Thanks to Wendy at sugarlane designs for this wonderful hook up :)
Now I can show you some... Hee hee but not all as it will be in the post first thing Monday!
Only 2 clues... But all will be revealed once it's arrived at its destination!
I can show you something I have just finished a short while ago for my mum... It's a candle mat :)
I gathered some autumn colours of wool felt together and then tried to draw some leaves.. In the end I found some wonderful freebie leaves on the DMC website.
I cut all different ones out and placed them in my circle, all actually random! Then figured out some pattern I liked and started to sew it all together.
Here is my journey...
I decided only to stitch around the inner circle... I like it like that... It's for my mum so I hope she likes it too. It was really fun to make :)
Now onto something that is bothering me...
I have had a long in depth conversation with Jo... All about understand what we stitch. Oh you know wether it's one over one, one over two... Two over two... That type of thing.
As some of you know I have SpLD's... Dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia and they affect me all in different ways. Well......
See remember a few posts ago I posted the wonderful Scarlet Letter design Mary Gail I am stitching? This one...
I also said it was 45 count linen, yes it's true it is!!
Here is where it goes all fuzzy!! I thought I was stitching one over one... Well I just cannot seem to get my head around undestanding exactly what I am stitching?
I mean I know they are tiny tiny stitches and I am using one strand of thread...
So after much tooing and frying with Jo, who I might add has a lot of patience to try to get me to understand!! I came to the conclusion that ....
I stitch, I just do it, sometimes don't know how or fully understand how but hey I do it!! And I enjoy doing it too!
I posted this in hope you can all fully see how tiny those stitches are!
Well sorry Jo, it's obviously one of those things I am just not meant to understand or grasp! But thank you so much for trying :)
Got me thinking how wonderfully different we all are... It's awesome! It takes me longer to grasp things and I love doing things in a certain way. I do a lot of repetitive things, my way of keeping track I guess as my working memory is useless! And those who have been with me a while will know I love to challenge myself... Ha ha I don't do things right most of the time, but I try. And to me that is everything, I love to learn new things..... Whilst having fun!!
The hook ups I join in on are great as for me it's actually thinking gosh, someone in another country is making something the same time as me! I unfortunately cannot 'picture' things in my mind, just something I am not able to do. I kind of need something real, almost to believe.. It's hard for me to explain, but I find it easier saying people in say USA and Canada will be crafting the same time as me. Oooh er.... No!! Don't go into the whole time difference thing!! Omg!! Another story another time. I think!! Eeeeek!!!
So going now to wrap up the happy smiley post to send out....
Thank you so much for popping in to see me :)
Big big smiles to you all :) xxxx