Friday, November 18, 2011

What is she wasting that coffee on?!?

Sacrilege!  That sacred brown elixir of life should be going into the mug, not a bowl.


Don't worry, it was only 4 pods, and of a brew I didn't really care for anyway.

You're probably wonder what that mass in the bowl is.  I had a brilliant idea.  So that mass is a piece 40 ct Flax linen, 12" x 55".  Now you're wondering what's going to go on such a skinny and long piece of linen.  You know all those absolutely adorable Word Plays designed by Brenda?   Yep, you got it.  I want to do them as one long banner.

No idea when I'll actually start stitching them.  I'm not sure if I want to start with January, and then wait each month, or start with December, and then have to baste all the way up to the top to come back down.  I'm really not a fan of basting, but without it I'd surely mess up the spacing.  Heck, I'll probably mess up the spacing even with it, or drive myself batty trying to count almost 900 stitches.

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Ooooh, can't wait to see! You're brave to do your own dyeing. I still balk at the idea. lol!

Colorado Stitcher said...

start at the top and stress yourself with the counting!! It will be fun to see the dye job when done.

cucki said...

me too..cant wait to see it..
i so much wanted to dye the material..now looking at your post now it is giving me courage to do it. i will try it son.
hugs and love xx

RuthB said...

Oooo Cool idea -- but I'm glad it's you counting out those 900 stitches lol

Good luck!

Carol said...

What a fun idea! I just love those Word Play charts and I think your idea of stitching them all together is genius :)

Lois said...

What a great idea to do them all as a banner!

Penny said...

I bet your fabric is going to be pretty. :) Doing the Word Play designs as a banner is a great idea and I can't wait to see them.

And This Little Pig said...

Hey Mindi, lets see if this works?

Ok selecting Google Profile -- No.

Now trying Name/URL

LiBBiE in Oz

Shari said...

great idea! I plan on doing these & have my husband make a frame for them, so I can use them as a calendar each month..top half of frame the word play, bottom half a calendar page!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm gathering the charts, too, but have no plans... but do like yours! How'd the coffee dip turn out? Honey, that's no waste - that's a grand savings! Are you pleased?