Thursday, 27 September 2007

A finish...almost!

My button pack arrived today for my Blood Donor piece. Right after supper I sat down to sew them on. I sewed on the bats and ghost first but it wasn't until I reached for the little moon when I realized that this one had to be glued on. The same goes for the star. For the picture I've just placed them on. I'm afraid that I'll make a mess of things trying to glue them on. Can anyone give me any tips? Myself , I'd rather just get 2 replacements which can actually be sewn on.

The mail also brought me an early Christmas gift and I'm so excited!

I've been wanting a portable ott-lite for awhile now. So many times when I travel I can't stitch because I don't have the right light and I end up with eye strain if I try. Also one of our TVs is in our bedroom. Sometimes I'd like to stitch there while watching it but the light is really poor in that room. So I've been watching for a good price on one of the lights. When I found one earlier in the month I mentioned it to my DH and he told me he'd get it for me as an early gift. This way I'll be able to bring it with me on the Cross Stitch Cupboard Stitching Retreat in October. It also has a magnifying lens which is perfect since it seems I need that more and more each day!

I've been working an awful lot of overtime lately and not necessarily by choice. However the extra pay has allowed me a few extras such as some framing. Michael's craft store had a 50% off framing sale last week so I took a couple of pieces in with me to have estimates. I really only expected to get one piece done but since there were no mats involved I was able to get two done, Brittercup's Brotherly Love and Haunted Halloween. I'll post pictures when they're done.

This pic was taken on a recent boat trip on the St. Lawrence. The weather has been so great lately that after work I've been meeting my DH at the dock in Morrisburg where we've been heading out for short drives. We stopped at a marina in Iroquois to check it out and this is when we spotted this fellow. He certainly didn't seem bothered by our presence. I love herons and keep hoping to get a good shot of one as it takes flight but no luck yet. It won't be long before the boat is stored again until spring. Where did the summer go?


  1. Just a thought, but couldn't you use some sort of invisible thread and just do some sewing over/around it? Ya know what I mean, 'cuz, obviously, I don't. :o)

    Argh! I'm horrible at explaining what I mean. I'm sorry. Never mind. I'm gonna go sulk in a corner somewhere. With some stitching. And a cat. And maybe a tootsie roll.

  2. I love your finish Lynn!! Im not too sure about glueing things on so i can't offer you any advice there - sorry!
    Great picture of the Heron.

  3. I love that project lol. It makes me laugh every time I see it :o)

  4. Sewing them on with invisible thread could work. A small drop of tacky glue is good too.[It drys clear]
    It is such a cute piece!!!
    Love the photo of the Heron.
    And I can't live without my Ott. I have a portable and a Standing one.
    Your like me I love to watch TV while I stitch.

  5. I'm a JoAnn's Tacky Glue user and it dries clear :)
    I think Blood Donor's is cute as a BUTTON! :)
    Hurray for the OTT light...I got a new Daylight Lamp from Lowe's with a swinging was only $40!!!!

  6. Lynn, in scrapbooking stores you can get glue dots - they're made JUST for adhering buttons like this to things, including fabric. If you don't want to buy a whole box, I can send you a couple dozen. Let me know.

  7. I was going to suggest Aleene's Tacky Glue (Michael's carries it)as its also good for ornament finishing, but the glue dots that Cyndi mentioned would also work for your buttons. Blood Donors is such a cute piece!

    Yeah for your OTT lite - you will love it and wonder how you did without one for so long. I have the portable and the floor model and I would never part with them!

  8. Ha! I love the Blood Donors Needed! Thanks for visiting my blog and welcoming me to stitchers blogland. It sounds like we have a similar theme in our lives. Lots more time with children grown. So more time for stitching. I will visit often and I hope you will come see me, too. Have a beautiful day.

  9. Oh, blood donor is sooo cute. I used tacky glue to put a snowflake on an ornament and it worked okay. I like the idea of the glue dots though and will look for some. I try not to go anywhere without my portable light. I don't have it with me here in Texas and man, do I miss it. I like the magnifier. Wish I had one. I agree as we mature, they sure help

  10. Love the Blood Donor. So cute and the color was so beautiful. Nice piece.

  11. Hi Lynn,
    I found you from Vonna's blog =) You have some nice projects going and some beautiful pictures. I'll be checking back to see what else your working on. Congrats on your Ott lite, I have 2 and they are wonderful! Have a great week!

  12. OOOH, love Blood donor :)
    Enjoy your OTT light :)

  13. You caused me to go out and buy Blood Donors, evil enabler you : ) The heron pictures is amazing

  14. Congrats on the portable Ott! Sure comes in handy! I keep an extension cord with mine all the time!

  15. Yay for getting the OTT, blood donors looks great, hope you sort out the button dilemma.