Oct 11, 2006

Good News

During the week while I'm waiting for class to start, I've been working on a Bucilla brass bookmark with a hummingbird design on it. I actually started it months ago, so it seems like it's taking forever to get done.

I am still plugging away at the backstitching on the flag and eagle of Freedom. Shouldn’t be long before I can start on the poem and the soldier’s info.

A while back I bought a set of 8” qsnaps that were on sale for less then $5. Up until now I hadn’t tried them. I’ve been using them to do the backstitching on Freedom. To be quite honest, I’m not sure what all the fuss is over using them. Pros: easy to use, easy to adjust the tension of the fabric. Cons: bulky, and you have to spend time putting them together/taking them apart. I've heard several stitchers recommend them because they don't leave "hoop marks". Well, no. That's because they're not hoops. However! They do leave what I'll call qsnap marks... lines where the snaps touch the fabric. I wasn’t overly impressed. Will I use them again? Sure. Just another tool in my arsenal to conquer those BAPs and WIPs. Now for the good news...

If you recall, I found out that the mother of the soldier I am stitching for died last month. Due to some legwork by a stitcher on one of the memorial groups, I now have the email address and telephone number of the soldier’s father. Yay! Unfortunately, she misunderstood my post to the group and thought I had the project done and told the stepmother... so now I feel pressured to get it done and soon!


Anonymous said...

That is a lovely bookmark. I am so sorry about the soldier passing away. How sad. We have lost so many but they bravely do their best despite the dangers.