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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

One of "those" Stitching Days

Do you ever have one of those days when you excitedly head for the sewing room ready to play with new fabric only to discover it just isn't right. That was my day and what was I playing with....well this. I had been hanging out for it to arrive.
I adore it but apart from a couple of strips...well the "Bears" just didn't like them. So does a girl panic??? Well yes a little but then she gets all righteous and drags out her container of 1 1/2 inch strips that she can now justify saving and cutting all those left over bits of fabric into and proceeds to whack them around the bears.....they now seem happy. Me? Hmmm! Still not sure. What do you think?
This little dilemma happens to me quite regularly you see because I stitch away with abandon choosing the colours that take my fancy at the time and then have to try and match fabric to them. Anyway this has taken up most of my day. Every single time I swear I will buy the fabric first and stitch accordingly....Nope!
My little Angel however has been a delight to stitch. She is for an upcoming issue of Country Threads Magazine. Here's a little sneaky for you...
 She was not without her issues though. When I first drew her I must have been channelling my very own 'bad hair' day as she just wasn't right. So my trusty eraser came out and she had a complete makeover (wish I could do that) and now she looks very serene and angelic...just as a little Angel should.

Here is a little treasure I bought yesterday that I promised to show you. I couldn't resist. Roses and china...yum! I can already see some pretty napkins in place and of course cupcakes on the plate.

That's it from me today. Brain strain!!! I am off stitching with some friends this evening. I think I shall take some red work to avoid future fabric disputes. This way I can stay out of trouble. ha ha !
Enjoy your evening,
Blessings Michelle xxx

26 comments:

  1. Your bears are looking very beautiful. Love the angel & your china. Hugs,xx.

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  2. wow lovely buys Michelle and i love your little angel and the bears look right at home with their coloured sashes.xx

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  3. LOL! Michelle I know exactly how you feel as I do this all the time. I think I'm some how going to magically find the matching fabric in my stash...so how come it's never there! Must have left it in the fabric store!
    Love your treasures. You bring the plate I'll make the cupcakes.

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  4. the bears look lovely in all their colours and I love your new china wear too... so much pretty there....
    Choosing the right fabric often takes me the longest part of a project!!!
    Hugz

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  5. love your buys ...my daughter are going next week thanks again for sharing

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  6. The mistake I always seem to make is not buying enough of the fabric I intend to use and then find it's been discontinued..........your little stitched bears look lovely in their pretty sashes and I love the angel stitchery.
    kim

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  7. Yes I know what you mean about "those" stitching days Michelle :-) Seems we all have them at times. I love the fabrics though & also adore your new purchases.
    That angel stitchery looks gorgeous - shall keep an eye out for her. Julie xx

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  8. your top looks so gorgeous I think those bears should be very content with their borders. very sweet angel and your new purchases will look lovely at your next afternoon tea.
    enjoy your stitching !

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  9. Love the china and your new project Michelle. I love the sashing around the bears too. I often doubt things I do too but later when I look back at them they please me more.

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  10. I think your fabrics look lovely around the bears and your purchases of the china are beautiful. I always take a long time in choosing fabrics so you are not alone. Hugs.....

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  11. Think the fabrics look just perfect for your cute little bears Michelle. Your little angel is very sweet, and I wouldn't have been able to resist that beautiful china either

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  12. I'm sure your bears are quite comfortable now :)
    Angel is gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  13. All so lovely - I must admit I take the easy way out and usually try to pick the fabric then match the threads - but its fun the other way too! (sometimes...LOL). I bet you use that lovely plate for your next Friday sewing night!

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  14. I think your fabric choices suit the bears beautifully! Love that pretty china too.

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  15. I like the bears with their soft colourful borders. Beautiful purchases too. They will make the cupcakes taste more special.

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  16. Love your "china" purchases... sooo pretty! AND so is your new angel... looking forward to seeing her in print! :)

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  17. Your little angel has the perfect haircut and it suits her. Like the strips framing your stitcher is. Looks very pretty. Is it growing on you?

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  18. I never cease to be amazed that with all of the fabric I have in my stash I invariably have to go out and buy something for each and every project. I think its the Murphy's law of crafty people at work.

    Your project looks beary beautiful!

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  19. The bears like quite happy with those colours. It does look nice. Love your little angel, too. She's very sweet. :)

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  20. Yes I agree with the buy fabric first and choose threads to match THEORY, but my stitcheries hate being told ahead of time what colours they are to be, so then, more discord! lol I had a hmm reaction to the bears sashings, though not sure what bothers me, sort of don't like yet don't not like? I am sure the bears will tell you if they want something else though :) Good luck with having no more fabric fights :)

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  21. I think your bears look really good with their scrappy sashings. Very cute angel.

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  22. The bears look lovely with their sashing, Michelle. I love your little angel!
    That's some very elegant china there :-)

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  23. I like the fabric with the bears, gives a bit of a scrappy quilt (and I love scrappy quilts).
    I always look for the fabric I will use and then look for the thread that matches. I never done it the way you are hihihi ...
    Your little angel is very sweet and that china is beautiful .... I can see lying the cupcakes on the plate !

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  24. There is nothing more frustrating than thinking a fabric will suit a project and then finding out it doesn't work. Especially when you have your heart set on it. But on the other hand, aren't you pleased you have so many bits left over to use instead?
    Your work is looking lovely!

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  25. Your bears look so happy and cozy, I think the colors are perfect, great job! Love the little angel, you do such lovely work.

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  26. Your bear quilt is gorgeous, your stitching and satin stitch looks perfect. I think the scrappy borders look pretty. xx

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