Sunday, March 6, 2011

Settling In

Helloooooooo there everyone!

Well, the hard work is over and we've moved into our new house! Oofa. That was a chore! We've been in our new place one full week now, and it's starting to feel a little like home. I can't say that we're all settled, I'd be lying if I did. There are still boxes in most of the rooms in some state of unpack-ted-ness (is that a word?) and some rooms haven't been touched yet (hello, craft room). But I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

Today is the first day in weeks that I didn't have to jump out of bed & get busy or be at work, so I'm having a nice leisurely morning and taking the opportunity to have a chat with you guys. So, how ya been, friends?? Anything exciting going on? I noticed that the March Stitch-a-long over at Feeling Stitchy was starting today, looks cute too! Who doesn't love a stitchin octopod? Did anyone do the Feb stitch-a-long? I was a bit busy and didn't get a chance, but I saw so many terrific versions over on Flickr. I love that you can take 100 stitchers, give them one pattern and come out with 100 different results! Fantastic!

I only got to do the tiniest bit of stitching in the whole month of February, and I know I'm way too late to be posting anything about Valentines Day, but... this was something I stitched up for my sweetheart, a little love note. I almost forgot to take any pictures of it, but when I was packing up, I came across it and managed a few snaps (that's why the bare mattress in the background, the guest bed was my packing station!)

I like you. Do you like me too?
Check yes or no.

He checked yes, so I stitched it up before he could change his mind!

This was fun to make, start to finish I whipped this up in just a couple of hours. I stitched the "binder paper" on plain white cotton, with my sewing machine, then stitched the words on, by hand. I used a slate grey embroidery floss, so that it looked a bit more like pencil. I finished the piece by stitching the whole thing to a piece of white felt, then used pinking shears around the edges to help prevent fraying. I even made a little envelope to put my love note in (seen in the first picture), the envelope was tied with a tiny red ribbon.

Just a little something for my sweetie ♥

Well, I guess I better wrap up for now, there's still plenty to get done around here. It's all grey and rainy and cold here today and I'd really like nothing more than to stay on the sofa, watch old movies and do some stitching. Mmmm... that sounds good.

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

p.s. I would be remiss if I didn't thank a special someone here in blogland who popped over unexpectedly on moving day and helped me move, I mean really, that's a true friend!! Because we all know, that moving is the pitty pits! Thank you JILL!! You are the best!


Becky said...

Your Lovenote is adorable! Glad you are seeing light at the end of the moving tunnel. Enjoy a slow down day!

Genie said...

That creative little note is so dear and special. It worked out perfectly. Happy Home. Enjoy it!

parTea lady said...

Love your stitched note.

Congrats on your beautiful new home. Now that the worst is over, hope the rest of the settling in is a breeze.

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