I just love how this little band that goes around a tape measure turned out.
I was a bit wary of using double stick tape but it all worked out fine. I scrounged around and found a nice pearl for the closure. I did a hedebo with black pearl cotton and wasn't happy with it. I think the size of the pearl cotton was too large, it was a 5 or an 8. So I grabbed some premium Vickie Clayton green varigated floss to try. Much better.
There is a pattern for a tag that is attached to the other end of the tape measure that says "for good measure". I may start that.
Sometimes I worry that I just stitch for blogging. Do I work on stuff so that I will have something to show you? I really just want to stitch what is important to me and enjoyable to make. I want to work on my caskets but I know my progress will be very slow. After seeing some of Lauren's projects I was reminded how much I want to stitch a couple of her samplers (Mistress L and Sleeping Beauty Awakened). So I went back to Mistress L and stitched band 9 (out of 53) last night. I am in a quandary on what to work on. There is also guilt stitching. If I spent the money to buy a project, I should stitch it, right? Whether I like it or not? Do you know that I have one casket keepsake that is not finished? Anyway, I think I want to tackle a big project like Mistress L. Maybe.