22 August 2010

Decision made

Thank you for all your input!

You knew I was going to work on that ring pillow, right?

That is what I did. I sat down, put on my big girl panties, and finished the back of that pillow. I cursed. I whined. I procrastinated. HTB heard me utter a gusty sigh, muttering, "Never again, never again." and said, "Would you like me to put in a stitch?" Since everything I have read says the major way to alleviate wedding stress is to accept help when offered, I handed it to him. However, it was backstitching. He's never backstitched. He's never put needle through linen fabric. He's never used light blue thread on cream gauzy linen. True to form, he flipped it over and started trying to stitch from the back. LOL. LOL. I helped him figure out where to put the needle through, and he pulled it. His verdict: "I don't know how you do this. I'm done." Which I was fine with. At least I am marrying a man with mas respect for what I do. Makes me feel kinda tricky--I might not be able to build a deck, or fix a toilet, but I can stitch on linen!

And, in the end, I finished it. I will post a pic later tonight. I put our names, and the date, and a pretty little sentiment I found, "I thine, thee mine," which I simply love, one in each corner. My mother was looking at I still have to press it, add interfacing for body and to keep the stuffing from coming out of that crappy linen(which is a step that I am worried about. I have been known to iron interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of my stitching, and I think I would have to throw up if I did that. I may ask HTB to do this step, he's a bit less dippy than me), and then stitch it together. I think I can handle that. I will be glad to get this finished, though.

My crafting efforts did not go so well. I went to Lowes for sealer and stood in the wood stain aisle for a while before I realized I am clueless. I did figure out what I needed, and got that home. Only to find out I had managed to glue my pretty wood box shut by not letting the paint dry all the way before closing the lid. HTB tried to pry it open and split the box. I told him I could get another one. I did get one of the projects sealed, so now, just need to get it finished--it doesn't look too hard, but then again, I say that all the time. We'll see . . .

I even started a new project last night. It's called "Hoppy Easter," by Little Old Me Designs. It was a freebie offered on the Sanman board two years ago, and I love it! I figured, since I was indulging myself this week, this would be as good a time as any to stitch this. I will try to post photos once I start making actual progress, right now, it's in blob stage, and I'm not sure if there are any pictures of this finished.


Daffycat said...

Oh, I hear you on that freakin' interfacing. I am so glad I am not the only one who's ironed it on the wrong side! I've been know to forget to check I have it adhesive side down and spend an hour cleaning it off the iron too...

Bette said...

Yah! Congrats on finishing your ring pillow. Ok, finshed the cross stitching. Since I never finish anything by myself, I admire you for doing so. And of course, you deserve to start a new piece. Enjoy it!

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