Hi Everyone, I had so much fun with my past giveaway and wanted to thank you for participating, I hope you all had a good time and know how much I appreciate all of your comments. I've been in touch with all three winners and its a done deal. :-)
And speaking of giveaways....right before Christmas I had a sweet little email stating that I had won Cheri's Holiday-Blog Hop stocking giveaway. I just about fell off my chair.
I was so tickled by all as I simply adore Cheri's style! Her work always leaves me speechless. She is so classy with her primitive ways.
I have another reason for sharing this news with you. When the package came, I noted that Cheri put her touch on this stocking with her aging process. I never actually thought to age wool and I love how her stocking looks and feels. It adds a bit of dimension and fun.
Check out her sweet touches of aged candy cane pipe cleaners and of course the rusty safety pin and bell.
So... I learned something new....that wool can be aged and look fabulous. I am going to try this method sometime.... not on a finished piece just yet, but on my scraps, yet another reason for keeping your wool scraps.
One more thing....why don't you visit Cheri's website and view her magical, primitive designs.
N E X T......
BIG TIME DAYDREAMING (AKA....ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL)
Does something seem a bit off in this picture? I guess it is not too hard to notice that I am stitching two "S" into the alphabet sampler piece. Perhaps it should be the letter "B"....okay...its suppose to be a "B" lol. Please see my big excuse for error below.
So, with this fresh new year ahead of me, I am challenging myself to try other fiber art projects. I thought I would try a sampler piece by Stacy Nash. I love the process of stitching with one strand of floss over two fabric threads, but I am not used to being so watchful. My norm is to stitch, daydream and get away with it....at least this seems to work with my wool projects....but not so with cross stitching.
I suppose in order to finish this piece, I will have to stitch, count and PAY ATTENTION. When I get better at this, I will be sure to include my daydreaming. LOL.
The good news is that it took me one minute to remove the extra "S" and 5 minutes to stitch the letter "B".
Well, I just wanted to share my thoughts today on aging wool and paying attention. LOL
Enjoy your day...stay sweet and stay creative!!
Smiles - Valerie
"I cannot count my day complete till needle, thread and fabric meet."