Sunday, January 07, 2007

A New Fangled Thingy Majig....

You're gonna love this. It's called Skip Stitch! It's a new little devise that puts holes where you want them, slick as a whistle! Bridgette, my coordinator from Project Linus sent it to me awhile back and I never really got the chance to mess with it till now. I love it.

It attaches to your rotary cutter and using your rotary mat, of course, it cuts these little slits in anything....in my case its fleece blankets so I can easily crochet around them for my Project Linus blankets.


I used a G hook and some worsted weight yarn and just did some single crochets around it. I love this thing.....heck of alot easier than hole punching like I used to. Now, I don't know who has them now but if you just google skip stitch I'm sure you'll find one if you are interested.

Next on my agenda, Tina from Timeless Creations saw that I was doing some cross stitching lately and was so nice to send me these books she didn't want anymore....thank you, TINA!
They are right up my alley. She also sent me a couple of skeins of floss and a nice piece of 16 ct. brown aida. I didn't show that cause I already started using it for this....


It's supposed to be a scissor fob but I'm going to use it as an ornament for Christmas. It's from the JCS 2006 Ornament book. I'm sorta liking the Quaker ornaments alot and this was one of them....tho it doesn't look exactly like the picture in the mag, I sorta gave my own twist to it. I need to know how to make my own cording with floss cause I really like the look of that around the ornaments too.
So, in addition to taking down outside decorations and watching football with the Sweetie Man this weekend, I was a busy crafty beaver. We were supposed to have a game night with my son's new gal pal, but that sorta fell through and we're gonna reschedule. But that's cool.
So, till next time, yinz crazy guys.....(leave those comments!)

16 Comments:

Sydney said...

The Skip a Stitch thingy looks like a nifty little tool. I like your new ornaments!

ollie1976 said...

beautiful ornaments!
-Jen

Cindy said...

That skip a stitch tool sounds really awesome! The new ornament is just too cute! I too would love to learn how to do the cording but just have not gotten around to it yet!

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stitcherw said...

Your ornament turned out very cute. Hopefully Echo doesn't decide to chase the dangly parts when you use it on the tree next Christmas. :)
Sue

Mimi said...

Cool ornaments, Lucy! That cutter looks real handy for crocheting on fabrics.

Dipsy said...

The Skip a Stitch thingy looks just like the perfect tool! And I love the ornaments!

Donna said...

the rotary tool looks like such a great idea. I may have to make some blankets.

Sue said...

That rotary thingy is cool! What an easy way to make those cute blankets. What a nice gift.

Aunt Jenny said...

I may have to have one of those skip a stitch dealies...sounds like my kind of tool. I loved reading your blog!!!

Heidi said...

Wow I never knew they had a tool like that. Thats so cool, now I have to go out and buy myself one, lol.

I like your ornament too. Nice to see your getting into stitching again. I stitch and crochet too. :)

Pam said...

That Skip Stitch looks so handy, I've used a leather punch and that's enough to make your hand fall off!

Project Linus is lucky to have you on their team. -Pam Gillette

Tina said...

Wow! You already made something with that cloth?!!! :0 You are fast. And Good! I'm glad you can use them. I'll have to check in for future projects, eh? ;)

Senorita Stitches said...

Hi Lucy! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving comment. I'm going to have to get one of these skip stitch deals. I'd love to do a blanket for the Linus Project. I actually just watched a little news item about that particular group. There's so many different charities I'd like to help but that one has my heart at the moment.

Karla said...

That is such a COOL tool! I'm gonna have to get me one of those thingies! I have some fleece blankets I've wanted to edge, but I do not look forward to the task of putting holes all around them first! I MUST have one of these tools...and a rotary cutter to attach it to!

Mandi said...

What a brilliant little tool!! Thank you so much for sharing!