Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tah Da...Tah Done!


When I picked up this 20 year old UFO a few months ago, I guessed it would take a year to finish it. I was wrong! I put the last stitch in last night. I blocked it - it was really wonky. I simply squirted it well with water and pinned it to my ironing surface, using a quilting ruler to make sure it was square. Then I left it to dry overnight. It's ready to make into a pillow!

My scratchy throat has turned into a full fledged cold - UGH! I haven't felt like sewing, but this needlepoint is mindless.

And so...I've thrown my schedule out the window for a bit - no worries - it will be back when I'm better and things settle down around here. Quilting is still my number one activity!


I've loved having a needlepoint to work on here and there. And so...this kit came home with me from Hobby Lobby last week. Yes, another needlepoint kit. I wish it were square, but I like the colors.

Last night I accepted the challenge of sorting the yarn by color. And it was a challenge! I mean...what exactly is 'Medium Dark Blue Violet'???? And I can't determine the difference between 'Straw' and 'Autumn Gold'! I did the best I could and decided to finish this morning in daylight - maybe the extra light will help me figure this out.

And so it goes. Think I'll have another cup of honey lemon tea...cough...

6 comments:

  1. Your completed needlepoint looks so pretty. It will be an awesome pillow. I also love the new kit you got. The colors are gorgeous. Sorry you are sick with a cold. I hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Needlepoint is really nice!! And will make a great pillow...how's FIL??? Take care of yourself!!! Just rest as much as you can...lots of liquids...yada..yada..

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  3. Those butterflies are so beautiful. Great job! How did you blocked it? I have a needlepoint I did years ago and never framed it because it is wonky. Hope you get better real soon. ;^)

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  4. Summer colds aren't fun. Love your needlepoint.

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  5. Beautiful butterflies! Square up the flower kit, just leave off some of the bottom.

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  6. Oh, now I see what the yarn is for! I love your squared piece that will be a pillow.

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