Good Morning my friends! I am so glad you are here. Glad you like my new pink shoes too. ;) They do add some brightness to my day!
I drew the winner for my First Blogoversary Giveaway this morning. It is Minnie! Minnie had commented that pearls are her birthstone. Me too! So glad you like the earrings Minnie. Enjoy it all. =)
I would have finished up the bargello scissor fob last night, but I need interfacing. The "V" I stitched for the reverse is stitched on 28 ct Meran linen. It is a looser weave. I like it, but don't need the fiberfill sticking out. And another thing. I knew I was taking a risk. I used 28ct evenweave for the bargello. 28ct Meran linen for the V. I backstitched around both last night. With plans to then whip stitch them together. They are not the same. I figured this would happen. After I get to JoAnn for the interfacing, then get the interfacing on, if I whip stitch the two sides together and it doesn't work out, I AM GOING TO PUKE! I backstitched one less on the Meran. I am hoping I can make this work.
So this makes me ask you: Do you hand stitch in this manner your scissor fobs and ornaments? I do when I am adding beads to the edge. I did it this time because that bargello took me a looooooong time and I want the seams up against the bargello nicely. I worry when I use my sewing machine sometimes. I try to be a perfectionist about seams. I didn't say I AM. I TRY.
Okay, another question for you all. Do you have worn out, or beat up looking scissor fobs? I only have one fob so far. I use it all the time. It has our old white house on it. It is just beginning to look tired. What do you do with tired looking scissor fobs? Tell me. I want to know what YOU do.
I plan to get the bargello scissor fob done today. Stitching up the other fob too.
I finished reading A Dark History: The Popes. A loooong book. Been working on that one for a while. Let me tell you, I was not taught quite a bit about the Holy See. Yikes! Half the reason the book took me so long to read was the horrid sin. Did you know that more than one pope was a father? As in, he had kids!! Wowie zowie! Did you know more than one pope ran a brothel? Oh. My. Goodness. And trust me, there was a LOT more to the Inquisition. Well, it was very interesting reading that is for sure. I am NOT bashing Catholicism. I was Roman Catholic for the first 30 years of my life. My whole family is Catholic. My FIL is a Roman Catholic Deacon. Just saying.
I also read And The Soldiers Sang. It is actually a kid's book. It is about Christmas Day, 1914 in World War I. I knew about the truce, just nice to read again. Are you familiar with this? Sorry if this does not interest you. I was raised learning about weaponry and wars from my father. I do find WWII most interesting actually.
Have a great day friends. I am thankful for YOU! ♥
Stitching and praying,