Greetings! How is everyone today? My cousin in CA is on my mind continually, so regardless of aches and pains, numbness and restriction, jowls and fat, I am grateful for the day. She is now realizing that no progress is being made on her right side paralysis and she will never be able to return to her sweet home, her flowers, and her much loved rescue pup. Her hopes are fading as is her will and spirit.
I am back to stitching on Mary and decided to complete the body first. The stem stitch scalloped border will be a new adventure for me and having the center to line up with would probably be a help. And I'm also delaying the unknown which is what I do best.
Here's what I did with the Rabbit Folk. I found burlap ribbon in the floral department of Hobby Lobby and then saw it at JoAnn's. I'm never in that section so maybe this has been around for a while but it's new to me. It also comes in a much wider width which I plan on using for garland outdoors.
Love this stuff. How perfect for seasonal items. Just pin or stitch to the strip and wrap around boxes, baskets, hang vertically down a door, side of a hutch, over a doorway. Not too much fuss and finishing required of the stitched pieces, plus charms or sprigs, even photos can be mixed in on the strip. I'm sure it can be stabilized with a fusible if needed. These are just quickly pinned and ....... that's right .......probably won't stay there.
My dad smoked a pipe when I was little (well, younger - I was never really little) and I got to keep the red Prince Albert cans for crayons and pens. They were flatter, shaped like a flask, but when I saw this rusted old round tin, I had to get it. It certainly gave my fusspot clean machine brother a head turning when he stopped by.
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
Thank you so much for visiting and welcome to new followers! I appreciate every one of you that take time from your busy days to see what the menopausal maniac is up to. I wonder if the nickname Flash will stick with me for life! That's OK with me.