Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31/12

Whew! Finished a few days late but at least the bride and groom will receive this not too long after their wedding. The plan had been to finish this in June and have it to the framer in good time. Life got in the way, including many hot nights where it was just too hot to even think about holding textiles in my hands. I am not happy with my gold thread work as I did not do the cording correctly, but I think that the overall look is fine despite my mistake.

To give me a bit of a break which I always do after a big piece, I have switched to doing some small Christmas ornaments for a little while. The joy of finishing a piece is so long awaited when doing a big project that I need to change gears to get some immediate feedback for a while before starting another large project.

Happy stitching everyone!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My laptop is being temperamental and it only struck me today that I could blog with my phone!

I made some of these hearts out of recycled red wool sweaters bought from our trusty Frenchy's, ribbons and a fabulous silk yarn that I purchased at Cricket Cove. The idea came from a similar heart that I saw in a shop in Annapolis Royal, NS a few weeks ago.

Other than that, not much crafting going on with gardening and summer season being here. That reminds me, I should pick my green beans today!