Box Tops

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I stitched along on my Red Thread piece last night. I have finished the left six boxes and am working along on the right six. I am only stitching the tops for placement purposes, since the red thread moves between the boxes, so no sense in stitching the whole thing only to have to rip it out. Once I get all my box tops stitched, I’ll move along to my January block. As I mentioned in my last post I am having an issue with my fabric.

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As you can see, when I stitch the border that goes around all the blocks, I will have barely an inch or so left over. I can probably sew a strip of fabric on that edge for the purpose of framing, but really – I can’t believe I don’t have more room! I’m anxious to see how the right side lines up. I started in the middle and worked my way over, so I’m not sure why this isn’t fitting better.

In an effort to clean up my craft room/office and get organized, I went to Michaels yesterday and bought this box to keep my Kreinik spools in. I’ve amassed quite a few because I’ve been collecting the ones I need for my Nativity project – which calls for 39 spools. Yikes! They do look pretty together though, don’t they?

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I also received some great charts in the mail yesterday. I sent a Christmas ornament from a series that she collects to Stacy. In return, she so sweetly sent me two LHN charts I did not have – Quilt Time Sampler and Peach Tree Cottage. Thank you Stacy!!

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Oh, and have you seen the new Provence Mandala from Martina Weber? I just think it’s gorgeous. It would be so pretty in my kitchen. I think on white, with the blue borders it looks like a china pattern. Love it!

Provence Mandala

Well, I think that’s about it for me today. I had to call the HR department at my old job to find out when I should expect my severance payout. It’s due here on the 29th, which will be a big relief. I did talk to our vet last night as well and told her that it was probably a blessing in disguise that I am home right now instead of working, so that I can keep an eye on Romeo. We had to increase his insulin dose because his blood sugar was still too high. I’m glad I can watch him though to make sure he doesn’t get into a low blood sugar situation. There is a silver lining in everything, right?! He will be going in for the day next week so that they can test him again and see how he’s doing. I’ve been job finding (rather than searching) and also working on Tesori a little bit here and there. I think I will easily get one block done this week, but finishing a second will be a push. I’m gonna try though! Eric has another business trip to go on, so I will have another 24 hours of intense stitching coming my way soon! Hope you’re all having a great week!

Walk to Rivendell: Camp in thickets. (Total Miles Walked: 265)

I am grateful for being able to watch Romeo.

32 thoughts on “Box Tops”

  1. Anna van Schurman

    Sorry I can’t help you with your placement on Red Thread. I am always screwing up placement. It’s a gift, I think. Your storage box for the Krienik does look beautiful! Good luck with Tesori.

  2. Anna van Schurman

    Sorry I can’t help you with your placement on Red Thread. I am always screwing up placement. It’s a gift, I think. Your storage box for the Krienik does look beautiful! Good luck with Tesori.

  3. I’m with Anna. I think it’s a gift. I do it too often, too, especially considering how meticulously I (try to) measure!

  4. I’m with Anna. I think it’s a gift. I do it too often, too, especially considering how meticulously I (try to) measure!

  5. Sorry about the placement issue, that just sucks doesn’t it? I’ve done it to myself more than once…
    Good luck on Tesori…
    and your right that is a beautiful new Mandala from Martina Weber…makes me want it…but no, no, no…I can’t add one more thing!

  6. Sorry about the placement issue, that just sucks doesn’t it? I’ve done it to myself more than once…
    Good luck on Tesori…
    and your right that is a beautiful new Mandala from Martina Weber…makes me want it…but no, no, no…I can’t add one more thing!

  7. Enjoyed all of your updates and photos today. You have such a great attitude about your job-finding process. I sure hope you find that perfect job soon! Enjoy your 24-hour stitching spree. (That sounds fabulous!!)

  8. Enjoyed all of your updates and photos today. You have such a great attitude about your job-finding process. I sure hope you find that perfect job soon! Enjoy your 24-hour stitching spree. (That sounds fabulous!!)

  9. Sorry about your fabric issues, that happens to me sometimes too.

    I hope Romeo’s doing OK – they say everything happens for a reason, don’t they? Glad that you can be home to keep an eye on him 🙂

  10. Sorry about your fabric issues, that happens to me sometimes too.

    I hope Romeo’s doing OK – they say everything happens for a reason, don’t they? Glad that you can be home to keep an eye on him 🙂

  11. Love the ornies in your previous post.

    I too know what you mean about sometimes being too close to the edge, my newest finish is too close to the top but I’m hoping the framer won’t need me to add some extra, he’s pretty good like that.

    That new mandala is scrumptious.

  12. Love the ornies in your previous post.

    I too know what you mean about sometimes being too close to the edge, my newest finish is too close to the top but I’m hoping the framer won’t need me to add some extra, he’s pretty good like that.

    That new mandala is scrumptious.

  13. I went through a similar fabric issue recently. I knew I would only fret about it, to I just gave in and restarted.

    Oooh, that new Chatelaine piece is stunning, isn’t it! And you’re right about ti looking like a piece of china, its gorgeous.

  14. I went through a similar fabric issue recently. I knew I would only fret about it, to I just gave in and restarted.

    Oooh, that new Chatelaine piece is stunning, isn’t it! And you’re right about ti looking like a piece of china, its gorgeous.

  15. Oh placements are so tricky aren’t they. I did that with a Christmas stocking one time and grrrrr. That new mandala is simply gorgeous but no new stash for me for a while. I love your TW ornaments. I have them but TW intimidates me. Maybe if I did one a year that might work better.

  16. Oh placements are so tricky aren’t they. I did that with a Christmas stocking one time and grrrrr. That new mandala is simply gorgeous but no new stash for me for a while. I love your TW ornaments. I have them but TW intimidates me. Maybe if I did one a year that might work better.

  17. I’ve seen the Provence Mandala also. I love it on the green fabric. It would look so pretty on the white too. I can see what you mean it would look like a china pattern. 🙂

  18. I’ve seen the Provence Mandala also. I love it on the green fabric. It would look so pretty on the white too. I can see what you mean it would look like a china pattern. 🙂

  19. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Michele…I have to have Provence. I’ve been waiting for it to come out. Isn’t it just great for the kitchen or a country french sitting room!? Thanks for showing it. I’m still keeping you in mind and praying for a new job soon. Love and hugs, Deb

  20. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Michele…I have to have Provence. I’ve been waiting for it to come out. Isn’t it just great for the kitchen or a country french sitting room!? Thanks for showing it. I’m still keeping you in mind and praying for a new job soon. Love and hugs, Deb

  21. Oh my, what a cornucopia of lovely designs. I absolutely adore the Provence Mandala, and the two Little House charts are precious. And I also usually start stitching in the exact middle of a design in order to make sure everything is centered. I hope it all works out well.

  22. Oh my, what a cornucopia of lovely designs. I absolutely adore the Provence Mandala, and the two Little House charts are precious. And I also usually start stitching in the exact middle of a design in order to make sure everything is centered. I hope it all works out well.

  23. Michelle – I saw a Texas cow somewhere on your blog I think. I tried to find the pattern but did not have any luck. I think that would be a lovely little pillow for my sister and BIL in Texas and would like to do it for them. Can you help me?
    Email :drewsgrands@hotmail.com

  24. Michelle – I saw a Texas cow somewhere on your blog I think. I tried to find the pattern but did not have any luck. I think that would be a lovely little pillow for my sister and BIL in Texas and would like to do it for them. Can you help me?
    Email :drewsgrands@hotmail.com

  25. I hope Romeo’s blood sugar will come down some! How aggravating about your red thread-but I am going to think positive-it will be okay. I like how you are storing your Kreinik!

  26. I hope Romeo’s blood sugar will come down some! How aggravating about your red thread-but I am going to think positive-it will be okay. I like how you are storing your Kreinik!

  27. 39 spools?! They do all look so pretty together in that box 🙂

    Great charts in the mail and that mandala is gorgeous! Are you planning to do that one?

    Take care of sweet little Romeo 🙂

  28. 39 spools?! They do all look so pretty together in that box 🙂

    Great charts in the mail and that mandala is gorgeous! Are you planning to do that one?

    Take care of sweet little Romeo 🙂

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