Hey Blog Buddies,
Come dance with me!
I've just finished a project
and the happy dancing is in full swing...
I was going to give this project just a week in the rotation,
but when I finished the allotted segment
I felt so good--and it was so close to being finished--
that I decided to just go for it.
Can it be??
After an entire year...
Crabby All Year by Raise the Roof Designs
Started: June 2, 2012
Finished: May 29, 2013
The above photo shows my button-sewing work area.
As you can see, I needed:
a magnifier so I could see;
a box with all my DMC floss
to match the color of floss to each button;
photos of the months for button placement;
a portable phone so I wouldn't have to get up to answer a call;
and an iPod (music makes every task more pleasant).
I had everything but a glass of wine--
and that wouldn't have been a good idea!
I started this project last June with the June "row"
(April, May and June)
so this is the last row that I finished.
I had February and March (and the header)
to finish when I picked this up about 10 days ago.
I just noticed yesterday that I was missing
two tiny heart buttons for the header.
I decided to rummage through my stash
and came up with the black star button.
It was from Joann's, and the holes are
much bigger than the JABC buttons
called for in the design.
It was a dream to sew on!
Those are little chicks being blown around
in the March square, BTW.
I also ripped out, recharted and restitched the word
"Rabbits!" in the May square.
This is the way it was originally charted.
I thought the lettering was too small.
What do you think--would you have changed it?
The July design is my favorite.
But sewing on two buttons,
one on top of the other,
was not my favorite thing to do.
JABC buttons have tiny holes!!
Some stitchers have changed out
the flower buttons in the December square
to something more closely related to money.
While they don't relate to the theme of Bills,
I thought they were cute--so they stayed.
Are you up for looking at the whole thing one more time?
This is such a goofy design--
it was a lot of fun to stitch,
even though I might have lagged a bit at the end.
That's it from here.
Until next time..
thanks for visiting!