Sunday, February 2, 2014

You Can Stitch Faster While Watching Disaster Movies

I have had a very productive stitching weekend.
Yesterday, Bob when to Marquette to snowboard with Ed.
I could have gone with him and shopped but, I decided not to because today, he had to work the Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast.
If I had gone yesterday, I would have had to clean, do laundry and grocery shop today after church because he was gone the better part of the day.
I stayed home and cleaned yesterday, payed bills, made French Onion Soup and Pumpkin Muffins.
I was able to dye the fabric for the Primitive Hare Freebie.  
I started with Antique White and used the Walnut shell crystals.  
 I mixed it with hour water weaker for the base.
Then I took some of that solution and added more crystals to make a stronger spray.
I really wanted to achieve the more antique look.
The picture isn't that great.
I did turn out a little mottled.
I would have liked more mottled but, it will work nicely.  
 Compared to the fabric I started with .

I have decided to use GAST Red Raspberry to stitch the design.
I have a little mother of pearl button I'm going to try and use if it fits.  

 Today, on Syfy channel they have been playing disaster movies:  
Ice Twisters, Snowmaggedon and The Day After Tomorrow.
I think The Day After Tomorrow maybe closer to whats going on.
It sure has felt like it this winter. 
It even talks about Vortexes and the polar ice cap melting.  
If this happens, I'm screwed will be Instafroze!
With all the suspense and excitement, the needle really flies.  
The horse is even saddled-up.  
 In honor of Punxsutawney Phil. a close up of the little Groundhog.
I think he is very cute. 
There is another one at the bottom of the piece.
I don't know what happened but, I'm getting a blog infiltrate. 
That happened another time.
It hasn't shown up on my list so I can't delete it.
It isn't really a cross stitch blog.  
I really hate that when it happens.  
It hasn't shown up on my blog reader just my blogger list of current posts.  

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  
Thanks for all the great comments.
I really enjoy them all.
Keep on Stitching


  1. I had that happen this weekend to my blog too. Ugh.
    It sounds like you had a really nice weekend. The linen that you dyed is lovely and great job on your PS stitching.

  2. Excellent progress ~
    Love the end result with your linen. I prefer using walnut crystals over any other dyeing method. I started the PH freebie too. Can't wait to see yours on that linen and gorgeous thread color!

  3. What a great weekend you had with stitching and fabric dyeing! I really like the color of your dyed linen, Monica.

    Robin in Virginia

  4. Your linen looks so good. I just might follow your recipe and try it to some white I have. Feb. is wonderful.

  5. Your linen looks great & February is looking lovely