Friday, September 21, 2007

Inspiration!

Lo and behold! Happy Dance number 14 for this year!


I stitched it on a piece of hand dyed linen purchased from The Needle Hive using DMC 3865. The design is called Inspiration and ***I*** designed it! :) Yes, I am so proud of myself. I originally designed it to be a little bigger, but I excluded the outer bits. It looks so light and delicate right now and the waffle stitches that I was going to stitch on the outside would just make it too heavy, distracting from the delicate center. Anyway, I had so much fun designing this piece. I have DH to thank for inspiring (yes, pun intended) me to design. :) He encouraged me to try it and I did! Sooo much fun! I have a couple more designs in the works. They still need a lot of tweaking though. What I really love about this is that I am trying out new-to-me stitches and I get to experiment with textures.

No, Spot of Coffee isn't finished yet. It sat on the scanner until I had to take it out to scan Inspiration. Oh well. I will try to work on it some tonight and this weekend.

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Noreen, I buy generic diapers from Stop and Shop. Each pack costs $6.99 (48 pieces for size 2). Sometimes I buy Pampers or Huggies, but only if I have a coupon and if it comes out to be less than $6.99. I've also tried Walgreens' generic diapers, but SNS is still cheaper. I tried generic wipes, but I didn't like the ones from SNS. They tore easily and even the unscented ones still smelled a bit. I much prefer Pampers Sensitive Wipes.


3 comments:

sugardoll said...

hiyeee!!! Wow! Wherever you buy your diaper it does seem significantly cheaper. My son was using pampers for a long time, I've had an incident where when we use generic store brand for my nephew he break out into a terrible rash, so i was trying not to have that happen to my son, you know, wala tayo'ng nanay baka maloka ako sa kakapahid ng kung ano-ano LOL ...because it was really terrible. Now though, my son uses Albertson store brand and he tolerates it well, no rash or anything, it's not as super absorbent as pampers but it works okay. Mahal pa din ah, about $18 for a box. We don't have stop & shop here in our side of the mountain. =D

Love your own design, it is indeed so delicate. You go girl!

Zoe Mama said...

I just saw your comment on the stitchstash blog. To join stitch night come to the Lexington library every other Thursday. I think there is one nest week, the schedule is posted in the library though. I have been going for a long time and am a relativley new stay at home mom. My daughter is turning 2 next week and has been home from China for just one year. We are a friendle group of fairly regular friends and would love to have another. I was not sure if Lucy answered your comment or not so thought I would introduce myself. Hope to see you soon, Ann Ozawa

Emily said...

I like your design!!!