Haha, when I first lay out the wool cut out pieces, I always question whether the design will work out. It looks bad without all the stitching and embellishments. I forge ahead and stitch it because I know it probably will look nice after it's completed. Sometimes, I admit, I scare myself with some of the designs. I made a Christmas tree mat a few months ago that I wouldn't even want to give away. It was one of those "holy cow, that's ugly" kind of mat.
I had to increase the pattern size to fit better into the scallopped background. I always like to look at pictures of my layout before it's sewn because for some reason, it gives me a different perspective of the design. I always see something that needs adjusted or corrected. In this case, I think the two top strawberries need to be a bit plumper. I'll have to cut new strawberries. I won't throw those two smaller strawberries away though...I never waste my wool! I'll use them in a pin cushion later.
So the candle that I have placed in the center of my mat is from the Fragrance Collection by Glade. It's a soy based candle and this fragrance is a wonderful scent of Currents and Acai. I haven't burned it yet, but I will soon. Just the scent in the room from the unburned candle is really nice.
I'm a Bzzagent so the people from http://www.bzzagent.com/ sent me this candle to try. After I try it myself, I'm supposed to spread the word about the product that they've sent me. I then report back to them about the positive or negative feedback. Usually I have coupons or samples to pass along too.
I thought this would be a perfect forum to spread the word about this exceptionally nice candle. They offer different scents and also reed diffusers.
Go take a visit to http://www.fragrancecollection.com/offer/Mar09/ . You can get a $2.00 off coupon there too. If you like good, quality candles, you should give it a try.
I still haven't completed the Tea For Me mat, but it absolutely, positively will be done by tomorrow. It has turned out so incredibly nice, but I don't want to show the picture until it's completed.
It's a lovely day today, I don't know if I'll get as much sewing done as I hoped.