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Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I was just taking out stitching that I did yesterday on the Home Sweet Home tape measure.  I wasn't happy with it at all when I looked at the photo in the book.  Why doesn't mine look like that?  Then I read the directions.  Oh, you are supposed to use three strands and I only used one.  I'm my worst enemy sometimes.  Assuming I know stuff when I don't.  I also messed up the strawberry.  Again using one strand when I was supposed to use two.  Going over 4 threads when I was supposed to go over eight.  Doing queen stitches when it calls for rococo stitches. So essentially I am starting over.  But the good news is, it looks like it should now!

Then I looked at the GPA project and decided that maybe I was doing it the wrong direction.  So I turned the fabric 90 degrees and started at the other end.  While I was restarting I decided to change the colors.  The yellow was too brown.  The blue was too dark.  I am much happier with the colors now.  The photo doesn't show the colors correctly.

I am thrilled with my Bookmark!  The woven edge turned out nicely and didn't take forever as I expected.  I'm still not very good at ending it off but it is passable.  I'm toying with the idea of putting a twisted cord bow on the bottom.  I love how the woven edge looks so integrated rather than tacked on.

Mr. Snowman got a bit of work yesterday.  I have most of a bunny done.  I am aiming to get to his face today. I discovered another one of my mistakes.  I was using 702 instead of 701.  It's a brighter green that called for.  I may take it out.  I'm going to put in some of the 701 and see if I can tell the difference between the two.

I'm going to be more careful today.


  1. Amy, your woven edge looks great. Would you be willing to share how you did it. I assume it is in fact twisted cord stitched on -- just done to look integrated rather than tacked on. You continue to amaze me with your productivity.

  2. Well done Amy. That bookmark will become an heirloom I am sure. Looking forward to progress on Mr Snowman.