As I had to work in the office yesterday, I brought it with me to get Sara's opinion on finishing. She stared at it for several minutes with each of us giving our opinions and then she said, I can't see it as anything other than a pincushion. Since my brain is barely working these days I decided I would just go with that, but....of course I'll add more to the pincushion ....I'll stitch a fob, perhaps a spool, oh who know's what I'll come up with, but first I'll make this into a pincushion....I was thinking boxed, but Sara said, just a plain pincushion Mom (with eyes rolling) so at this point I'm not too sure which I'm going to do but it will be some kind of pin cushion for sure. Now I'm going to look at the other Festive Fob patterns and develop more projects using the entire chart as a mini sampler. So cute. I used the colors recommended, except around the bottle as it blended in too much with the fabric, as you can see on the ships sail. I changed it to WDW dolphin because it was sitting next to me (you didn't actually think I'd get up and look through a lot of greys did you? As usual, my thing is to look at what's around me and pick something that will work out of it- the last resort I force myself to get up and go to the stitching room. Unlike a lot of you I am obviously not as neat and tidy. Wish I were, but I've got threads sitting on my coffee table, under the coffee table, in project bags surrounding my sofa....I don't know how it all ended up here instead of in the stitching room. Anyway, because of that I seldom get up, just search around beside me. I did add the fish bead because I don't like empty spaces and there was one beside the alphabet. I did have to get up to search my bead container and couldn't believe my luck in finding the silver fish bead. I'm so thrilled when my habit of always adding to my bead and charm collection works out. Now it's back to the camper. I can't believe it's almost August. And I still have a drum, Beach Dreams, from Praiseworthy Stitches that I want to start and finish for display....I think I'm running out of time, but I'm determined. I'm off until Friday....whoohoo....semi retirement at last (at lease for this week)...talk to you next week.
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