What a fun weekend…shopping and stripping! Can it get any better?
On Saturday morning we decided to head over to Ogdensburg, NY to do some shopping. We left bright and early and were back home by 2 p.m. We did our usual Walmart, Price Chopper and Joann’s. I didn’t buy too much at Joann’s…sewing machine needles, some inexpensive muslin to use as a stabilizer backing for stripping and a few other odds and ends.
I was in the mood to sew so off to the studio I went. I had completed all my stripping the day before so all I had to do was cut out the muslin backing squares. Once I completed those, I decided to take a little detour en route. By Sunday morning, I had completed these…
Four needle books. Since I had never stripped before…*wink*…I decided to try something small first. I had a blast! Easy-peasy and oodles of fun.
2010 is my year for RAK’s, so you never know what might show up in your mail box.
I continued to strip on Sunday. Time to move on to bigger and better things. All this stripping and I wasn’t even getting tired. I even got to asking myself why I didn’t start my stripping career earlier in life? Gasp!
I added the last border this morning and here’s the result.
I haven’t decided whether I’m going to stop here and make it into a table topper or to continue until it’s a decent throw size. I have plenty of strips left so I’m inclined to continue. What do you think?
If any of you are on the fence about trying this, go for it! Not only is it easy but it’s fun and totally stress free. And what better way to use up some of those scraps?
It was almost like taking a trip down memory lane. Every time I’d pick up a new strip I’d say to myself, “Oh yeah…I remember where this was from”.
And the best thing is that there are NO rules and anything and everything goes.
If you’re unsure about how to get started, Robyn has a great tutorial that she wrote about a couple of days ago. Pop over and have a look.
Give it a try. Who knows? You too can become a stripper!
Happy stripping…I mean stitching!