Saturday, January 23, 2010

Finished, but not done

Halloween may not be around the corner yet, but this is a project I started last August and finished stitching today. Eventually I will make it into a pillow. The fabric on the right will border the stitching on the front, and the leaf fabric on the left will be on the back of the pillow.

Witchy Witchy Winifrid
The Trilogy
stitched 6/1 on 7 count Klostern "Sand"
using DMC

Although the original pattern called for 28 count and Weeks Dye Works threads, at the time I wanted something BIG that I could do on vacation without having to drag along my special light and magnifying equipment. It undoubtedly would look better in the smaller version, but a pillow is more practical than getting it framed.

The original pattern also calls for a trinket to hang around her neck. I think I will go through my buttons and find something appropriate to add as a neck decoration.

To those looking to see my progress on the blue quilt - it is slow going. I have about a third of the pieces cut out and am sewing them in groups of ten to keep from getting too bored. Doing things assembly-line style becomes too tedious for me, so I have to break it down into smaller sections. And I take lots of breaks - to read, to stitch, to eat, and to look at blogs.

Yes, I read a lot of blogs. I don't often leave comments because they all sound alike - "oh how pretty", "that sure is beautiful", "nice job", etc., etc. However, I do enjoy reading quilting and stitching blogs, I do think what others are doing is pretty & beautiful, and I probably should leave more comments. Not leaving comments is another aspect of my basic laziness.

Today I am grateful for - getting the last three skeins of #310Black DMC floss at my local JoAnns.


Brenda said...

Nice progress on your little Witch. I like the fabric you have pulled to go with it.


MB said...

Can one have too many "Oh how pretty"s?????? Me thinks not.