August Stocking and contestTuesday, September 1, 2009
The weather is beautiful here. As I hung out my laundry I though a nap in the grass would feel just right....but I can't today. I'm sewing and watching a movie on my small TV in the studio. It helps to have a movie or book on tape going. Time passes a bit easier with some kind of entertainment as I sew.
Beth left a comment yesterday about her Quaker sampler. After stitching part of the sampler she found a small hole in the linen. She then set the linen aside. I'm adding this picture to illustrate a technique I add on purpose to some of my stitched pieces. The below picture shows a close up of Summer Iris, the last small piece I stitched.
Above the initial "A" you note a small "mended place" in the linen. I took a loose linen thread away from the fabric edge and wove it into the linen. I like the extra texture these small weavings add. These places are not easily noticed at first glance. Beth, I think you should try to mend the hole and add another linen fiber woven into the area and continue on your merry way! Bet it will make it look older and add some extra visual interest.
The above photograph is the cover of the August Stocking pattern. I have changed the cover format a bit. The remaining 2 stockings are pictured on the back cover. I thought this change to the cover design gave more space for a clear photo. The two on the back are larger photos also. If you hate it, let me know. I can do the next pattern in the original format if you wish. The stocking pattern will be at your local shops very soon.
And now for the Contest!
Don't ask me why I'm choosing this as the prize....this thing is so heavy....it will cost me about $100.00 to ship it to you. And when they ask at the post office if there is anything dangerous in the package I will have to claim this as a weapon. If you throw this at your husband....and if it hits him ....he will instantly agree to go and clean out the garage. (I'm just kidding....I tried it on mine and my garage is still a mess!) But as it's just too cute I will send this to the winner.
The prize is from French General by Moda fabrics. This heavy weight pincushion also has thread and a graph to stitch your initials. I know you will love adding this to your collection! (Barb and I each had to get one for ourselves too!) The other stuff in the photograph is not in the contest...just props for the picture.
You know the drill....just leave your name in the comments section and I'll spin the random number generator. One entry per person please! Will notify the winner on Thursday!
Good luck! And remember you are all winners to me!