Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And... Voila!!!

Am sure you must have guessed what I meant in my subject!!! Yes, I do have a finish.. my first one for the year.
Am really really happy that I have a finish within a month of the year's start!!! Have always been slow and this finish has given me a lot of encouragement.

Now, I need to get some stuffing and fabric for finishing it into an ornament. Tell me something, would cotton do for the filling? What other material is used normally?

Am soo sad that an art and craft supplies store that was very close to my house has closed down!!! That was so handy. I need to find an alternative. We have so few stores in India who sell craft supplies. Really wish we had a Michael's here!!! I love that store. Siiiggghhh

Another store that I really wish were in Chennai is, The bath and body works. Yummm. Though we do have so many others now, nothing is close to b&b!! I love that store too. Hmmm.

So much for my wishful thinking now!! Last week I had a wonderful 2.5 days in the divine presence of our own Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi).

Ooh, what an energizing 2.5 days they were...

Now I have to select my next project. I have a few patterns for a bookmark. I also have a kit (bookmarks) by dimensions. But I do not feel like picking it up yet. Probably would go in for something from the freebie gallery I saw yesterday. Liked a few bookmark patterns that I saw yesterday.

Ok, that's from me for now. Till my next update.. take care.. Keep stitching. Au revoir.


Meari said...

Congrats on your first finish! It looks great. I use polyester fiberfill for stuffing, but I'm sure cotton will work fine, too. Use whatever you have available. :)

Lynn B said...

Hi Akila,

I suddenly remembered you asked me how to change your emails from 'no reply', I played around with my settings on my blog to see how to do it but I can't remember! I will keep trying and see if i can find the answer for you.

Hope you are well!

Lynn B

Meari said...

Thanks for your latest comments. To answer your question, I make a working copy of my chart and then use a highlighter or colored pencil to color in the stitches I've done. So, I can switch colors whenever I want. :)