Thursday, June 14, 2012

needle and thREAD

needle and thREAD

I was just here a minute ago posting about felt food, but I hope you'll humor me for a second post today because after I published the last one, I happened to stop by In the Heart of My Home (lovely, lovely) where needle and thREAD is going on and I thought to myself -- TODAY is the day I'm going to join in.

As you may have guessed, needle and thREAD is a link up of whatcha-up-to's in the sewing AND reading department.  My last post is something of a spoiler here, but I'll make up for it by more info? Here you have my most recent stitching, felt food.  The sweets:



Felt food making is kind of a time-consuming venture, but isn't it rewarding?  I usually check out images online for inspiration and then freehand the rest.  I love the chance to poke around my trims (from this crazy find) and make pretty things.  Plus, I was super excited to finally find a use for a brown pleated ribbon I've had in my stash since design school.  Perfect for cupcakes, no?


In regard to reading,  Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke has been hanging out on my coffee table for a couple of weeks and I just can't seem to get into it.

It's your typical Christian historical novel which isn't my cup of tea lately for whatever reason, as evidenced by the fact that I haven't finished it yet.  I'm one of those gluttonous readers who devours the light stuff in a day or two.  As it is, I pick it up occasionally during baby nursing sessions.

On the not-so-light-reading end of the spectrum, the other book on my coffee table is Three to Get Married  by Fulton Sheen.  I could probably spend the rest of my life dissecting the first chapter.  Good, good, good.  Here's a snippet to whet your appetite..."If love does not climb, it falls.  If, like the flame, it does not not burn upward to the sun, it burns downward to destroy."  Poetry and truth, my friends.  Many thanks to the kind person who gave this book to my husband and I on our wedding day almost seven years ago.

So there you have it, my first needle and thREAD!  Thanks for stopping by, ya'll!  I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to...

6 comments:

  1. The Fulton Sheen book is worth reading more then once. We have a copy too and it does require concentration.

    The felt food looks good enough to eat!

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    1. Maybe if I read it enough times, the truths will lodge themselves more permanently in my forgetful little brain. God bless Meadow!

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  2. Your felt food is just darling!

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    1. Thanks a bunch momma :o) Have a great day!

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  3. I love felt food too!! Your creations are wonderful, such great details. I poked around at your other felt posts as my 6yo daughter is sitting beside me and we are both drooling :).

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    1. Thank you Michelle -- Isn't felt food fun?!!! If you haven't tried making them already, I bet your daughter could handle making the felt chocolate chip cookies without much help. Maybe replace the blanket stitch with another, easier, stitch like a running stitch or a whip stitch.

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