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Sunday, August 28, 2011

A New Start

When you finish something then you get to start something new. That's the rule. (I made the rule up!)
The good thing about having a messy sewing room is that you can see stuff all over the floor. And when you are ready to start something new you just have to pick up something off the floor. So I did. I bought this Berry Thief kit while at Celebrations four months ago. I wasn't sure I wanted to stitch it as charted. But when I looked at it more closely, I thought, well, I will trust that the designer knows what she is doing and it will turn out okay. Also, if I want to add this and that along the way - I can. There is so much to be said for having everything that you need right there in the kit. I love that. The first thing you have to do is the festoon stitch all around the edge. This is so interesting that a stitch is called by about eleven different names. Do each stitch twice and call it the nun stitch. I've seen it called the four sided stitch. This time it is festoon. Maybe you can just call it whatever you want. Maybe you can name it after yourself if you want to.
I worked just a tiny bit on the English Tapestry Sewing Box. I got one flower done. That doesn't sound like much and it looks like even less. But when you have to change threads 7 times, it is time consuming not to mention that it is over one stitching. I've decided that I want to skip the next chart page and work on getting to the bottom of the design on one side. I am having fun stitching Berry Thief and may not want to stop.
The Scottish Festival was fun but small. We had our bridies and meat pies and even bought some to take home. We heard some good music. The weather was nice.

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