Sunday, March 18, 2012

Springtime Stitching Case

I can't tell you the last time I worked on a cross stitch design that was not my own - it seems like it has been years. Since the last several days have been a bit of a struggle for me...and I am still (yes, still) waiting on my linen order for the three designs on my current to-do list (it WILL be here Monday - I even have tracking information), I decided it was in my best interest to work on a project that has nothing to do with Blue Ribbon Designs - something quick and springy and stress-free. My choice was the new Lizzie Kate Limited Edition Stitch Kit "Birdz & Bugz"....I saw this at market and loved how cheerful it was...it just makes me happy...I even have yardage of the fabric collection used for the fold-up stitching case in my stash. The kit included the pre-made stitching case (you stitch the design on the attached banding), the chart, and the beads. I had all the required threads in my stash, so that was easy. I did the majority of the stitching last night in one (yes, one) sitting...put in the last few stitches this morning and added the beads. I will mention, since some of you may have this kit in your stash - the center arrows on the chart for the outside band (the one with the large flowers and snail) are not correct - they are not centered - they are several stitches off, so be aware if you are super picky! - I didn't realize this until I had quite a bit stitched, therefore, mine is off-center...gives it character, don't you think?? I am super happy to have this fun little stitching case complete and it was wonderful to take my mind off of work for several hours this weekend. Now it is back to the tasks at hand - I am super anxious to have some of the fabrics for my upcoming class pieces in my hands tomorrow...this week will be dedicated to the New England Stitcher's Retreat Halloween design...hopefully the rest of the project will go smoothly....

11 comments:

  1. Good for you, Belinda! What a sweet finish!

    Robin

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  2. Belinda, I was going to start this but found a tulip needle book I have been wanting to stitch so worked on that today-almost done with the stitching just have to do nun stitches to put together. I'm glad you did something for you. This is adorable. Have a great week. Hugs Mary A.

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  3. What a bright and cute project! It's always fun to do the "just for fun" stitching! :)

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  4. I agree a very cute and cheery design. Nice finish. Good luck with your retreat work. CJ in OK ;-)

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  5. So sweet, and perfect for spring!

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  6. How adorable! I love how you turned it into the stitching case!

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  7. How cute, Belinda.
    Looking forward to seeing your newest things. Don't you just hate to wait for supplies?!
    Judy in Kansas

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  8. Very cute - perfect Spring project.

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