Hey. What's happening? We're getting closer to spring, that's what.
Hope the weekend is going great.
I had a pillow of this design from Homespun Elegance displayed for many many years. Loved it. Then as my tastes started to change, the buttons bugged me. So did the Amber linen background. Once one of my favorite linen colors, now I hate it. It looks great in certain designs, but not with my other drab linen pieces. When I was on my dyeing binge, nothing worked to rid the red cast of the linen I had left, for some reason the dye rinsed out completely. Maybe because this piece was exposed to light and air for so long, it reacted differently, or maybe the Dawn dish soap helped a little. Anyway, I cut off the buttons and realized there needs to be something stitched in their place, and it was a little larger than I wanted.
So I decided to remove the stitched line from the button areas, put a dab of fabric glue over the cut floss ends on the back, and sew it smaller. Now it is more my style, the green/black dye worked perfectly, and here it is on the original's backing. Big difference in size. Notice that the DMC floss did not darken much at all with the green/black dye, and it was dipped for a while. Some colors grab and some don't. So if you have pieces from many years ago that don't fit with your current style, don't be afraid to cut, shorten, darken. If you don't care for it any longer, no great loss if you ruin it!
Changed this heart's shape which was like its companion beneath it, annoying me, so I narrowed it even though I lost some of the stitching.
This design is showing on Pinterest and although I have searched extensively, I cannot find the chart. Love love it. Want it. I'm sure someone knows where to direct me...oh no...was this a club design? Is that why I can't find it? I've never joined one and miss out on some great pieces, but there are several projects I would not want, plus I'd probably change linen and thread so it's not worth it for me. I hope this wasn't a club design. I'm crabby enough.
I received an email from a reader who is generous enough to offer the Love chart I recently showed by Emie Bishop for a giveaway. Would any of you be interested in it? Please let me know and if there are enough of you, we'll do that.
I started taking meds because my food has been sticking in my esophagus for a few months, trouble swallowing, major heartburn that I never had before, couldn't bend over without a food issue. Instead of having a scope now, she wants me to take a small dose of Ativan with the acid meds because at the end of the exam, she asked if there was any stress in my life. Bingo. Didn't realize it could all be caused by recent events and the esophagus can constrict from anxiety. If all goes well, these issues could resolve on their own.
Have a great Sunday.
Thanks for visiting.
Let me know if you would be interested in a Love chart giveaway.