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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Years in the Making

It's finally finished.  The Case of Indian Ink is all put together.  I can't believe it is all done!  Whew.  I started this years ago.  I did it my own way using long armed cross to join the panels.  I also used  30 count linen that may not have been the recommended count.

The finishing was challenging as the photos are hard to decipher with the black ultrasuede.  But I finally understood that the spine was ultrasuede with the stitching panel sewn on top of it.  I admit that some of directions I still don't understand, but whatever.  It's done - yeah!

 The front pocket has a small ultrasuede pocket for a threadwinder.
 The back pocket has a holder for scissors.

The other case I made fits in the middle.

I was looking for some ribbon for the closure and ran across yet another part of this project.  It is a case for the case so I have one more thing to make.  Well actually two things.  I have the kit for that funny thing in the left corner.

Here are all my India Ink pieces - so far.


  1. beautiful work ♥♥♥

  2. The first time I saw this, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. The simplicity of it strikes my fancy but it's not simple. Congratulations to you for stitching and finishing these pieces. Absolutely love it. You really are inspiring.

  3. All beautiful pieces, the case is stunning and must have been difficult to put together.

  4. What a great collection.
    Congrats on your finish.

  5. What fun to see these all together -- and it is truly an outstanding achievement. Margaret is right, you are inspiring. And you are just plain amazing. Have fun in Indy! - BFF

  6. Might have been years in the making but worth all the effort--it's beautiful--an heirloom! Indian Ink is one of my favorite colors

  7. what an exquisite set ! all your recent finishes are very pretty. Love the Barbara Jackson bag/pouch. have fun with Catherine Theron. Mel

  8. My hat's off to you on completing this beautiful set!

  9. What a great finish! I'll bet it feels really great to have it completed.

    I've enjoyed having a browse through some of your blog posts and I thought I'd mentioned that I host a weekly Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered and I would love to have you come link up this post (or one of your older ones if you prefer) so that my readers can come see too.

    I do hope you come join in the fun.

  10. You know how other stitchers say "Happy Dance"? I think you should have a party to celebrate finishing all of your gorgeous Star Ink set!!! Well done!
    love Annette