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Thursday, July 31, 2014


I confess that I am lazy.  I did a precursory search for the locket to finish my little pumpkin.  I didn't find it.  So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought another one.  How lazy is that?  I know I have one somewhere but I didn't want to spend the time and effort to find it.  Then the locket sat around for a couple days on the footstool of the happy chair.  Things are always falling off the footstool as I use it more as a table to keep things handy.  I happened to see the pumpkin I stitched on the floor, having fallen off the footstool.  So I decided to see if the locket would fit.  I think there are two sizes.  It would be like me to get the wrong size.
It works!  I still have to find some letters to spell "boo!".

Then when I was at Hobby Lobby, I got another little frame.

 It was very inexpensive, 1.99.  I have been looking for a long time for some sort of frame for my initial and a crown.  Cathe Ray of Needle in a Haystack makes frames for these and I admire her necklace.  So I saw one that was a rectangle and could possible fit.  I think it will work.

I have to figure out how I want to do this.  Maybe lace the stitching to a small piece of skirtex?  I'll have to check and see if a piece of skirtex sticks out too much or not.  Then should I tape it in?  I have to think about this.

I got the Toy Chest Primer pin cushion all done yesterday.
 I went to iron it and realized that I had forgotten to stitch around all the edges with pearl cotton.  DUH.  So I had to go back and do that first.  Now it is all finished.  Yeah!

 My Toy Chest toys so far:

I got a couple of kits that I ordered in April in the mail today.  Our mail is coming at unusual times.  It used to come around 3:30 in the afternoon.  Today he was here at ten in the morning.  He just trying to keep us on our toes.


  1. All of the Toys are too cute.
    Love the Pumpkin!