Friday, August 13, 2010

Our Roaming Home finished! Not to mention it's the first thing I have made for the teardrop :)

Now I know that an RV is not a tear but it's travel related - and close enough for me! The lighting in this photo isn't the greatest because I took the picture last night under a ceiling light. I'll get a better one up soon... if these clouds ever go away.

Well, I hope everyone is having a great day. I'll be day dreaming my afternoon away - campfires and chilly nights.........

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

B is for Backstitch

Last night I finished all of the back stitching on Our Roaming Home. Whoop whoop! I love how back stitching just snaps everything into focus. All that's left to do is stitch the saying over there on the left. Then it's ready to go up in the teardrop... whenever that gets finished :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Let the Journey Begin!

I got sidetracked again. Instead of going back to my cigar box WIP I decided to start on a whole new something.

Since the end of June I've had a one track mind - and for once it's hasn't been cross stitch! I have discovered the wonderful world of vintage travel trailers - tiny travel trailers to be exact. This includes the old canned-ham-type trailers from the 50s and 60s as well as the older teardrop trailers that are just large enough to sleep two people comfortably. I love them so much that my boyfriend, Jeremy, and I have decided to build one! We've started a blog dedicated to documenting the construction from start to finish as well as all the fun decorating bits in between. Once the thing is built, we'll also use the blog as a travel log for all those fun tiny trailer gatherings and cross-country trips! So come on over to Tracks of my Tear and read all about it!

I'll be posting the progress of a lot of the things I'm making for the trailer here - curtains, pillows, bedspreads. All that good stuff. I started something already, even though we're only in the planning stages of our build. Back when I first started cross stitching I found a Jiffy kit of an RV driving off into the sunset. I held on to it for a long time not really knowing when or if I even wanted to stitch it anymore. The disign is really simple and not completely my aesthetic anymore. But this last time, looking through my stash, I decided it would be perfect for inside the Tear. This is what I've stitched so far. I have a lot of backstitching left to do. And there is a saying that I still need to write in - "Home is wherever you roam". But I'm rolling right along.

I'm going to keep working on it this week and maybe have it finished up by the weekend. We shall see. Until then don't forget to stop over at Tracks of my Tear and tell me what you think of the project so far!

Happy trails!