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09 November 2009

Another finish


My needle is fairly flying! I must say that. I finished Winter Grows on You this morning. I'm pretty pleased with it. Now to figure out how to finish it. If I can find the frame I have pictured in my head, that would work, but I'm a realist and so I'm open to finishing it as a tiny cube, or as an ornament. I don't know yet.

The cats bought me the most amazing thing for my birthday this year: this. They are such good cats. So thoughtful. I don't know how they order the most perfect thing for me every year, especially since they no longer have a computer, or money, or thumbs for that matter, but they are felines with an innate sense of what I need. And this is perfection with a hook on it. I can now make cord for my finishes. I am truly stoked. I was a bit dubious at first, because tools and I have not the best working relationship, but this is fairly simple to use, and I made actual cording that did not look horrible. I do, however, need HTB here to use it, as I can not identify a suitable object to anchor the ends to, other than his fingers (plus, since he started growing a goatee for the winter, he is just cute as a bug and I like looking at him, it makes doing this more pleasant.) And I like having this. With Joanne's being a bit of a jaunt away, and the nearest one not having the best selection of cording, and this being so easy to use, it should pay for itself in a few months. And I can get some finishing done. I honestly did not like making cording by hand because it was not even, and this means that I can get some ornaments finished that I had been holding out on. Especially now that I also bought some invisible thread so that won't show. I am good to go.

10 comments:

valerie said...

Cute snowman finish! And so nice the cats got you a cord maker! That will definitely come in handy! It's quite easy to make your own cord assuming you have an anchor. I use my BF as an anchor to help me get tension for cording. :)

Daffycat said...

I love that funny snowman design. Great finish, congratulations!

Oooo, the cats are clever, aren't they? I might think about getting one of those cord twister thingies...I anchor threads to a hook by my desk and twist. But it isn't always even and as neat as I'd like. Have fun playing with your new toy!

Annie said...

Cute finish. Glad to see you like your new tool. But sorry to hear it actually takes a 2nd person (even if it is one you adore). That's what's kept me from buying one. I only make twisted cord for ornies and I do it tool-less. Not perfect, but adequate.

Blu said...

That's really cute. It's over one isn't it? What count? Because it's just tiny if it's the height of a bobbin!

Elaine said...

Love that cute design, can't wait to see how you finish it.

LoriRay said...

I LOVE that finish! It's so teeny, too! Count my vote for a cube finish. (Okay, so you didn't ask for votes but I voted anyway. LOL)

Awwww, how nice of the animals to get you that Kreinik tool. *hee hee* I love mine and you will love yours, too. Enjoy!

Carol said...

Your latest finish is so cute, Rachel. Love your birthday gift from the cats, too--think I need to add that to my Christmas list :)

Pumpkin said...

Congrats! That is such a sweet finish :o) Love the fabric.

Nice gift! Good kitties ;o)

Lizy said...

Hi,
what a pretty finish and Happy b-lated birthday.

kimstitch3 said...

beautiful finish. congrats. I know stitching with a new baby in the house makes it a challenge.

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