Friday, August 10, 2018

Smiles




My sewing companions (Bailey is the minature poodle and Jenny is the blue heeler) were not particularly enthused about being up and about at 3.30am on Sunday morning.  I, on the other hand, was smiling, because it was my day off and the sewing possibilities were endless!


I did get another cross stitch project envelope made in the wee hours of Sunday morning....it's artistic license sewing it with the print upside down....not lack of sleep at all!  

There's a piece of edged 25 count even weave and a copy of the pattern in there and the cone of green floss arrived, so it's all ready to go!


Some more yarn for Christmas balls was dyed.  The pink is Wilton's rose and the rest used leftover Kool-aid which was lurking in the dyeing stash box.  


Four envelope style cushion covers were made later in the day for on the spare bed.  The light was playing havoc for taking photos on my phone.  In the sunlight, everything looked washed out.  Under fluorescent lights, they look khaki!  Main thing is, they're done and four cushions which were floating around have been repurposed.  


This red-spotted purple sat still long enough earlier in the week for me to snap a photo earlier on in the week.


I was snapping furiously, as they don't sit still for too long!


Goes to show that even something as mundane as taking out the rubbish can have you smiling!





4 comments:

  1. The butterfly pictures are beautiful.

    I saw my FIRST butterfly today at the house .... a swallowtail was enjoying my phlox flowers.

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  2. I know what you mean about not wasting a minute when you have a day open to creativity! I love the colors you achieved with KoolAid! Mine are usually too pale! The butterfly is a beauty-nice of you to not give up until you got some great shots! Nothing is mundane when we keep our eyes open to the possibilities!

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  3. I don't know what you mean by mundane rubbish- it is all wonderful to me. :)
    The dyed yarns looks wonderful and vibrant.

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  4. love the doll on the bed :) Your yarn dyeing looks beautiful and I bet you love doing it. I need to finish some big projects to start some small projects for gifts soon.

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My sewing companions (Bailey is the minature poodle and Jenny is the blue heeler) were not particularly enthused about being up a...