I stitched it on 32 ct. PTP Helix linen using 1 ply of suggested fibers and then just finished it into a pillow pin cushion as per Sara's request. I then stitched the little whale in the bottle for a scissor fob and attached a pair of the micro silver scissors. As I told you before, I used a small silver fish bead to fill in an empty space beside the alphabet. Now as you already know, this design was for 10 smalls, needle books, fobs, etc. But I love how this little mini sampler worked out and love the tiny fob. However, yesterday while I was patting myself on the back, I noticed I forgot to put the water spout over the whale on the fob. So now I have to try to do that with the fob already constructed....oh, crap! So I stopped patting myself on the back, hit my self in the head and just said, what an idiot I am. Because I finished both projects I was doing for the August theme, I began to look around for my next project and thought I would just finish my challenge piece, I Dream of the Sea by Hands on Design. I purchased it originally as a special kit sold exclusively by another shop. But then Cathy announced she was releasing the chart for sale in a week or so, so now I can get it done and it can be a shop sample. I only have one side of the pincushion left to do, the rest of the pieces are done, so this will be a win win for me. And since it is our challenge piece for October that makes this a double win....although I still have to do the finishing UGH! While the turquoise tray is no longer being sold, Sara and I are ordering a light blue and hoping that the tray we've seen in a reddish color is the right color so we're ordering it as well to take the other trays place. This is such a wonderful design by Cathy so we're trying to stay true to the original idea. Anyway, I'm having so much fun stitching these special pieces and finding different ways to finish them. It gets my creative juices flowing. Have a great stitchy week. It's been hotter than hell down here, in the 90's with the humidity factored in...thank God for a/c. So stay in, keep the water flowing and keep stitching. Winter is coming!
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