I have many things to show you today! This weekend I was able to spend some time at home for a change, and I think I got a lot accomplished. Friday night I finished up my first pinkeep. I did actually change out the ribbon, but I had been trying to avoid having to go back to the store and spend more money. I think it turned out well. I like the yellow pearl pins. The purple fabric is what I backed it with. Really, in the end, the only part I am not very happy with is the bow. What’s the trick for getting a nice looking bow? This is my Hedwig’s Four Patch freebie from The Sampler Girl in honor of the last Harry Potter book.
I also made a second pinkeep. This one almost had an even bigger snafu. I cut my piece wrong while Eric was talking to me. Luckily, you can’t tell (hopefully) that I cut one side way too small. I think because of that, my design is not completely centered as I would have liked, but oh well. Not a lot I can do about it now. Again, the bow was an issue though. I did it slightly differently than the first one, but it’s still not great. This is Eek! by Lizzie Kate.
***Edited to add: this completes Number 39 on my 101 Things list “learn to make a pinkeep”!
Not too bad for my first attempts at pinkeeps, I think. I got a few other things done too, that I’ll be showing you soon. And, my sweet husband brought these beautiful roses home on Saturday, “just because”.
I spent part of the day yesterday getting out some Halloween decorations, sitting at my sewing machine, and other stuff around the house. I had some mending to do on clothes, that I sat down with last night to do. So, I haven’t done a whole lot on Baby Garden this weekend. I’ve basically got just the over one parts of that next to last row to do. I always tend to stall out on the over one stuff. Hopefully, I will zip through these though.
Oh, and in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the new Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers piece. It’s a box, not unlike the box they released last year (which I still haven’t stitched). Pretty colors in this one.
I feel so good about getting so many things done this weekend. I really need to work on practicing my finishing skills though. I’d like to be happier with the results. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and here are some photos from the Longwood Gardens from our Philadelphia trip.
The Italian Water Garden.
The Topiary Garden.
That was it for our first day there. We attended the rehearsal dinner that evening at Iron Hill Bewery, which had fantastic food!
Walk to Rivendell: Midday. Stop in a hollow atop a hill. Eat and fall asleep. Wake in fog, sun sinking. Try to head north, but lose their way and become separated. Captured by Wights. Frodo sings, Tom rescues and recalls ponies. Leave about 10 a.m. Tom leads. (Total Miles Walked: 115.75)
I am grateful for a weekend at home, and lunch with a fabulous friend.