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Finisher is now Done with ‘Doing Nothing’
May 3, 2010, 7:12 pm
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“I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it too.”

I see so many nice many pieces by others & have designs in my head, I wish I could do half of all of them! But, this project officially moves to the ‘completed’ list. Bianca at Rittenhouse Needlepoint did a lovely job of finishing the eye glass case. I especially like that bit of stiffness at the opening because my glasses won’t fall out on their own. I’m going to enjoy this for a long time!

Done with ‘Doing Nothing’
February 20, 2010, 11:13 am
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“Sing Ho! For the life of a Bear!” Winnie the Pooh

I enjoy a smaller project because I like the variety of working on more projects & the sense of accomplishment upon completion.  Now, it’s off to the finisher for Pooh. And, for me, back to Sun Flowers & Pieces of Eight because I can’t sit & do nothing!!

I Haven’t Been ‘Doing Nothing’
February 4, 2010, 6:11 am
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“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” Winnie the Pooh

I got the vibrant colors done – just need to do sandy white background & the main man, Pooh! I think the black outline really makes the colors even more vibrant – I guess it is the contrast.

Pooh ‘Doing Nothing’ at the Beach
January 26, 2010, 9:19 pm
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“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” Winnie the Pooh

After my husband, Bill, selected this piece (a sunglasses case designed by Barbara Russell) as a Christmas gift, the guys at Rittenhouse Needlepoint helped with thread selection. Because of the wear & tear it will get, they recommended using DMC Cotton Perle with the basketweave stitch.  It had been so long since I used that stitch, I had to look it up to be sure how it differed from Continental (The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen). There is no distortion & it is a durable stitch. It’s a nice change of pace from what I’ve been working on & practical! Good choice Bill – I love it & you were right – my sunglasses needed a nice case!