Saturday, October 24, 2015
A Bit Of News And A Breather
The leaves are turning so fast here in Michigan -
I love how on even rainy days, you get under some bright yellow trees and you'd think the sun was still shining. So gorgeous.
I'm going out to my aunt's for a few days, I need a breather and that's the best way to get it. I'll be working on a project for next year....taking my pencils and most importantly, my eraser. So you may not hear from me for a few!
I did finish up my first Christmas design, still working on the free one - I've been so busy cleaning this week, I haven't picked up a needle or turned my machine on at all! Christmas Canoe is now in my shop, as an instant pdf download, for only $1.98!
I come from the land of Hiawatha [seems like everything around here is named after him] so I thought a canoe would be fitting.
The pattern is for the stitchery design only. I used colored pencils on this one, rather than crayons - I like them better. You do have to use a textile medium over them to make them permanent, but it's fast, easy and fun.
You just lightly brush on the medium after coloring, and let it dry. I don't find it any harder to stitch through. After coloring and adding the medium, I add the fusible interfacing to the back, and that heat sets the color. Then your piece is washable!
I'm going to turn mine into a small door hanging, to greet visitors. I'd love to see how you finish yours!
I am still stitching the free Christmas design coming up, my cleaning kind of got in the way this week. I'm taking that with me as well to my aunt's, hopefully it will be finished in the next few days. See ya soon - don't forget to BREATHE!