Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends! This past week had me waiting on some supplies so I couldn’t get to sewing as quickly as I hoped. I received what I was waiting for on Saturday, so today I started doing some planning for some barter sewing I am going to be doing. I was sent some fabric to make project bags out of, but I still needed to pick some coordinating prints for the linings. I haven’t quite decided which fabrics I will be using to line the bags yet, but I will know by the time I start cutting on Tuesday.
I also was sent some of this amazing, and out of print, Blackbird Designs for Moda Madeira fabric in this sampler print. I’ve been asked to make a cover for a cross stitching scroll rod frame and I am excited for the challenge of making something new without a pattern. I’ll be using invisible magnets to secure the cover around the scroll rods, and I intend to have two separate magnet placements on the cover as this particular scroll rod frame is adjustable in height. When I get back into sewing, apparently I jump in with both feet!
This past week I worked on my Poison Garden cross stitch project by Chatelaine Designs. This pattern is very large, and I’ve made a small amount of progress in the middle. This pattern is full of specialty stitches, metallics, silks, beads, silk lame braids, and silk perle threads. It is a challenge to just read the pattern, but each new element I add makes me stare in awe at how beautiful this is. I love every single stitch. This is definitely a long-term project for me, and I am putting this away for a while so I don’t get burned out on it.
Last week I also received my Santa’s Village piece I finished stitching earlier this year. I had it framed by Jill Rensel and we chose a red lacquer frame for this piece. I decided against mats, since the stitching is already 18″ square in size, and because I think the piece is already busy enough. I just wanted a frame to really enhance the stitching, and I think we accomplished that! The downside is that I don’t get to have the custom painted mats that they are famous for, but I think I chose right to omit them this time.
I hope you are all having a wonderful October, and I look forward to reading what you have all been working on!
This Weeks To-Do List:
- Sew two, possibly three, project bags
- Sew two accessory packs
- Sew a scroll rod frame cover
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