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25 June 2010

The master plan for the weekend is TO STITCH

HTB is going camping this weekend. Without moi. I have to work. Booger! I told him the dogs and I were going to watch chick flicks and eat ice cream all weekend. I know he worries he is going to walk in to find them eating delivery pizza and Breyers ice cream out of the container, watching Titanic . . . in bed, drooling all over the sheets. Silly HTB . . .


We're going to watch Dazed and Confused.

I guess it's OK. Really. It will give me a chance to catch up on my stitching. I figure, if I go to the store tonight, that gives me all evening tomorrow night, into Sunday morning to get the bookmark finished in order to mail it out this week. I do have a question, though. It's one of those pre-finished bookmarks, but the back is exposed. Is there a simple way to finish that, to cover the back? My back isn't messy, but I don't want to half-way do this, and leaving it open feels "half-way." I was thinking felt, or would iron-on interfacing look OK? I'm also trying to finish HTB's Sanman freebie. I want to do it as a flat-fold and I figure it will be easier to fiddle with if he's not here to see it. I'm trying to decide between using seagull fabric I just happen to have, or some nautical fabric--I guess it will come down to how much of the fabric I have. It would be nice to have it finished so that I can set it in the middle of the steps for him to see when he comes in the door. We'll see.

In other news . . . if you are looking for a fast project to celebrate the 4th of July, Aury has offered us up this sweet Quaker freebie. It coordinates with her offering for last year. I may end up stitching this next weekend--it would be pretty with a simple red white and blue homespun backing. If I ever get that shelf I bought done, I think it would be nice to stitch both of the hearts and hang them together from the pegs with some of my patriotic goodies displayed on top. Would anyone like to join me in a patriotic SAL next weekend?

9 comments:

Julie M said...

Sounds like a great plan for the weekend!

Thanks for the link to the freebie, it's adorable!

April Mechelle said...

I like your weekend plans. Dazed and Confused is one of my favorite movies. i know it by heart. Great for me to stitch and listern. I mouth the words with movies as I stitch. lol

Missy aka Birdy said...

I think we all need a weekend to ourselves to just chill.

Enjoy your free time and have a scoop or two for me!! LOL

hugs
-missy-

Elaine said...

Hope you have a great stitch week-end Rachel. I use sticky back felt to cover my book-makers.

riona said...

Sounds like a plan. As to finishing the bookmark, I find that felt is usually too thick, making the bookmark too bulky for the intended use and I don't like the look of fusible interfacing either. As a seamstress, I know interfacing is never meant to be "seen" ... so I tend to think it looks "unfinished as well. If the prefinished bookmark is ivory I use unbleached muslin, if it is white, I use batisse or some other featherweight cotton. I cut out a piece 1/4" wider on all sides than the aida portion of the bookmark, then press in a 1/4" hem all the way around and blind stitch it to the back of the book mark. You can straight stitch it as well, just be careful to match your floss to the bookmark aida as closely as possible so as not to distract the eye from the design.

Deb said...

I have done bookmark kits that included a coordinating piece of felt or wide ribbon to cover the back - maybe you could try that...

Have fun stitching this weekend - hopefully I will find some time to do the same!

Bette said...

You could try gluing a grograin ribbon on the back of the bookmark. Or try using felt. Thosse are two ways I've finished off the backs of mine. Your weekend plans sound wonderful.

Kathy A. said...

Have a fun weekend. It is so fun when they are away and we can make a mess and not have to move it. Enjoy that weekend. Thanks so much for the link to the Sanman Snowmen. Have all 4 done. Can hardly wait for more!

Pumpkin said...

Hope you had a great weekend and got more stitching done than I did ;o)

You could use felt or there is an iron on backing that you can get. I can't remember what it's called though.

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