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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In Progress

What am I stitching right now?
Well, I'm working on the dreaded detached buttonhole for the Spring Casket Keepsakes.  I'm trying to get them done before the Summer ones get here and the on-line lessons start on Saturday.  I've made some progress.  Two and a half of four petals for the carnation are done.

My goal today is the get the other drawstring woven and to finish the third petal.  I'd like to also get one of the cornflower petals couched and started but we'll see how it goes.

 I have been working on the Edinburgh Reticule. The needlebook is done,

 the scissors fob is done,

 one side of the reticule is done and lined and beaded and tasseled.

  I only have the second side to finish and I can put it all together.

 I can see the end on this one.  I made a change to the first side, I added two more stained glass rectangles.  I like how it turned out.  I'm am slightly altering the shape of the shamrocks on the other side.

There is just not enough time in the universe to stitch all I want to stitch.  I was able to buy and download a digital copy of Inspirations Magazine #82 last night.  Oh do I want to stitch two things that are in there.
I love the butterfly by Trish Burr and the Bluebird by Nicola Jarvis.

Oh may I live long enough.


  1. Amy, I just love to read your blog every day and enjoy all your stitch projects. As a stitcher I have a lot of stash and hate to buy more. I wonder, do you have a lot of stash? I am like you I hope to live long enough to stitch all I got. That bird is beautiful.

    What state do you live in?

    Barbara in OKC

  2. How beautiful all your pieces of Edinburgh project are! And how fast you've stitched them. Love the added stain glass panels on the first side. That was a lot of work you completed. Gorgeous!
    love Annette

  3. Your reticule is just beautiful! I'm so glad to see your progress.

    I share your thiught, that there are too many fabulous projects out there, and so little time.


  4. Do you know a shop where I can buy a lot of time??
    There are so much projects I want to stitch and also little time, the clock is ticking the days away.
    I love to see the progress of the Edinburgh reticule.
    Today I received my half-doll now I'm waiting for the magazine that I ordered.

    Happy stitching

  5. Great job, Amy! I can't believe how much progress you've made since class. I originally had 4 each of the woodwork (what you call stained glass) motifs in the design, but decided that it was too much. I do like the changes you made! See you next weekend in Madison!