Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I am very excited. I''m trying not to forget anything this time. My suitcase is mostly packed. I am taking my crazy shoes. I got some shoes for Christmas and have never worn them out anywhere. We'll see if I am brave enough. I went to step class and exercised hard as I will miss the next three days of classes.
I took the Bay of Evil kit out of the curio and untied the door so I could fix it ( it was upside down). It was easy to take apart. I am sewing the pocket right way round now with a curved needle. Those curved needles are always a challenge.
I checked the Amy Mitten site yesterday and some more lessons were posted. I decided to finish the pinball as the finishing seemed straightforward. I love it! It looks just like it is supposed to look. It is filled with crushed walnut shells. I've never used them before but I like the weight it gives the pinball. Some pincushions are so light weight when they are stuffed with polyester that you could blow them away. I read through the instructions for the edging on the main piece and was almost overwhelmed. Will I be able to do it and have it look nice? My clamp that I ordered is in the mail but I haven't received it yet. It is needed to make the woven edging. I am feeling more confident as I mull over the instructions. I love that I am learning new and challenging techniques with this piece. I really want to learn how to make the drawstrings with the cute little balls on the end.
I need to kit up a couple of things before I leave. I'm taking my iPad so I might be able to post while I'm away.
This is going to be fun!