Thursday, January 5, 2017
Completion of Joyful World SAL
Happy New Year everyone. I've been somewhat under the weather for a while and it's hard to keep up my good humor. Haven't done much crafting or even novel reading for a while. But I did manage to finish up the Snowflower Diaries Joyful World SAL. I stitched December before November because I loved that design so much and thought I needed the motivation of a design I loved. But when I went back and did November, I fell in love with that one too.
Changed enough colors in each month to make good contrast and conform more to the original stitched by Maja with hand-dyed threads. And very happy that my eyes held up for the last 2 over-one months. Part of my health problem affects the eyes and that's been an additional issue.
Over the course of the SAL I had many ideas about how to use the stitching. In the end, I decided to do a relatively simple finish of each and I will only do one a month. I had an ancient grommet tool that I bought a thousand years ago to make a shower curtain. I never figured out how to use it and was about to give it away during year-end clean-out. Then I decided to give it one more try since I understood eyelets and grommets better now after making floss tags and luggage tags. Lo and behold, it worked! So I added a coordinating fabric border and backing to January and then added the two grommets. The piece is now hanging from two magnetic hooks on my fridge. I needed the larger grommet holes so they would fit on the hooks. I liked these hooks because they keep the piece flat against the fridge unlike the usual cup hooks.
Click here to see the hooks I'm using. I couldn't get a good photo in the kitchen.