I was so excited to get the finishing instructions for the Rhapsody in Blue class. I am being very careful and reading and rereading the instructions so I can do this just right. But I've hit a few bumps in the road. First off, the mat board in my kit is just a tiny bit too small.
See,the hoop is hanging off the edge just a bit. No problem, I have some matboard on hand that I can use.
Then I was trying to whip together the sides of this little tag that has a magnet in it for the edge of the top of the bag. But it was just impossible to catch the over one (on 32 count) backstitches. Did I stitch them too tight? After a bit of frustration, I decided to restitch it. I added one more thread on each side of the motif and I changed the edging stitch from a backstitch to a long arm cross. I thought about just making the backstitch over two but then I remember how I like the long arm cross and knew it would be easy to whip together. So that is what I did.
My goal today is to finish the bag entirely. It is going to be so cute when it is done.
My BFF is tempting me into going to another retreat. I have wanted to go to The Silver Needle in Tulsa as it looks like an awesome shop. They have a retreat that sounds like fun in July. Then to have a friend to go with me, I just can't resist!