Well, today is my 44th B-day ~ woo hoo! I'm am really starting to feel my age ~ everything creaks and pops when I stand up LOL ~ I guess I'm just like a box of Rice Crispies ~ snap, crackle, pop!
I completed some more cross stitches (WIPs) these past couple of days. Peaceful Ways (La-D-Da), Scatter Christmas (Shepherd's Bush), If the Broom Fits (Lizzie Kate).
Nancy left a comment in my webshots album of 2007/2008 finishes asking if they were, indeed, "finished" or lying in a drawer....I plead guilty to the latter! To be honest, a good portion of those pieces have been sold on eBay (I stitch to "keep me off the streets" and then sell some of the pieces so I can buy more stash!) I do have a few pieces out that I haven't photographed yet ~ on my ever expanding to-do list!
However, up until just recently, the only finish I knew was to take it to the framer and pay out the nose for custom framing. I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine and am a frustrated quilter (I can piece the top, but am scared to death to actually quilt it). But now that I've seen so many cute finishes, I'm inspired. I think I'm going to make it my goal to finish one piece each month! I might be asking for ideas....in fact, starting now, I believe I will post one piece each month and ask for ideas on how to finish it! After all, there is not a creative fiber in my body ~ I can't even hang pictures on the wall without a committee!
So, here's the piece for the month of September! We'll start small. Blessings (by Heart in Hand). The dimensions of the piece are 3.25 x 4.25. I'd love to hear from y'all on how you would finish it. Then, I'll muster up every ounce of will-power and courage in my body and I'll finish it AND post pictures.
If I have a chance this week, I am going to buy myself a birthday present! I desperately need a new camera ~ mine is literally, truly falling apart. I have to tape the battery compartment closed to keep the batteries in the camera and touching the contacts so it will work. I believe it was the cheapest model available at WalMart a few years ago when I bought it.....some things you just have to spend a little bit more money on ~ lesson learned!
BTW, I just purchased an 8x8 q-snap cover (snap wrap) from that lady on eBay ~ here's the link to her store.... http://stores.ebay.com/TrulyN2Stitching-Designs . $4.75 plus $1.50 S/H definitely beats $18 plus S/H! I'll let y'all know how I like it.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week ~ and prayers out there to the folks affected by Gustav! Here in Georgia, we're starting to eye Hanna...last report I heard was officials in Savannah were considering evacuations. The only good thing about this is we might get some much needed rain here in the southeast where we've been under a drought for the past couple of years.
Hugs to you all!