Hello people. Hope all is well. We got hit again last night with ice, winds, and snow. My painting hit a snag because my original custom mix was never put in the computer, so I had to scramble to find the original swatch. Since she made two adjustments after the first mix and never added them to the label, we had to start over. This time, the computer read it completely different and it's green. Green. The paint department regulars have been off and will continue to be, they apologized, but have fill ins from other departments and they are not familiar with formulas. I decided to paint the wall beneath the chair rail and don't have enough left so I'm not happy. What else is new? The kitchen guy won't return my calls. Is this ridiculous? I am so tired of this.
Anyway, under the pile of fabrics I was rolling, I found the Two Horse finish that I took off my box.
I would prefer hanging this piece and since this coarse wool reminds me of horsehair, that's what I plan on using. Leather laces will be the hanger. I get these rolls of various colors at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Even though it's thick, it stretches easily and I doubt if I could use a fusible stabilizer so I may get a black sew in piece.
I cut it into two pieces to fit the stitchery and allowed an inch border. Should I leave it open as a pocket, or sew around all four sides? If I leave the top open as a pocket, I think it still needs a decorative stitch so either way, a contrasting blanket stitch will be sewn on all sides.
Decisions decisions. But I do like the rough wool showing rather than the usual pillow/pinkeep finishing. Normally, I don't like fabric borders.
Last night, I worked for hours on one lousy flower outline on my attempt of the original. I'm going to keep at it as much as I can because the frustration is tempting me to quit. I've come too far for that and don't want to set it aside.
Enjoy your week!
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