Feb 25, 2014

Wonder clips

Hello people!   Hope you had an incident-free weekend.   Ours was a little anxious since my sister seems to be repeating her last condition.  We'll know more today.
I wanted to show you these clips that I found on Nancy Zieman's site.  My local JoAnn's doesn't carry them but their website does. 
 They are Wonder Clips made by Clover.  Great for holding fabrics when hand sewing (or machine).  They come larger, but even this small size holds the thick felted wool.  The bottoms are flat so your piece lays smooth and neat.  Now I can have small projects in my bags without worrying about getting stuck by a pin.  A very nice woman called to inform me that she had my package.  The post office delivered the 8 x 10 box with my name and address to another name and address, no where near close to mine.  I stopped at the post office and they never even scanned the box as received or delivered, so I'm grateful that she was nice enough to call me.
 
Work on the horses ... well... what can I say?  I started charting it the end of January, stitching the first of February, and it should have been completed by now.  Technically it was.  Several times. 
  Last night I starting removing the right side flowers to change the colors.  When that's done, I'm fairly sure that I will remove the large twisting center leaf for color too.  Both elements were fine, but too bright.  As the piece progressed, it was overwhelmed with the reds which is obviously not apparent on a black and white chart.  Going back to the photo showed them to be softer than the berries on the left.   To top it off, this color was what I used originally and thought it was wrong, not enough contrast.  Maybe holding off on the white outlines until the end wasn't smart.  What a difference it makes!
 
No reply from the kitchen guy yet.  I worked on these two boxes and they are ready for whatever paint finish I decide.  One will be in the foyer above this little pine chest that I had in the basement. Perfectly small and functional.  We will add a base with legs, change the knobs, add a new top, and some sort of aged paint.  Because of its small size (21" wide), proportion will dictate the changes.
 
 
 
 
 
Cold weather is returning and I once again have the visitor from hell.  I know this look well.  Good thing this chair will be reupholstered eventually because she uses the wing as a scratching post.

Hope your week is starting well, and gets better as it progresses.
Thanks for visiting!

P.S.  Francis Bliss and Lydia Hinckley Samplers from Scarlet Letter are on EBay HERE.  One is spelled wrong and the other doesn't have SL in the title so they came up in different searches.  Just in case someone is interested!
 
 
 

12 comments:

Peggy Lee said...

Your creativity astounds me! I don't have the gift of looking at something and seeing what it could be.
Perfect caption on the pic of your cat. I'm sure you know that by experience.
~Hope all turns out well with today's news about your sister.
{prayers} and {hugs} for her.

kelley said...

I've seen those clips and wondered about them...off to Amazon next...

hope all is well with your sister soon...

Margaret said...

I have to get more of those wonder clips. Quilters love them for sewing the binding on quilts. Love the look of your two horses -- so gorgeous! Yikes on the little claw monster. Watch out for that one!

Vickie said...

Oh my! Missy's look could melt ice! Watch out! I am praying for your sister.♥

Anonymous said...

Your 2 horses is beautiful. Love seeing your progress. Sorry it's so frustrating for you, though. Your 3 wood pieces sure are nice. You have a great "eye" and vision on how you want things to turn out. Mouse

Barb said...

The horses are just lovely. The colors look great to me. I love those little boxes! Hope all goes well with your sister.

Lyn said...

Check Amazon too next time...I got mine there last year and they are much cheaper there. Too bad you can't get the cats to hold the edges down! :-)

Lanie said...

Hi Marly! Your 2 Horses is looking fabulous ... I love the colors against the teal blue linen.
I hope your sister will be ok ... will send prayers her way.

Chris said...

Hey Marly!
I am sending good thoughts to you and your sister. I hope that everything is ok.
Those clips look cool. So does your stitching.
That is a serious cat!

Jan said...

These are great clips. My daughter bought me some off of Amazon for Christmas. It was a great deal I think. I haven't seen them in the stores where I live.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
I was sorry to read that your sister is ill again, will pray for the best. That is such a darling little pine chest, it will look perfect wherever you put it. I am glad to read you are still stitching on the horses. We're expecting another snow/ice storm this weekend, I imagine you are too. Enough already!
Melinda

Suzanne said...

I love the stitching on the horses. I may have missed it, but where does the design come from, it's the kind that appeals to me. You may have already mentioned, but you are such a prolific blogger it's hard to keep up sometimes, lol!

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