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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Play time

Have you ever had a fabric in your stash that you love so much that your scared to use it? The goldfish fabric above is that one for me. I bought it back in October from a quilt shop I don't normally frequent. And I LOVE it. So much so that I had to remind myself it wasn't doing any good sitting on a shelf, and if I never used it my children would eventually sell it at a yard sale after I was to old to sew. So this has been my playtime for this week, making a small wall hanging with my favoritist fabric. No pattern on this one, I just really wanted to feature the cute gold fish. So I have been adding bits and pieces as I go around the center 3 blocks with fish. On the left panel, the small blue circles have fishy skeletons on them and I did some beading around them last night. (Note to self don't bead before the quilt top is finished no matter how excited over it you are).
And I wanted to say thank you to Daffycat for the email letting me know the issue with my comments. I was pretty oblivious and had read other peoples post about the recent blogger issues thinking to myself the whole time I was lucky I hadn't had any issues yet. So hopefully now my comments will be fixed if you care to leave one. And hopefully someone will have the answer to my "over one" question from my last post. (Maybe the universe was trying to tell me I was not meant to stitch something so detailed and to stick with the simple and cute.)


Wendy said...

Cute cute cute! And yes, I have had fabric (both quilting and cross stitch fabric) that I love so much that I am afraid of ruining it or making something that I don't end up liking. I tell myself that I don't want to "waste" it. Silly, eh?

For your over one question.. hmmm... hopefully this will make sense explaining it, but if you're doing only one part of a piece over one.. what you do is you replace the single X in that square to four small squares of that color (since each normal X on linen goes up 2 threads and over two threads you now have to stitch two stitches up and two over of the same color indicated on the chart.)

Does that make sense?

Blu said...

That is such a cute wall hanging! The fabric is looks so fun!

natalyK said...

Love the vibrant colors. You did a wonderful job on your wallhanging. Just wanted to let you know you won my blogiversary giveaway! Please email your address so I can mail it out to you.

Happy Stitching!

Daffycat said...

You are so welcome! I was trying to answer your question in the last post when I ran into the error. It look like you've gotten replies already. I am happy to have helped you (and me, lol) with your comments!