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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I Can't Believe I Did It

I decided to try to put the Mermaid's Treasures Shell together.  That one side was so hard to stitch.  So I followed the directions and step by step I put it together.  It all worked out.  I am so proud of it.  There are magnets in the top of the shell that hold it together. So here is my finished shell:

 I made one small change in how it is to be finished.  I added a layer of Warm'n Natural to the outside of the shell form so that the outside would be smooth and snug around the form.  I don't know if it made a difference but I am very happy with the outcome.
 I like how the pockets were stitched on.  Pearl cotton backstitching was joined with buttonhole stitch.
 This is a divided pocket with fish thread winders.  I like the beads on the top.
Just the mirror and the snail tape measure to go on this project.  I am working on the mirror.  The snail is listed as the next lesson we will get.  Maybe I can catch up after all.


  1. Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!

  2. It looks Ma-velous!!!
    Great job Amy, and congrats for sticking with it too.
    It looks so cool.

  3. Amy, that is AWESOME! Great job, truly. I love the idea of magnets to hold it together.

  4. Looks fantastic! Congrats! Thanks for the email regarding the retreat. I appreciate the info. :)

  5. Heavenly! You have done a fantastic job on this project. All the details on the mermaids and pockets are so great, I just love everything about it.
    You rock, girl!

  6. Great Job! Hope you bring it with you to the Attic in Nov. It is beautiful...

  7. Beautiful work! I do hope you will bring it to Phoenix with you so I can have a closer look!

  8. Well done, your perseverance has paid off and now you have a beautiful piece. Love it :)