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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Again

Many times after I have stitched something, I think "If I were stitching this again, I could do it a lot better since I would know what to be careful of, what not to do, etc".  That is what I was thinking while working on the needlebook to Ebony and Ivory.  It is a little tricky to sew the ribbon on and have it look nice.  What do you sew it to on the sides?  I was trying to think of a better way to put this together.  I was also thinking that maybe this will look like an antique when I get done.


It is a little bent.  The stitches show more than I want and are a bit uneven.  I'm not sure what the point of the white bone slats is.  Just decoration?    They do look cool.  I think there is a must be a better way to weave them in and to keep them close together.  The corners are still messy and rounded and uneven,  don't like that.

 So you can tell that I have mixed feelings about this piece.

I finished up the Renaissance Button Box.

I really like this project.  It is now on display in Curio Cabinet #2.
I went to Walgreens yesterday and bought a ton of candy for stocking stuffers and gingerbread house decorations.  It was a dream come true for my 5-year-old (inner) self.  Boy, are those cherry cordial M & M's good.

 I only ate two but they were great.  I know that those Cherry Cordial Hershey's kisses will be just as good.  I haven't dared open those.
A

2 comments:

  1. Who is the designer for the Renaisse (sp) Button Box? I really like that and would love to have a similar kit from the designer or to review their designs. Your Ebony and Ivory piece looks good to me...you do great finishing.

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  2. Stick with it, you will get it done!
    Your box turned out pretty.
    Mmmmmmm, the M&M's look delicious!
    Marilyn

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