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Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Nose Job

I put the nose on the Lady and now she looks like Jimmy Durante!  (You have to be pretty old to get that reference.)  Even from a distance, her nose looks like a brown blob on her face.  I'm going to take it out and use a darker flesh color instead of that brown.

 I still have to put in her mouth.  The front door is done!  Yeah!  I like the gnarled tree behind the Lady.

  I think I can finish the house today.  This is going to be a good top for the small box. After stitching this project, everything else I stitch will look huge and easy.  I want to go back and work on A Case of Indian Ink just to see if that is easier now.  It is over one on 35.

I did the finishing for Needle Nut.  Wow. Isn't it cute?   It looks way smaller now that it is done.  This was a fun project and I got it for free playing bingo at the NG of MN reteat.  Nifty.  Of course I had to buy the threads.

I traced the bug from the Cabinet of Curiosities class on a scrap of 40 count.  I going to find a gold Krenik thread to chain stitch the edge.  The pattern I am imitating calls for "reverse chain stitch".  Why make it harder than it has to be?  Why not regular chain stitch?  I am not decided if I'll try the reverse chain instead of the regular.  It depends on how masochistic I am feeling.

I had another idea.  After looking at the Cartouche for the October Retreat, I thought of designing my own.  I want to take a circle of flowers from the Sajou book I bought and find a scrolly "A" to put in it.  I also have a circle design with needlework tools in it.  That would be cute too.  I have more ideas than time!

It is another beautiful day here.  I wish I could bottle up this day and save it for January.
A


2 comments:

  1. Amy, I totally sympathise with the "more ideas than time" as I count down the years till I retire (ha ha). Your current projects look lovely but I know my eyesight would never let me attempt over one on 40 count. You are clever!

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  2. Hi Amy! Wow, you've already got your top stitched. Mine is still in the planning stages although after next week I have a week off and have more projects to stitch that week than I will have time! Who is the designer of the piece with the thimble on it? Is it the right size for the top? I'm thinking that I would like to do something different than what is designed and that with the buttons would fit the theme perfectly. Deb

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