Blessings be Thine by Blackbird Desings
stitched on 32ct Belfast Light Mocha
using the recommended threads (GA and WDW)
My first finish 2011 - and I loved every moment of stitching it.
The next happy thing is that I "fixed" the botched R&R fabric. As told in my last post washing an R&R fabric turned out a tad less well then expected and I had to order another piece of apple brown bindi which arrived yesterday. And so I thought, what the heck can I loose here...and mixed up some strong loose leave tea together with some vinegar and salt and put the fabric in the hot solution. Washed it and repeated that. And it turned out so nice that I decided to use my self dyed fabric.
Before and after:
Amsterdam grew also a bit (still in love with this one)
Amsterdam by Thea Gouverneur
And lastly....do you know what one does in the scorching Australian Summer heat? No? Sewing couple of foot warmers of course. What else??? (insert head shake here)
While thinking what to give my Aunt for her birthday, I came across some foot warmers on the internet here . But then of course had to change everything to my likings. The idea is the same though. I often have cold feet when sitting in my comfy chair stitching away. And so does my Aunt. First Imade one for myself to see if this is really nice, filled it with wheat, and ab-so-lu-te-ly love it. You pop the thing in the microwave for 2 minutes and put it then in front of you, insert feet...and life is beautiful. If it's cold that is. Which it is not right now. It's HOT here. And I stay under the airco.
But anyway, bag has a zipper at the end so that the bag with the wheat can be removed without hassle. Something that will be on the floor quite often must be washable after all. Plus if it's not washable I BET that one of my cats would throw up on it. They love to do this kind of things. Making it washable prevents this kind of "accidents".
Next in the planning is starting "Their Song" by Blackbird Designs, stitching an ornament, and knitting some gloves.