|Borders added, seams pressed and ready to quilt.|
|Going to pack this up and go to Philly next weekend for a|
sew-a-thon with my daughter to finish this up.
Yesterday, at my guild meeting, we had a speaker who instructed us in pinning rather than lacing. Pretty easy and I think this could quickly become my preference. She provided instruction, pre-cut mat board, pins and the frames. We provided a stitch design of 5 x 7.
I am not really in love with this frame but I dilly dallied and the selection was slim but the time I got to browsing through the collection of frames she brought.
Also, not much on my Random Thoughts.....but progress all the same. I am still confident I will be finished the main body before retreat. I will get the moral support I need to cut the pull the treads for the border around the design and to be able to finish the stitching by the end of the year. This is one of my challenge projects for 2016 so that is my incentive.
Not much cross stitching because I needed to turn my attention to the finishing of Pinning to Stitch. My EGA guild meet for the first time this season and we were all to bring in our completed stitch-a-long to share. Yikes! This meant I'd better assemble the needle book and the 'envelope' for all the pieces.
It is always fun to see how other stitcher's pieces turn out. We all work on the same pattern but the outcomes can be very different. Buttons or charms added, different finishing techniques, etc.
And as if didn't rant about how I don't jump from project to project......I starting something new.
#1. I have no willpower
#2. I can justify just about anything.
This is from Pat Thode at Heartstrings. I need a take along project.....and the fabric count is 18 (stitched over two) is easy to stitch on and see even in bad light. And I can blame Diane H. who showed us her finish and got us all smitten!
Happy Stitching all and thanks for stopping by......