Thursday, May 13, 2010

I found this nifty scroll frame at the craft store. This piece is so much larger than the last and will be handled much more. I think this frame will help keep the linen from getting so wrinkled and frayed; and will protect the stitching. I do hope it won't be too clunky to work with.

Now if you'll excuse me, my little dog has been waiting so very IMPATIENTLY while I fiddled with my new toy and he's ready to play.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All finished!

Well, with the grid any way.
I stitched the grid all in black using a stem or outlining stitch (I think).
The silky thread I tried at first didn't behave well at all, so I pulled it out and started again with black cotton floss. That worked much better!

I will finish my 39 squares this week hopefully and since the grid
is now complete I can jump right into counting my blessings!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Nearly finished with the outlining and with the 39/40 squares (My itty-bitty favorites). I have begun a list of blessings in my note-book and am eager begin stitching them. Soon...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Well the grid is drawn out. I plan to sew the grid this time before I begin the countdown. The water and Q-tips are for making my mistakes disappear. Darn good thing I didn't use a pencil! You may notice the two 5x5 and three 2x5 spaces. I won't share my plans for those just yet, since they're changing by the day. I'll be working on this for some time though and want to make it extra special. I'm not sure how long it will take to sew this grid and I am indecisive about what colour to use black or dark brown... I really want to start today! So maybe I'll take it tonight to do while I wait on the boys at scouts.
That is if I can choose colour...

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm a little readier after a trip to Knoxville to buy some fabric. This fabric is a shade or two darker than the osnaburg I'm using for my ity-bitty favorite things. I think I like it better. There were a few colors that caught my eye in the floss isle and a much larger hoop than I've been using. I nearly bought a nifty rectangle hoop/frame/thing but it was just a tad small for this project. It's hard for me to choose the colors I'll use for a whole one hundred squares, but I think, as usual, I'll lean toward earth tones.

I'm almost afraid to begin! So I'll wait a day or so...

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I am once again inspired by someone's ideas (Amy @ inspire co.) and someone else's gumption (that Finch, Sheila) to begin a new project.
I'll gather my materials and my thoughts over the next few days and be back later this week to begin counting my blessings one iti-bit at a time.