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Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm Obsessive and I Know It

I've finished the header on Crabby All Year. Now, it has to be put away until February. (I really just want to keep going!) I am really pleased with this project so far.



Since we still have another few days left of January (until I can begin the Love Stinks block) I took out my WIP box and pulled Peacock Cypher. See this post to see where I left off last. I did two lines of mosaic stitches and started the flowers on the next row. Whoops! I reversed the colors on the rows of mosaics! I dinna care, lassies, I'm leavin' it be! This is the only band sampler I've ever worked on and find it is very enjoyable. I've also worked very little in monochromatic stitching but I do like the effect.



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This picture is proof of how obsessive I can be. Excuse the wrinkles. When I buy fabric especially for a project I can get a little freaked out about the margins. Did I add correctly? Is there enough fabric? What if I don't center it right? Better add another inch or two, just in case. Good Lord. There is SIX INCHES of extra fabric on each side of Peacock Cypher. ROFLOL. Somehow, I don't tend to do this if I already have fabric on hand and pull from stash.




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46 comments:

Little Cat said...

I do exactly the same with my fabric lol. Mad aren't we, but I'd still rather be safe than sorry!

Danielle said...

Love the Crabby All Year! I have to take a closer look at this. This fits me to a T! Look forward to seeing more.

Lisa said...

Love the band sampler! I'm putting Crabby away today for the Quaker SAL.

Kathy A. said...

Nice work on Crabby All Year. And that is the reason I winter in Arizona
I overbuy the fabric too!! But, the leftover pieces make great ornaments

Angela said...

Crabby All Year looks good.

You seem to have made some good progress on Peacock Cypher.

I dread not starting the right place and ending up running out of material. Thankfully its not happened yet.

Suzanne said...

You can always frame it with a heck of a lot of margin I guess! LOL

Looking great!

karenv said...

Crabby is looking great! I love your Peacock Cypher too, I have this one in my stash to do someday.

tkdquintmom said...

LOLOLOL! 6 inches! omg... well I guess I shouldn't laugh because I used to do 4! I love the Crabby.

Mary said...

Very pretty! I think it's gonna fit!! LOL

Angela said...

I love Crabby, looks great so far! Your band sampler is wonderful too, I leave extra fabric too :)

staci said...

I think you might just have enough fabric around the edges for your peacock sampler, lol ;) I love the floss you're using for it, gorgeous!!!

Jean said...

There is a shop with CRABBY clerks where I sometimes buy fabric. They aren't that patient as I am obsessing about how much fabric to buy. When I hear how much it's going to cost, I suddenly become much less obsessive and trim down my amount. Then when I start a piece I keep figuring out where to start.

One thing I have seen so many people do is start at the top of the piece. I tend to start in the middle as that is how I learned.

You band sampler is really lovely-I especially love the "I dinna care, lassies!" Laughed out loud. You're always catching me by surprise and making me laugh! Thanks!

Quirky said...

Crabby is looking gr8! I love the names of the blocks. 6 inch borders are GOOD! It is better to find out after weeks or months of stitching that you didn't have enough! Peacock Cyber is gorgeous...monochromatic designs are very striking.

Lindsay said...

Crabby looks good. I've still not got round to getting the chart for cypher!

Laurie said...

love both your wip's! can't wait to see them all finished! Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Glenna said...

I think you should cheat and start Feb. on Crabby. Beautiful colors on PC. And yes, I obsess about fabric size also--I've been fretting that I've only got 4 inches on each side of my current project and I'm worried because it pretty much requires that you start in the corner.

Lisa said...

Wow...I just love the CRABBY pattern.It is really cute. And I agree with one of the comments above - you could probably start and we won't tell ;).
And it looks like there are a lot of us out there who like to be "safe than sorry" with the additional fabric. I like the idea of doing that and then using any extra for ornaments, or even book marks. Great use of scraps for gifts giving uses.
Take care!

Stitchingranny said...

Oh I so understand your obsession as I have it too but it stood me in good stead when on starting Nantucket Rose I centred the top of the work and off I went forgetting that the design comes "out of frame" on the bottom left hand side. Luckily I still have a couple of inches to spare when it comes to framing.

The Crabby is lovely and I will enjoy watching this one grow.

Paisley said...

Both projects look great!

Carolyn said...

Crabby All Year is just adorable! I can see why you would want to keep on going.

Gee, I hope you have enough fabric around your peacock stitching! LOL
Just kidding. I do the same thing sometimes. Well, okay, maybe not 6 inches! You win the prize. LOL I see lots of ornaments and floss tag stitching in your future. LOL

Srinity said...

I love to see your progress on the Crabby. You have a week to do some stitches to other project, I know it's hard to wait when you really want to stitch something. :)

Christine said...

Great progress on Crabby!
I'm just opposite to you on fabric, I try to work with the meanest, skinniest little margins I can possibly get away with. One day I will get caught out badly ;)

Rachael said...

Crabby looks fab!!
At least you will have plenty left over for matching accessories!!

Ginnie said...

great stitching... I am looking forward to February to see the next "crabby" month!!

Annie said...

Nice stitching. You can make floss tags out of the leftover margins!

Pumpkin said...

GG girl! That's more than six inches on each side! ROFL! I don't see where you mixed up on the colors though...

I love your Crabby Year :o) I can understand why you don't want to put it down.

Laura said...

I love your Crabby All Year WIP! I am enjoying watching it grow. And regarding fabric margins, I can think of at least two projects that I have done where I had only 2inches on each side and that seemed too little, so better to err on the side of caution, I think.

Lori-Ann said...

Glad you are inspired, that's a good thing.

Wow, you could make that sucker into a pillow no problem! LOL ;oP I've never done a mono-chromatic. I think I'm afraid that I will get bored.

Tammy said...

Hahaha! I'm a freak about my fabby too---no one will ever accuse me of not having enough fabric for finishing. It looks wonderful so far!

Jan said...

Crabby is looking great! I like the band sampler too. Love the colors.

Julie said...

Love the band sampler, what a super colour thread.
Crabby is great, roll on Feb for the next one.

Claire said...

Crabby is looking great. I'm definitely doing this one next year.

My DH seems to think that I can stitch with only about 1 inch of extra fabric on the sides. I don't freakin' think so. *shakes head*

Wendy said...

Peacock Cypher is real pretty :-) Love the colours in it, but 6 inches!!! lol!!!
Loving Crabby too, will look forward to seeing it progress through the year!
..x..

Cindy F. said...

Crabby is so cute!! Can't wait til Feb's stitch!
I always worry the LNS store didn't allow enough border too! Better to have too much...good scraps for small projects!

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Chiloe said...

I love january: can't wait to see febuary !!!

geeky Heather said...

Ooo, you would really be in trepidation if you saw my Peacock Cypher...I started at the TOP! *gasp!* LOL!! It's looking great. I need to get back to mine!!

Karen said...

lovely wip's , I love the peacock cypher

Patty said...

That band sampler is really pretty!

Rachel S said...

Peacock Cypher looks so good.

I love Crabby All Year. I didn't like it but you're making me want to stitch it!

Wendy said...

Nice work you did!!
I have to admit, I'm obsessed too, to all kinds of creative things, but also to blogging. I love to watch all those nice blogs.

Jo said...

I guess when you've done you can trim the fabbie and make bookmarks, ornies and other smalls...

It's only 4 days until February....

Olenka's Stitches said...

You've made a good progres on both pieces. I love band samplers, yours looks great!

Karan said...

Crabby is looking fab & I love the colours on PC.
Looks like there'll be plenty of fabric left over for lots of smalls! LOl :0)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Crabby all Year is just adorable! I hate the snow and cold!!!

The band sampler is just so pretty!

Cyn said...

Hi Sharon,

I've had fun reading all of your recent posts.

I also do the same thing with margins. I hate the idea of possibly running out of space! :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow