The ASG retreat is over now so everything gets back to normal, right? Well, not really. I go on Thursday to Indianapolis for two classes with Catherine Theron. I've never had a class with her so I'm looking forward to them. I also get to meet with a very creative friend. And another friend is going to these classes with me. Fun! I think there will be several people that I know from other classes there. That makes this a party.
While I have been home this week, I have been mostly finishing things up. I finished the stitching on the Barbara Jackson ornament, Christmas is Coming, and I finished it off into a little bag.
When I got back from Arizona I worked on finishing off the edging on Friesland. Mainly so I could move the chair back to in front of my sewing machine. The edging isn't perfect. The point where you start and end has just a bit of a booble in it.
There is no way to do it over and it isn't that bad. I sewed the needlebook top on. I never did get the Antwerp stitch down. I tried it several different ways with different threads. Finally, I settled on just doing a buttonhole stitch.
I'm happy with it, I tried not to do it too tightly so the lid will sit flat and not pop up. So here it is so far:
Next job is to fingerloop the drawstrings. Four of them. I really am getting close to the end now.
I have another finish to show you tomorrow.