Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Getting Back into the Groove..and a Mini Project #15

Here I go again...MIBA (Missing in Blog Action). I'm going to try to be a good girl by kicking my butt into action and keeping this up. I just need to slow down a bit with everything else. I'm almost exhausting myself. And now, I've taken on posting for my library's Facebook which includes all my crafts and hobbies too. One of the things that have kept me busy is me purging and reorganizing the little things in my home. That includes labels and containers...bunches of it. I don't know how many garbage and recycling bags I've filled. I still have lots more to go through, and I find it hard to part with my stuff too. With the stuff I did purge, I'm starting to feel relieved. These are some of the labeling I've done with my craft closet.
This was part of my reorganizing. These are all my craft, sewing, jewelry, and dollmaking supplies. I thought I had a lot more of it, but no, this is it; however, it does not include the tons of fabric I have stashed away. Anyhoo, next on my things to reorganize list is sorting my dishes. That's a different blog to post...be on the lookout for that one. I have TONS of dishes...mostly Limoges Havillands and Bavaria china which makes it VERY hard for me to part with. Sheesh. While reorganizing, I did slip in some craft time. I take on so many projects at one time, I tell you I go crazy. I can't stand them sitting in my craft pile nor on my wish list. Ugh. So here's one of my many projects I needed to work on and finally completed.
As you can see I'm a Dr Who fan. I was inspired by a Dr Who cross stitch I saw on Pinterest and thought "I can do this, and I'll make it into a family portrait cross stitch". Well, I did. And let me tell you, if you like long and tedious projects, this one is one of those. This took me exactly one month to finish. Actually I could have finished it earlier had I not ran out as well as selected the most popular embroidery floss at Michaels, #995 Dark Electric Blue. I had to shop around town for this floss. Took me about a week and a half to finally locate it. I started this on January 1st and completed the cross stitching on January 30; however, I wanted to do something slightly unique to this. Instead of cross stitching the mini sign on the Tardis, I did an iron on transfer. I say it looks good. My boys are happy! I cross stitched myself as River Song, my eldest as David Tennant, the youngest as Matt Smith, and our dog as K-9 of Dr Who. I'm not ready to tackle on another one anytime soon, but I do have Star Trek on my mind when I do decide to do another family cross stitch portrait. Well, that's it for today. I do have some flea market/thrift store finds to post next week. Until then, Toodlepeeps!