As you know, I watch a lot of Flosstube on YouTube. If you aren’t familiar with Flosstube, it’s a part of YouTube where people talk about their cross-stitching and what they are making. It’s really just a big show-and-tell session. If you liked show and tell in school, you’re likely to like Flosstube as well. I believe there is a Quiltytube as well. I haven’t checked that out yet.
If you want to check it out just go to YouTube and type in Flosstube…or QuiltyTube…whichever topic interests you.
Well lately on several Flosstube shows, I’ve heard several people talking about “Wool Wednesday”. They are working on wool projects on Wednesdays. I have to say, that sparked my interest a little bit. I’ve been thinking more about making projects in different mediums to display in my house. That’s got me thinking more about punch needle and wool…just to add some variety to my decor.
I was watching Sew Tattered and she showed this wool book. Pure and Simple by Maggie Bonanomi. I bought a used copy so it was less than $10…and I love it!
I had looked at the book via Amazon. Sadly, the review didn’t show pictures of the projects in the book. All I could see was the front cover. But something on the front cover really caught my eye and I reasoned, that one pattern would cost more than the whole book if I bought it individually so that’s how I ended up with the book.
When the book came I started paging through. YEP! I love the project…I was happy I got the book. Can you guess what caught my eye??
The little pillow with the basket. Isn’t it the cutest? I just love it. I love vintage buttons…I have plenty. I love basket blocks. YES. It was simple and I really wanted to make it!!
Now, what else was in the book? These were cute…
OH! I loved this little radish/turnip piece. It’s a scissors case. SO CUTE!! And check out the peas. HA!
I liked the idea of this little purse. I would love to make it be a red tulip…and not a necklace. I can see me displaying that in the spring.
I liked the tomato pincushions.
Even more cute projects. I really like the “Give Thanks” piece.
There were more projects in the book…I just showed a couple of my favorites.
I don’t have free time on Wednesdays to devote to “Wool Wednesdays” but I might be able to sneak in a project or two here and there. The first I want to do it the cute pillow with the basket and vintage buttons. The only problem, I have to pull out my tote of wool. I have yet to figure out a good way to organize wool. Does anyone have a suggestion?
My other problem, many of these wools in the projects are really muted. I don’t know if my wool is very muted. Hmm. Does that mean I need to make a trip to a place with wool?
For me, that would mean going to Merry’s Stitchin’ in Jessup or to Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN. Or better yet, the Woolen Needle or the Little Red Hen. OH…I need to stop right there. I need to pull the reins back and just go see what I have before I start making any plans. Oh, it’s too easy to just jump right in. Does anyone have any other fun wool projects they can suggest? I do like things a little bit on the prim or antique-looking side.
So the goal…no buying anything until I make at least one project with what I have. Let’s see how I do.