That Rustic Reindeer I blogged about earlier has got the better of me – and I’ve given up on him. The thick fabric I chose was no good, and there would have been no way I could have turned those narrow antlers right-side out after stitching around them.
But I tried again, and cut the pattern out for the second time using a brown batik. And once again, I had trouble when I stitched the head and tried to turn the head and antlers again. So rather than have such a frustrating time, and not enjoying my sewing, I decided “enough is enough” and threw it all in the bin. If anyone would like the magazine with the pattern, I’ll happily send it to you.
Rustic Reindeer – be gone!!
I do feel a bit of a failure, I must admit, and then I gave myself a good talking to! This hobby of ours is meant to be enjoyable, and with this particular project I certainly was not enjoying myself. And I know there are plenty more UFOs waiting in the wings for me, so I’ll concentrate on one of those, next time.
On a happier note, Sew Wot friend Carol called around with an early birthday gift, (next Monday is the big day) so that was a lovely surprise. She gave me the sweetest African Violet in a pot, all beautifully wrapped. Thank you so much Carol, I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Thank you, Carol