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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lots to Share!

Good morning my blogging friends! I have been too busy to post this past week, and I have missed sharing with you all! I think that is a pre-cursor to the way I may be for the next month, a little hit or miss. With my clinical test date quickly approaching, I am spending more time with my books, less time with my computer. A necessary evil for now, hoping it's a temporary thing!

First thing I'd like to share is a thank you! This weekend I received a wonderful package from Tricia at The Stampers Stitches. She had a giveaway on her blog, a chart she wished to pass along. Not only did I receive the Shepherd's Bush chart, she also send floss and the cutest handmade card!

If I had the supplies on hand, I probably would have started this pattern this weekend. Good excuse to do some shopping! Isn't this the cutest card too! As a cardmaker myself, I know the time and love that goes into these, and I love, love, love receiving handmade cards! Thank you so much Tricia for this happy mail.

Next to share is my work in progress, Joy in the Journey. I was moving along quite well on this piece, when I found a mistake!
At the bottom on the right side, there is a flower on a stem, just above the heart. I had one too many stitches on the stem! This caused all of the outer green row to be out one stitch too far. Of course, I found it when I got to the stop of the piece, and it wasn't lining up. I pulled out the flower, but I couldn't decide if I wanted to pull out all of the green row, or somehow adjust my stitching to make it work. I got so frustrated and put it down. Instead of working this out, I started another piece! Which I also made a counting error in it, and quickly put it down. Had a little bit of the flu this week, and I'm going to blame my mistakes on that! I haven't stitched in several days now and it's driving me crazy! So, what do you all suggest, pull out the green edging, or make it work?

I decided to turn my attention to my scrapbooking since the stitching wasn't going well! My customers have been so wonderful, encouraging me to amp up my business, and they are helping me along! One customer put my name out through her friends, to be a vendor at a local event in February. Another customer has booked me to host a scrapbook retreat in Terre Haute this summer! I am excited about both opportunities, but the timing is scary due to my school obligations. I know that I am blessed to have so many positive things happening, so I am not complaining! I have one group of customers that comes to my house every month to scrapbook, so I have to start getting ready for that. I designed the pages we will be creating that night. This is the first time I have played with paper since making Christmas gifts, and it was so relaxing. This is what my girls will be making

I apologize for the less than perfect pictures. My good camera wasn't working, and had to use the camera on my phone. These papers are from the Close To My Heart Clementine pack. I usually make the bare bones layout, and encourage the girls to add their own embellishment flare. Some like to add a lot of sparkle and bling, and to some, the flowers added now are too much. For myself, I would only add a title and call it done. We all have our own tastes. For me, I love the blue and brown, but overall, this pack is a little feminine. Having all boys, I'm not sure I can come up with pictures to add on here. I have a pile of layouts that are too feminine for my boys. Maybe I can sell some of them at the vendor event this month.

Well friends, that covers quite a bit for today! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Goodmorning Cindy, Good luck with your clinicals. I remember when I was in x-ray school the stress over clinical exams. Boy, they were intense. But, you come out stronger on the other side. As far as your stiching goes...I think its beautiful, but I am a stickler for things being the way they are supposed to be. So, I would tear it out. LOL! Love your scrapbook pages. I'm like you...to me this would be enough. I think simpler is best so as not to take away from the pictures. You do great work. Have a good day and good luck on those clinicals!

  2. Cindy, I would think you need to pull a bit out. See if the green is going to stay visible after you unstitch it. If is is going to be obvious that whole green border was there you are going to have to fudge it and make it work I guess.

  3. Cindy, best wishes on your clinicals. I know you will be glad when that is behind you. Don't you just hate when you find a mistake after putting so much effort into a project. I have done much decorative hand stitching for awhile but I can honestly say that I have pulled out my share of stitches and abandoned quite a few projects(some forever)because of some mishap. It can be quite frustrating. The previous 2 visitors are probably right, since you have already put an obvious amount of effort into the piece, it is probably worth a redo of the area in question. Face it, you probably won't be happy with it if you don't fix it right.

  4. Cindy - being a SW girl, I remembered something I learned on my travels through Navajo land. I just went and looked it up to be sure - this is a direct quote: “The traditional teaching of the Navajo weaving is that you HAVE to put a mistake in there,” Garnanez said. “It must be done because only the creator is perfect. We’re not perfect, so we don’t make a perfect rug.”

    I vote for making it work and leaving it there. I know how hard that is, because I would have yanked it all out by now, too. Much luck on your clinicals, and I hope the little stitch doesn't work on your nerves too bad! Happy Tuesday - Tanya

  5. I think your work looks beautiful, only you will ever know there is a mistake and as my sewing teacher used to say " a blind man would love to see it" so carry on and be happy with your work.

  6. Love your stitched piece! Happy Stitching! :)