Before I go into the details of that, I thought I'd share a couple of other things with you...
- Pam Kellogg has released an advance preview peep at the cover of the new summer edition (being released May 1st) of the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine and you can see that HERE. She has also included a sneak peak at the contents page as well. A little birdie has been sharing with me that there are some big changes coming with the magazine and you will definitely want to stay tuned for those!
- It's spring (at least it's supposed to be in this part of the hemisphere) and some of us might be thinking about spring cleaning. I know, to most of us that's akin to work and something to be avoided. However, maintaining your sewing machine is in your best interest and with that in mind, perhaps you might find THIS useful.
And....here's a little bit of progress on my pillow cover...
I know this is a very odd angle to be taking a photo, but I wanted to share with you how I made the vine. First I drew the outline onto my fabric (white gel pen worked well for this). Then I used pearl cotton and a running chain stitch to embroider the design. I wanted the vine to appear thicker than just the chain stitch so I found some crochet thread in my stash and used that to whip the chain stitches, adding an element of depth to the design. Now I will add some flowers and I'll show you that next time.
Now back to the diet!
(There are a number of steps you have to go through)...
1. Get up from your chair.
2. Walk into the bedroom.
3. Open closet door (you can repeat this step up to five times)
4. Bend over and touch your toes
Or...if unable to reach them...
bend down as far as you can.
5. Pick up a large plastic tote.
6. Tug and pull (good for the abs)
until tote is free of closet.
7. You may, or may not, need to rest before
8. Pick up tote and return to sewing room.
9. Dump tote (and the yarn it contains) onto floor.
10. From a seated position, bend down and pick
up a ball of yarn.
11. Place yarn into one of two piles labeled
'Keep' and 'Discard'
12. Repeat as often as necessary.
13. Reverse above steps to return 'keep' pile to
14. Discard remaining, using method of your choice.
(see? I told you - 10 lbs - it's a cinch!)
Now, there, wasn't that easy?
Instead of a quote, how about this...