Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thinking about it.....

Karen stopped in to see if any stitching was happening in between snow shovelling...and, well, ...it wasn't, of course.

It's already been almost two weeks since somebunny decided we had to tear the drywall ceiling down in the finished tv room and replace it with a suspended ceiling.  Mostly because of some wiring ..  ... and, well, .. you know how it goes....   it does take time, effort, and lots of work, to get things back together again.  Now that he is back at work after the Christmas break... he only has such a few hours each day to work on it...

So, the room still looks like this...plastic protecting the other half of the room... drop cloths covering the carpet, tools all over the place and lots happening overhead..






































Moving some pot lights and re-arranging wiring, etc...

However, my stitching buddy came for tea on Monday ...  and, although we didn't actually do any crafting or stitching...we did discuss what we are going to make in 2014 and that got me thinking 'bout stitching..and that lead to looking at stitching stuff later in the day, and that ... you get the drift............................

I've decided to make a pouch with the completed blocks from the first stitching class I took with Karen. It was going to be a wrapping cloth...but, since doing the little pin cushions and loving them...I decided to turn these into a smaller project that I know I can and will finish.   I do like the joy and satisfaction of completing a little project and being able to look at it and say..." I made that".  Maybe it sounds almost arrogant, but to me it's more just a bit of slightly smug satisfaction in knowing that I worked diligently and carefully on something; actually finished it off, and am happy with my project.  I like that feeling.

Here is the placement of my blocks...it could be a smallish wrapping cloth, I suppose ... or I could make a few more blocks and make it somewhat larger....but, no...I've decided a decent sized pouch that I can use for bits of lace, or pieces of fabric, or something like that, will be better.  Useful and still pretty ... just what we were striving for actually, if we were going back in time in our minds and hearts while stitching away on our treasured little bits of fabric and trim........















For some reason, even though I didn't measure any block....they all turned out to be exactly the same size across.  How strange is that?  They are not  the same length.  I may add a bit of lace or some trim here and there to change the centre as it might look like a seam down it.  That may look just fine.  I won't really know 'til I have it stitched down.  But, if it looks strange, or I don't like it  ...I can fix that .... we have ways.   I'll decide later.  Probably much later.......















If you come to the blog sort of regularly, you may remember seeing some of the embroidery and embellishment, but if not..here are few shots of the areas. I tried to incorporate most of the techniques that Karen was showing us in the class.


















Today I'm still trying to get somebody to buy my sofa and loveseat... because, Monday some new ones are arriving ... who wants a really nice sofa or a  loveseat, traditional style...exceptional shape...for next to nothing? ... Anybody in Calgary reading my blog? .....


7 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Your blocks are very pretty when seen all together. All the nice bits of stitchery:)

We are in mid upheaval too. Its' a bit of a pain but in the end it's worth it. I have stuff in boxes that I haven't seen in awhile that I realize now that I may not REALLY need. I think a garage sale might be in my future:)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oo0000hhh....lovely white creation! Try not to get lost in all the tools/dust/reno debris.

BeadedTail said...

Remodeling is so fun isn't it? :) The blocks look lovely though!

Nan G said...

Ah yes the joy of a redo. Absolutely love the white squares. A beautiful pouch is in the works.

Twiglet said...

Such a beautiful piece there Vee - it will be so lovely and yes it is a good feeling to say "I made that!" x Jo

Gwen Buchanan said...

This is going to be a very cool piece of work. love the tone on tone. Oh and I understand about the work on the ceiling in the basement as in my last house we finished the ceiling with gyprock and we could never moved wires and pipes around. this is going to be much more flexible for you and your husband. xo

karen said...

I thought my ears were burning!!! Your white is mouth watering, truly beautiful....