Mar 30, 2011

It's not much...

But it's enough to make me whine.
I started Fanny Erb tonight.   Love the floss colors.

I was putting off picking fabric and pulling threads, and I realized if I didn't do it today, I wouldn't do it at all.  I was hoping that blogging would in some way force me to continue stitching and I guess it's working.  Doing a larger project than I expected to do may not last - might move to a small - but at least I'm stitching.  As I said before, I have never put a project down and started another, but I may now!   I've cut the stitched part out of the linen piece, thrown a few in the trash, even burned them.  One way or another, they were finished!   I'm a firebug.  Love to make fires outside, which is dangerous when your hair is wild.   I've had to cut off crinkled smelly chunks several times.   Good thing is, when it's wild, you can't tell.  It never dawned on me to use small areas of the unwanted project for unique pieces as Beth Twist did here.
She made a neat fob from an abandoned piece for her giveaway.  And guess what?   I was a runner up!  Her puppy pics are killing me.  
 I found a piece of blue 32 linen and I was thinking about Nash's Peacock Sewing Roll for the second project.

 It calls for 32 and 40 which I don't have so I worked out the chart for both sides being 32, using pale blue and unbleached linen.  The silk matka backing she uses is not available here, so that's another item to blindly order online.  So hard to imagine color and feel from a computer screen but that's the only way I can get wool or silk.   Right now I need a few chunks of chocolate and a towel to dry off.  What will tomorrow bring?  Hopefully, NO MORE SNOW, and a commitment to Fanny.
Thanks for joining my journey.

5 comments:

Jo Ann said...

love your blog. makes me laugh every time. As far as the matka fabric you want to order it is a great fabric. I have it in a kit from Stacy Nash. As far as color can't help you with that one. I have stitched the Fanny Erb sampler and it is awesome when finished.

Siobhan said...

I love Fanny! I stitched her sampler, too. If you aren't feeling the intense love for one project, why not do a smaller thing along with it? That way you can switch off when you get tired of one thing. I would love to be a monogamous stitcher but don't have the attention span, so I try to have a focus project and an alternate. Or ten.

Margaret said...

It's ok to abandon a project. You might even come back to it! Love both projects though. Either one will be beautiful. Siobhan is right too -- you could switch off. Good luck!

pjrusty122 said...

keep on stitching!!! love the sewing roll pattern. i love the alphabet. if it was me, i would just do the right side, and make it into a grungy pillow, stuffed with buckwheat hulls. but you know me and pillows!!! patti

Glenna said...

You crack me up! Firebug with wild hair! I love your stitching--don't lose patience and throw it away! And yes, the blogging makes us more "accountable" to each other in a way. At least take the photos before you burn it. Well, the snow is a pain, but so pretty.

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