Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stitching Finish, A 7 minute Clothespin Bag, and Dogs! And Yay! Happy Easter!

I can't believe it has been more than two weeks since my last post!
Over the top busy lately but I've managed a bit of stitching and crafting.
First up is Blue and White Sampler. I ran out of one color of blue. I had forgotten I'd lost a skein when my husband was in the hospital. I want to finish this up so I can send the magazine on to someone else interested in it so began working on it again today now that I have that color again.

Sorry, but I took the pic in a hurry. It is so ready to be finished and have a nice bath.

And Yay me! A finish. The F word we can use but don't get to use too often.
Here is Nativity in black, 2 strands on 14ct.
Last time:

And all finished.
I worked on it while I was waiting for the floss on the Blue and White Sampler and was able to complete it.
It is all wrinkly and in desperate need of a bath after it had an accident with an office chair wheel and got dragged across the floor. But it is finished!
Now, if I were to do it again I'd use 3 strands, but hindsight is 20/20 as they say.

My 7 minute clothespin bag. Warning, not pretty, and your dog may think it is a new toy.
I took an old T-shirt and put it on a plastic hanger. Folded it up from hem to almost but not quite shoulders and sewed 3 seams in it. one on each side and one down the middle so it would make two pockets. Just used what thread was already in the machine. It was literally thought up, sewn and placed on the line in under 7 minutes. Nothing fancy, but as you can see I was using a plastic bag since the old holder fell apart so it was much needed.
Another pic with clothes pins in it:

Makes me feel all thrifty!

It rained quite a few times last week. Please see the (used to be) white door to our living room.
 And one of the demons sweet pets responsible.
"This is not the droid you are looking for...."
I think she has gone to the darkside.

Life has been busy, and a bit nervewracking at times recently.
I can't leave without showing you the beautiful gift someone sent to cheer me up.
Iron Dragon from Heaven and Earth Designs.
It is available here, and they are having a holiday sale right now if you are interested. They have some fabulous charts and many can be seen stitched up if you got the site and click on Gallery on the left side of the screen and then click the link. They have some marvelous pictures there.
I've wanted this one since I saw it being stitched. Trust me, it is even more beautiful stitched up.

I was going to include a little bit about quilting but I think I will wait until I have something more to show.

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all get some stitching in.


Julie said...

The nativity is beautiful.

Mama Dog said...

Thanks Julie.

Miamina said...

Well done on the finish! The blue and white sampler is coming along really well too.

That's a great idea for a peg bag!

I feel your pain on the white door, we had a white sofa before we got a dog, now we have a grubby sofa and no matter how much I try to keep it clean it gets "dogged" again so fast!

Mama Dog said...

Miamina I was just looking at your 3 fates. It is so lovely. Luckily our couch is old and sort of brown anyway. Wouldn't trade a cleaner house for the dogs, they are too much fun. I'm not all that house cleany anyway. lol.