Sunday, August 9, 2015

I couldn't stand it!

With all my projects that I have going, and there are a lot, my determination to stay away from cross stitch barely lasted a week!  Thus the xstitchaddict call sign.

But does my promise to myself really count when it's a project I'm thinking about giving as a gift?  A not necessarily a project for my own personal use? Well to be completely honest, the first one would have to be for myself, so I can work out all the kinks. Dont want to mislead anyone.  

I started stitching the tin topper chart for Altoid tins.

Since I already discovered when we went on vacation that the tins are the perfect size for carrying your extra stitching needs.  Then Rebecca Dorrie of Samplers and Such sent me a picture of all the charts she had made to pretty up the ordinary tins. I just couldn't resist. 

I figured if I did the first one for myself, work out all the kinks. Then perhaps I might do one for a friend that lives in my area, who has been a real godsend at times when I truly needed help. 

Onto other pending projects.  The cushions for the couch are completely finished.

The drop cloths for the couch have been washed and dried several times, and are awaiting tearing out the side seams so that they can be sewn together in one huge piece of fabric.

Meanwhile I have been knitting away on my second baby blanket too.  The yarn is even softer than the chenille yarn was.  With the left over yarn thought about knitting up some scarves to give to my niece. The niece that is having the baby, her younger sister is still in grade school and I thought by knitting up scarves for her, out the of the same yarn, she wouldn't feel so left out.

Meanwhile after getting all the seats for the couch finished, I had quite a bit of extra fabric.  I asked my son if he wanted me to make some extra throw pillows with some pillow forms I already had.  Nope!  Happy with the four plaid ones I had already recovered and are the ones that came with the couch.

But in checking out my craft storage room he found two pillow forms 24" X 24" which I had bought for some project and now can't remember which one. He latched onto those and asked me to cover them so he could use them in his bedroom. But wanted different fabric.  Off to JoAnn's to pick out fabric.  He picked out some type of sweatshirt fabric based on color and softness. Of course it wasn't on sale. Luckily I had a 40% off coupon, but 2 yards still cost over $11.

Another project to complete before he's back to college in the middle of August.  Continued updates to follow.

Until next week, happy stitching!


1 comment:

  1. The cushions look good! Very nice start on the tin topper! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and the coming week!

    Robin in Virginia