Guess what I did today? Can you tell from the picture?
Yep! I took a cross stitch class.
I’m not really sure how that happened…last week one minute I was driving my car home, and the next minute I was pulling into “The Flying Stitch,” and the next I was signed up for a class! LOL seriously!
I have really been wanting an old framed sampler like the ones Barb and Alma do from Blackbird designs. I wanted to BUY one not MAKE one. I thought I would just stop and “browse” I guess.
But here I am $45.00 and one class later and I am making one.
WOW it’s kinda hard on the ole’ eyes. I think the ladies at the cross stitch store are probably making fun of me right now. They kept saying, “I wouldn’t start with that.” I guess the linen I am sewing on is for “experts.” But it was so pretty!! It’s all so old and yummy looking. It’s by Weeks Dye Works and they just make the coolest wools and floss!
You know…come to think of it that is what my Mom said to me when I picked out my first quilt to make…”I wouldn’t start with that.” And guess what happened with that?
Here I will go down in my basement and get it …
(wow this blog post is getting really off track from where I was going)
Back, here’s a pic:
OMGosh! First of all see my dog sniffing it? It’s because it is so musty from sitting in attics and basements for about 10 years. Second..it’s not half as ugly as I thought it was.
And OH MY GOSH again!! there is hand quilting on the leaves!!!! No way I HAVE hand quilted something. That’s crazy.
I didn’t know a thing about making sure your colors contrasted a bit, obviously. And I had no idea how to round the corners (in the border it is a “step” scallop) or how to do bias binding. But you know what? I am going to finish this baby!!
OKAY where was I?
You see way up there, back at the top? You see that half of an “A” I made…oh yeah I’m a cross stitching queen! LOL!!
We’ll see if it goes the way of my first quilt “the yellow monster.”
After I got home from the class, the new Hancock’s catalog was in the mail.
Anyone have a spare Million buckaroos for me?