In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Auditioning fabrics

I made it out of the stash room alive and with a number of Christmas fabrics.

I am really, really, really loving the one with the light bulbs and the blue background at the top. I mean, really, really, really loving it.

But it won't work. The colors really look good only with the little Christmas tree, but the scale of the fabric is way too large. It would work with the spot sampler ornament, but that's the one I was planning to use a linen backing on so I could demo whip-stitch-and-beading. The tree isn't going to lend itself to that type of finishing because I was going to talk about how to deal with a shaped ornament.

I am absolutely not going to spend the rest of the day looking for an ornament design just so I can use that fabric.

Although it's tempting.

No.  I have this afternoon and this afternoon only to make these decisions. I have to go out of town for work in the morning and won't be back home until the day of the meeting, so this is the afternoon I need to get cracking on this.

I think the plaid will be the way to go.

The cardinal was a no brainer. If I can manage it, I'm going to fussy-cut one of the poinsettias out and center it on the back of that ornament. If I can manage it. Somewhere around this house there is a compass left over from the days when the Big Kid and Baby Girl took geometry. I need to dig it out and draw some circles.

So, I'm off to cut out batting and fabric and find the compass and glue stick and sewing thread.


  1. Ok, so I may have to come to the meeting to see this Christmas program! (Even though I don't stitch the holidays)

  2. Did you find a pattern to use the light bulb fabric with? :)