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Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Long Overdue update with pics!

Hi all, finally, I am able to update as I have misplaced my camera but was able to borrow one for this update. Below is a pic of a UFO that I had started a few years ago. I am working on UFOs on Tuesdays and this is really, really working for me. I had only laid about 7 stitches when I decided that I did not like working on the linen. Well, I managed to overcome my dislike and was able to put a good dent into it.  This piece is mostly beaded and it's very difficult to place the needle when the holes are covered by beads, but I am persevering! and let's not discuss that crazy loop fringe edging...Mama mia!

 Below is a pic of the needle keep that I am making for the TGOS Group challenge. I will be adding my initials to the back and finishing into a little scissors fob. I have several scissors (one for almost each project in my rotation) so this will come in handy. I am not sure that I like the satin hearts. I've never made one before and believe that my tension is too loose. HINT: when making satin anything, make sure you've got sufficient thread for the entire thing as starting a new piece of thread will wreck the tension and hence, the look. I used a lovely piece of pink fabric from Polstitches...I just love their dyeing results.

 And finally, below is one of my planned starts for 2012, another scissor fob from the Shepherd's Bush. The design is called "Sweet Stitches" - an apt name, wouldn't you agree? I substituted the called-for rice stitches with eyelets, just to break it up a little bit. I like it a lot!

 I am thoroughly enjoying the making of these smalls. It will be very hard for me to get back to my samplers and other large projects!

Hope everyone is having a fab stitchy time!

Hugs Christina

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