Saturday, July 20, 2013

With a finish comes a new start

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Life has a way of getting in the way. I had 4 days off last week and managed to cram so much stuff into those 4 days I didn't have much time left for stitching or posting. I did however manage to get some stuff done. I finished the patchwork cow! I started this back in '07 and figured it would be a nice easy stitch. Yeah well it fell to the bottom of the UFO pile.

It doesn't look much like a cow yet does it?

This was the progress last wednesday night. The pattern called for a border of 4x4 squares in black. I did not like the look of this. So I thought why not try a satin stitch?

Patchwork Cow Finish
Started '07
Finished 7/20/2013
I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I also did stars in the corner so the stitches would no look funky. I used a variegated thread and I think it makes it look very nice. The only weird thing is, and you cant see it on the picture, when I washed it with dish soap the color of the soap stained the fabric a bit! I had bright green loops all over my picture! I rinsed it really good and now that its dry you can hardly notice them. I have never had that happen before. I used Ajax soap last night and I usually use Dawn to wash my projects. Guess I'm sticking with Dawn from now on.

I also managed to start my Bothy Threads Cut Thru Garden Shed! I picked up some blue evenweave and started stitching away. I was a little worried about stitching on evenweave but I am loving it so far!

Can you tell it's a garden shed?

That's all for now, have to get ready for work. Good stitching everyone.


  1. I love that patchwork cow! So cute.

  2. Congrats on finishing the cow! Good for you for being creative and making the border your own. The blue fabric will look so nice on your Cut Thru design! I added your progress pic to the SAL page.

  3. Congrats on finishing the Patchwork Cow. What a cute design. I love your new start. It's on my to stitch list. I have also added you to my SAL page that I am hosting with Debbie.


  4. Absolutely CUTE!! Love your new start, also.