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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Castling

Betsy Morgan inspired me to work on Hampton Court because she is stitching it too.  And she is ahead of me.  So I decided what size of smooth gold purl to use in place of the thread I messed up.  Then I had to figure out how long to make the pieces of metal thread.  My pattern is a bit faint and I couldn't even see where to put them or how long they are supposed to be.  So rather than quit, I made up how long they are and I figured out where to put them.  Then I spent half an hour looking for the silver thread.  ARGH.  That's what I get for being a slob.  Anyway, I found the silver thread and worked on this most of the day so that the castle is almost finished.

 I am going to glue (I shudder at gluing embroidery) on the piece of wood for the door.  A bit of metal thread outlines the door and that's it.  The castle is done.  On to more fun things.  Like the pond.  I figured out a good way to cut the metal thread to a consistent size.  I used tape with measuring marks on it and taped it to the metal thread.  Then I was able to cut 30 pieces the same size.



I finished the scissors fob from Shepherd's Fold.  I wasn't up to messing with the design on the back so I just stitched it as is.  I'm happy to have it done and ribboned and beaded.  The fabric it was supposed to be stitched on is in the background.


I picked up the half doll pin cushion and put a few stitches in.  I'm not sure I am using a large enough piece of linen so I want to work my way to the top.  I think it will be just big enough.

I have to get ready for my trip.  I'm going to Madison Wisconsin tomorrow for the Toy Box class with Betsy Morgan.  My BFF will be there along with about 5 other people I know.  It will be a fun weekend.  I have to pack and all that.
A

4 comments:

  1. I am totally in awe of the amount of stitching you achieve each day! Enjoy the Toy box class.

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  2. Your castle is stunning!! WOW your needlework is beautiful. Congrats on finishing scissors fob - Love it! Have a great time at your class and Happy trails:) Hope you have enough fabric for the doll skirt too:) It's looking so pretty.
    love Annette

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  3. Great progress and a cute finish.
    I was just at Lynn's last Saturday.
    I think you will like that shop.
    It's an Art store, but the corner is packed with fabric and cross-stitch. :)
    Have fun at the class.
    Marilyn

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