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January 22, 2013

This Is Your Granny’s Crafting – Try A Little Kindness

By Betty Crafter

Y’all, I am a crewel tornado and I cannot be stopped! I am on a roll – look out ’cause if you’re in the way you will be left flattened, bewildered, and covered in chain stitches and french knots of every jewel tone in the rainbow.
I have finished my Try A Little Kindness wall hanging! Yipee!
 
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Although I had some hiccups, I’m in love with the end result. I learned a couple of important lessons with this project. First, stretcher bars! I’m all about them. No more messy embroidery hoops for me! I blogged about it here  if you’d like a how-to.
 
TALK stretcher bars
 
Also, I learned that it is very important to match up the wool to your color chart BEFORE beginning the project. I did not do this and later discovered that this kit had red, red orange, bright orange, pale orange, burnt orange, and gold. Yikes! Needless to say I had already made some color mistakes by this time. No matter! It turned out to be a bit of a happy accident because I think the color placement I ended up with is a bit more vibrant than what’s called for. Yay me!
 
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And voila! I have a new fabulous crewel for my cluster.
 
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I need to rearrange them all – they’re a bit cattywampus at the moment. But I’m holding off because you know me – I’ve got something else brewing that needs to be worked in…

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10 Responses to This Is Your Granny’s Crafting – Try A Little Kindness

  1. sablemable Reply

    January 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Bettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! That is just beautiful! Glad you’re a crewel tornado, girl! Love the more vibrant colored yarns you used!

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      January 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks Sable! I cannot be stopped 🙂

  2. Melissa Reply

    January 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Wow! I absolutely love your collection on the wall! So, so cute and charming!!!

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      January 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks Melissa! It will look better when I get things rearranged I think.

  3. Andrea Reply

    January 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Wow, you got that done fast! I’d be working on that for months, LOL

  4. Betty Crafter Reply

    January 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I thought it would take me forever, but I really did fly through it!

  5. Tasha Reply

    January 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Love love love!

  6. Elaine Reply

    March 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I Love this! I was hoping to find this kit tonight on the internet. If anyone can tell me where I can find one, I would greatly appreciate it. My Mom made this when I was a child and we had it hanging in our living room. I don’t know what happened to it over the years and wish I still had it since my mothers passing.

  7. Dee Fry Reply

    April 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Can I hire you to make me the “Try a little kindness” crewel? Dee

  8. Stephanie Reply

    January 8, 2014 at 1:04 am

    I am in love with this!! Where did you find this pattern?!

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