Friday, May 1, 2009

This & That

I am beyond busy today but I wanted to throw some pictures up before I get too far behind. By the way, there was a discussion on the Jane Austen Stitching group about What makes a good Blog. I just wanted to apologize to anyone in advance that my Blog will never be "good". I have never enjoyed journaling, for confirmation you could poll all my school teachers. While I might say I am a fairly good writer, when push comes to shove, I have never had an affinity for writing. In a sense I am just doing this mainly for myself, to keep some sort of record of what I have done but also to share some photos with those that may have some interest in seeing them.

Wow, back on path I need to go. Here is some of the recent things I've worked on: 'Full of Hope' pinkeep (above) from Mary-Kathryn at . For this I finally learned how to do a blind stitch. A pretty basic sewing stitch, I know, but new to me ;)

I recently framed 'Mansfield Park' by The Sampler Girl. I found a wonderful frame for ten dollars but once again I have yet to develop ace framing skills. The bottom is stretching a little to the right and I have since fixed it a bit. I will most likely continue to frame my own pieces, I just cannot justify spending the money to professionally do it. I only need to get better at it but also learn to accept that it is not going to be "perfect".

Finally I have a couple larger projects that I have finished some portion of. On the left is the Papillon 'Castles' SAL. This project will last for two years. I am actually nearing completion on part 2 but no pics yet. On the right is the "border" for 'The Wrong Side of the Tracks' by Raise the Roof. I am using a hand painted Aida fabric from Enchanted Fabrics. This is part 1 of 4.