Friday, December 22, 2006

finally snowmen! Or snowladies ;-)

My thread for Delivery Winter finally came in the mail yesterday. So now I have to press myself to get this finished before Monday. :-( I don't enjoy "have to" stuff very much at all and having to rush the "have to" stuff makes it even worse. I did manage several hours yesterday and I'll manage a couple more today. I will work on the reindeer and trees to the left next. I'll start the snow on the bottom but if I run out of time I think it will still be cute with just a little portion of it complete. I have to remember to leave myself time to turn this into a hanging. I'll do that on Sunday.

I do have a couple of problems with this piece. The dye lots of my two snowmen colors are so close you can't see the arms and heads very clearly. Rather than pull out the outline stitches which are too light, I'm going to try to pencil them in with a light brown pencil after I'm finished putting the piece together. Cross your fingers for me that it works out ok! :-) Also the fabric that I picked out is a little light so the snowpeople don't show up the greatest. I still have so much to learn about using overdyed threads and fabrics. Of course being a perfectionist doesn't help out much. And the person that receives this gift on Monday will only see it for what it is and not for what I think it lacks. That is a very hard thing for me to remember sometimes.

I'm finished with my shopping - truth is I don't have many people to buy for at this point in my life. I do have a little food shopping on Sunday but I'll go super early to avoid the worst of the crowds.

1 comment:

KarenV said...

Glad your threads arrived in time! Good luck getting it finished - it looks cute so far and I'm sure the recipient will appreciate it :) Merry Christmas!