Sunday, August 5, 2012

Welcome All and Blog Hop #7

The prompt for this round is:

I have been doing embroidery and cross stitching for around 40 years. So I have done quite a few kits and projects and sometimes end up with extra threads, now if I buy the threads that is not a problem, because you can always add to your stash, but if it is a kit what on earth do you do with the bits of thread that are left?
Most kits do not have a thread number. And since most kits give you extra threads so you don’t run short, you end up with lengths of different colors. Have you ever done a project that would use up threads like this. I have thought of trying a sampler and just using the thread in color schemes, you know first pattern row be shades of blue, second shades of red, third shade of yellow etc. But I am afraid it would be a muddled mess.

Until recently I really have not purchased many kits. When I did I would just throw away the extra thread since I could not easily match them to colors I currently have. Now that my daughter is interested in learning how to cross stitch and work her own patterns, I give her all my extra pieces. This saves my personal stash. As all stitcher know, thier stash is sacred and woe to all those who dare disturb it. :)

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As a single parent sometimes things are crazy around the house. Rooms to clean, laundry to wash, pets to feed. and somewhere in all that finding time to place a few stitches in my gift to a wonderful friend.

I found the perfect fabric to finish the piece. I plan to turn it into a letter sorter. Here is the latest progress photo along with the fabric I picked for the finish. I should be able to finish the actual design tonight.
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I am also working on a trivet and kitchen towel set for my Father and Step-Mother...

The next WIP is one that I have tried now 4 times to work on. Each of the other 3 times I have realized a third of the way thru that I did not have a large enough piece of fabric. This time I made sure I did.

I have put the kit together for a piece for my daughter. There will be 4 blocks of the pattern. Two each of a verigated blue and verigated purple. The heart at the end of the tail will be the only thing matching in each block. Each peice will be made to look like a quilt block. I went and picked out the material I plan to use. Isn't it georgous? I love planning the finishing as I pick out what I plan to stitch next.

As I was shopping for fabric, I came across the following kit. Now...I don't ususally like kits but this one just caught my eye and wouldn't let go. I am going to give it a shot. Wish me luck.

Crocheting is the perfect relaxation and take around the town project. I love this blue/green yarn. It is easy to work with and will make a perfect little blanket for a little boy.

TaTa for now...The crazy cat lady (as my daughter calls me).


Marexstitch said...

Nice stitching & I too enjoy crocheting. I have a baby blanket to finish but it is too hot to work on it.

Melinda said...

So wonderful you will be able to share your love for stitching with your daughter. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Meari said...

I have the butterfly kit in my stash-to-do pile (That pile gets bigger and bigger!).

I usually use my leftover floss for ornaments or other smalls.

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.