I finally got this punch needle done. The pattern is in the August 2008 Create & Decorate. I started it in August, completed the rooster and then just left it. I included it in my Procrastinator's Challenge, one of the items that I wanted to finish up. I know what the problem was, I had to change floss colors so often for the pennies and I didn't want to do that! Am I wimpy or what? I can't believe that I don't have a frame waiting for this one, but none of the ones in my stash (which is getting low) seemed to work. We need garage sale weather! The background is still there, you can see where the tea staining ended. I've applied rubber cement to the background edges on the backside, but don't want to cut it off for any chance of fraying until I'm ready to frame it. I'm very happy with how this one turned out. I plan on it being in my kitchen. Speaking of Create & Decorate, how do you feel about that magazine? I let my subscription run out with the December issue. I've looked at them in Walmart since then, but haven't been tempted at all. I'm just disappointed with the projects. While they are neat, they just aren't my prim taste and don't even inspire any ideas that I could turn prim. I had subscribed for several years and got lots of neat ideas/projects from them, but as with most magazines I eventually grow tired of them.
We celebrated in school today with lots of goodies in honor of Fat Tuesday. The teachers lounge was overflowing with goodies and I ate way too much sugar. To top it off, the cafeteria was serving my favorite school lunch, creamed chicken sandwiches from Dairy Queen and cooked carrots. YUM! So not only did I eat all day, I also just had to eat lunch. I'll have to eat grapes and a yogurt for lunch tomorrow. ~Ann
August Saturday Sampler Blocks & Correction
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