The lazy hazy crazy days of summer continue
here in Colorado.
I've been the lazy one and
the usually bright blue skies
have been hazy with smoke.
I haven't seen the foothills from my backyard
The crazy days of 2021 seem to keep
us guessing about what will happen next.
But with all of that in mind,
I have actually been filling my days
with stitching, mostly,
The first piece that I've finished
earlier this summer was:
"Winter Rose Manor"
Designed by Brenda Gervais
With Thy Needle and Thread.
I learned with this piece that not all overdyed cotton
threads look like the photo.
There must be some variables in the
It's okay because we know that
there aren't stitching police,
just like there aren't quilting police.
Who says you can't change threads and
choose a color that you find more appealing or
makes more contrast.
I had to do that so the cardinals showed up better.
This small piece is
Designed by Paulette Stewart
Plum Street Samplers
I've been enjoying stitching some
of these smaller pieces just to get something finished
Although, I've found nothing is really
Adding some trim around the edges gives
this a nice finished look.
What I don't like to do is to stitch the
small opening closed after it's stuffed.
Here's what I've been doing.
Stitching completely around all 4 sides
and then making a small slit in the back in
order to turn the piece inside out.
We've all done that, but what I have been doing
is fusing a piece of fabric and matching up the
design elements of the fabric.
I challenge myself to see how close
I can make it.
Not too bad.
The 3rd piece just finished is:
Come Into My Garden
Designed by Blackbird Designs
I learned that if the border actually meets
it can be a miracle.
The question then becomes
do you fudge or frog it (rip it, rip it)
In my case, I like fudge more than frogs!
Hopefully, no one will see what I had to do.
And if they do, well, that's the way it goes.
I'm sure my recipient will love it anyway.
Well, my days are still some what lazy,
the sky is still hazy,
and from not going too crazy
I keep putting in more stitches, one at a time.
Until Next Time-