And then there are the not-so-good days. Even in the studio. We had an ornament exchange at the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild this year and I was paired with the lovely Stephanie!
After scouring Pinterest for sewn ornament ideas, I thought I'd make her a Christmas light bulb ornament, using fussy cut print fabric. It started out okay, but when it came to hand finishing the opening, things went all wonky. Literally.
Can't see the problem? How about this angle?
Um, yeah. No!
Let's try again. Handstitching with felt this time... Gotta work on getting a more even buttonhole stitch, but overall much better.
Yes, those are real French knots, made by moi. Had to watch the video twice to figure out what I was doing wrong the first seven times I tried the knot, but I got it in the end.
As 2014 draws to a close, I'm very glad and thankful that the good days in 2014 far outweighed the bad days, both in the studio and outside of it! I hope it was the same for you!
It may be small, this is definitely a TGIFF! so I'm linking up with this week's TGIFF host, Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.
Have a great one!