November 5, 2005
Little Pink Houses for You and Me...
Today I stitched and finished the latest Essy's Friends Kit which is a Pink House fob. It is absolutely the cutest thing. It went together quite easily until I had to attach the ribbon. You insert the ribbon and whip stitch it but the instructions say for the bead to be on top of the ribbon. It took me a while to figure out how to get this to lay right and I ended up with two beads on top because I wanted to make sure the ribbon stays secured. Here is a close up so you can see the bead detail.
I went to Walmart this morning and of course they didn't have what I needed but I did buy a piece of foam core poster board and used that for finishing my ornament. It's probably going to be thicker than what was used in the directions but I just couldn't drive to Portland for just one thing. I have two more steps to finish it off which I hope to do this evening.
I also spent two hours raking and bagging leaves so my yard is once again clean but I have no expectation that it will stay that way for long. The trees in my yard are pretty much bare but my neighbor has an oak and they always hold onto their leaves the longest. Hopefully they will stay in her yard and not cross over the line!