Confessions of a Floss Licker

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011

Monthly update: Challenge #1 - Old Wips - little to nothing has been done on Emerald Mermaid this month. Explanation to follow below. Challenge #2 - ornaments - same as Challenge #1 Rotation - Blue Dragon Fairy, Harbor Vista, and View from the Veranda - same as above Explanation: I made a contract and received a new model stitching job that pays cash! With as strapped as we've been all year any extra $$ really helps. The designer that I'm working for really needed me to get part of the job finished and sent back to her in early September to use for a trunk show. I went a small step further by sending it back two days early! (Yes, I am rather proud of myself when I can beat a deadline.) Anyway, most things took a back seat while I was getting this first part done. However, I did manage to get some crochet and felting in the mix. Crochet Projects: Baby blanket #1 - pink and yellow baby Jacquard yarn, round/flower pattern that is my favorite - gift for boss' first granddaughter Baby blanket #2 - blue, green, yellow, pink/purple overdyed yarn, geometric pattern that I found and is super easy! - request from my daughter for her baby

Baby blanket #3 - blue and green, my favorite pattern, gift for my first grandbaby Baby bibs - easy and quick to make, having fun using cotton for the first time hobo bag - daughter's request, using Tunisian stitch hat - new fall/winter hat for me with felted flower on the side
felted skull - gift for my pirate
felted bowl - for halloween candy that I need to cross stitch skulls in glow-in-the-dark thread
felted coasters - Christmas gifts for my family and friends (this one's going to take a while) So I have two more parts to stitch on the model stitching job that I've already got one started. I have also contracted two consignment jobs because a stitcher can't do so much anymore but wants projects done. I'm good with that. It gives me something to stitch, I don't have to worry about how/when I have $$ to frame it or even where to hang it, and it brings in a little more $$. I see it as a win-win situation. I will do my best to post some pictures tonight.