It seems like the perfect time to show you a couple of my accomplishments for the week.
First accomplishment was finishing my piece for the Primitive Hare swap. After much consideration I decided to finish it using a box I had in my stash. I painted the box and then mounted the stitched piece on top and finished it with some cording. Inside I made the bottom right box magnetic to hold needles. The bottom left box has been padded for pins. The top right box has been outfitted to hold a pair of scissors and the upper left box is just fabric covered. I was having a bit of a dilemma on how I was going to secure the scissors and received some wonderful ideas. I had myself all set to use one of those ideas when down at my sewing machine I spotted my velcro. It was like a giant light bulb turned on over my head that I could use this wide velvet ribbon in my stash and the velcro. I sewed it to the fabric before attaching the fabric to the form core. I was so tickled that it actually worked. I do not know the person this is going to and instructions forbid us from contacting the recipient so I can only hope and pray she likes what I've done.
It is the first ornament I've stitched for my own tree - YEA! Now to start one of the many others I have kitted and read to go!
I'm making fast progress on Red Riding Hood by Primitive Hare so I'm going to start another project. It is The Christmas House Sampler by Blue Ribbon Designs. I've seen this one stitched up a couple of times and it is just gorgeous! I'm using the DMC color options and stitching on a piece of 28 count Clay. I plan on putting my first stitches in this project Saturday night.
My third accomplishment was finally making a trip to the park out back of my house for a few Fall photos. Unfortunately, the colors aren't as beautiful as in years past but still managed a few beautiful photos. Here are a few of my favorites.
|Walls covered in graffiti|
|Approaching covered bridge|
|Looking through bridge from one end to the other|
|Roof inside bridge|
|This tree stands out.|
Off to do a bit of stitching or maybe reading!