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Friday, February 13, 2015

Almost

No cross stitching was done yesterday.   I worked on the finishing of  Eleonora's Box all day.  I am very happy with how it is turning out.  It looks nice and neat.  I'm changing how things are done here and there.

 I wasn't crazy about the lining.  It was (gasp) polyester.  I really prefer to line stitching with silk dupioni.  I have a stash of dupioni from when my BFF and I went to this place in Minnesota that has a ton of silk dupioni.  So I went through my stash to see if I had something that went with the box color-wise.  I found a lovely color that matched the linen color.  Luckily I had enough to line the box.

I have replaced the gluing with lacing and sewing.

 I have needed the help of pliers.  It helps pull my needle through some tight places like when I'm joining the sides of the box.

The lid is done and I have to sew the hinge to the inside of the box.

 Then the lining can be sewn all around the top edge.  I still have to figure out where to tack the box lid stays - that's the cording that holds the lid up when it is open.  Then I'll be done done done!

I'm very proud of this box.  I worked really hard to get it done.  There is actually a needle book yet to do but I'm not doing that right now.

Jackie DuPlessis's facebook page today shows models two of her classes for Williamsburg this year.  I am loving her projects.
A

9 comments:

  1. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! It looks perfect Amy!
    love Annette

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  2. Congrats on your finishing of Eleonore's box, looks really lovely! I shall see you in Williamsburg!

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  3. It really is stunning! You're doing as beautiful a job putting it together as you did stitching it!

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  4. That is lovely. You should teach finishing classes.

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  5. the box and your lining choice is stunning. Great work on the stitching and finishing - I enjoyed the journey. Mel

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  6. Love, love, LOVE your box! Great job!

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