Friday, December 31, 2010

Some Things I've Been Working On....

Anyone who knows me, knows I love pocketbooks and can't get enough of them. We all have our crutches don't we? **snickering** Well I thought I would give it a try on making some and add them to my store for sale. If you are interested in any, you will find them there.

I tried some different techniques like mounting crochet onto a metal frame or lining something that has been crocheted. I will admit that a few choice words came out of my mouth at times but mostly I had little trouble once I took a deep breath and slowed down. Do you find yourself working too fast sometimes and you really have to make yourself go slower? I do and when this happens it just makes me so angry at myself.

I'm still in love with HDF silks and if you haven't tried them yet yourself, you really are missing out on a very nice treat. I stitch with them just about all the time now which isn't fair to all the other fibers I have who are just sitting or hanging around doing nothing. I did get rid of all of my Silk N Colors and Waterlillies but that still leaves quite a lot. One thing I have promised myself in this new year is to use my Anchor floss alot more often. It is a wonderful cotton and I believe the colors are so much richer than DMC. Let me know your thoughts on that please.

I've gotten back into doing some more boxes and the black heart one turned out so sweet. I was tempted to make it a music box but I held out on that one. Maybe closer to Valentines Day or Easter.

I still enjoy making my "smalls" and always will. These are my first love....with samplers a close second. I have a few samplers that I want to stitch in 2011 and with any luck, I'll get them finished. I have my eye on two monochromes and one stitch sampler by the Drawn Thread that I've put off for just too many years. After I pull the fibers and fabric, I'll let you in on that one.

Well that's about all for this New Year's Eve. I think this finishes up all the projects that I had started in 2010 except the French sampler I'm working on right now but we all have to have at least one project that follows us into the New Year.....right? The way I look at it, I'm lucky to have only one.

As always, Barbara


~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Thank you for an awesome blogging year Barbara. Wishing you a sweet 2011 and many blissful stitches:)

Carol said...

You're such a multi-talented stitcher, Barbara! Thanks for sharing your creations with us (and the inspiration that they offer!).

Happy 2011 to you and your whole family!

CalamityJr said...

What lovely finishes. I think you can do anything you set your mind to! Have a happy, blessed new year!

Carolyn said...

OMGosh, GF you have been a busy lady and holding out on me. LOL I love everything! You are just so stinkin' talented! Imagine you stitching pocketbooks! They truly are all lovely. :) Happy New Year! Love, Thel