Monday, May 07, 2007

Bah Humbug!

I have a list of 10 small projects on my blog that I wanted to fit in between my big projects. I stitched one of them last week in one evening and finished it into an ornament tonite. I go on quilting retreats twice a year usually and we always have a theme. Last year one of our retreats was titled "Bugmania". We get pretty silly when we go - lots of laughing, singing and general fun times are had by all. We started thinking up bug names for ourselves - we had June Bug, Lady Bug, Stink Bug, etc. I was grumpy about my job so I decided on Humbug. So when I saw this little chart by Bent Creek I knew I had to stitch it. It was fun to do. And as luck would have it, I had some leftover cording from another project which matched it well.

Bought a bit of stash on Saturday. Picked up the new limited edition of Gingher embroidery scissors - the Glory pattern. I also bought a few of the newest Prairie Schooler patterns and "Meadow Hills" from By the Bay Needlearts. They had a model at my LNS done on 40 count pale blue linen in silks. It hooked me!

Rachel had asked me how I attach my cording. When I am doing something firm like the finishes in my blog entry below, I glue the cording on with Aleene's Tacky Glue. Those projects were 2 pieces of mat board glued and sewed together and it makes it easy to glue on the cording around it. For soft things such as this ornament, I whip stitch the cording on and try to use matching thread so it doesn't show much.

I was looking at the pictures from the tornado in Kansas tonite. Wow - I cannot even imagine winds of 205 miles per hour! It must have been terrifying for those people. It really makes you count your blessings when you realize everything you own could be gone in a couple of minutes.


  1. How cute...I need to stitch one of those for myself :)

  2. Love the whole bug thing, too cute. Sounds like a great time.

  3. It is a very cute design and lovely finishing.

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  4. I love your Bah Humbug, very cute ;)


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