Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Uneven weekend

Uneven weekend - I usually say that about Clancy but for the past weekend I'm referring to me. :-) I spent most of the weekend sick with a head cold. Such a bummer because it really messed up all my plans as my preference was to take very long naps. Which in itself is not such a bad thing but it was not part of the overall schedule I had for the weekend. As such when I finally got around to do my pile of finishing work it was Monday and I had more than I could do in one day. To further complicate it, nothing worked out right. Did you ever have one of those days?


First I cut out the ruffle for my first pillow - BBD's Loose Feathers Autumn Song, half the size I had envisioned - I wanted a two inch ruffle but only cut out enough for a one inch ruffle. Not a huge tragedy but not a good start to my day either. I went with it because it looked OK. Then the gathering of the ruffle just took forever so I ended up putting it aside to work on it while I watched TV later in the evening.



Early Monday I went shopping and I purchased the trim for my Autumn Bouquet pillow and estimated that I needed two yards of trim. When I started on the pillow I decided that I wanted a much larger fabric border and then I ended being 8 inches short of the trim! Yikes. The end result was I had to put it aside to wait for more trim. By this time it's after dinner and I haven't even started on the other two finishes.


This is what it will look like once it's all together. I went with an upholstery trim to match the linen. I did go online Sunday evening and I ordered more trim from Joann.com but I'm afraid now that the three yards of trim I ordered will come in 3 - one yard pieces rather than one large piece like I want.


I did managed one finish - my strawberry emery from It's Berry Time. It turned out really cute. I'll try to get a better photo later in the week. It was after 9:00pm by the time I was finished and was too tired to work on it.


I'll get back to finishing the others on Wednesday since tonight is agility with the pugs. I also didn't put a stitch in my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow since I was still working on stitching Autumn Bouquet and then I had to finish stitching my strawberry. I wasn't finished with those until Sunday. I did start stitching on the new Loose Feathers, Summer Basket this morning but I don't have much to share because I fell asleep on the train about 15 minutes after it left my station and didn't wake up until I got to Chicago. :-) I plan on doing the sampler and the thread keeper but I might make the thread keeper into a pin holder as I don't own an eyelet maker and don't plan on purchasing one at the present time.

8 comments:

Margaret said...

What a bummer about all your failed plans! I hope everything works out in the end. What you've done looks really pretty though! Love the strawberry too! Hope that head cold goes away -- I hate having colds.

StitchWiz said...

Don't you hate when that happens! Everything laid out and nothing seems to go right, I can relate. I wanted to finish at least two things and start two. I ended up finishing one (small) and starting none! Oh well.

Julie M said...

Your stitching is so pretty and they will be awesome when you get them finished into pillows! Sorry things didn't work out exactly how you wanted but hey, you were sick, cut yourself some slack! :)That strawberry is really cute!
Feel better soon!

Tommye said...

All are beautiful, but I particularly love the fabric on teh Autumn Bouquet. Absolutely stunning.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishing, Margie! I'm sorry to hear about the cold; hope you're on the mend soon!

Alice said...

I hope all your long naps help you beat your cold! I love the strawberry and the others will be gorgeous when you finish them up.

Jan said...

Margie, so sorry you weren't feeling well enough to get all you wanted done. But I must say what finish work you accomplished is just beautiful! And I love that sweet lil emery!:)

Kit said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, hope your all better now. I love your finishes, you are very talented.