02 February 2010

I got to stitch last night

and I am so pleased. I actually made decent progress on Fa La La. The little snowman is done, and the border is maybe a third done. It's amazing how much changing the direction I'm stitching slows me down. Not just because of frogging, but just in the thought process of it all. I have to think out how I'm going to to do the rows to minimize thread wastage. It's not my best work, but, then again, it's a step outside my comfort zone, and that's good. My mood is definitely getting better with more stitching time, I'll tell you that much.

I went out to the garage and brought in some of the things I had stowed out there. I found a freebie by Casey Bounagario, "Jane Eyre" that I kitted up a year or so ago, thinking it would be a nice top for a treasure box if I ever got engaged (shhhhh, don't tell HTB, LOL). I'm going to stitch it, but I needed to pick dress colors first. Now that I have that, I can proceed! And I pulled in my Britty Critter charts, so I can start one of those, in the middle of everything else. I think I'm going to put the charts and the finishes in one of the boxes I emptied of fabric the other night to keep them all together. That will prompt me to get them finished, don't you think?

Oh, and I have all my goodies to start making those covered boxes. My glue came. I never thought I'd be so excited to see glue (at least not since 4th grade when my classmates and I figured out that, if you throw a pencil lead into glue and let it set in there for a few days or weeks, it will change the color. We were all about the glue.), but I am shouting a hearty "Whoo hoo" about this. I can't play with the boxes this month, but next month, it's on.


Meari said...

What? No pics of your progress? ;-) Have fun with the glue... no sniffing, please. LOL

Bette said...

Pencil lead changes the color of glue? It's remarkable what you'll learn reading blogs. I never knew that.

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