Good morning! It's a fine winter's day here at about 1 degree. I'm so thankful our furnace is in working order!
Are any of you cross stitchers? I had always thought I didn't like cross stitch. Maybe because of the overabundance of really icky designs out there? But then I started seeing the sweetest designs on IG by the frosted pumpkin stitchery and then came along this book:
The cover got me. Sweet and simple designs. (I ordered it here from the sweet Nobuko)
The very day I received the book, I did the wellie. And this morning I did the strawberry (from a different book).
I'm seriously hooked. But, it's really made me realize how bad my eyes are. I have to pull my glasses down to the end of my nose so I can see what I'm doing. Maybe a magnifier is in order? But it would have to be one that clipped to my glasses because I need both hands free. Anyone have any tips on where to find such a thing?
This is Leila's Ringo Pie block. She asked for something that speaks of ourself and this block nails me to a board. The pink linen was thrifted from a vintage tablecloth, the pitcher fabric was given to me by a dear friend, and the retro "kitchenalia" design is so me.
It really feels good to get a tardy bee block done.
I've been in a label rut lately. I had been doing so good keeping up with making and using labels in the past, but this year has been an exception.
I think part of it was the feeling I had that I had to do it all from treating the fabric to making the design then printing it, retreating the fabric, and cutting them out and so on.
And then two days ago a lightbulb went off and I decided to do it through spoonflower. Brilliant!! So all I needed was the design, which I came up with by using photoshop.
The label above is for quilts. I'm super excited to be able to just cut them out, press the edges under, embroider (by machine or hand) the details and hand sew them down.
And this label design is for other sewing projects.
It's way smaller and I'll cut them out along the solid lines to be folded in half and the long raw edges will be sewn in the seam of a project.
I've only just ordered a yard of each design, so I haven't received it yet. I hope they turn out close to these pics though, especially since I was so impatient and didn't want to order a swatch and wait to inspect it only to order more. I guess if it doesn't turn out, I'll use them for purse linings maybe?