I was horribly remiss in my duties as a Fair and Square recipient and didn’t go to the post office for a few days. But when I went last night, just look at what was waiting there for me:
This was sent to me by Jill F, who was my partner in the Fair and Square #12 exchange. I love it! Thank you so much, Jill. It’s just too cute!
I also have my first April Finish to report. Yay! My dust bunnies are done. They turned out pretty well, too, I must say. 🙂
So you know what this means! I get to start a new project! Woo hoo! I’ve already got it picked out. It’s going to be the Victorian Garden Rug from Stitcher’s World Magazine.
I’ve already got it kitted up, the fabric cut and the first stitches started. Although my first stitches aren’t in the design, but in cobbling the aida together to give me a piece that’s 48″x48″. I’ve never had to cobble fabric together before, in fact I never would have thought it could be done, but the directions on this rug say clearly to use either a whole piece or sections. Yet, it doesn’t say if you do it in sections, how to stitch it together to get the whole rug when you’re done. This leaves me in two minds on the matter. Either it’s so very simply that the creators of the magazine thought no one who can ready (much less read their magazine) could possibly need to be told the obvious, or (and this is more likely) they didn’t know how to do it either.
Nevertheless, after giving the matter much thought, I settled in to do what seemed to me the obvious thing. I’m using aida cloth, which gives me a very clear line to follow, and I’m very carefully overlapping two rows so I can stitch them together. Once I get the rug’s backing on, I doubt you’ll be able to see it, much less feel the overlap, so I think I’m safe in doing it this way. But if someone has a better idea, I’d very much like to know how it’s really supposed to be done. lol
That’s all I’ve got to report. May everyone’s weekend be chock full of frogless stitches. And don’t forget, if you’re looking to add to your stash I’ve still got 300+ patterns on my Sale or Trade page and everything’s $1 or less.