I'm afraid to use it. I know, how ridiculous is that? It's just, well, it's so pretty. I don't want it to get stained. Though, part of me really wants it to get worn and soft and maybe have some stains. Maybe I just need to make more, so I'm not too attached to this one. That's it. I need more.
I knew as soon as I started this first project of mine from the Alabama Stitch Book, that I would be addicted. And, I was. I really enjoyed the reverse applique technique--which involves creating a stencil, transferring the stencil to the fabric, hand-stitching around the stenciled images and then cutting out the top layer of fabric inside the stenciled image. I really loved all the steps that this project involved. There was something about this project that was so calming, and even though this was new for me, I immediately felt that I could take this technique and make it my own.