All I can say is I'm so glad to have stitching to occupy my time while I'm laid up. I really do love doing it, and it's something I can easily do without having to get upstairs to my studio for a bunch of supplies.
I have been using Tammy Tutterow's beautiful Dies so much, it's just crazy!
For this piece I used the slightly stiffer and larger felt sheets. (found at Hobby Lobby).
I wanted to use my accucut 12x12 die for the background piece so I need to use a larger piece of felt.
I get spoiled stitching on this stiffer felt, because it's a dream to work with. It holds in place so well with no stretching or pulling.
I will be posting finished hand stitched projects for sale here, on my blog and on instagram.... so if there is something you are interested in please let me know.
Spring is just around the corner, and then before you know it, it will be Summer. These would be pretty on a table with a Spring or Easter arrangement. They are approximately 12x12 and all hand stitched on firm felt. Each one is backed so that no stitching shows on the back side.
They are $25 each
If you are just getting into stitching or need to practice up a bit, I totally suggest you try a couple of projects on this stiffer felt. It's very forgiving.
And.... Tammy's flower dies from Crafters Edge are so great for stitching. There are so many to choose from. You can see them all HERE.
You can find lot of inspiration, tutorials, and patterns here on Tammys blog also
as well as HERE on the Crafters Edge Blog
I'm so thankful to enjoy stitching so much , because it's really helped to keep my mind and hands busy since surgery. Surgery went fine. Really glad to have that part behind me. Now... to manage to stay off my feet and not go stir crazy for the next 10 weeks.
We were able to leave the hospital Saturday morning to beat the snow storm that was quickly approaching. We were so thankful to the Doctor and staff at Midwest Surgical Hospital for helping us get going. I just can't say enough good things about that place. Superb care!
Speaking of care, .... my nurse here are home has done pretty well also. lol Some days are defiantly better than others when it comes to pain. He's tolerates me even when I'm a smidge grouchy. lol
They harvested bone from my pelvis, so lifting that heavy cast around is not fun.
He keeps my diet coke cup full, so what more can I ask for. lol
Happier news! Wes and Amy got moved into their new home! We are so excited for them.
(Jep too). He is pretty excited about his new big back yard!