I love this girl. She makes me smile. Why are the ones I always love the most the ones that only get to stay out for a while?
I’m going to make her into a little pillow . . maybe today but probably not because I’m going along for the ride to find more kitchen tile (not my idea!).
Oops . . I see several stems that didn’t get flowers. Fixed that but didn’t take another picture.
I was laughing while watching The Proper Stitcher because she keeps saying “counting is hard”. Luminous Fiber Arts has a chart with that on it. I should stitch it because either I’ve lost my ability to count or I never could count. The first thing that happened with this project is that it’s supposed to have 92 rows. My chart is only showing 91 rows. I went back to what I downloaded and it only has 91 rows. I had stitched about 1/3 of the way down using Pattern Keeper and then the rows got wonky so I had to re-do the chart numbers, and that wiped out all the stitches I had marked as being stitched. I thought I had it fixed but I didn’t so everything got screwed up and I pretty much had to wing it with the border after that. It’s ok. No one is going to be comparing theirs to mine, stitch by stitch and I love her so what else matters? But, to tell you the truth, I always have mistakes in everything I make. I wish I was a perfect stitcher but I’m not real good at much of anything but . . I have fun with everything I do and that makes it all ok.
Remember I told you that Denise found a place that prints antique postcards on
paper fabric (sorry!)? Denise finds so many things I need! 🙂 The Etsy shop is Doodaba and this is one of the pieces I bought that I may use for the back of Harvest Tina.
Harvest Tina is kinda Halloweeny and the postcard is definitely Thanksgiving. Should I use it for the back of the pillow? It won’t hurt my feelings if you say no. I have plenty of fabric I can use.
Here’s a funny story. Saturday night, remember I said I got out of bed and went upstairs twice? The first time was because I couldn’t remember if I turned the vent off in the bathroom after I took my shower. We try to leave it on for a half hour or so to get the humidity out but sometimes that turns into 2 hours or . . overnight. I ran upstairs and the vent was off so I went back to bed. Then I couldn’t remember where this postcard was. I had taken a picture of it several days earlier and was going to share it but Tina needed more work so I waited.
I came upstairs and I looked everywhere for that card. With the other cards. In the pile of charts waiting to be filed. In the charts I’ve printed. Under my chair. Between the sofa cushions. What if I accidentally threw it out? No problem . . I’ll just order another one, dang it! But I’m not telling Vince or Denise. By then, it was very late and I decided I’d order another post card Sunday morning.
The minute my eyes popped open yesterday morning, I remembered where the card was. I use Addie’s bed to take a lot of pictures. It has a white comforter and the best lighting for pictures. Yep, on her bed. I remembered that I had the card right next to the half finished cross stitch piece and I picked up the cross stitching and left the card there. Crazy!!
I think Harvest Tina could be used through Thanksgiving so that post card would be great. That’s just my opinion. She is so cute. I can see why she makes you smile. The skirt is awesome.
I’m confused … Etsy prints the postcard on paper and that would be the back of your pillow? Sorry, it’s been a long day already so I’m probably not understanding.
Denise Russart says
No, Judy means they print them on fabric. 🙂
Thank you! I think I knew what I meant to say! 🙂
I think I included a link to the shop. I’ll go back and check.
I see why you were confused . . they’re printed on fabric. 🙁
I think it would look great on the back and two for one in usage
Sandi B says
I can’t count. That’s why I’ve not joined you in the cross-stitch journey.
I love following your progress.
We need a stitch along for those of us who can’t count. Last night when I was finishing Harvest Tina, I thought . . was I drunk? But, no . . I don’t drink much . . probably haven’t had a drink of anything alcoholic in the almost year I’ve been here but that would surely be a good excuse as to why things were so off. Do I care? No. Can I fix most anything that isn’t right and make it look right enough that I’m happy with it? Yes.
Isn’t getting older an adventure? I re-trace my steps regularly looking for something that was put down, misplaced, or I just forget why I went in there in the first place. Also applies to my husband, so I know its an age related thing. I’d use the print on the back of the pillow & make it two sided so you can flip it as the days advance after Halloween — so you can enjoy the pillow longer. Love the dough bowl – I need one for my pincushions I make in my quilt room after seeing that one. I was chuckling reading your description of making errors. I’m a quilter (for over 45 years now) and when I make a ‘mistake’ if its not feasible to fix it I just call it a ‘design decision’ and call it good. Chances are no one will ever notice, anyway – and if you’re happy with the piece, that’s really all that matters!
Yes! And I’ll start retracing my steps and after a few steps, I say “What was I looking for again?”
Vince was saying something to the stove installers about how he might “fix” something on the tile. The guy said “Add red grout so it stands out and call it customizing”. 🙂
Tina is a cutie. The reversible pillow is a great idea.
And I prepared the sweet and sour meatloaf. It was oh so good. Thanks again for sharing.
Glad you liked the meatloaf. Try it on a sandwich with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese. So good! I like it with dill pickle slices but Vince doesn’t put the pickles on his.