Mar 1, 2016

Goodbye February

Usually winter moves very slowly for me, but this time it seems to be buzzing along.  All the projects I had planned to do never materialized and now I'm upset with myself for procrastinating once again.  I wasn't like this years ago but am now shoulders deep and totally stuck in that mud.  First year of husband's retirement and he is not one to change things for the sake of change.  Repairs are different.  But I hesitate to get involved with remodeling when the first word would be "why? ... What's wrong with the way it is?  It looks nice!".  When he was at work I could rip off drywall and there would be no choice but to proceed. 
Thanks for the suggestions on the gloves.  I don't remember ever seeing mom wear them but I am saving a few pair out of the batch.  The others will sit in my sewing room until I decide to work on them and who knows when that will be.
Another project....hmmm.  Here I go again.  What's stuck in my head is a lion from an antique wallet (John Storrs) that Ann brought to my attention.  I may just try the over one tent stitch in an effort to replicate him.
I wonder how that will go.  I don't think it would be as nice if done in cross stitch. 
The Nostalgic Needle's bags are on my mind too but I'm not ready yet.
After searching for a stitcher's journal and finding none, I decided to make my own.  Once the supplies come, I will lay out a print for the pages and see how it works. There are lots of beautiful blank journals available, but I want printed pages and dividers, not a bound notebook with no options.
Hope your week starts good and gets even better.
Sale starts today on boxes if anyone is interested.


Kathy F said...

Nostalgic that's a blast from the past. I met Sharon at market years ago & her work is phenomenal. I have several of her charts, and hope I'll be brave enough someday!!!

Vera said...

Oh that Lion - love him! I remember my Mom having gloves and I remember having them and wearing them when I was little!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I am sure you'll find just exactly the right way to stitch the Lion! It is a wonderful piece. The bags are exquisite but I'm not ready to try and tackle one of them either. Someday….

Anonymous said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous piece! I wish you much success in replicating it then will gladly buy the chart if you offer it. Hugs from Kentucky - kelley

Pondside said...

I love that lion. I once stitched a Noah's Ark that had a wonderful lion. Good luck!

Truus said...

Oh I love that bag with the beautiful colors!
Good luck with your lion and looking forwards to read the progress and what is going wrong and well.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Three Sheep Studio said...

What a great antique wallet !!
Would love to see you work that lion !

Margaret said...

I love that antique wallet! OMG! I look forward to seeing what you come up with on this one. And oh oh oh, I hope you will be able to sell the design!

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