First things first - I FINISHED the Domestic Handbag quilt! Finally and I LOVE it! I made it for my SIL and in return she is making me a granny square afghan and mine is a surprise just like hers is for me. Once she finishes my afghan I will be able to give her quilt to her and then post a plethora of pictures that I hope you enjoy. Its killing me that I can't post pictures of it yet but I hope I you can hang in there for a few weeks then I can post away.
On a totally different note Its not like I needed another hobby but I've been wanting a portable craft to be able to come with me in the van while I wait for Miss S to be let out from Kindergarden or to do while I am at a drs appointment or something to keep me away from texting or just surfing the net or pinterest on my phone. I want my kids to see Mommy creating with what little spare time that I have rather than filling it by starting at a little white phone whenever I can. Don't get me wrong I do love my phone and keeping up with friends and family but I don't want my kids to always be associating Mommy = Cell Phone.
My Step Sister has been stitching (what cool people call Embroidery these days) for years and it was always something that I admired but didn't think that I could ever do, but after talking with Sherry for a few days and watching some tutorials online I was super pumped to give it a try. She sent me a lovely parcel with everything that I needed to start off in the wonderful world of Stitching to create this amazing work of art:
|How cute is she?!?! ;)|
Ok, so Lady Monkey isn't a total work of art, but it was the first time I've ever attempted any kind of Stitching and she turned out really cute. I worked off a Sublime Stitching transfer and did a back stitch along the lines.
After I finished Lady Monkey I decided to keep the Monkey thing going and transfer on two bananas and a Boy Monkey to keep Lady Monkey company. Next time I need to keep the iron on the transfer for a few seconds longer but it will work ok for this go round.
I am just stitching onto a scrap piece of cream backing that I hadn't used. I might just fill the whole thing up as a sampler piece and try out as many stitches as I can as a good practice before I start working on the girls clothes or pillow cases or anything.
I mentioned that Sherry sent me an amazing parcel - she went all out! An embroidery hoop, 4 Sublime Stitching pattern packages, thread, thread bobbins and two needles!!!
Oh the lovely thread!!! I picked this package up on Tuesday and I may have purchased a few more colors at Michaels because I couldn't help myself! ;) Soooo pretty!
Now that I am DONE the Domestic Handbag quilt, I can throw that up in the Finished pile!!! Now I think I am going to move on and get to work on the Eye Spy and my Crazy Cat quilt and hopefully get those off the WIP pile.
Thanks for stopping by - see you tomorrow!