Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Follow the yellow brick road.........

That song keeps going through my head as I stitch on one of my houses for my Jane Austen neighborhood. I am stitching yellow bricks as you can see from my WIP picture. I'm anxious to finish this house as it will be my first one complete on this piece - can't wait to get the roof and windows done so it actually looks like a house instead of a box. I have to make a trip to the LNS this weekend to get a few silks colors I need for the windows. Why is it no matter how much you have you always seem to need just a few more colors?

Since I started 3 fairly big projects in January, I haven't had many finishes. I did get this little flat-fold done this week - it's Happy Bunny Day by The Trilogy. I made this 2 years ago as an exchange for the SBEBB group and I really hated giving it away so I finally made a second one for myself. I had a little trouble with it - my iron leaked some hot water on it when I was doing my final pressing and it made the dark green overdye bleed onto the linen - eeeeeek! I quick plunged it into cold water and got some of it out with some stain remover but you can still see it a bit. Plus the cold water caused a bit of bleeding elsewhere. I was ready to kick something as you can imagine but at least it's for myself instead of someone else. Why wasn't I being more CAREFUL?!?!

I've been up late every night this week stitching as DH is out of town. (after all, what's more important - stitching or being tired for work?? ha ha) Trying to make some progress on Beatrix Potter and Peppermint Twist. Since I finished Mr. Bunny I am picking out another small project to start. I'm trying to do one small project a month to at least give me some finishing satisfaction. For March I'll be doing this little kit I put together probably a couple of years ago when I got the pillow on sale. Just a little patriotic piece that will be fun to put out this summer and it should be a quick stitch unless I screw it up like I've been tending to do lately.

Oh and I've been meaning to post a picture of this adorable pincushion my sister-in-law bought for me for Christmas last year. She got it on Etsy at a shop called The Daily Pincushion. Isn't it just too cute? I love it and and it matches my sewing room. If you ever need a pincushion or a little gift for someone, I highly recommend these. I have no connection to the seller but I think they're wonderfully made and I hope to buy some more! (not that I need them mind you.......but who doesn't love pincushions...)

Now back to stitching.....maybe I can finish the little snowman ornie I've been working on. I'm supposed to be getting one ornie a month done this year - well so far I'm at a big fat zero! Just not enough hours in the day. Until later............

14 comments:

  1. You are not the only one without any monthly ornament finish so far.
    Happy Bunny Day is so beautiful and I think I have the chart somewhere. I think I must stitch a bunny next month, maybe it will bring spring to our region, lol.
    Looking forward to seeing your little house finished.

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  2. I remember that Bunny Flatfold and thinking WOW...love it :)
    Glad you did one for yourself, I have plans myself of doing that for myself.

    Nothing like being tired in the a.m. from a goods day stitching....me lately - I've been tired form cleaning up unmentionable things in the middle of the night from my 4 kids struggling with the stomach flu...today is no exception and it's now up to 6 days of this :(

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  3. I wondered what the chart was called for the gorgeous pinkeep, and no I can't see that anything has run at all, that you finished. I love what you have done on the house and can't wait to see more of it. Now I must stitch. Lots of Love Patti xxx

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  4. Your flatfold is fantastic! And thanks for the link to the Daily Pincushion. There's some great stuff there.

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  5. Ornaments! Oh no! LOL...

    Love your yellow brick house. :D And your bunny flatfold is gorgeous.

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  7. Your flatfold is beautiful! And I love the pincushion your SIL got you. :)

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  8. I love Mr. Bunnt!

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  9. Happy Bunny Day is so sweet! So beautifully finished too.

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  10. Gorgeous pinkeep and great progress on your wip!

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  11. Did you join the ornie challenge blog? Guilt and shame is what's keeping me going, lol. I just posted under the wire last night! OK, that bunny is so fabulous that I now have to go and immediately order one for myself. Gee, thanks! :p It is seriously cute, and your finish is so perfect! How do you join your trim so that no one can tell where it is??

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  12. I adore that little bunny and think you did a beautiful finishing job on it.
    Your Jane Austen neighbourhood piece is looking good.
    Margaret

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  13. Your Happy Bunny Finish is so adorable! Love your Yellow Brick House too!
    Deb

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  14. I love your yellow house with the trailing ivy - its going to look awesome! Sorry to hear about the bleed - I've never had that happen to me yet and I dread it.

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