Friday, June 26, 2009

Vintage Friday, sort of

This weeks vintage item is new and old. I made it this past week, but I used a vintage transfer. I have no idea how old the transfer is. It was included in an Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Taransfer called Kitchen Usefulness. I don't think it is from that collection though, it is not shown on the cover of the envelope. I think the original owner just stuck it in there. The patterns had been cut up and put back in the envelope. I followed the directions on the other transfers and printed it on a towel I found in a cabinet at my mother's. The colors make it look fall-like. I like that. I can put it out in October.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just another Thursday

No pictures today. I am mending from carpal tunnel repair on my right hand and the removal of arthritis in my finger. I have the stitches removed and start therapy next week. I won't be able to knit or crochet for a while so those projects are on hold until later this summer. As part of my own rehab I have been able to do a tiny bit of cross stitch, about 20 stitches per hour. I hope to be able to use this time to organize some future projects. As always there is so much I want to do.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

1st Summer Finish

I finished the stitching on this piece yesterday morning. It is my first monogram. I think it is beautiful. Jim gave me the book for Mother's Day.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Summer Fun

I think if I make myself a list of all the projects I'd like to finish over the summer I will have a better chance of getting them done. I have so much I want to do. These are just a few, but it is a good place to start. I like to work on several different types of crafts at the same time. Most of these I've had for awhile so it is time I get them done. I'm sure I'll be adding others to the mix but that's okay. I want to enjoy the process not stress over it. I'll try to keep posting my progress.