Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to. That’s when I feature them on the blog. This is one of those days.
After I made my list of UFOs for Country Threads’ Dirty Dozen Challenge, (Find that HERE) Betty from Canada asked:
“What ever happened to the quilt blocks that we all sent you? Or did I miss something?”
I think this is the quilt that Betty is referring to….
For my 50th birthday many of you sent quilt blocks to welcome me into my 50’s. Kelli and I put the blocks together and actually created a quilt that had this as the front….
and this as the back…
Yep. There were so many blocks that I had a two sided quilt. How fun.
You can read more about the quilt HERE.
“Thank you for the link for the mat! Have not been able to try it yet, but hoping for great things! I had been debating one for quite some time and this made my mind up.”
This came after I wrote about the coupon code for the Nido mats….
I’ve been getting lots of feedback from those of you who ordered them. Most are thanking me for telling about the mats or comments about how this brand really doesn’t smell like other brands. I’m so happy you all are happy with the mats. Although the promo is over, know that these mats are about the cheapest on the market even without the promo code and serious…they don’t smell like others. It’s totally worth it.
After I talked about my cross stitch project (read about it HERE) and having to rip a portion of it out Horseangel wrote:
“I was taught to start in the center of the project and work out from there. It makes doing border designs and Kettering designs easier. Why didn’t you start in the center first before working on your borders? You probably wouldn’t have had to rip anything out (I rarely have to rip out stitches) that way.”
In answer, I guess I was self taught. I didn’t think there was a right or wrong place to start and honestly, I still don’t think there is. For me I got off because I counted wrong one time thinking two squares in the border design were suppose to line up and in reality they were supposed to be one square off. I stitched making that assumption and didn’t count again. I never recounted until the next time I picked up the project. It was too late by then. Although I was discouraged, it’s not a big deal…if a person gets to worked up by ripping out, they probably won’t enjoy cross stitch. Even the most experienced cross stitchers rip out from time to time.
I do think the next time I do a project I might not start in the very center necessarily but might do the center first so I have that as a reference for the border and can check myself more often. We’ll see. I’m not a pro cross stitcher.
Do you all remember the Harriet’s Legacy quilt that was a UFO sent to me and LaNan finished it? This quilt….. Continue reading