"Reliable friends who do what the say
are like cool drinks in sweltering heat - refreshing!"
Denise and I have finished our small but cute SAL. It is Tiny Garden by Shepherd's Bush.
Denise made hers a small pillow for her little basket of pillows:
I love that Denise got more pink in her ribbon. She did a wonderful job. It will be a wonderful addition to her basket.
Here is my finish. I just happen to have a pair of scissors in my stash that I thought would be just perfect for my fob.
I will confess to you I have had this project for about 6 months. I know it was a kit and we all know kits don't come cheap, but some how they land in our basket at the checkout. When I saw Denise had bought the same kit I asked if she wanted to stitch it together. That was the incentive I needed. You see it is not the stitching that was stopping me it was the ribbon. I am not a free spirit. I like things balanced. I like things to be even. I quote the directions " This is fun so be calm and let the ribbon bunch and move as it will. Sometimes I let the ribbon loop up a bit and sometimes lay flat." Well that is all good if you are a free spirit. I was so tempted to iron the ribbon first, and then I wanted to measure and make sure each loop was the same size and the same distance apart. Lets be real if I wasn't doing this piece with Denise I would have cheated and not used the ribbon. But in the end I let go made different sized loops and guess what the sun still rose this morning and will set tonight (hopefully). So I ask are you a free spirit or do you like order?
A big THANK YOU to Denise for doing my first SAL with me.
"The question should be, is it worth trying to do,
not can it be done."
Allard Lowen Stein
Always keep love in your stitches,