Sunday, February 08, 2009

Coping mechanisms

Well, it has been a strange year so far. This past Friday I was at the hospital for a surgical procedure, and have spent the weekend resting, recovering, and crafting. (Creating things is the cornerstone of my coping skills....the last time something like this happened, I finished about a dozen scrapbook pages.) So I started and finished Lizzie Kate's "Welcome Baby" snippet, for my step-sister-in-law's new little one. I was going to frame it, but a bag finish seemed a bit more useful. I might put a few things in it, and then Mommy can use it in the future to store baby momentos or something.
Lizzie Kate's "Welcome Baby" snippet (girl)
stitched on a 32-ct. Sugar Maple hand-dye
floss colors:
- The Dye is Cast's "Thyme"
- Carrie's Creations "Magenta"
- Six Strand Sweets' "Blackberry Cordial" and "Blueberry Pie"
I used a heart button from my stash instead of the rose button called for

I also worked on "Labyrinth" a bit more, but I was getting bored with the yellow and blue......

5 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Erin, your baby bag finish is sooo pretty! Love the fabrics and the button is perfect! What a great idea for the mother to keep momentos in!
Great progress on Labyrinth! I really do love the colors!

xstitch.nl said...

What a sweet, sweet baby gift!!!
Hope you feel better soon... but don't lose those coping skills!

Maxine said...

I love the bag finish it's so cute and you've made good progress with Labyrinth. I too hope you are feeling better soon :)

Kathy A. said...

That is such a lovely gift. I am sure it will be cherished and used.
I hope that you are feeling better soon but not too quickly - keep that stitching mojo going!

BESTEX said...

How lovely!!
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