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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Aching Back

Well, I got brave enough to set up the edging scheme for the Vierlande Winders' Keeper.  I decided on doing it in sewing room as the set-up won't get in anyone's way.  DH doesn't venture in there if he can help it.  After much cursing I got the threads all lined up.  It is hard on the back to bend over and go back and forth switching threads.  There is a knot in one of the threads and I tried to take it out but I just made it worse.  Since I don't have any extra thread my choices were to go with the knotted thread or wait until I see Amy Mitten at class May 20th or try to order some from her which also means waiting.  Well, I didn't want to wait.  I've only done about an inch but I can see a pattern emerging.  I should have done a practice piece with pearl cotton but I have been going over the steps in my head since I read the instructions.  I wonder if I would ever do this again.  It is a lot of work to set this whole thing up.  It is much easier to do twisted cording.  Which reminds me that I want to try doing twisted cording on this new tool.

I got a couple of things done yesterday.  The basting is all done for the Amy Mitten class in May.
The Purple Thread needlebook is done.  If I were going to do this again (never) I would put in some interfacing to make this less floppy.  I like the button closure.

I stitched the scissors keep for the second class of the June retreat.  Most of this project is done over one but I stitched the scissors keep over two.  I like it anyway.  I considered stitching another one and going over one.  But I like how it turned out.  It looks way better than the original design.  It's kind of oriental looking.

I enjoyed adding to the bookmark.  I really like this design.

Margaret is giving me a tour of her needlework in her home.  Take a look at .  Thanks Margaret!

1 comment:

  1. Amy, the bookmark is gorgeous as are your other finishes. I like the look of the braiding. Is it like a six strand braid but attached as you go??