Monday, July 12, 2010

I finally started!

How long has this group been around and I am just now getting around to starting my Wool Crazy!? Way too long! I saw the round one Brenda posted on Julie's behalf yesterday so I decided to jump in and give it a go. So not only did I make a 14 inch round one, but I also got to working on the applique on the large Wool Crazy one I had put together a couple of weeks ago but never got the nerve to start working on it. So now I have two Wool Crazies started. Here are a couple of pictures. My decorative stitches suck, of course I didn't read the directions thoroughly, the part that says to mark a line so you get them even....oh well, it just makes it more prim! Here is my 24X24 full sized one. Oh, I also missed the part where it said to work from the middle and work out...LOL I still need to sew down those little yellow flowers on the left and put my decorative stitches on the top part.

Here is my small 14 inch one. I didn't put backing or batting on this one. I wish I hadn't put the batting on the large one, it makes a huge mess when you do your sewing and I really don't see the use for it. I have a ton of Mill Hill crystal embellishments that I never used on a cross stitch project from a long time ago, so I am going to put a few of those here and there on these so I can get some use out of them. You probably can't tell from this picture but there is one on the little flower on the heart.
Well, I am going to see if I can at least finish up this one block that needs to be finished. It's been a very long day, I'm kind of too pooped to be sewing. This weekend sure flew by. But at least I have another week of vacation to look forward to in a couple of weeks.
Tootles.

6 comments:

paulette said...

Gorgeous work!! LOve both projects! I don't think you will regret putting batting on the WCQ as it will puff up nicely - giving it a really nice effect..you'll see. Thanks for sharing!
Paulette

Brenda said...

Way to go Beth! It looks amazing! Really, don't be hard on yourself, it really does look awesome...and your mat? Well, I think I'm in love...

Kelli said...

Welcome Beth! I'm so glad you decided to join us "woolies!" Your work is beautiful and I just love the sheep. Thanks for sharing your pictures - it is an encouragement for us all to keep on keepin' on!

JAM said...

Beth...I am so glad that you took the plunge! Remember anything goes...the book gives "suggestions", not hard and fast rules....:))) HAVE FUN!

Colleen said...

Love it Beth! I love your sheep so much... mind if I copy? lol

Debbie said...

That sheep is adorable. I am just beginning to collect wool fabric so I made my first out of flannel.