Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mr & Mrs ... Ready to Display

Hello Sweet Teacupers! I've been busy both cross stitching and sewing/quilting this last week so this week's post is a little late. If you are following The Teacup Cottage on Insagram and Facebook, you may have seen that I will be teaching some classes in the next few weeks. Some have been announced, like this Quiltsmart Placematties and Intro to Quilting: Half Square Triangles, both at The Sparkly Elephant, but others have not, so be looking out for that.

I have been working on samples for both classes, but also had time to frame this 2017 Cross Stitch Finish:

Funny story, I finished this project in early 2017 and set aside to frame for the master bedroom. While all the furniture is all dark wood, the bedding was a pretty, plum purple and I had teal accents in the room. So I thought this would be great. Earlier last week I went and had a specialty cut mat board made for it because I was ready to get some of these finished projects on display. Yesterday, the sweet husband was running errands and found an ice blue paisley bedding set drastically reduced and surprised me with it. This bedding is so amazingly fluffy and soft, I almost didn't get out of bed this morning. But the new bedding changed the colors of the room!

It's not that big of a deal because nothing permanent in the room is colored, everything is wood, so the throw pillows and such will just move to the RV which is teal and navy blue. So now this beauty will be hung in the  small hallway leading to the master suite and I guess I'll have to start another for the master bedroom. Not even sad about that!!

Have any of you started a project and the original idea for it was changed before it was finished? Or even after. Do you keep it or move it?

This is only the first thing I've framed for myself for the house. Most all of my stitching has been pillows or towels. I'm kind of excited!

While we are on the topic of cross stitch, in one of my Cross Stitch Facebook Groups they were talking about what the backs look like. It seems to be that most people who started cross stitching more than 10 or 15 years ago are more concerned with making the back look neat, while most of those who learned more recently are less concerned with the look of the back. Which category do you fall into when you stitch? I have a system because I tend to "frog" a lot (rip out mistakes), so having a neat back helps me back track.

Well, I'm off to work on some more samples, but come back later, I am making a Cub Scout Den Banner that I'm going to walk you through. My Scouts are pretty excited about it.

Until next time, stay #CreativelyInspired!!

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