28 April 2011

Another finish!

I got this freebie kitted up in a grab bag a couple-few years ago. I think it's by Bent Creek, but not sure--the chart has the shop information. I was looking for something small to do since I've been burning up the unused vacation I have from my job (which may be the only vacation I get this summer, honestly, at least til I get some leave accrued), and this was perfect. I started it last week, and finished it last night.

It's another Easter tree ornament, I think. It had the word "Ouch" on the egg, but I left that off, because I didn't think that was very springy or very Easter-y.

I had some time yesterday, so went down to the nearest Hancock Fabrics. They seem to have a better seasonal fabric selection than Joanne's--their Christmas fabric selection is second only to a quilt store, I think--and I wanted to look at the patriotic fabric. They still need to add some selections, but I picked up a few half-yard cuts of summery prints, and some ribbon for finishing.

I also went to look at their selection of Sullivan floss. I have a couple skeins of this, but don't have a lot of experience with it. I also had some concerns about how one would go about converting DMC to Sullivan. Do they stock it by DMC number or by the Sullivan number? I found out . . . it's by the DMC number, which makes it A BREEZE to kit up. I don't know how much of a commitment I want to make to this floss, though. There is only one place I know of to buy it locally, and that's a hike, and I don't typically buy floss online. If it were carried at places like Walmart, that might help me get acclimated to it. I bought the colors needed for the newest LHN Ornament of the Month. I don't think, at this point, I trust it for a chart that involves shading, unless the design is charted for Sullivans, but I think it would work for the kind of simple designs I do.

The other little thing I found was this super-cute little sewing box.

My big sewing box is great, but it's not that portable. This little guy goes anywhere, and I can stick needles in the padded top if I need to. The best part? It was $2.99, on sale! What a sweet deal!


Julie M said...

That is a cute sewing box Rachel! I personally like the Sullivans floss. Doesn't seem to knot up as much as DMC. Sounds like you enjoyed your little shopping trip and congratulations on the finish! It's cute!

Valerie said...

I just found your blog and I have enjoyed reading through it! I look forward to keeping up with you!

Nice Bent Creek finish...I love the chicken! Also, your little sewing box is adorable!

riona said...

Cute finish ... as to the ouch, I empathize: my first child was 8lbs 13oz. But you're right, such comments are somehow not appropriate for Easter! Got your card the other day and unfortunately, we will not be coming down to Maryland this year. What with the gas prices, we are sticking a little closer to home and vacationing in the Catskills.

ArchangelDecker said...

Great job on the finish! :)

You're lucky that you have a good Hancock Fabrics. Ours here is out in the middle of nowhere and it's not very good. I *do* have Stitcher's Paradise, however, and that more than makes up for it, LOL! :)

Enjoy your vacation! :)

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, and yes that *is* a cute sewing box. A great price, too!

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