Friday, November 07, 2008

Barnabee's Quest bellpull


I finished this one today. I stitched it up by hand, but it still came out a little crooked. I think it's the iron-on batting. It is very flexible, so it's hard to position when you're ironing it. I think the fabric followed the shape of the batting.

I'm considering what to put on my wish list for Christmas this year. Since money is so tight, I'm going to consider very carefully. I think it will probably be fabric so I can kit up a few charts I have. I still have enough ongoing projects to keep me busy, but a stitcher does not live by WIPs alone (at least not this one!).

Diet:
I've been doing poorly on the diet this week. I just hope I haven't gained too much back! Matt and I are going to hit it hard this coming week. I saw a specialist for my back, and I really need to lose weight if I have any hope of getting my back to stop hurting. I could try physical therapy, but I've been through months at the chiropractor. I don't think it's going to do any good until I lose a good bit of weight. The only other option is surgery, and I definitely don't want that!

8 comments:

Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful Michelle - congratulations!

Jan said...

I think it looks great. Hang in there with the diet. You can do it!

Laura said...

I love the way you finished it - I would have never thought of doing that with cording and tassles - thank you for the inspiration - and beautiful stitching btw!

Karen said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I love the cording and tassels.
Don't give up on the diet -- you can do it!

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Beautiful finish.

Giovanna said...

Stunning finish, well done!

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishing! I was just thinking last night that I need to get mine finished up into a bellpull too! I can vouch for the fact that my back pain has been severely lessened by losing weight. I still have quite a ways to go, but I can feel a difference in my back and knees.