Snow Stag: New Plan Redux

Alternate Title: AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!!! … in which I change my game plan yet again.


The Snow Stag Table Runner Plan 2 is dust. Three cheers for Plan 3!

Yesterday I tried sewing a satin stitch around some random fused shapes on scrap fabric. The results were not inspiring.

Test scraps. Oy.


The pants shaped one took almost an hour to complete. One. Hour. Let’s digest that as we look at the size of the pants shaped scrap in relation to the real project, shall we?

Size comparison. Ha!

…at this point I curled up in fetal position and whimpered pitifully…

Cue Psycho shower scene music.

Clearly, I’m not using this method for the sample or the table runner. I have work to do before Christmas: I have to make some pin cushions for my favorite client. I have to design some fabric for a Spoonflower competition. I have to make Christmas presents for my parents. I want to make new stockings and possibly a tree skirt. I have to cook a birthday dinner, a Thanksgiving feast, a Christmas Eve supper, and a Christmas morning brunch. I want to bake cookies for family. I want to add to my stuffed bird collection. I want to clean the house at least twice before the holidays. I want to clear the garage. I have to continue designing fabric and wallpaper for my Spoonflower shop. I have to continue designing items for my CafePress shop. I want to do a thousand little things for the holidays that I haven’t fully explored. I know that I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I want that to change!

And during all of this, I want to remain sane.

I don’t think I can remain sane and spend thirty hours sewing these stags plus do all of the above. So. New plan!

I’m going to paint the white stags on the sample and the table runner using the same method I used when I painted the skull on my saucy apron.

Also: I can’t decide between Snow Stag and Winter Stag. Same project, changing names.

2 thoughts on “Snow Stag: New Plan Redux

  1. Your To-Do list makes my head swim!! :-) I used to be just like that. Just decided to slow down and enjoy the process.

    I’m not sure what you’re looking for with the applique, but I hate to do satin stitch applique. (Of course, I don’t like to do any kind of applique!) When I do applique I usually use the blind hem method. Here’s a link to a basic tutorial:

    You might want to give this a try.

    • Thanks for the link! I’m going to try that method on an upcoming applique project, but not this one.

      I decided that, with all I’ve got to get accomplished, that I’d better just paint it. (Particularly after remembering that the list above is only about half of the stuff I have to get done before New Year. I forgot the rest… ACK!)

      I hate satin stitch applique, too. Painting this will be faster. I’ve already painted two: One on the table runner and one on a sample. One more stag on the table runner and I’ll be ready to quilt that sucka and get it done. Looking forward to that! :D

      Also, I was just thinking that the paint will be great for a table runner. If something gets spilled on it (and something will get spilled on it – something is always spilled on it, whatever “it” is), it’ll be easier to wipe clean.