23 July 2008

Finally, some stitching done

My teeth decided, after the numbing wore off, to ache on and off all afternoon yesterday. That stunk. I worked late last night and started to have that feeling of, "What the bloody H#LL have I done to myself?" This is probably normal, because people on those plastic surgery shows always look like they regret whatever they have had done as soon as they come out of anaethesia. And then the next day, they are fine. I am better today, just the occasional twinge. I managed to eat some oatmeal and a biscuit today--more afraid that the temps will break than that it actually hurts, since it does involve front teeth and I am too vain to walk around with tooth stumps showing for any length of time.

But I did manage to stitch last night. I had to call my aunt and give her some last minute finishing instructions first. She went to the local quilt store and they helped her pick out some fabrics for a wall hanging. She said she hoped I liked them. Well, they did an awesome job picking fabrics last year, and they are super-nice, so I trust them.

Then I sat and worked on USA 1776 from Prairie Grove Peddler. It's stitching really quick--I should be able to get it done soon and then finished into the pinkeep next week. I don't work very much at the theatre after this weekend, and am grateful as I need the time to get things finished. But it was kitted up by my LNS and they didn't give me enough blue floss. Fortunately, they used DMC,so I was able to pull from my stash this morning. Gussie the tabby cat was lying on top of my craft cart and decided that, while I was trying to find that skein of floss, it was the perfect time to start airing some sort of grievance he had. I think he was mad because I finally got tired of his brother climbing up on a stack of boxes I have behind the craft cart, then jumping on him and biting him (I mean, come on, that's mean), so I put more stuff on top of the pile so he won't fit up there. I forgot Gus lays up on top of the stack too, so I think he was mad about that. Oh, well, rather he's mad at me than getting bitten.

So I stitched. I don't quite have it finished. Probably by the end of the work week. I am anxious to try the pinkeep finish. It doesn't look too hard.

Does anyone know of any good tutorials on finishing? I know Julie has some on her blog. Are there more? I know, those are closely guarded secrets, why am I asking, right? It's just nice to see them. There's a lot that don't involve sewing, but I sometimes wonder if the sewn finishes are better? if anyone knows, please let me know.

I also wanted to take the time to thank all you who come to my little world to read and post comments. I really do appreciate you! You make my day brighter


Annie said...

Lots of good tutorials and links here:

Click on tutorials at the top for links to other sites.

I'm very bad when it comes to gluing so I prefer to finish with sewing when I can. I've been sewing forever. But as to which is 'better', I think that's just personal preference and skill sets.

Pumpkin said...

That's a great site that Annie gave you. The instructions are very good.

That's the thing about any kind of surgery. It's not too bad right afterwards but then the pain killers wear off :oS

Glad to hear you're stitching :o)

Jennifer said...

Here's a few links:

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls