Sunday, September 14, 2014

Still Big Stitching


Well, you can't really see the big stitching going on in this photo but it's happening.  Right now I'm using navy perle #8 to big stitch around the basket parts. 


In crochet news...I usually make the grandkids a stocking cap and scarf each year for Christmas. I saw these balls of textured yarn with a pompom on top and thought they might be unusual and cute.  Package said it would make a small adult hat and instructions were included. Ok...so I started crocheting the hat. Instructions said to keep on keeping on until yarn was almost gone.  Well, that's what I did. No way in H..E..Double Hockey Sticks is that a small adult hat.   And, now that I look at the price I paid for the darned yarn that should make a small adult hat I'm really mad.  I hope the stuff was on sale and I didn't pay full price. If I did I must be getting senile. 


At any rate I found some yarn left over from crocheting dishcloths and figured it might match enough so I can finish up the small adult sized hat I thought I was making.  Don't know what I'll do with that pink stuff.  If I was a "returner" I'd take it back from whence it came...pompom and all.  But I'm not a "returner" and besides, it would probably take the same amount in gas to get to the other side of town  from where I work to return it. 

Well, instead of slow burning I need to get back to some slow stitching. 




7 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Good idea about getting back to your slow big stitching! There is so much dishonesty in marketing today! I am itching to do some big stitching again. Hopefully after the first of the year!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love the quilt, the crochet is pretty and the slow burn gave me a chuckle

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Big stitching with perle cotton is my favorite. It adds dimension and is quick and easy. Your baskets look fantastic with the primitive quilting!

Quilter Kathy said...

I can see your lovely blue stitches... they look great!

Jill said...

I also can see your big blue stitches on the bright and colorful quilt. I also have had yarn and pattern issues. So frustrating.

Mary said...

I had to look closely, but I see your big stitches and they look great!

Alycia said...

The big stitching project looks great! The colors.... wow!