August 27, 2006

Good advice


Thanks to Anna's good advice about soaking my HIH Halloween Medley in cold water, it looks a lot better. Most all of the staining came out and I am very happy with the results. The frame for this is on its way to me and I think it will end up being a gift. I just have to remember where I put the buttons and get those sewed on and it will be ready to take to the framers once the frame arrives.

I have obsessively stitching on my yahoo group autumn exchange piece as I want to make sure I'm finished in plenty of time and I will need to start a Halloween exchange piece by Sept. 1st. I did manage to work a tiny bit on CHS Dainty House Wren but the progress is minimal. I finished a bit more on the fence on either side of the lady.

It's back to work tomorrow and then a nice three day weekend. I hope to make lots of stitching progress so I can get back to some of my WIPs. Hope you had a great weekend!

12 comments:

Kiwi Jo said...

I'm glad to hear that the cold wash did the trick. Emma wants to know how Cowboy is doing :)

Sue said...

I love both of your pieces. I am glad you were able to fix the Halloween piece, it looks great.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm glad it worked!

bunnyhead said...

You can't see the bleeding at all in that picture! What a great tip.

Karoline said...

Glad to hear the cold soak worked.

Michelle said...

Glad the soaking worked! Your housewren looks great - and very autumnal too!

Cindy said...

That is wonderful that the soaking worked, it looks great. Your other piece is looking great as well!

Chelle said...

Glad you were able to rescue your HIH. I just had that same thing happen with a finish and the cold water rinsing worked like a charm. Isn't it a relief?

zoeandcooper said...

Great progress on both pieces:) I love the lady!

Sharon said...

Wow, you can't hardly tell that the threads bled. It looks great!

Von said...

Hurray! The soaking worked!

~Harsha~ said...

its looking great! what a useful tip!