Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This little light

Today you get to see what I was up to with that embroidery floss over the weekend.
Back in the day, I dabbled in cross stitch so I had a whole box full of embroidery floss. When I spotted some candle matts online I got the idea to make one for myself. I also happen to have lots of material in my stash.
I could have gotten a pattern or iron on transfer but thought I would just draw it out myself since I was going real simple.
I didn't want the writing to look perfect and aside from that I just wanted a rough star and a simple border.


And there you have it.

Since I wasn't sure if I would really like doing this I didn't get real elaborate but I'm sure I"m going to be doing more of these. You can't see it but the back is a green small checked fabric. It's the same fabric I used on the top of my grubby jar in yesterday's post.

So far this week has been a rough one and it's not going to be getting any easier. At least only 2 more days after today before the weekend. I hope I survive it. I may go in to hibernation on Saturday :)

25 comments:

  1. That's as cute as can be. I love it. You are so talented. Did Duke help?

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  2. You're embroidery looks great Ann...I love the child-like quality it has to it.

    have to say I have never got into embroidery...I have tried but just didn't have the knack for it...you are obviously lucky enough to be good at everything you do!!

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  3. I love your "prim" stitchin'!

    Take it easy this week...hibernating on Saturday might be a good idea!

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  4. Oh, now that is just TOO cute, Ann! I also love what you did with the napkin holder thingamajiggy in yesterday's post - it looks terrific (you talented thing, you :o)

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  5. I prefer embroidery to counted cross stitch and think this project is so cute!Love the font :)

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  6. mother tried to teach me to crochet and embroider, she loved both and when she was sitting down had oneof the other in her hands. mine were so ugly and i got so frustrated, i gave up. i did manage to embroider a little owl.

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  7. How sweet! Busy hands are happy hands!

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  8. That is really cool! Very creative, my friend!

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  9. Very nice!

    And just take things an hour at a time, sometimes that's the best approach for a difficult week.

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  10. That looks great! You have so many talents :) I love the way you stitched the border. I've tried cross-stitch once, but I'm not patient enough - I want quick results ;-)

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  11. It turned out great! really like the sentiment. great job!

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  12. You are endlessly creative and talented. I like that "font" too..

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  13. I love this stuff. I got a small kit once but didn't do very well.I shocked a neighbor when I pulled out a sewing kit for her to use.

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  14. That's cute Ann! You will make it! Enjoy everyday that gets you to the weekend!

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  15. I love it - simple but yet so perfect!
    Have a great day!

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  16. That's so cute and the possibilities are endless! Hope the rest of your week goes better!

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  17. How sweet! Hang in there this week.

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  18. I like the simplicity of it. Very cute. :) I am sorry your week has been a rough one I do hope things get better quick.I myself have become a Saturday hibernator.

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  19. Cute! I like the saying. I'm sorry you're having a bad week. Hope it gets better!

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  20. Adorable stitchery! You are so talented! I hope your little light gets brighter and brighter as you get some rest this weekend. Do what I'm learning to do - say no. Take care. Hang in there!

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  21. That's very cute! Sorry you are having a rough week.

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