Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Stitch in Time or Stitches in Time?

It's funny that "A Stitch In Time" is the theme this week over on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog, because I actually have a business called Stitches In Time for my heirloom sewing. Sassy Judy set the challenge, and I know it's because ever since she got that Janome, she just can't stay away from it.

For the challenge this week I decided to use this image from the Sassy Cheryl's Digi Store called "Samantha Cops an Attitude". Sam is the tomboy twin to Avery whose all girl. This sentiment was in a package I bought from Walmart and was attached to a journal box. I just cut it off and deemed it perfect for her expression.

Now as many of you know, last week Just So Scrappy 2 had a humongous sale on digital kits, and I went wild. The papers for this creation are from the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade kit from Just So Scrappy 2. I sort of cheated and snipped strips of different papers, copied and pasted them side by side in WORD, so that I wasn't really piecing strips of paper. I did go all out(pushed a button on my sewing machine) and feather stitched the "strips" together. I then straight stitched the pieced piece to the card base, which necessitated me decorating the inside of the card to hide the stitching.

I used a Martha Stewart Daisy Edge punch and then used a sewing trick to zigzag a casing over the ribbon(this is a great trick for putting 1/4' elastic in the sleeves or legs of children's clothes without bulking them up with bias tape plus being able to adjust the tightness of the elastic).

Now I really have to go clean the camp house for my yoga retreat this weekend. You can see where my priorities are. I had to get this done, so as not to be stressed on Sunday afternoon.


  1. Fabulous Shirley! I love all that stitching! Great sentiment for the image too!


  2. Look at this fantastic stitching my friend! Awesome card in every way! love your colors, coloring, and awesome papers! you go girl!
    What an attitude she has, and you have the perfect sentiment! love everything!
    Thanks again for always getting Sassy with us!
    hugs to ya

  3. Shirley just love your card!!!

  4. Well, you KNOW I just love this stinking cutie of a card. 3rd time I've looked at it and every time I do, I LOL because of the sentiment. And you know, so appropriate for Mother's Day. hehehehe! Can't tell you how many times I've had this look on my face.
    Gorgeous girl and I LOVE the closeup of the stitching.. PERFECT
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

  5. Are ya kidding me, Shirley? You used all kinds of fancy stitches...and you used real THREAD and everything!! Aaacck! I guess you haven't mastered that art of "faux" yet, huh?! hehehe! Just teasing you girlfriend!! I love, love, LOVE this card! Yummy DPs and colors...and your coloring is gorgeous!! I don't have this image yet...adding her to my list! I'm always so tickled when you join us at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  6. Wowzers, Mz. Shirley---you did all kinds of stitching on this fabulous card! Love the attitude of this little kiddle and your sentiment is perfect!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  7. Shirley i realise how long it has been since i hav ehopped on to your blog but im loving everything i see and i know you understand when i cant pop by .Your card is stunning and look at all those fancy smancy stitches.xx