Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Crewel Master Craftsman Program

My first step of the Crewel Master Craftsman Program is winging its way to Kay tonight!

I got it all stretched out, and I think it looks good!

That is the first time I have ever tried to stretch something using thread and a frame. It was a very tedious process, and then my thread started breaking. Rissa said I should have doubled the thread - duh, why didn't I think of that! But there is a little lumpy spot left near one of the flowers, but my nerves had all they could take, so I left it like that.

So, for better or worse, I have submitted it. Sending it off has caused me quite a bit of anxiety too. How silly is that? I wanted to snatch it back from the little post office guy, but I controlled that urge. I hope I pass. I'm afraid I won't though, and then I will be crushed. What a ninny I can be.

I soothed my nerves with a Peanut Buster Parfait from Dairy Queen. Now I feel bloated and icky. I really have to get my list of supplements together, so I can get started on the Diet Cure plan. I'm going to work on my sugar cravings first!


Rissa said...

It looks beautiful to me Lisa! And just doing it is a HUGE accomplishment. :-) Go Lisa!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Congrats! It looks beautiful, I love the colors too. I'm just so proud of you for finishing, and being brave enough to send it, no matter what.
But, confused look: you stretched it AFTER stitching?....I thought the process was stretch/lace, stitch, remove from frame to send for evaluation.
Lynn in southern NJ

Lisa said...

I work some crewel stitches, such as outline and chain, in hand. So I don't stretch it on a frame until I'm finished. In fact, this is the first time I've ever stretched my own crewel work. I use a hoop for the stitches that need a tight fabric.