Friday, February 15, 2008

Folk Art Daisies

On my To Do list for yesterday were a couple of Daisy themed postcards. I'm pleased to say that they did get started yesterday and after some time spent with the Satin Stitch on my machine this morning they are now done.

I decided I wanted to do something a bit more folk arty than I usually do, a simple design against a plain black background. I satin stitched the leaves by hand. I'm loving hand stitching at the moment and this is the first time I've tried any satin stitching. The stitching is far from perfect but not bad for a first attempt. I'm pretty happy with the way they came out.

The other thing on my list for yesterday was to work on my Feb bag. I have handles and a pile of hearts ready for the bag but my camera has decided it needs charging and these bits won't fit in the scanner so no pic yet.

My next To Do list is going to encompass the whole weekend, I expect dh and I will be out and about some this weekend so I don't know how much stitching time I will get (I can't believe how quickly my week off work has disappeared!). This is more a Hope To Do list than a to do list I think.
  • Work on Feb Bag
  • Start on Feb TIF challenge (eek the month is already half done and I've not even started)
  • Make Postcard for trade with Susan for Cyber Fyber.
  • Start Something Beginning with K postcards
  • Work on secret project 1
  • Work on secret project 2
  • Start on secret project 3
  • Start new kitty on cross stitch

Just in case you are wondering the secret projects are just presents and trades for people that I know sometimes visit my blog and I don't want to give away any details until the pieces are done and they have been posted and received.

It's an ambitious list I know and I could probably shorten it by setting 'finish' rather than 'work on' goals, unfortunately my back is playing up a bit today and if this carries on for the weekend I'm probably going to struggle sitting doing the same thing for too long so I want a variety of cutting, machine and hand stitching things on the go so I can chop around as I need to. But first I'm off to have a bath to see if that helps the back, ahh the joys of not being at work... a bath in the middle of the day.

Well this has turned into a long post with a lot of waffle and hardly any pictures. So just because here is Hector out enjoying in the sun a couple of days ago.


Terri Stegmiller said...

Love the daisy postcard. Hector looks like he's giving you the "do you have to take my picture again" attitude.

Janet said...

Really enjoyed saying 'hello' to Hector again - what a handsome boy - but I guess he knows it!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I love the daisy postcards. And Hector is looking mighty fine too.

AliKat (WOTFGM's) said...

Cat's just have a way of making the most of every little bit of sun. And as we don't get too much here in the UK I can't say as I blame Hector and his buddies at all