Thank you kind readers for all your encouraging words about my Mermaid's Treasures finish. It has been a long journey but I am very happy to have finished it. As always, it isn't perfect but I am happy with it.
I decided to try and finish up some things that have been languishing around my sewing room. I picked up the Ebony and Ivory Neccessaire. I really like it and there are just a few more things that it needed to be complete. I sewed on the ultrasuede scissors holder.
There isn't a picture of where the other ultrasuede pockets go and there isn't much room so I may just leave those off. I have to go through the photos I took while I was in class to see if I can find where they go. Then there is the closure. I wanted to make the button using the hedebo stitch and small plastic ring. I tried it with soie pearle but then I read the directions. So I started over with a different thread. I wasn't sure what to do for the middle of the button. The directions say make a few french knots in the center of the button. What? Why? How does that help? So I made a few straight across threads so I could sew it on. It occurs to me just now that maybe what she meant was to attach the button with a few french knots. Too late now. I think it turned out okay.
Then there is that pesky tag that goes on the lining. I stitched my initials.
I wanted to stitch "Amy" but there was not quite enough room. I need to press the tag and sew it on and the Neccessaire will be done. I worked on the fob too. Since it is stitched on the diagonal, the corners turned out rounded.
I am going to sew on some twisted cording and that will be done. I still have to carrier to make but not right now.
I'm still a slug. My knee is much better today since I stayed off of it yesterday. I made more caramel corn. This morning I made peanut butter fudge for Son#1. The first batch was crumbly so I made another. An easy thing to make is to melt a package of white chocolate chips. When they are melted, add 1 cup broken oreos, 1/2 cup broken pretzels and 1/2 peanuts. Spread it out to cool and then break it into pieces.
Maybe my Casket Keepsakes kit will come today?