This WIP was finished November 10! But she sleeps a lot and I continue to make some progress on little things…
Last year I stitched this design from Lindsay Lane, Wishes do to Heaven Aspire. I love how sweet it is. But I really saw it not as a square but as an octagon pillow.
I was quite lazy and didn’t feel like stitching in a guide to make sewing the pillow perfect so I kept putting it off.
But then…for the Pyn Pillow, Milady’s Needle showed the drawn thread method to make a guide! You just pull out a linen thread so many threads away from the stitched area. So easy to achieve perfection! Then I just needed to stitch the cropped corners- simple! And I decided to add the lace by hand since that wasn’t so bad on the pin pillow either! Perfect, and done.
Next up was finishing X-mas In My Heart, here it is. It came out a bit wonky for all my care. The chenille trim covers a host of faults, thank goodness. Hearts, I have decided, are hard. Until I discover the trick of them. There must be a trick!
I’m waiting for some smaller beading needles for the drum as the petite seed beads just don’t fit on the provided needle. Grrr! I ripped the paper too and now have to patch it somehow. I often have trouble with those green seed beads!
So I started the Santa while I’m waiting. These will probably be my last starts of the year…except for a new birth record!