Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Ugly Scissors" Fob

Things have been a bit hectic lately, or maybe I should say more hectic than usual. I thought by this point in my life, I would have more free time and life would be less frenetic. Wrong, wrong, wrong! I had planned to add this chart 2 weeks ago and where has the time gone!? This is the chart for the scissor fob pictured in my last post. I've included a different back that can be substituted for the initials that I used.


Charlene kindly shared photos of her projects using three of my charts, Mermaid Scissors FobSeahorse Fob and Life is Too Short for Ugly Scissors. Thanks, Charlene for letting me post them here!

No ugly scissors in the lot! Beautiful stitching and finishing to complement the beautiful scissors! 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 Smalls SAL - September

I decided I needed to get more active in the online stitching community again so I joined the 2015 Smalls SAL hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus - a little late in the year to get started but it's open to new participants all year so I decided to join the fun. Hoping it will help keep me focused on stitching and blogging more. So, drum roll, is my first check in for the SAL - September!

Of course my small of choice is a scissor fob. I knew what I wanted the fob to say but in order to fit it in I had to ...sigh... stitch over one....again. There are only two things I like about stitching over one, getting done with it and the end result which makes the effort worthwhile.

I stitched my initials on the backside using my Stork Scissors Alphabet, yet again, stitched over one so it would fit the space. I used 25ct Potato Lugana which is great to stitch on, not so great for finishing something so small and the stork scissors and needle colors don't show up very well. Live and learn!

Next is the Neon Cats scissors fob based on a knitting pattern of repeating cats that I saw online. I had to make some changes to make it work for me but I was pleased with the result and I loved the bright neon colored floss which was unexpectedly wonderful to stitch with. Stitched on the same 25ct Potato Lugana except this one is stitched over two threads! Yay!

Now I just have to figure out which pair of scissors looks best with it - any suggestions?