Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Tour: Part Three
The third shelf in my curio is my favorite. I just love looking at the things I've made on this shelf. My Mary Wigham wardrobe was quite a challenging project. I signed up for it on Judy O'Dell's blog and stitched it over several months. Then the finishing! I had to mount all the pieces on mat board and put them all together. The drawers on the inside aren't really square but I am proud to have actually finished it. There is a certain designer that I just love the designs of and many of those are on this shelf. The box (from Olde Colonial) has a Drawn Thread class design on it. I'm so glad to have a place to enjoy looking at the stuff that I have made. It would be a crime to stick all these things in a drawer.
Not a lot got done yesterday. I got my Stitching Bits and Bobs order. I couldn't resist, I started it. I got the accessory packets that have all the threads. I just had to find the right linen. I started with a white but the pattern called for lambswool. I switched to a more natural color so the cream color edging would show up better. I wanted to get done with the Winter Cottage nun stitches but I'm not even close. I stitched the first frame on the calico page. It is so easy to mess up this pattern. You really have to pay attention. The design looks very even and regular but there is a stitch variation thrown in at the corners and center top. So the goals for today are:
Stitch the other frame and maybe finish the calicos page on Buttons
Stitch to a point where I can put some color into Winter Cottage
Have fun starting the flag on My Storybook
I'd better get busy!