Martha Stewart I am not!

Today has already been a busy one.  I finished all the Christmas decorating, did some packing for a work trip tomorrow and cleaned house.

I decided I would sit down take a break and relax.  It might be a good time to work on my owl ornaments.  I had pulled this pattern from Pinterest and since it looked adorable and simple, I thought I would give it a whirl.  Everyone likes Owls right?  I could see the little cuties adding spice to my beautifully wrapped gifts already and maybe one or two for the tree.  Besides, how hard could sewing felt really be?

So, remember up above when I mentioned “relax”?  Can someone tell me at what point sewing is supposed to begin to relax me?  Is it before or after I’ve spent 10 minutes trying to thread the needle?  Well, that was finally accomplished.  Let’s move on to working with felt…Now, that is sheer joy, let me tell you (spoken in my sarcastic voice).  This particular exercise also called for rick rack, which I bought, but since it seems almost impossible (to me anyway) to attach said rick rack to felt with a needle and thread and I do not have a glue gun, I decided to just make rick racky looking stitches.  Ha!

So, I’m sharing the photo of what I’ve actually completed.  Please be honest and confirm for me that this just isn’t my thing.  I’m fine with that.  I tried, I failed and I’m a big girl.  I can move on to other things.  For instance, the photo challenge today was reflections and I think my ornament shot is pretty cool!

I’m thinking crafty stuff should actually bring one pleasure, not grief and torment.  Does anyone want some felt and thread?  Free to a good home.



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