Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!
Whew! As much as I love the holidays, I am always happy when they've passed and things return to normal. I haven't much time for stitching lately, which I am hoping will change soon now that things have calmed down around here.
Hey, guess what? I got a sewing machine for Christmas! Yay me!! I turned it on for the first time last night and played around.
(As you can see, I am a messy crafter.)
This was the first time that I'd laid my hands on a sewing machine since 1991, in 8th grade Home Economics class. I'd say my skills are pretty similar now to what they were back then. :P
Anywho...I transformed this stitchy piece into a pillow, and am in the process of making a teensy little ornament from this "S" embroidery I did quite some time ago.
Aside from learning to sew, I also picked up a WIP that I'd abandoned. And then I remember why I'd abandoned it.
It turns out that I'd stitched most of the fun stuff. See the green backstitching between the letter blocks? That is t e d i o u s stitching. Yawn. This picture is old--taken nearly a year ago--and is what I'd done before it went into the closet. I did a little bit more of the green backstitching the other night (no pic yet), but couldn't handle more than 45 minutes or so. UGH. So back in the closet it went...until the mood strikes me to put a little more time into it.
Well, that's it for me, Stitchy Peeps! I hope to be back soon with some finished projects to share...or maybe a couple new things. I do love starting new things. :) Until then...