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Monday, July 13, 2015

Working Things Out

I finished up the scissors fob.  I should have tacked down the mitered corners and it would have been easier to lace together.  I think it turned out nicely.  I don't even think that it needs twisted cording on the edge.

I should have been working on the Spring Fling project but I didn't.  I went onto the pinkeep for Williamsburg Remembered.  It is a Tudor rose.  It is very small so I thought I could whip it out.  But things don't always work our like you imagine.  The rose part is a challenge because some of it is tent stitch over one, some is trellis and some is spiral trellis.  I wasn't sure about the trellis part.  Which way should I work it?  Horizontally or vertically?  Well I tried horizontally.  Nope, I didn't like how it looked.  So I tried vertically.  That was better.  So I cut out my first petal and started again.  Somewhere in the back of my head, I know that when you paint a flower, you paint it in the way that it grows.  Maybe that applies to stitching too.
Here I am so far:
Now that I'm looking at it, the rose doesn't seem like it is centered.  I wonder if I made a mistake.  I'm changing the shape of the rose as I go along so that makes it challenging as well.
It was storming this morning so I had to walk at the Y.  I really prefer to walk outside but not in thunder and lightening and wind and rain.

The bathrooms are clean.  I've been to the bank and my LNS.  I think I should pack for my trip on Wednesday.  The same three outfits I always take in the summer.  I hope it won't be too hot there.
A

2 comments:

  1. if you are packing for The Silver Needle it is very hot here in Oklahoma. Try 100 degrees.

    Barbara in OKC

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  2. So pretty!
    Have fun on your trip.
    Marilyn

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