We aren't going to discuss the zipper....ever again. Needless to say it isn't finished like I had planned. The war with my sewing machine continues and my thought here is to just buy a new one and let the old, stubborn one watch from a corner as I ENJOY using the new one. That will teach the stubborn thing! Who knew one could get so much attitude from a Singer??!!
On a much BRIGHTER note, work on Project 2 has really come along. It took some time as you all know, but I found my groove and really kicked out some stitches yesterday.
The best part is that I CAN work with this fabric. I CAN do things the way my OCD mind wants it done (do one color at a time).
So from the top of the moon to the bottom part of this section of tree is page one of the pattern.
Technically there are four full pages which isn't bad. Then there are the other four pages that have four lines each and a corner piece.
Just noticed you can see the sparkle in the fabric here as well.
Mini side project was Always Time for Tea which was a kit that came with an issue of World of Cross Stitching (how I love thee).
This cute little thing took me about two hours and is now in my kitchen next to the kettle. I have shared this pattern with a few others and one of my girlfriends changed some colors since she is far more opposed to pink than I am! Her's turned out VERY nicely.
You can view hers at Magical's Quilt and More
For me, I absolutely love to see that others have done the same pattern. Some of you probably ask why and I'll tell you: Regardless of whether or not you have followed the pattern perfectly, no two pieces are the same in the end. Each person sees the pattern differently, stitches differently, changes something whether they meant to or not, or adds something.
I like other kinds of fabric and will usually start the changes there. This creates a "different" finished piece. Project 1 is a perfect example. Different fabric, added some metallic and holloshimmer threads and VIOLA! A larger piece that catches the eye because no one can turn away from something that glitters.
There is also what you do with the final piece in the end. Make a pillow, frame it, attach it to something....it all makes that piece uniquely yours.
No one else's will look exactly like mine. More than likely no one else will have gone through the emotional turmoil I went through while stitching this one either!
This now hangs in my livingroom, sparkling away. Because I have so many other butterfly patterns I have decided that this corner will be all about butterflies and now I don't have to worry so much about what to do with the end result of those projects!
The other little side project I did was make another biscornu. I can't stop myself!!! It's an addiction that I have happily shared with others. My girlfriend Nancy likes them so much she created Biscornu Anonymous Club.
I haven't vowed or resolved to do this yet, but I've been playing around with a "biscornu per month" idea. One of our fellow stitchers also suggested a biscornu calender with picture and graph for each month. I like the idea so we shall see how this all pans out.
I am completely happy with my groove on Project 2 and also have a little side project for my daughter to make her a Derpy Dice Bag. Derpy being on of the new My Little Ponies characters which seems to describe my daughter most of the time. Now I seriously want to get back to my stitching!
Until next time.....