Monday, February 20, 2017
Hand Stitching Love...
I belong to Jenny of elefantz.com monthly Stitchery Club and have been a member for over two years. With all good intentions I meant to stitch my monthly designs...well at least some of them. However as the months flew by and I wasn't doing anything with my pages of designs but store them away in a file drawer (the 3-ring binder overflowed), I became very aware that there would never be any time and in fact I had too many excuses. Well here it is 2017 and "If not Now, When?" leapt into my brain! I was no longer going to make excuses. So I brought out my selected design and coordinating fabrics and got to work.
I had purchased the proper Hanky Linen this time and what a wonderful difference it makes in the ease of tracing and stitching. Here is my beginning. I purposefully selected a design that included applique pieces. Jenny always shares the reverse tracing design so once I had read her instructions it was easy to accomplish.
My prepared and fused design ready to begin stitching. I already have a feeling of accomplishment because I can see how cute this design will be. The fabrics really make it come alive even before any needle and threads are added.
Here I am doing blanket stitch with regular sewing thread. I admit I had to YouTube blanket stitch as it has always eluded me on how to begin. Once I get going it is quite easy.
I will share the finished stitchery with you very soon...I hope.
Life is busy for us all and we merely need to make time for ourselves and what gives us JOY. Thank You very much Jenny for always keeping your designs sweet, simple and filled with LOVE. I am sew grateful for giving myself this monthly Stitchery Club. Magazines that offer "little" costs more than this and Jenny is always here for us with any help we may need.
Surprise...it is raining here. Yes...it is pouring again. We remain safe here and truly grateful. Prayers for all those, especially in Southern California, who are having Mother Nature nightmare conditions.
Mr. C and I took a day trip to Blackhawk Museum yesterday to enjoy a special Speaker Series and meet and listen to David Hobbs. Automotive racer and commentator extraordinaire. He was funny and humble and entertaining. The automobiles on display are some of the world's finest. I took no photos but you can click the link I added. The weather was raining and traffic was dismal and took forever at stop and crawl pace most of the way home. Danville is about a 3 hour drive each way. It took closer to 4+hours to get home. Thankfully Mr. Hobbs was well worth our day and Mr. C got us home safely.
February must have wings for it is flying along. Creative Bliss and enjoy your passion.