Sunday, December 16, 2012

Slow Stitching on Sunday

Today I'm joining up with Slow Stitching on Sunday with a bit of cross-stitching.  First up were names for some custom stockings that a co-member of the craft shoppe wanted for her grandsons. 

I'll cut the pieces for the stockings and get them sewn up to deliver tomorrow.  They will look like the finished "Stacey" sample here, with one change--boys' stockings do not get lace :).  I'm also finishing up backstitching on the little Christmas gifts there which will be placed in the accompanying frame to sell at the shoppe as well.  After those are done I look forward to some fabric playtime on my early Christmas gift:

After trying to win one of these GO! cutters for two years, and telling my husband this is really the only present I want, a trip to Joann's Fabric resulted in a big box coming home with me.  It was on sale and the last they had in the store.  Thanks, darling!

The included Value Die cuts a 2.5 inch square, 4.5 inch square, and 2.5 inch half-square triangles.  I played a little with scraps last night and think I'll have a lot of fun cutting up many more in the future.  The next die I want is the 2.5 inch strip cutter.  Although I registered my cutter on the Accuquilt website, Joann's store prices are better, so I'll be heading back to purchase that die and the cutting mat for it.  I've been setting aside fabrics for two projects that use 2.5 squares and strips and having the cutter to do much of the work is very exciting.  Not to mention being able to empty some of the overflowing scrap boxes!  And now, back to stitching...

11 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

OH how fun to have a new toy at Christmas...enjoy playing! Your stitching looks great...love the gifts packages your are stitching. Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Shay said...

Way to go on the Go!

Vivian said...

You've been very patient, waiting and wanting for 2 years. Enjoy that toy!
Your little stockings are very sweet and special. Our two from you go onto our tree every year, with a smile on my face.

Joyful Quilter said...

Santa rocks! I can tell you are going to have lots of fun with the Go.

The Xmas stocks are very cute!.

Marg said...

The cross stitch pieces look great.
Yay for the Go cutter!

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Merry Christmas a bit early!

I look forward to seeing how you use the Go cutter!

Judy

scraphappy said...

Enjoy your new Go! cutter. It does help turn scraps into useable sizes.

Janet O. said...

I will be interested to get your feelings on your GO after you have worked with it a while. I don't know anyone who has one and I have wondered if it was something that should go on my "someday" list.

Kathie said...

have fun with the Go!
Kathie

Deb said...

Love your xmas gift! Enjoy it and let us know how you like it.

Michelle said...

Have fun with your Go! Joann's has 25% off sales fairly often, and I've found great deals from different Amazon sellers. And, now and then, AccuQuilt will offer a decent discount.