It snowed like crazy here today. The sky was gray and the snowflakes were small but it came down heavy and the foggy, snowy air made everything look like we were truly in the midst of winter's embrace and not like we're on the cusp of Spring. With the snow today, and the sub zero temperature we're supposed to have on Thursday, this will go down as the worst winter on record for the Detroit metro area. Whoop-doop-de-do! When Spring does arrive, and the snow starts to melt, we are going to have lakes of mucky, dirty water on our lawns, roads and trails, for quite a while. Dog feet are going to have to be wiped constantly!
Enough about the weather...
I have finished the stitching on a piece we are doing for a La D Da class in our guild. Lori is coming in April to teach her name tag bag and a pin keep drum. I love most of what Lori designs and have stitched several of her pieces. Sadly, what she came up with for our guild, I did not love. It just wasn't what I expected. I think she designs a different bag design each time she teaches this class. I hate to say, I wasn't thrilled with what she came up with. It just didn't have the pretty, primitive feel most of her designs do and I didn't want to stitch it. What to do? I didn't want to spend time stitching something I didn't like so I borrowed a design of Lori's I do love and went to town. I used her new, limited addition Birdy Stitching Roll pattern, moved the motifs around to fit the bag, and ta-da! I did add several colors to kit provided for the bag and it doesn't match the Stitching Roll exactly, but I do think they'll be nice together.
Edited to add: Why do my pictures look so crappy, unless you click on them? Anyone? I know - they don't look all that great when you do click on them but they're REALLY bad unless you do.
The picture above is the truest to the linen color and the patterns pictured are the Birdy Stitching Roll on the left, name tag bag in the center and drum pinkeep on the right.
The sage, floral fabric will be the lining of the bag (I think). The three pieces came pre-sewn together in the kit.
Thanks for all the congrats on Ty! His visit home seemed all too short and he's now in North Carolina at the School of Infantry. He'll be a great Marine!
Time to stop. I've gotta go watch "Survivor". It's a guilty pleasure. I've watched it since it first came on the air and I would have loved to compete. I think I could have kicked ass, back in the day.
REALLY. I BELIEVE.
Sing it today, with or without a little help from your friends!
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by and thank you for leaving me a note!
You're the best and I'm grateful you've stuck around!
Peace and Love,