Howdy--long time, no blog!
I'm back from Buffahole and the family visit. First thing is first--I have some catching up to do.
July was my month to work on Magic Witch(progress in a post below--prevacation) and Eternal Promise(Arwen and Aragorn). Eternal Promise was my July Project Spectrum piece, because it is loaded with shades of purple. Unfortunately, I didn't get much done. Who knew that visiting family and chasing after 7 kids, 6 and under, would be so much work--LOL! No worries though, because I'm in no hurry with this one--which is a good thing because it is huge and it will take forever :) I'm still in the background and will be for the entire top row of pages. The second row actually lets me stitch Aragorn's head, so I've got that to look forward to.
Arwen and Aragorn(Eternal Promise)--5800 stitches
I have three weeks of SBQ to catch up on, so here we go:
Today's SBQ was suggested by Carol (http://carolsxsblog.blogspot.com/)
Do you have a favorite needlework tool that you like to work with?
What is it and why do you like using it?
I guess my Q-snaps and my scrap bag--I couldn't live without either.
Today's SBQ was suggested by Von (http://onthedryside.blogspot.com/)
Many of us have a few pairs of embroidery scissors and some even have
a "collection". How many pairs of scissors do you have? Feel free to
share a photo of your favorite pair or pairs with us!
I have 3 pairs: one pair of kiddie scissors (to use when I'm stitching around the kiddos), one pair in a kit from Shepherd's Bush for a scissor fob, and one pair that I got at Micheal's and I use them 90% of the time. I love looking at all the different ones available though. I'd love a good pair with some Celtic Knotwork in them.
Today's SBQ was suggested by Cathy
(http://itwillbefunny.blogspot.com/) and is:
When you get a project professionally framed do you get glass inserted
into the frame? Why or why not?
No glass for me--(1) it's too expensive, (2) I like to really look at the texture of the piece, (3) I think it looks better without, and (4) I've heard it's not good for the piece long term.