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Monday, November 19, 2012

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I got most of the next letter done in the grand niece's name pillow.  It is starting to look like it has too many colors but I think that will change.  I don't know how much I can get done today.

I got most of the hydrangea done.  I like how it looks.  I may have missed a stitch or two, I have look it over using magnification to see if I have missed anything.  Now the question is, how to I do the background and what color?  I sort of like the 3D effect it has without background.  I could make it into a small round pin or pendant.  I want to do as little background as possible as I am lazy and easily bored.

There is talk of a new tutorial by Amy Mitten.  I was hoping she would do a tutorial of her Mystery Mansion Etuii.  But she won a needlework contest with a mermaid mirror that has accessories and has mentioned maybe teaching that.  Whatever she offers, I'm game to try.  I so enjoyed her Vierlande Winders Keeper.  I am still tempted to sign up for the Friesland Winders Keeper even though I know how much work is involved.  I have it in the back of my mind to ask Santa for it.

I took apart bookmark #2.  I just didn't like the finishing.  I had a piece of silk left from the Vierlande Winders Keeper and I restitched the bookmark using that.  I took out the skirtex that was inside and just put iron-on interfacing on the back of the linen instead.  I am much happier with it.  Now I need to get off my lazy behind and do that woven edge with pearl cotton so that it will be totally finished.

I have to do some cleaning this week.  Cleaning always cuts into my stitching time.
It is pizzas today for Dylan and me.  Yum!

1 comment:

  1. The hydrangea looks beautiful. What is the measurement across - it must be smaller than I think if you are planning a pendant. Hope the pizza with Dylan went well.