I won't get caught in the airport
or on the plane,
with nothing to do!
Armed with an audio story
and this wall hanging to embroider,
I should be all set!
Finished size will be 20"x20",
not too big to pull out onto my lap.
The bright and cheery fabrics in my
This 'n That Charm Pack
by Nancy Halvorsen for Benatex
will help to keep my spirits up when the traveling starts
to become a drag.
I still have to trace the letters onto the linen.
I won't applique the dresden plate until
the embroidery work is finished.
I had about about a dozen 2.5" squares left over,
so I jumped at the chance to try out Karen Ackva's tutorial
over at easy patchwork
for making this little "sew pixel play" pincushion.
I just used up the colors that were available
right there at my fingertips.
I prepared a grid on some lightweight iron-on interfacing
before bedtime last night,
and went right to work
once I finished piecing the little top.
In no time at all I had this little 3" pincushion
and it was easy peasy and lots of fun.
And I know me!
I know I won't be able to make just one,
that's how fun and easy they are!
Each little square is finished at a half inch.
Between you, me, and the lamp post,
I wouldn't sew that small the regular way!
I may, instead, make some new coasters
to leave behind for Crafty Daughter
using this technique.
I really don't need any more pin cushions right now.
(YES! I said that!)
|Giant Swallowtail, (Papilio cresphontes Cramer)|
Click on pic to enlarge.
This unique looking butterfly landed on the deck
the other week and just sat there,
needing a good rest.
I carefully moved it into the fenced in garden area
to keep it safe from the dogs
and later that day, it was gone.
So, I was thinking. Wouldn't it be funny if, when you called someone on their cell phone, you heard what they hear? My SIL's phone quacks. Crafty Daughter doesn't turn her ringer on at all, so all you would hear would be dead space (how disconcerting that would be!) If someone called you on your cell phone, what would they hear?
Have a great week end!
Keep it simple,
and make it fun!