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Tuesday, September 4, 2012


My BFF got me a pattern I had been looking for to stitch up the oilcloth tote.  I read through it yesterday and it seemed so simple and easy.  So I got out the four pieces of fabric meant for the lining and cut it out.  How easy!  I cut four 8 inch squares out of each material and sewed together one of each in a row.  Now I am ready to sew the rows together.  Then I think it is supposed to look like a bag.  I'll see if I like it and whether to proceed to do the same with the oilcloth.

Then I flitted to another project.  I was labeling all the floss bags for the American Sampler when I got an idea.  I thought it would be fun to stitch something to fit the top of the  little box in the Cabinet of Curiosities Kit 1.  So I took a piece of another Sandra Orton sampler and started stitching it.  I want to see if 32 count is the right size to use or whether I need to go smaller.  I have some stitched things which have never been finished and I have comtemplated cutting some up to fit the parts of the small box just to see how it would look.

Then I flitted over to try the long and short stitch on the flower I drew on 40 count.  I am so not comfortable with embroidery.  I really prefer cross stitch.  But I am seeing if I can make the embroidery look okay.  I am not sure whether I want to tackle the double casket using embroidery.

Then I flitted to working on the finishing of the Pink Lemonade needlebook.  I got it mostly done.  The instructions leave something to be desired.  I see a ribbon in the picture but is it on there to hold the scissors on the other side or it is just decoration?  Is there a closure of some kind?  I just made it up as I went along.  I put a button and hedebo stitch to close the needle book.  I don't know why there is a ribbon on one end of the front but I added a bow to it.  I put the felt needle page in with another bow.

My pie turned out fine.  The apples did not turn mushy so that was good and the flavor was fine.  The pie shells that DH got were very nice ones and deep.

I went to Michael's this morning looking for the Idea-ology Pocket Watch frame like on With Thy Needle and Thread but didn't find any.  Rats.
Time to flit some more.


  1. Amy, you certainly had a very productive "flitting"! The apple pie looks delicious.

  2. Yummy apple-pie, you got me inspired to bake too:)

    Lovely post today as always, you have great ideas and lots of energy I can tell,
    hope I can do some things today too, have to have my coffee first though:D

    The embroidered test-flower for the casket looks so great,
    very interesting to see your progress on the project.

    Thank You for sharing and have a lovely day!