15 April 2010

Found my next ornament for the Brides Tree SAL

I will have some WIP photos to share tomorrow. I started Kustom Krafts' Irish Kitty, from their newsletter, Tuesday night, and am LOVING it. I'm already about a quarter of the way finished, and it's just a lot of fun, and not a hard stitch. I think having a newsletter is a brilliant idea for Kustom Krafts; it's a wonderful way to ease into their designs, and, as far as freebies go, it's a bit meatier than average, with shading and all that. Pretty awesome.

I also picked my April ornament for the Brides Tree SAL. I'm supposed to be doing a rabbit this month. It's been hard to pick a rabbit to do. There are so many to choose from, but a lot of them are Easter-themed, and that would be a bit wierd on a Christmas tree. So I've been putting off working on it because nothing shows you take a decision seriously like procrastination.

Monday night, I stopped in to the big used bookstore around here. I wanted some books to read, and their prices are really reasonable--half cover price, which, if you are looking at older, mid-80s, early 90s printings of books, are A LOT cheaper than at the bookstore. Anyway, they carry craft books as well, so I wandered over. They had a decent selection of cross stitch leaflets and magazines, so I looked through them. I pulled a bunch of issues of Country Stitch and FTLOCS, and had a wonderful time reading them. I don't have a lot of issues of Country Stitch. I don't know how long it was in print. It's a good magazine, though. Simpler designs, but pretty. Not overly "80s", not too much duplicate stitch, whatever that was?

In the November/December 1990 issue, they had a series called "A Country Kind of Christmas." It's a set of Prairie-Schooler type animal designs to use as ornaments, or for decorating table linens. They had a horse design, always a joy to find. And A BUNNY! Bestill my heart! He's hauling a carrot over his back, and has the sweetest little Santa cap on. I love him! I think he will be a sweet addition to the tree. I kitted him up already and will start him as soon as I finish the kitty, which shouldn't be long.


Annie said...

Some days you just live right. Congrats on finding the perfect bunny!

CindyMae said...

Look forward to seeing some photos!

riona said...

I love your justification of procrastination ... may I quote you?

The Country Stitching ornaments sound intriguing ... I look forward to seeing your finishes.

Elaine said...

The Kustom Kraft freebies are great designs. Can't wait to see your kitty and the bunny does sound cute.

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