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...