Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On My Way Home.

I'm on my way to Massachusetts for a week to visit family. It's going to be nice to go home. :)
See you when I get back!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stitch, Stitch, Stitch.

I've been working on a little project this week. Mostly because I am procrastinating on quilting a quilt. I'm not very good at quilting quilts so I put that task off as long as possible. I know, I know.
Anyway, back to the other project. We recently started carrying embroidery floss at the shop. I cannot resist tiny drawers filled with little skeins of possibilities. The colors are beautiful and enticing. I bought myself some as a treat.
Here's what I'm working on:

It's a copy of an antique flourish from a book. I've had this photo saved in my pictures for a couple of years now and I cannot remember where I found it. It is lovely with that sweet bird clutching swirls and swoops.
I printed the photo onto copy paper, taped it to my window- I'm so old school- and traced it with a Frixion pen (you can iron it away when you're done!) onto a plain white cotton. It was just something I grabbed from the sewing room.

I worked on the bird while watching Harry Potter last night. Well, more like listening to Harry Potter. My eyes can't do two things at once. I started the flourishes at 12:30. Not a good idea. You can tell they're a bit on the rough side. But, a nice backstitch outline will clean them up perfectly.

I think this is going to take me a while. Gee, that quilt will just have to wait!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

This Baby....

....has magical powers. She can make the bluest day brighter with one sweet smile. She has made her uncle's time overseas more tolerable just by being her. Photos and videos posted on Facebook are a tiny  miracle. They are like a little hug for Nathan from thousands of miles away.

There is nothing like a hug from Emma. Chubby baby arms make for the best ones. 

9 months old.