Friday, May 8, 2009


I finished it a few minutes ago. I put the last Smyrna Cross in and did my little happy dance. Did I mention that I am not a fan of the Smyrna Cross? I think they look a bit sloppy. I am hoping they will straighten out when I iron it. I did not iron it before I posted my pic. It is late at night and I am having a small flu relapse and not feeling up to hauling out the iron.

This was really a fun stitch. I really found it to be quite enjoyable. Now I need to figure out what to do next...As I mentioned in a previous post, I think I will work on a few smalls like Altoid tins. I still have Whitman Sampler tins to put together, too.

In actuality, I have a few projects to do around the house. I want to paint my outdoor wicker furniture white because it will contrast so nicely against the paint on the house. Then I need to deal with cushions. I have old denim ones that I bought at Pier I. I need to find a laundrymat with an industrial washing machine so I can wash them with some hot water and get the mold out of them. Then I think I will cover them. It has been really lovely out of doors here, and I am thinking that it would be so nice to sit outside and drink my coffee. I love those pictures in magazines that make it look like the porch is actually an outdoor living room. But with the sea air and mold, I do not think I could put things out. They would end up as petri dishes. LOL

I am in a real house decorating mood. The last couple of days it seemed like the only thing on daytime TV of interest was HGTV. I saw some ideas that were a bit inspiring and inexpensive. I am always amazed on those shows what they "find by the side of the road." I am a pretty frugal person, so I love the ways they show you to make something out of something that would have ended up in a landfill. Some of the stuff can be outrageous, but I just have to find the bits and pieces that I figure will work for me. It is helpful for me to get ideas how to repurpose or refinish things.

Wishing you a terrific weekend!


Suzanne said...

It's gorgeous Patti! The colors look so much softer than they do on the picture on the chart...I hope mine are that soft color too.

Patti said...

Thank you, Suzanne! The Northern Lights are so beautiful and soft. I am not sure which one was my favorite. I did not use the black that the chart called for. I used a varigated black from Gloriana. Have fun stitching this. It is really so much fun!