Friday, October 27, 2017

Day One

A quick glimpse into the craziness of my life.     It has been one of those stretches of consecutive days of evening events.   Heading out again shortly.......then again tomorrow and again with theater tickets for Sunday......I guess you rest when you are pushing up daisies.

I have put Corsica River aside until after Christmas.   What!  Yes, there are too many Christmas projects and things to be done and yes I know it is only October....but you wouldn't know that by my spare room and the gifts all about already......but again, I am off on a random tangent...

So last weekend to grind out the frustration of missing my right arm at work, I tackled my craft room.    And might I add, I was quite successful.   I even managed to get a tiny sewing project done and in the mail to a friend.   I ripped out two zippers and replaced one in a jacket of  Mr. W's.   (he has two more waiting of me....ugh!)  I also sorted through my completed projects and my WIP's for whatever reason.......they pretty much all ended up back in the big old kaboodle the same as they were.  But it was a good diversion.    It has raised a question..........

For this finished stitched piece I am wondering how I should finish it:  with the fabrics they provided as a hanging pillow or after shopping my closet, should it go into a little frame?  Opinions welcomed!

It is just a tiny thing.


This is the fabric, ribbon and buttons provide in the kit.



Or do I put it in a teeny tiny frame to sit on the counter or shelf in the fall?


And two other frames pulled from the closet for someday.



Tuesday I attended my first night at a new needlework group and made great progress on my HonD piece which I forgot to photograph.   I am getting close to completion.   The bad thing that happened was being convinced I should make an ornament for the exchange at my class next week.    I hate doing a piece for an exchange.   Mine always looks so cheesy and every else's looks so clever and museum quality.   But I was weakened state from all the evenings out....


I picked this pattern from my stash on Wednesday night.   Day One, this is my progress.   I think I can get this stitched by the end of the weekend which leaves me Tuesday and Wednesday to finish it and wrap it.    I can always just put pretty Christmas fabric as the back to save stitching time.



They have all been fun nights out which brings me to Wednesday and a Stampin Up Stamp a Stack night.    I need to stop saving the cards I make and start sending them!  Here's what we did this week.  Not bad... $25, pizza, drinks and snacks, a few hours laughter and fun later,  and I left with six awesome Christmas cards,  envelopes and a holiday stocker stuffer/favor.

So out the door I go to an old Episcopal Church for "Tunes from the Crypt" event.   The non-profit I am on does spooky Halloween Music by candlelight with the organist dressed as a witch.  Her shadow casts crazy images in the candlelight.   After the music, is a ghost tour in the adjacent cemetery and then home to stitch.   That is if the goblins don't carry me off!

See I really did need to put aside Corsica River so I can get a bunch of other things done!

Thanks for stopping but, keep on stitching and have a howling good time whatever you are up to!


5 comments:

Lynn said...

You are amazing Robin! Can I have just a bit of your energy???

Daffycat said...

The apples have plaid fabric. You must use it, it’s plaid. That’s the way my mind works anyway. Your greeting cards are wonderful!i would have trouble not saving them all...

Edgy38 said...

I vote for frame #1
Your BFF Edgy

Robin in Virginia said...

What gorgeous cards you created; love the deer stamp you used! I like the Santa's Workshop tag piece. Know you enjoyed the Tunes from the Crypt event.

Stasi said...

It appears you are having way too much FUN!!! Keep it going, it's what keeps you young!
AS for the apple design, I like the fabric and buttons--I'm sure you can come up with a cute finish!