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24 February 2014

A little finish


It does me no good to try and develop a plan for attacking my stitching projects. I make plans and then promptly abandon them.  I had all these plans for finishing a throw I started on New Years, promptly christened the Isis Afghan, because I was working on it during Downton Abbey, then put it aside for little charts like this one.

I finished another of the LHN Ornament series. This is Baked Goods, from the 2011 set. It's not one of my favorites, but it was a quick stitch. I think it's not one of the ones I like because the colors are so drab, and it didn't help that I ordered the floss online and the Gentle Art Mulberry I got was more rusty than Christmas-y red. This is on a scrap of ecru aida I got at the thrift store in a grab bag, and I didn't realize til I had started on it that the previous owner must have kept it in a sunny place because part of it is a little bleached. I kept going, though.  You really have to look at it to know it's there and this is just something for me. I'm going to try to use my sewing machine to make it into an ornament. One of these days .  .  .

6 comments:

riona said...

I never stuck to my plans when I had a pre-schooler in the house either Pre-schoolers = unpredictability. Besides, the little ones grow up so quickly, it's best to spend your time with them ... stitching, like housework, is always there waiting for you.

Annie said...

It's very cute and deserves to be finished. I keep waiting for you to write about a sewing machine success story. Maybe this is your year for it!

Vicky said...

A finish is a finish Rachel, you are doing better than me :)

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely finish - this is in my to do box

Carol said...

Very cute finish, Rachel! I think I changed out my red thread when I did that one, too... I wanted it to look more Christmasy :)

Meari said...

I think it turned out fine. Can't tell that it's bleached either. Congrats on your finish!

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