Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Goin' Crazy with the WIPS

Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!

So hey, I got a new cover for my ironing board:

new cover

After 12+ years of service, the pad attached to the old cover just wasn't cuttin' it anymore. (Neither was the apple print [seen here], but that's beside the point.) So I got a new one. Isn't the material pretty?

me likey

The pretty new cover has such a nice pad under it. The old one was so worn that I needed to use a large towel, folded several times, to provide adequate padding for wrinkle removal. (One night, I couldn't figure out why I just could not get the wrinkles out of a piece of muslin, even with steam, when my husband politely pointed out to me that the pad was shot and that replacing it would solve my problem. Um, yeah, can you say blond moment? lol)

Having this new cover has inspired me, people. This is sad (read: embarrassing) to admit, but I was so thrilled about not having to fold up that stupid towel that I went overboard with pattern-transferring and ended up with nine WIP projects. Yup, nine pieces of fabric with freshly transferred patterns, just waiting for needle & thread. I was thumbing through my patterns like a mad woman yesterday, looking for things to trace with my Sulky pen.

I also had several ready-to-iron patterns in my collection (thank you, Sublime Stitching!). I worked on this little beauty last night after the kiddos went to bed:

ss wip

I've been using variegated floss, and I am only semi-pleased with the results. I really am not too crazy about the satin stitching, and I think it's because of the variegation of colors.

Eh, oh well. ;)

Here's a little glimpse of the fabby that will be used to transform this lovely little gal into a pillow/ornie someday:

ss wip w/fabby

Isn't she mysterious, partially hidden behind the fabby? :)

Ok, that's it for now, peeps. I have a TON of things in the works now! There will be much to share in the upcoming weeks. So stayed tuned! I will be back soon with pics to share with you. Until then...

Happy Stitching!


Adaiha said...

I have been trying to figure out exactly what looks better when made with variegated floss/thread/yarn because I never like my finished product as much as I think I will. Maybe I should just stick with solids. Yours doesn't look bad, by the way, I just know the feeling. Nice ironing board cover!

barncat said...

Wow! Nine things to stitch on! I don't feel quite so silly having so many things laying around to be worked on now!

sewitsforyou said...

I think I have about 12 pieces I need to start working on. I am so scatter brained I have to focus on one or they would never get done.

My Little Corner said...

Ok, what pattern is that adorable little flower from?
Nine patterns will be done in no time.
And so glad you got a good ironing board cover - men have no problem buying new tools, how come women find it so hard?
I use variegated only in rare circumstances because I do find the colour changes don't always seem to work out that well.