I decided to have a break from stitching large projects yesterday. I had seen Staci’s floss ring tags on her blog and her tutorial, which you can find here, was very well written and looked easy to follow. I use floss rings all the time, either for floss away bags or for bobbins. I have quite a few of the large size ones as you get one ring when you buy a pack of floss away bags. The small rings you can buy in Staples, but they are very small. I have looked online and have just found somewhere where I can buy the medium sized ones, which is what is shown in the picture blow. They are the perfect size for holding bobbins for smaller projects.
I used part of a design from Britty Kitties II by Brittercup Designs, I reversed the design to stich on the back of the tag so the eyelet wouldn’t go through the cats head LOL. I used a piece of fabric from my stash, ivory Lugana from Silkweavers, and some Anchor 382 thread. I really enjoyed making the tag and it was great to have a finish to show you in between these huge projects I’m stitching. In fact, making the tag inspired me to start a scissors fob last night, which I am hoping to be able to show you tomorrow.
Next month I am going to start a loose rotation so I can fit in some more small finishes. Each month my priority stitching will be Chatelaine Celtic Mystery and I will stitch on each part of that until it is finished. Once it is finished I will stitch on Rainforest Quilt and Tuscany Town Mandala on weekday evenings, one week each. On weekends I will stitch smaller designs from my stash or freebies and hopefully practice my finishing techniques using some of the great tutorials I have bookmarked. I will stitch on Papillon Creations How Does your Garden Grow during my lunch hour at work and, if I need to, one of my weekend days.
Last night we watched Stargate Ark of Truth. I really did enjoy it although I had hoped for an appearance by Jack O’Neill and I think deep down I had hoped that somehow the script writers would get Jack and Sam together. Also, it was so strange to see Teal’C with hair LOL. I have read that there is another Stargate film in production called Stargate: Continuum, which will include Jack O’Neill so will look forward to that being released.
Today I have to catch up with my ironing, the only trouble with being off from work for a week was that I took the opportunity to really catch up on the housework and I washed everything I could get my hands on. Should take me quite a few hours today, but once that is done I can get on with my scissors fob.