Yes, some would say I'm three bricks short of load or that my elevator is stuck on the ground floor or that I'm several pickles short of the jar...well, you get the drift I'm sure! When it comes to the landscapes I do things that simply take hours and hours and really, when it comes right down to it, don't show all that much. Case in point....
Can you see that pretty much two entire afternoons will have been spent stitching the waves in the water? No? I thought not. It wouldn't have taken that long except for the fact that my sewing machine balked** at stitching with silver metallic threads. I really WANTED those silver metallic threads to give life to the water. What to do? After much ponderment I ended up stitching the lines with regular sewing thread (longer stitch length) and now I'm in the process of overlapping each machine stitch by hand with the metallic. Looks good but as I said...3 bricks short...
**and, before you all tell me this - yes, I know I can put the special thread in the bobbin and work that way, but....that involves changing the tension on my bobbin and that will just create more problems than it's worth. Someday I will have to invest in a second bobbin assembly that is safe to monkey around with.
- THIS is a really cute little cross stitch design - very appropriate for the times I think. And HERE is a pretty Christmas-themed biscornu design you might like to try.
- I'm not a dye-er so can't speak to how valuable THIS might be but some of you might be interested.
- It seems that a lot of bloggers are playing along with the 'Christmas in July' theme so perhaps you might like to check out the links in THIS blog hop. Lots of fun Christmas projects - most free - for you.
- THIS is a fun tutorial to make a round zippered pouch. It's meant for pencils but I can think of several other uses.
Today's quote...."Of all the people on the planet, you talk to yourself more than anyone. Make sure you are saying the right things"