Thursday, 18 July 2013
A Stitch Takes Time
And so it was with this page: I started it at our "Sleepover" crop at the end of last month, fully intending to have it ready as an "inspiration" page for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog's 2nd July challenge. It was ready at the end of the crop apart from the sewing at the top of the page, but I kept finding other things to do instead of a little hand sewing!
I only realised I had missed the deadline for the CKCB Challenge 2 post when I saw Lesley's lovely example (started AND finished at the same Sleepover Crop). To my shame, even that did not spur me on and it has taken me until now to finish the sewing. Procrastination is certainly the thief of my time!
My July Counterfeit Kit included mini-pegs which were not mini at all when used as pegs ... much too dimensional for my album! I wonder how other people use them in scrapbook pages ... I need help!
Although the sewing looks laborious, I actually made all the holes beforehand with a thread-less sewing machine and really had no excuse for not getting busy with needle and embroidery thread!
There's a wee tag behind the photo describing my frustration when taking this photo: the lady with her back to the camera is my Step-mother who spent half the day reading her paper and the other half of the day ignoring her (step-) grandchildren ;-)
Have you had a go with the inspiration sketch (#54) from Deconstructing Jen - her site is full of other inspirational sketches. Don't forget to link up with the CKCB if you use this one.