Showing posts with label stitch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stitch. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Cables || Four Things

This morning I woke up with a stiff neck. I have no idea what happened. I woke up when my alarm went off and felt a little twinge when I reached for my phone to turn it off. I noticed I wasn't laying funny at all. My head was on the pillow and I was on my right side. I got up and went about my normal morning routine of getting cereal and yo...ouch.  I turned my head slightly to the left when I opened the fridge. You  don't realize how much you turn your head a certain direction until you are in pain. Trust me. This short summary of my morning bears significance. Continue reading.

1. Needle Felting. Today, I tried needle felting. I found out it takes more patience than I had this morning. The cardinal I was going to attempt to make is still a very loose handful of wool roving. Natural color, I didn't even finish the core, wool roving. I was looking down for bout 20 minutes poking the needle in and out of the wool and the foam block. When I looked up my neck made it very clear that it was not really into o needle felting. I do hope to give it a real go when I no longer need a hot pack on my neck so please, stay tuned for needle felting adventures at a later date.

2. Crochet. I'm crocheting a 1942 Doily pattern that I found on allcraftsblogs.com. I love crocheting doilies! Some patterns are stunning! They are almost an instant gratification project. It usually takes me about a week to finish one about 12 inches wide. Smaller doilies sometimes only take a few hours! I'm on the home stretch with this one. Just 4 1/2 more rows to go! Of course, the larger the circumference of the doily gets, the longer it takes to complete a row. The little green wire is an ornament hook I'm using to mark the beginning of each row.



3. Sewing. Sewing. Sewing. I need to get back to this. I stopped on Thursday because the sewing machine is still not behaving properly. I did some Google searching and found out that the take up lever might be too shallow. I have another machine to try but haven't sat down to figure out another new (to me) machine yet. Anyway, I was making the sewing part work the best that I could and using my serger to finish the edges when suddenly BAM! -- A serger needle broke. I now have all the necessary materials to fix that problem, but I had to stop for the rest of Thursday when it happened because I had no spare needles!


4. Cross Stitch. Since last October, with a fairly long break in November, I've been working on a Christmas cross stitch to give to my mother. My husband is going to make the coat hanger part of it. What I have so far is not even worth showing. I only have the outline of the boarder mostly done. So you get to see the picture fomr "101 Christmas Cross Stitch Creations." I'm really enjoying it and I have another cross stitch to start when I'm finished with this one, and yet another still in one of my moving boxes that has been in progress for about 2 years! I think my goal is to complete them all before the end of this year.

That about catches you all up on what's been going on craft-wise in my life. Now I realize that I need to get caught up craft-wise myself. A lot of things started and not so many completed. In fact, I just got shoe box the other day and labeled it to be my Works in Progress box. I think I'll be in good shape as long as the box stays less than completely full!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Cables || Keeping Myself in Stitches

The past week was full of stitches of all kinds. Thankfully none of said stitches are of the medical designation. 

When July 4th was coming up I decided some patriotic yarn stash busting would be quite appropriate! I always have an image in my head of being able to make a giant granny square afghan which, of course, is never the case with leftovers. I used three strands of yarn and just went around....asquare?...until I ran out! As you can see compared to my Clementine feet (Her shoes were number 9 ;) ) it's not very big, but it's a decent lapghan. I'm testing it out right now!

I also pulled out a counted cross stitch that I started a year and a half ago! I bought it at Hobby Lobby when I went to visit my friend in Jacksonville in January of 2013. I'm hoping to finish it soonish. More than a year is way too long to be working on a counted cross stitch that's only 5 by 7 inches. So, we shall see how this goes.

And lastly, I'm going to be making a blanket. One of my co workers who quilts gave me a quick rundown on working with batting, and tying, and binding, etc. I have a feeling YouTube is going to help out a great deal while I am constructing this blanket. Stay tuned!

Crochet stitches, cross stitches, and sewing stitches. Which type is your favorite?
Did any of you see the super moon the other night?! It was so cool!