Friday, March 04, 2011
Well, a glance at the calendar reveals that today is the New Moon which equates to TUSAL day…. My ORT jar didn’t take a huge jump this month, as I predicted. Besides working a lot, I’ve been working hard at revising a *huge* chart for a designer I work with. It’s been a slow and steady slog to the finish – but it’s almost done now. I’m mostly double-checking and formatting to make it pretty now….
Here’s my jar:
I’ve added a lot of pink to the jar this past month, and here’s why: you might remember the little giveaway I hosted in February? Jessica won the giveaway and I noticed this morning that she received what I sent her. Thankfully Canada Post didn’t eat/destroy the package as per usual, nor did Customs decide that it needed to be rummaged through. Here’s some photos of what I sent her:
I’ve been on a real kick sewing these project bags as of late (it helps that I’ve got a sewing machine that has made sewing a joy instead of a pain!). I found this pretty red fabric and thought it would make some cute bags. And then because I had some leftovers of the fabric, I decided that I *had* to stitch something too…. So I remembered a pattern that I had for a while and put fabric, floss and pattern together. Here’s a better picture of the final result:
This is a freebie pattern I found on Hoffman’s site. IIRC, this pattern was supposed to be available for free from needlework shops – and it was supposed to come with fabric and floss as well, to encourage some new stitchers. I just thought it was a pretty pattern, so I stitched it up. I used GAST Simply Shaker ‘Berry Cobbler’ and stitched it on a random piece of 32-count linen of some persuasion – I’m not entirely sure where it came from, to tell you the truth. It was just a little piece of linen that was floating around in the stash heap.
And because I can’t help myself, I included some other goodies too:
And I put everything in this cute little bag I found
Now I need to get back to the chart I’m editing and I think we’re just about out of TP and Kleenex, so I think there’s a grocery run in my future too!