Some people actually went to a quilting show first - I opted to just meet them for the stitching portion of the day because most of my day today was going to be taken up with football. I worked on "Six Fat Men" and got so close to finishing it, I decided to continue stitching on it last night and this morning at home (even though it's usually my "travel" project).
And while I was stitching a lot of white snow on that as a travel project, at home I was stitching mostly black.....
Here is my progress so far on "Love, Quaker Style" - it's an Aury TM Design. It's stitched on 30 count white linen and I really am liking the contrast. It's the first Quaker design I've ever done. I've been trying to complete one page at a time, but also complete full motifs if they crossed over onto other pages. However, it was kind of time to quit one night, and I just didn't feel like pulling out another project in my rotation, so I violated my own rule. I would say this is somewhere between 1/4 and a 1/6th of the whole project - I forgot to look how many pages it was total! LOL
Anyway - thanks for checking things out. It will be interesting to see how my travel projects go the next few weeks. I work two jobs (one M/W/F and one T/Th) and my travel project gets worked on during lunch at the two jobs. This coming Wednesday is my last day at my CURRENT M/W/F job, and then the following Wednesday is my first day at a new one. I'm not sure what my lunches will be like at that job to know whether I'll be able to stitch....time will tell!
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