Hey there stitchy peeps!
I am so pleased to tell you that I finished Potty Swap. Hooray! I have yet to do the finishing touches and drop it in the mail, but the actual stitching is done and that feels good. Yea me! And since that's done, I am moving on to Top Secret Project #2.
Look at this:
How flippin' cute is this?? Ok, I know it's kinda hard to tell what you're looking at in this tiny little pic, but that is an adorable pattern from Annie Oakleaves. I used my trusty ol' Sulky pen to trace the pattern, and now all I have to do is iron it on the shirt and get stitchin'. :)
Look closely, and you'll see that I actually traced the little guy twice. The first time I did it, he looked evil and sinister...not at all like the original. I think I made his mouth & eyebrows too big. So I re-traced him (sans brows) and now he looks happy...like he's supposed to...
Here's a pic of the floss toss:
I haven't actually narrowed down which colors I will use. I will probably only be using about half of what's shown here. But hey, isn't that the point of a floss toss? Tee hee. Plus, I don't think I am going to stitch all three characters on the shirt, for it's a little shirt and there's not a lot of room for stitching.
Oh, I am so excited to be stitching this shirt!! It is for a very special little girl who deserves a very special shirt. Plus, I get to stitch something PINK! Having two little boys means never getting to make cute little pink things, so this is especially exciting for me. :) Tee hee!!
And hey, while I'm thinking about it, lemme show this pic:
A few years ago, I bought a floss box at an estate sale and found these cool old skeins mixed in with the newer ones. I don't know how old these skeins actually are, they may not really be that old. And yeah, all but the top one are half used, but they look cool, right?
And hey, the yellow one's boilfast:
And it was only 12 cents. 12 cents!!!! (Well, I paid more than 12 cents, but I got a box full o' goodies for just a couple bucks, so it evens out.)
All right, enough yammerin' from me. I've got stitching to do! (And laundry...and dishes...but no one wants to hear about that, blech.)
I hope to post some pictures of a completed T-shirt within the next few days. Wish me luck! And oh, hey...Happy Stitching!