Thursday, May 29, 2008

Additional Current Stitching Projects

I also have these current stitching projects that I am working on. The wedding one is one that I actually just started bcuz my big brother is getting married in a couple of weeks, so I am making it as a wedding gift. And his wife to be is pregnant, so the baby announcement one is for them also! She is due in October. The United States Marine Corps emblem is for my big brother bcuz he is a retired Marine. Currently, I have put aside all of my other projects to work on the wedding one so that I can get it finished in time for the wedding. I am participating in an online Stitch-A-Long this weekend and will be working on the wedding project. Once that is finished, then I can go back to the other projects. I have no time limit for the United States Marine Corps pattern, as I'll just give it to my brother when it's finished. The baby announcement one of course I need to finish by October, which since it's a smaller pattern, shouldn't be a problem. The Song in Your Heart pattern, I want to finish before the holidays. The Elemental Cosmos pattern and America the Beautiful pattern I want to have finished in time for the Arizona State Fair this October, but if I don't get one or the other finished that's ok too. Hopefully will have at least one of them done. And the Elemental Masks pattern, well since that is such a large & solid pattern, I have set no time limit for myself for this one. I'll just enter that one whenever I get it finished. I truly can't wait to finish them all to see how they look all finished! The wedding pattern has a technique that I have not used before called "cording". Where I have to twist strands of floss to make them look like a twisted cord. And then lay it across the pattern in the appropriate places and tack it down securely. Since I have never used this technique before, I hope it comes out ok. Will be posting pictures as I progress! :~)

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