So!! I'm late in posting this month, because I've been having computer problems, so sorry about that!
As you can see by my title, I have given up on my ornaments for now. I am just not enjoying them anymore, like I used to. I find myself struggling to pull them out each month and it's become a chore to me, and since this is a hobby, I decided to not do it anymore. When it becomes a "chore" it's time to break up with a project. I don't think I've actually given up, I'm just not in the mood for them now, so I'm thinking that maybe later on in the year, as it grows closer to Christmas, I'll feel like picking them back up again? Who knows.
As for my title? Anyone who watches floss tube knows where that reference came from! Good ole Jimmy Flosstube! LOL....that guy cracks me up! and I love Emily!! She's awesome! If you aren't watching Flosstube, go! as soon as you're done reading this to YouTube and look up Floss tube, I mean, what is your life if you're not obsessed with it?! LOL....I'm just kidding. (To explain to those who don't know, the husband of one of the beloved flosstubers referred to her projects that we call UFO's as "give ups"...the term has been coined, and there yah go!)
So, here's August's attempt at an ornament....as you can see? I gave up! In the UFO pile it will go....for now....
However, I have found a NEW obsession, or interest....DYEING!!!! (Not to be confused with Dying) As in I'm now dyeing my own fabrics. This came about because I decided I wanted to do this piece:
I actually made this decision YEARS ago, and I had ti all kitted up and sitting in my stash pile forever! When I went to pull it out though, I found that I had kitted it up with a Seafoam colored piece of 14 count aida. 14 count Aida!?!? No.....that was not happening....I am an 18 count aida girl all the way, 14 would just seem huge to me, and I knew I would end up not enjoying the project. So, I thought, I would look for a hand dyed piece of Fabric online as they are all the rage. Now as most of you know, I'm a Full coverage stitcher. Meaning that the majority of my projects are full coverage, so I find that though I love seeing all the beautiful hand dyed fabrics out there, and think they are gorgeous, I really have very little use for them myself. However, I found myself suddenly realizing, "Here's my chance! I can finally see what the hoopla is all about with hand dyed fabbies. Well, I looked online, and saw a bunch of beautiful pieces, but, I was weary to buy them, as sometimes they don't actually look like the picture shown online in real life.
So, I decided to try dyeing some myself. Here's the result:
This is my first attempt, so sure there are flaws, it's not perfect, but I like it, and think it is really pretty. And here is my start:
There's not much there, but I'm excited about it. Can you believe this my first new "real" start since June of last year, when I started Autumn peace? (I don't count all the little ornaments.....) So, it is nice to have a new start. The feeling of newness is exciting, and to be working on a piece of hand dyed that I made myself, makes it even more exciting, somehow.
Well, that's all for me for now. Thank you for stopping in and reading. I love all the comments you leave, and thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to see what I'm up to. It means so much to me!
Oh man, have I still been avoiding this one like the plague....I don't know why! It's getting better, but I still just never want to pull it out and work on it, even on it's allotted day in my rotation. I was able to finish the first column of the page though, and get a little start on the next one. I would love to have a finish on this page by the next time I post, we'll see how that goes!
Thank you for dropping by! Happy Stitching! Can you believe September in 2 days?!
I was able to get just about half of page 7 done, which was my goal, so I'm hoping to have a finish on this one by the next time I post. Lets hope! It seems to be my priority piece lately, it's all I really LOVE working on lately, so it's been getting tons of love, and progress.
All I have left to do to finish my July ornament, is backstitch, and I would have finished it! Oh well, close enough! Oh, I also need to finish up the little holly bush on the left hand side. this is the first time I didn't finish my ornie on time for it's update post! Hoping that won't happen again. I don't know what it was, I just had a hard time pulling this one out. I'm just stuck on Autumn Peace and seem to always just want to pull it out and work on it, leaving my other two projects to lay untouched. But I will def. finish this up by next month and have my August ornie completely done. fingers crossed.
Thank you for stopping by, and hope you all have a great weekend! Happy stitching!
I was able to get a good chunk of work in on this one, tis time! I finished page 6! (Which was my goal, I'm pretty sure) and have moved down to page 9, I'm almost finished with this first column of the page. I'm starting to enjoy working more on this one, now, as you can see that the color palette has changed from all the light cream/whites of the day angel's wing, to much darker tones, which I am really enjoying quite a bit more!
So, we will see how far I can get with this one by the next time I update!