Monday, October 15, 2007

New starts and firsts

I've cut waaaay back with swap-bot due to the new baby coming sometime in the next month or so. I know most people are understanding there but some aren't and I don't want to be called a bad swapper or get stuck with a bad rating because of having to deal with a new baby, a toddler and the holidays. Shame on life for getting in the way of swapping!!! ;o)

Anyways, with no matchboxes or biscornus to make for anybody I've been able to get some things started for myself. Yes, you read that right, I'm finally making something for myself!!
I got this pattern and fabric from a local shop called A Stitcher's Garden. They have classes and stitch-ins and the ladies there are always very helpful, unfortunately they don't sell online.
I decided to go with this pretty hand-dyed purple fabric instead of the blue suggested by the pattern so I hope it'll look ok. The only thing I know about the fabric is it's 28ct and the color is called Beach Plum. After much indecision I finally decided to do this one 2 over 2 and my eyes are very greatful for that. I've never stitched on anything other than white/off-white and let me tell you, stitching purple on purple is very rough on the eyes!!
Started on Oct. 13th
P.S. I need to invest in a set of bigger QSnaps!

I plan on making 3 of these ornaments. One for me and DH and one for each of the kiddies. I decided to try out 1 over 1 on 28ct evenweave. I like how it looks, but again, a bit rough on the eyes. I need to win the lotto so I can buy one of those OTT-Lites!! Another first for me will be doing the finishing on these. Anybody know of any good tutorials?

I want to make a wips progress list thingy on the side of my blog. I'll have to play around and see what I can do....and hopefully not screw anything up.


Ellie Garratt said...
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Ellie Garratt said...

I see what you mean about the purple on purple...eye straining.

I think you are doing the right thing cutting back on swapping, even if your letterbox won't be as busy :(

If you want a penpal - not too time consuming and cheap - PM or email me.

Oh Happy Blog! said...

So sorry to hear that you will be leaving the swap-world.. but completely understand the restraints that life can bring... may you do well in your ventures- and can't wait to stop in and see how these little numbers turn out... good luck

Pikaboo said...

littlewanda, my mailbox is already starting to get lonely, I may be sending you a message soon!

oh happy blog, Thank you! I won't be gone for good. I'm still so tempted to sign up for some swaps, I doubt I could stay away for too long.