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!!