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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fishie!!

Mr. Mailman brought me some spangles yesterday!

 Now my little naked fishie is dressed in sparkly glory.

I love how he turned out.  I love how his tail sticks up.  He wasn't hard to do at all.  Every little step in the project I am afraid I will mess up but so far, so good.  I appreciate how fast Hedgehog Handiworks sent my order from L.A.  Next step on Hampton Court is the sun.  Let's hope I don't mess that up.

I finished up the needlebook front on the Toy Box and started the back.  The back is going slowly since it is almost all over 1.  ARGH.

I put everything down yesterday to get something done that has been hanging over my head and must be done in time for the wedding.  I'm making a ring bearer's pillow for Son#1's wedding.  I stitched this C.A. Wells picture frame a while back.

Yesterday I stitched the names on it using some Krenick #4 silver braid.  Now I need to make it into a pillow using silver lame fabric.

We'll see how that goes.  The lame is very stretchy so I may have to stitch it to some stabilizer (muslin) first.

The Farmer's Market was very busy today.  They still had some tart cherries so I got some while I could.  I hate pitting them but they make the best pies and crisps.
I should work on the front of the Toy Box but we'll see what I feel like.
A

4 comments:

  1. Hampton Court is turning out so cool, the fish looks great.
    Love the Acorns on the Toy Box piece, and the wedding pillow will look gorgeous with that fabric.
    Marilyn

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  2. I agree with everything Marilyn said. I still don't know how you get so much done. I am stitching a piece that has a lot of specialty stitches on it and I am about to go nuts.

    Barbara on OKC

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  3. Your fish is fabulous! It is so much fun seeing all your progress on such challenging projects!

    - Margaret

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  4. Your fishie does look as though he is jumping out of the water.
    I can't wait to see the toy box all finished - you are so close now.
    AND, would you please share the pattern you have used to make the ring cushion for Son #1's wedding - it is so pretty.

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