Saturday, January 25, 2014

Moving along and a new start..........

I'm moving along on my mermaid purse and the stitching with interfacing is "growing" on me. I am using a sharp needle, as suggested by a couple folks, and it definitely makes getting through the interfacing easier. However, you have to be ever so careful not to split the linen threads. So, it is slow going, but luckily there isn't a whole lot of stitching involved.

And, with this crazy cold weather, I just couldn't resist starting Hibernation Day by Heartstring Samplery. I had seen this back in the fall and fell in love with the saying as I do love the quiet of softly falling snow, a warm crackling fire, lounging in my pj's and curling up with my stitching....or a good book! I'm stitching it on 36 count Barn Owl from Birds of a Feather (that I happened to have in my stash) with some Gentle Art and Valdani overdyes. I debated one strand or two but settled on one. The fabric has a "greenish" cast to it (photo is not very accurate) and I'm using much more subdued colors. Here you go:

 I just read a new term on Facebook---procraftinating--working on craft projects when you should be doing laundry, making dinner or cleaning house. Love it....and so true!

Well my plans for the day have been cancelled due to more snow coming and a two hour drive for me. So, you know what I'm going to be doing!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Stasi,

    Procraftinating - love it! What a great start on Hibernation Day. I'm doing mine with one strand, too. I think it adds to the aged prim look of the piece. Stitch on, my friend! I'll be doing the same thing today.

  2. Love the new term - procraftinating. So dead on of a definition. Do send some snow down my way 66E ;-)

  3. Great nee start and your Mermaids purse is looking gorgeous.