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Saturday, July 26, 2014

And Now For Something Different

Okay, here is the last photo of Hampton Court with it star spangles in place.

I put it on top of my double casket just to see how it looks.

 I think it will be perfect.  I want to start another side of the casket that will be a  mermaid from an old pattern of Nostalgic Needle.  Of course I have to find it first, although I'm pretty sure where it is.

So now what do I work on??  Something within reach of the happy chair.  I picked up a butterfly wing from Summer Casket Keepsakes.  I'm still on wing three (I think, it's been a while).

But the temptation to start something new was just overwhelming.  So I took a look at a few things that are sitting around the sewing room.  I took out the butterfly kit from Jenny Adin-Christie just to see what was the first thing that needs to be done on it.

 Padding with felt is first so I cut out the felt and started sewing it down.

Then I saw a Moss Creek kit I want to do.  Carpe Diem is a fish shaped etui.  So I checked what needs to be done first.  It is the backstitching around the edge.  So I did a few stitches.

Then I saw this sweet small from With Thy Needle & Thread.

 Do I have the colors I need?  Well, I had enough to get started.  It is stitched on 40 count.

 It went really fast.  So cute.  I have to find the pendant thing.  I have one around here somewhere.  Maybe I can put it together today.

I love starting something new.  I enjoyed started three new things.
A

5 comments:

  1. I hope this doesn't show up twice, but don't know where the first one went. Anyway, I love the way your Hampton Court turned out -- great job. Can't wait to see what else you do with your casket. Do you have the whole thing designed/planned?

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  2. Congratulations on Hampton Court! It is beautiful.

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  3. HC is beautiful!
    Congrats on your finish.
    Oh, that Butterfly is going to be soooo pretty.
    The little pumpkin is too cute also.
    Marilyn

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  4. You do beautiful work. Thank you for sharing .

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  5. Congratulations on Hampton Court it is a show stopper:) Already it looks amazing on the casket you have displayed. Your butterfly is amazing too!
    I love seeing all your stitching. love Annette

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