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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lid and Borders

I finished up the Toy Box Button Box with it's lid.

 It turned out nicely.  I haven't done hinges like this before and they look good although I have to admit that hinge number two got cut off and restitched.

I went back and read the directions for the needlebook.  I think the skirtex goes in the lining instead of the linen on this one.  anyway, that is how I am doing it.  I can finish this today.  Would you believe I have more toys to stitch?  There is the scissors case and the pin cushion.  Not to mention the actual Toy Box.  But I am making progress.

I finished stitching the banner  over Hampton Court.  Love it.  Then I did one of the formal borders.  Easy.

  I am very encouraged as I feel like I am on the home stretch and can do the rest of the stitching without any trouble.  (Knock on wood!)  The formal border on the other side will hide (I hope) the skew-whiffness of the castle.  It's just a bit angled and shouldn't be.

There are metal threads and beads at the end of the formal borders.  I'd like to get that done today too.  I have to check the size of this and see how it fits the top of a casket.

I started the second page chart of the half doll.

 I have a design I stitched a while back that may be used to finish the tiny little Dutch half doll I have.  I'll have to read through the directions and see how they are finished.  I guess it won't hurt to try putting it together.

Sally of Salty Yarns has posted a photo of her finish of the Ladies Prim Society sampler.  I feel very guilty as I have that kit and haven't touched it.  My excuse it that I intend to change the colors but haven't decided what to go with yet.  So much to stitch and so little time!


  1. Amy,
    The Hampton Court piece is turning out magnificently--looks like a challenge but you have mastered it!

  2. Wow, the tiny toys are amazing.
    I'm loving HC!
    Great progress on the doll too.