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Sunday, April 17, 2016

My First Unofficial Non-Stitchy IHSW Weekend

Since I really didn't do any stitching on my new HAED project I can't really post to Joyce's official stitch-along page.

What I did do was to start preparing for "A Stitch In Time".  I hunted around the internet and found the wholesale site www.yarntree.com to buy the fabric size I needed for the chart. Ivory Zweigart Hardanger 22ct. 36"x43" for $31.40us; that should be coming in the mail sometime next week.
 
Saturday I went hunting through my stitchery supplies and found a storage box to put the 237 plastic floss bobbins in it.  I discovered that Adobe Reader has the ability to select areas within a PDF page, so I printed out the symbols and DMC color numbers on Avery full sheet labels, cut them apart and stuck them on the floss bobbins.  I've only printed out 3 of the 6 pages of symbols/numbers so far and managed to cut apart and affix one page of them to bobbins.  I have a funny feeling I'm going to need a second or maybe third storage box.
 
I just hope that HAED has a mother's day sale so I can order my floss kit.  In the mean time I can keep myself busy with prepping the floss bobbins instead of driving myself crazy waiting for the next HAED sale.

 
Well that's all for this month.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.

1 comment:

Carla Eldridge said...

Oh my GOSH!!! I love how you are setting this all up. Did you have to punch holes in each label or are the labels made that way? The symbols!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the symbols!

Okay, I'm officially as excited if not more than excited to have you start!