Once upon a time, there was a girl who stitched...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Ugh. Over the weekend I decided it was finally time to finish the finishing on the Lizzie*Kate "Autumn" boxer square that I stitched up last year.
Originally I thought I'd make a pillow, but then I changed my mind and thought that a little wallhanging would be nice. So while the Little One napped with Daddy yesterday, I went down to my craft room and started sewing. I got the stitched piece framed with fabric, some hanging "tabs" placed, and the backing cut. I started sewing everything together. And then, after I'd sewn 2 sides...I realized that I had screwed up. I'd put the batting BETWEEN the front and back pieces! No good. So at some point I'll need to disassemble everything and try again - with the batting ON TOP, so once everything is turned it will be on the inside. Duh.
Thanks for the comments on the ornament issue. And yes, I agree that many times I go back and stitch things from older issues that didn't "call" to me on the first go-round. And too funny that you mentioned the 1998 issue, Kathy - I'm working on the Prairie Schooler ornament from that issue right now myself! I guess my point was more that maybe there are only so many ways to design Santas and snowmen? I was thinking specifically about some of the snowmen - I don't have the issue in front of me right now so I can't provide names, but one of them looked an awful lot like one of Lizzie*Kate's Tiny Tidings designs. (I'm not saying it was any kind of design infringement or anything like that, just that it was similar.) But as I said, it's a snowman. They're white, with big round heads and pointy carrot noses. So. As for the design(s) I WILL stitch from that issue -- I think I'm going to do the Dragon Dreams ornament for my not-yet-born niece/nephew. The child's parents are big fantasy geeks, and since this year's DD ornie is "year of the dragon" themed, it will suit them perfectly. And I did love some of the geometric stuff, and even some of the little houses!