Happy Sunday! Just a quick post to show you what I worked on this weekend. This is from a With thy Needle and Thread pattern called Simply Angelic. I loved this when I first saw it and thought the primitive looking checked fabric I had on hand would be perfect for it. Initially I started this over two - ( who reads pattern instructions?) when I realized it was going to be rather large. A quick look at the directions and the ripping began. Because I never make just a little boo-boo this was no exception. I stitched the center diamond, several of the letters, the bunny and a flower before it dawned on me that it didn't look quite right. I know what you're thinking.... not the sharpest knife in the drawer, right? Well, you may be right but I was smart enough to stop the ripping and just get a new piece of fabric; I'll save the ripping for another night. After I finished stitching it, i had to pull out the dreaded sewing machine to finish it. ARGH!
My mom is a sewer but I did not inherit her talent. It took me almost as long to sew this little gal together than it did to stitch her body. The pattern said to glue the wings on (once I started reading the pattern I decided to go all the way), but that's not what I did. I'll get to that... I stuffed her with rice, cloves and cinnamon and she smells very sweet but when I got ready to attach her wings, I noticed her head kept falling over. Who wants a fallen angel? So, I sewed the wings to her head to help her hold her head up high.I think she turned out pretty well. Oh, instead of french knots for her hair, I just used a little floss to make her have stand-up hair. I think she's rather cute. I don't know why the date on the picture says January.... I guess I never updated the date stamp in the camera. Just one more techno thing for which I am not very adept!
The no chocolate eating continues..... it is painful and tomorrow morning will not be fun because it is going to be really cold here and hot chocolate would taste sooooo good.
Have a great rest of the day (or evening) and have a great week!