My stem stitched boy will be holding a tin can phone and talking to a stem stitched girl on the other pillowcase. Sadly, not a lot of progress was made on my pillowcases this weekend because I spiked a crazy high fever.
Almost done with my dialogue but the shrinking ball of yarn is making me nervous. I think I did the math right and I doubt is find the right dye lot. Hope I don’t mess this up.
My beagle guarding my laundry for me.
I sat down this weekend with this extra clearance curtain from the Christmas Tree Shop and some floss. My plan was to learn to make a lazy daisy. I did, but it just didn’t look right. So I thought I’d try using the same technique to make a heart. While I am very proud of this heart it still wasn’t right. Then I started stitching little seagulls. The fabric looks very beachy to me, and the seagulls they just fit. I’m not sure how I feel about the water, but the seagulls fit and I am proud of them.
I really love buying new craft supplies. Don’t you?
So my new obsession is embroidery. I just finished reading Hoopla by Leanne Prain last night. I really enjoyed it. The pictures were wonderful. I loved reading the interviews, but I doubt that I would actually sit down an complete any of the projects. Don’t get me wrong the projects are beautiful, but I have so many ideas of things I want to make floating around in my head that I doubt I would get to these. Especially because it is due back to my library in less than a week. One thing I wish this book had more of was accurate blog information. I’d love to add some more embroidery blogs to my google reader, but when I checked on the blogs listed under some of my favorite interviews they had not been updated in quite some time.
I had this pillow from Brookstone that my mom bought me a few years ago. Sadly there were a few small holes in the pillow. So I took some leftover fleece from a pair of pants to make a cover for the pillow. Here it is