Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
My mom is visiting, staying with Sissy and the grandbabies. Last time she was here, I was booked solid and didn't get to see much of her, so we went over and hung out. Sugar Rea and Special K are such happy babies. And doing so well after their bumpy start.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
We have a tendency to think that certain projects have to be finished a certain way. Although this project was made to be a scissor keep, the pattern I used is Quaker Virtues from ByGone Stitches. Of course, it's kind of a no-brainer to stitch Quaker motifs on smalls. But sometimes when we see big framed pieces we only think of doing them as big framed pieces and framing them. But there's lots options out there.
Anyway, one year at camp, April 2008 to be precise, we stitched a little sewing set. I didn't finish stitching the scissor keep until a week or so later. And the companion pieces--a fob and biscornu--got finished that same month. Poor scissor keep. I tried to reunite the set for a photoshoot but my scissor fob is on a pair of scissors hanging out in a project bag somewhere.
They didn't give us directions for finsihing but either the store owner or someone with an early iPhone found Linda's directions for us. Those are the best directions for a cross stitched scissor keep out there. (And were I to do this one again, I'd clip my excess fabric closer, especially at the corners.)
But if you're better at origami than I am, you might be able to figure out how to use these options with your stitching:
Vicki's Fabric Creations
My Cotton Creations