Monday, July 2, 2012

Bit o Stitchin'

I haven't been working on my Hoffman.  Bad quilter!  ;)  
Instead, I've been cleaning a bit, reading, and puttering.  I did find time to make these two cards.  The first is for my cousin.  I'm practicing my embroidery, doncha know?  :)  Stem stitch plus chain stitch plus flower beads equals very pretty.
 The second card was a canvas for practicing the feather stitch.  At least I think that's what it's called.  The leaves were my first, and I find that I quite like making them.  Again, add a few flower beads, and call it "Finished!"
The window has been replaced, the screen will be ready in a few days, and the gutters are still full of leaves.  People keep telling me to "leave them!", but I suspect that if they're still there by the end of the week, I will be back on that ladder finishing the job.

But for now?  Hoffman Challenge, thy deadline is looming!


Barbara Sindlinger said...

Cute cards and what a great idea to use for practicing your stitching.

sewmuchfun said...

Love the cards, and I think you should get a long-armed sprayer to get rid of your leaves in the gutter :)