Friday, September 7, 2012
I was a bit discouraged working on the piece of the Sandra Orton sampler for the small box. I realized that the part I'm stitching is too big for the top of the box and it didn't turn out like I expected in style or color. Then when I was reading some blogs this morning I had another idea. I have always like William Morris designs. How about trying to translate a William Morris design into either an embroidery or cross stitch design for either the small box or one of the caskets? I got the idea from The Broken Thread blog. She is going to stitch a design that began as a drawing inspired by William Morris. How cool! I have several books about William Morris. I'll have to look through them. I have done a watercolor painting using one of his designs as the background. So anyway, I have decided to try and finish the bit of the Sandra Orton sampler I've been working on. I'm not sure what I'll do with it.
I worked just a bit on Needle Nut. It is developing and I am enjoying it.
I finished up the ornaments from yesterday by gluing felt on the back. Ta Da!
I read that the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue is out. There are a couple of ornaments on the cover that I want to make. So I'm looking for my mailman to bring it to me soon.
I printed out the driving directions to the class on Sunday. It is being held in a Quilt Store so I'm looking forward to seeing what nifty stuff they have.
I cut out the rest of the pieces to the oilcloth tote. I hope to sew that up today. Then I have to figure out the handles and where I want to put them. There was a free quilt pattern on Blackbird Designs' site for a small quilt that you frame and hang earrings on. I have some scraps and it would be fun to fool around with that.
I drew the second flower on the 40 count linen. I drew it smaller this time.
Second time's a charm, at least that's what they say, or is it third time's a charm?