I am so tickled with how Hampton Court is turning out. I finished stitching the writing and couched some gold pearl purl on either side of the writing.
It looks so much more finished now. There is more couching to go. A beige or blue stretched silk wrapped purl is put under each of the gold couching. Then I will be on to the hillocks. There's like six or eight hillocks and I am done! I really can finish this. I must thank Betsy Morgan for inspiring me to get this done.
Then I made good progress on the Toy Box. You can tell when I'm afraid to do something, I keep putting it off. I was afraid of messing up the finishing on the button box and avoided it. But last night I was brave and just jumped in and did it. It turned out pretty well. I kind of did it my own way. That's why I was a little hesitant. It was risky to do it not following the directions. I didn't sew the lining sides together. At all. I just ironed them and hoped they would lay nicely.
I'm pretty happy with it. It is missing something. It's lid. I finished stitching the lid and just have to put it together with it's lining and attach it.
That's my goal for today. Then I also finished stitching the Jacob's ladder needlebook. It just needs to be put together also.
DQ wanted to know the website for the fish pin cushion. It is: idelegilbert.com She has an Esty shop and some other kits/patterns for sale. There is no pattern for the fish pin cushion but she might make one. Maybe we should let her know how many people would like this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a fun Friday!