Saturday, April 10, 2010

GIANT New project!!!

Yep..I am making a GIANT new project. I went to my monthly stitching class at my LNS. Ozark Sampler (aka..Mary) teaches the class each month. She had a brilliant idea of doing a three month project for the fall. We started it today and it turned out to be a 3 foot Scarecrow that will be able to stand up on his own!!! Today we got the legs portion of the scarecrow. We picked our fabric, and I am using a 9 count fabric. Mary gave us the option of what threads to use. I chose an African Violot Caron watercolor for his jeans, brown multi-tone Overture from Rainbow Gallery for the stick and a special mardi-gra silk thread from Vicki Clayton silks for the patch. All I got stitched today was the outline to the stick and right pantleg. One good thing that I LOVE about Ozark Sampler patterns. They are like a coloring book...do the outline and then...all you have to do is stitch in between the lines!!!
I stopped off at a quilt show today. I picked up some quilting magazines for a $0.05 each. The quilts were just breathtaking. That is all I can say. I haven't looked at teh magaiznes but I am hoping to get brave again to try another quilt.
I got a FABULOUS, JAW DROPPING prize from my friend Becki that made a couple of my stitching friends envious. However...it is such a FABULOUS JAW DROPPING gift....it gets its own post tomorrow!!!!

6 comments:

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Wow, that's huge! I say the same about Disney stitching - call it my colouring in - good for car journeys when I'm supposed to be navigating!

CJ said...

OMG!! That is so big. Have fun stitching it. I can't wait to see your finished piece.

CJ

J Rae said...

I can't wait to see how your scarecrow turns out!

Tammy said...

wow what a cool idea! I have never seen something you can use outside along those lines. This will be neat to watch your progress!

zaneymay said...

Would like more info on the project. Where can I see the pattern. Great gift by the way.

Meari said...

You're right. That's going to be HUGE! At least it'll be easy. :) Looking forward to seeing the progress.