Friday, February 13, 2009

My first floss tag / floss ring and a WIP picture

That is the first floss ring / floss tag I have ever made. But it won't be the last! The finishing took about an hour and a half but I don't think that's too bad considering I've never done one before and I was taking my own sweet time getting it done. This will be a surprise gift for a friend I have "known" through the cross-stitching message boards for years, and that's why I can't post the back of it because if she reads this blog (which I don't think she does) then she'd know it was for her. *hee hee*

Thanks to the Snippets and Stash blog, I was able to find easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by pictures on how to make the floss tag. Here is the link: The only difference is that I used my Crop-A-Dile tool instead of the one listed in the tutorial. Once you click on that link and arrive at her blog, just scroll down until you see a little section on the right called "Tutorials", then click on the link for the floss tags. Easy peasy! :-)

Next is a WIP (work-in-progress) picture of my "Valentino's Three" from the Holiday Sparrow Designs series of Tall Guys:

With tomorrow being Valentine's Day, I think I might just keep stitching on this piece. It's appropriate, don't you think? LOL

BTW, for those asking and wondering, we made it through the bad storms and tornadoes just fine the other night and hope y'all did, too. The storms fired up about 20 to 30 miles east of us, so we missed all the excitement...thank goodness!

My husband (Brad) and I don't "do" Valentine's Day, so he took the day off yesterday (woo hoo!) and even made arrangements with my ex to pick up the boys after school. He wanted us to have a whole day together...and we did! We didn't do anything spectacular but that's part of what made it so special...just being best friends and enjoying each other's company is part of what keeps our marriage alive and happy. His thoughtfulness and our day together yesterday beats any over-priced bouquet of flowers or heart-shaped box of candy.

May everyone have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow and a relaxing weekend. :-)


Daffycat said...

I'm so glad the storms missed you! I do hope you got a little rain though...we've been so dry.

Very nice floss tag. Staci's way is how I do mine as well. I just don't like the ones stuffed with cardboard.

nima said...

your first floss tag looks nice

Tammy said...

I like your floss tag & the progress on Valentino's Three :0) Glad the storms missed ya too. I live in Kentucky & we got some of the wind from it. That was scary enough.

Donna said...

We had those storms just before you did. They hit us hard. Several tornados around us and major wind damage, but we were ok. GLAD YOU WERE TOO!
Love your floss ring. Isn't the crop-a-dile just the coolest?

Cindy F. said...

Good job on your floss tag! The Crop-A-Dile is a blesing!!
Nice progress on your Valentino piece. I've never seen that one before. Cute!
Happy to hear you were not affected by those horrible storms:)
Re: your Valentine comments...Sing it sister!! Sounds like a perfect day and how sweet of your dh to arrange that day for you. That's what we did too. I don't care about the VDay fluff;)

mollycaff said...

Love the floss tag, Staci's instructions are great aren't they?

Mistylynn said...

Love your floss tag. Going to have to pick up one of those Crop-A-Diles.