Lots of little things

got done today. Played some DDR. Cleaned up a hairball left for me my one of my dear, sweet, lovable, couldn’t possibly live without them cats. Hit the quilt shop. Worked on some OTR embroidery. A little bit more ATS. Plus the grocery store and other assorted jobs – I really need to look into getting a wife. That kind of crap eats up far too much of my day.

At the quilt shop much fun was had. *snort* I walked in and yelled for help. I suck at picking colors. I had a pattern and an idea, from there… not so much. But that’s ok, the nice lady at the shop picked out what I needed, and I paid for it. It is a surprise for the Mommy to be. She reads the blog so I won’t say anymore or post anymore pictures until it is in her hands and wrapped around that baby.

I went with modern non-traditional colors. I hope Mom likes it, ’cause if she doesn’t you know it’s going to end up at Goodwill. 😉

No snaps of OTR embroidery. I only put one more length of thread into while waiting on ds’ allergy shots. And did I share the good news? Doc *thinks* we can end the shots this summer. JOY!

And proof that I’m not perfect (like you needed a picture to know that).

Off to the side of tree on ATS there are some grapes. I decided to make the grape clusters out of queen stitches. Problem is the queens don’t use up the same exact amount of space. And instead of I don’t know, taking the time and charting it out on paper I just dove in and let the chips fall where they may. Yeah, about those chips… the second row is coming out. They are not where they need to be. It’s ok, I’m 90% sure I know where to put now, but that’s about 1/2 hour worth of work I get to pull out. On the bright side, the Purple Iris GAST is really pretty.

And I got an email from Jill today letting me know that my HOE partner received my mail art. She’s out of town at the moment and can’t post to the HOE blog. And since impatience should have been my middle name I’ll post my pictures here now.

Do you know what design this is?

Why it’s D is for Decapitated Fairy – Letters from Nora! Is it only decapitation if it’s the head cut off?

And the inside with my little card stitcking out, to prove it opens and all.

I stitched this with the called for Crescent Colors (first time I’ve used them, and love ’em), but because it was going through the mail I was not going to put the beads on it. I subbed DMC (the matches for the Mill Hills), 2 strands blended with 1 strand of Rainbow Glissen Gloss. While it worked, I wasn’t thrilled. I wish I had used Krenik braids instead. In the end it just didn’t sparkle enough.

And my mail art arrived from Kate in Australia last Friday (I was saving it so I could post the mail arts together).

The picture isn’t doing the fabric justice. It’s a yummy opal overdye from Stitches & Spice. The hot pink is reading true though! I love it. And the funky geese/swans. 😀

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7 Responses to Lots of little things

  1. Valerie says:

    Lovely colors for the baby quilt! Much better than traditional colors. Love the mailarts! They both look beautiful!

  2. Susan says:

    both pieces of mail art are gorgeous, Melissa!

    I love the fabrics for the quilt! If mom-to-be doesn’t want it, I’ll take it!

  3. Mail art is gorgeous and FUN! And, I am loving the fabric for the quilt. I swear, you are really trying to tempt me to take up another hobby I have no time for.

  4. Melissa C. says:

    I’m just in awe of the mailart. I mean, wow. It is gorgeous!

  5. Jenjen says:

    I love the purple GAST and I bet those grapes will look lovely in queen stitch onced you’ve replaced them. 🙂

  6. Michelle says:

    Love the fabrics you have there – how lovely for a baby quilt. Your queen stitches are such a great idea for the grape clusters and what a luscious color!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I love the mail art! My husband is deployed and I was thinking that would be a very unique piece of mail for him to get. Did you just use packing tape to attach the postage and the post office had no problem with it?

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