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Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve

I woke up yesterday morning with a bit of a chest cold. Nothing terrible but by the time we got back from running errands, I was tired and didn't have the energy to do much other than stitch and watch movies.

I so much wanted to sew up a new block but instead, pulled one already sewn from my stash:

Pansy Purse

Yes, this will be another purse. I love the colors in this! I plan to stitch on this most of today, once I complete my end of year paperwork and finish up writing the tutorial for the Dryer Sheet Pansies which is coming on Tuesday.

I'm really looking forward to Sharon's "Take A Stitch Tuesday Challenge" project. I have loads of fun ideas and will probably get in sync with what Sharon's doing once things get rolling. Since I needed time to write the tutorial (and make a sample) I thought I would start with the Pansy project as I know I have many readers waiting for that.

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to offer their suggestions on how to clean that beautiful vintage collar that I found at the antique mall. Special thanks to Lynne for doing a bit of research on the store! It didn't occur to me that they might still exist!

I sent a photo over to my mom and she said it can safely be dry cleaned so that's most likely what I'll do. The foundation and backing fabric are satin.

I hope everyone has a safe New Year's Eve. We aren't planning to go anywhere. Instead, we'll make some shrimp cocktail, a Pina Colada and watch television.


Allison Ann Aller said...

I already love that purse, Pamela!
Your work is the cleanest I have ever seen...everything just stands out so crisply!
Have a snug time at home..I'll be stitching in front of the TV, my laptop by my side..;-)

claudia said...

You know...I had the same idea about a shrimp cocktail for tonight! Great minds think alike!!
I want to thank you so much for sharing your projects. Your beautiful stitching is so inspiring! I love the color of your project you shared is so pretty.
Happy New Year to you and your hubby! I am looking forward to all your new and fun things in the new year!

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