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Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Finish

Just Nan's Scissors Roll is totally finished!!  I put on the pearls.

 I buttonhole stitched the wool to the linen and formed the scissors pocket using the leftover pearls.

I sewed on the snap and charm.

Ta Da!

I worked some on Beautiful and finished the vine/flower row.  I have a few letters left in the second alphabet and then there is a different vine - and different colors to choose for it.  That will finish off the top third.  So I'm making good progress.

Then I worked a bit on Briar Rose.  Another rose finished and a couple more started.  I feel like things are under control now.

Nancy D asked what I am finishing the Dutch piece into.  It is going to open up and have two pockets on the inside.  But I really want to add initials and/or year to the back.  How can I leave all that linen on the back unstitched?

I want to finish the second bookmark too.  But that means I have to do some stash diving to find a backing fabric then set up the woven edge.  And I still have to do that pesky stitch that I missed.  But that means finding the chart to look up the color.  Sometimes I feel like I spend half my time trying to find something.
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3 comments:

  1. Love your scissors roll. They must be sold out now. You were smart to order early.

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  2. Wonderful Amy. Now you can start something new - what will it be I wonder? I love the scalloped eadging of the wool in the Just Nan piece - do you have special scissors to cut it like that. Much more interesting that the traditional pinking shears. Have a good day

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